January 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes

  • Welcome and introduction – 15 min
    • Introductions from volunteer transition team: Neel (5 years), Carlos (1 year), Chen (<1 year), Jane (8 years), Lorraine, Fredi (15 years)
    • If anyone who would like to join, please email board@govestreet.org
  • Announcement
    • Surge: The Trustees has partnered with Boston Dance Theatre and the Boston Foundation to set up a paid creative residency for a group of BIPOC performing artists residing in East Boston to reflect on the impacts of local climate events, build on existing narratives of resilience to climate change, and to envision a thriving future for the East Boston community through artistic presentation
  • Presenters
  • Questions and open forum
    • Questions for candidates
      • What advice do you have for neighborhood associations that voice opposition, but ultimately get ZBA approval
        • Colette: recommend reforming ZBA; current process in Boston is by variance
        • Del Rio: leverage current elective officials to be an active voice for the neighborhood
      • With more development in East Boston, what will you do about congestion?
        • Del Rio: should not let East Boston become another Seaport. encourage transit-oriented development; A lot of traffic into the neighborhood is due to airport – need to work with Massport reduce cars, e.g. to make Logan Express free to use, charge suburban cars
        • Colette: need to plan well and observe this issue not as a singular project, but as an ecosystem. 15-min city – to get people out of their cars and make it more walkable. East Boston becomes a bottleneck for folks from the NE corridor. Plan for water transportation
      • Why doesn’t East Boston attract the amenities (e.g. Trader Joe’s) seen in other areas around the Boston region?
        • Del Rio: There are opportunities. We can look at our existing locations. Gives examples of the police station, Paris St. pool. Can work with Main Street.
        • Colette: It’s in the cards. Gives example of Charlestown.
    • Other questions
      • Has new East Boston liaison been assigned? Will he/she be joining future meetings
        • Nathalia Benitas was recently appointed. GSCA will reach out and request joining future meetings
      • Shooting on Wadsworth/Saratoga St.
        • No new updates – but future meetings can bring in a community officer
      • Open to community feedback on how best to run the meetings?
      • How do we recruit new people to join the neighborhood association?
        • Potentially do a block party
        • Having info/items in multiple languages – increase access
        • Find small grant to support the organization
        • Encourage competition to bring people into the meeting – wins a small award
  • Reminder next meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 pm

Meeting recording
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January 2022 Virtual Meeting

Hello,
I hope that everyone is having a great start to 2022! I am writing on behalf of a small group of residents of the Gove Street neighborhood who have banded together to keep the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) running. We plan to host the next meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Please register below to receive a Zoom link.

We are writing both to announce this meeting and also to ask residents of the area served by the association to submit any items they would like to see on January’s agenda. Please submit via email to board@govestreet.org.

We are excited to create a space to come together and build community with our neighbors.

Neel and the GSCA transition team

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction – 15 min
  • Announcement
    • The Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative – Gabriela Ramirez (10 min)
  • Presenters
    • Tania Del Rio (Candidate for D1) – 10 min
    • Gabriela Coletta (Candidate for D1) – 10 min
  • Questions and open forum
  • Next meeting: Monday, 2/28 at 6:30 pm ET

For notes: please see January 2022 minutes.

October Virtual Meeting Agenda

Gove Street Citizens Association

(GSCA)

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Monday, October 25, 2021

October 25, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

  • Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:
  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Presentations:
    • Ernani DeAraujo – Report regarding the Boston Public School Committee
    • Update regarding the Bremen/Orleans Housing Project – Natasha Perez
    • Anthony D’Ambrosio- Candidate for State Senator
  • Announcement from the GSCA Board:

Dear Members:
It is with heavy hearts that the Board Members inform you of the pending dissolution of the Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA). GSCA does not have the necessary resources to continue. Please contact East Boston’s elected officials with any issues affecting the neighborhood. The last GSCA monthly meeting will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 25, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdO-urDgvHtMl6xKUP_KvHZP-mkKgVHKH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

September Virtual Meeting

Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA)

Monthly Meeting Agenda
Monday, September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda
The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via
ZOOM.  The meeting will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30
PM.  Registration is required.  If you have not received an invitation to
register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go
to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or
contact (781) 951-4111.  
Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following
items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo 
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Board Updates
  • Presentations: 
    • Update regarding the Bremen/Orleans Housing Project – Natasha Perez 
    • Update regarding Cargo Ventures
  • City Councilor Lydia Edwards – Candidate for State Senator  

The next Zoom meeting – Monday, October 25, 2021

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 27, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdumsqDsiHdAgAZvbo_JRv4ZFQxRWSE9w

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

July Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Project Presentations:
    • Bremen/Orleans Housing Project – Natasha Perez Project site: 156 – 158 Maverick; 75 – 115 Bremen; 135B Bremen; 147 – 163 Orleans; and 164 Orleans. Developed into six residential buildings with approximately 426 residential units, 4330 SF for ground floor retail space and parking for approximately 172 spaces.
    • 167 Maverick Street – Additional Information – Jeff Drago, Esq. The BPDA and ZBA suggested that he increase the number of units from 9 to 11 so “they could have an affordable unit.”

We will not meet in August.

The next meeting – Monday, September 27, 2021

June Virtual Meeting Agenda

Gove Street Citizens Association
(GSCA)
Monthly Meeting Agenda
Monday, June 28, 2021
6:30-8:30pm

June 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 28, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo and Officer Simons
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) – Terry Mason – A city-wide network of activists and neighbors working to improve Boston’s mitigation of climate change-causing pollution and help the city to move onto clean, renewable energy sources.
  • Project Presentations:
    • 33 Cottage – VOTE Richard Lynds, Esq. Renovate, erect addition with rear decks and change occupancy from 3 to 4 units
    • 135 Orleans – VOTE Richard Lynds, Esq. Renovate, erect addition with rear decks and change occupancy from 3 to 4 units;
    • 5 Geneva – Informational Richard Lynds, Esq. Erect a 22-unit residential dwelling with 23 parking spaces.
  • Representative (and Dr.) Jon Santiago – Q&A regarding Mayor’s Race

Next Meeting – Monday, July 26, 2021

May Virtual Meeting Agenda

Monday, May 24, 2021

6:30-8:30pm

May 24, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 24, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Officer Simons
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Project Presentations:
    • 229 Maverick Street Roof Deck – VOTE Meggan Ayres Constructed roof deck – installed spiral staircase access. Maintained current building enclosure instead adding 3rd floor balcony as originally proposed plan
    • 167 – 169 Maverick Street – VOTE Jeff Drago Seeking to renovate the existing structure and erect a 4th story addition and side addition with a total of 21 units and 11 parking spaces.
  • City Councilor Michelle Wu – Q&A regarding Mayor’s Race
  • Next Meeting – Monday, June 28