February 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes

  • Maverick St. Fire update
  • Updates from new East Boston liaison to the mayor’s office, Nathalia Benitez
    • Introduction of Nathalia Benitez – new City of Boston liaison – residing on Chelsea St.
    • How can Nathalia help?
      • Community outreach – connecting constituents with services to City Hall; addresses needs and wants of the neighborhood; manages development process for developers and residents; licensing for East Boston of restaurants and cannabis; schedule abutters meetings
    • Mayor’s shift to focus on waterfront development in East Boston (new municipal harbor plan)
      • Very early in development – want to address and help East Boston
      • Working with BPDA to create plan for constructions
      • Hope to provide more updates next month and going forward
    • Updates on policies related to COVID-19
      • Vaccine mandates were lifted for restaurants and city workers as of last week
    • Questions for Nathalia Benitez: nathalia.benitezperez@boston.gov /  617-635-2681
  • Community updates from Boston Police Department officer Sgt. Cintolo and Tommy Demenico
    • Fire started 3:26 am; MBTA helped with buses
    • Crime
      • Motor vehicle crimes happening more frequently taking advantage of unlocked cars – please lock your car and keep valuable items in the trunk
      • Catalytic converter theft occurring 
      • Commercial vehicles after 9pm must be removed – recommends calling 911 to have police come remove vehicles
    • Scams involving gift cards and bitcoins are still happening – if unsure, please hang up
    • Community service phone number: 617-343-4752
  • Open discussion
    • Loftel: will ask to have the group provide update in the next meeting
    • Question about separate JPNA and Gove St. associations: started 3 years ago because of the large number of developments and constructions
    • Nathalia can share monthly updates on developments; each association has its own process – anyone that lives within 300 ft of building joins the abutters meeting
    • Breakdown of wards and zones: https://www.cityofboston.gov/maps/pdfs/ward_and_precincts.pdf 

Meeting recording


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