McCormack Civic Meeting | March 20 2012

Tue, 03/20/2012

The McCormack Civic Meeting of March 20 was held in its usual location, at 800 Columbia Road in the basement of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish. The meeting began with police reports from Officers George Billotte and Mayfield Holliday of C6, Officer Michael Keaney of C11 and Trooper Brian Dunn from the State Police. After these reports, James Baker discussed changes to 11-13 Howell Street, which is a condo development. Baker has been conferring his plans with the Boston Redevelopment Association (BRA) and the Association to find what is best for the community. His current plans included decks on each unit. The plans left many residents concerned - many find that they will be large and will not be aesthetically pleasing as a gateway to their neighborhood. The plans are not final, and will undergo more changes that will be reviewed by the BRA and the association. The city will also make changes to resident parking on Boston Street - the association had voted last meeting to change the resident parking to both sides of Boston Street, from Mt. Vernon to Bellflower St. Restrictions will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., consistent with the rest of the neighborhood. The Association made announcements for the Dorchester Chili Cookoff, The Taste of Dorchester Event, and Boston Shines - a citywide cleanup that will be held on Saturday, April 28th. In the Polish Triangle, the cleanup will focus on Sharon's Park, Paul's Triangle, and Dorchester Avenue and Boston Street.


The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Blessed Mother Teresa Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact