December 2021 Minutes





Reiteration of Board mission and follow-up to last month’s discussion/incidents (10 min)

Treasurer’s Report 

  • Income for November= $716.11
  • November Expenses= $206.68
  • November= Net Income $509.43
  • November Total Assets= $11,012.41

Police Report 

  • Toy Drive- 12/21 is the giving deadline
  • Gun buy-back program, for info: 617-343-4827
  • Be mindful of holiday scams
  • Provided information about 3 reports
  • Contact: 
  • C11CSO on Twitter:

Committee Reports 

  • Social Committee 
    • Save the Date: Hot Toddy Tumble on Saturday January 29, formal invitation to come
    • Volunteers needed for the social committee
  • Planning & Development
    • Uphams Corner WAG Update 
      • Stay tuned next month for an update
    • Columbia Crossing Overview and notice for January request/vote for JHA Letter of Support 
  • Greenspace & Friends of Downer Park 
    • Jeff: trying to plant new grass in the spring in Downer Ave park
  • Outreach Committee 
    • Stacey: Street team needs volunteers
  • Traffic Committee 
    • Maria: On Pleasant Street- Discussed placement of raised sidewalks and materials used, and how to preserve the aesthetics. 
    • We’ll reach out to the city regarding the gap

Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services Update 

  • Denise: Will relay DOT block and pleasant street study conversation to the Mayor’s Office
  • Vaccine Locator:
  • Denise offered help with printing for JHA door hangers, Stacey asked about help with interpreting and Denise offered to help with city vendors and to help with distributing door hangers. 
  • Maria asked about rapid testing

Holiday Giving Guide 

Please check out the list here: 

Election Logistics review and intro to JHA VP nominee

Election for Vice-President via Qualtrics 

We are pleased to welcome Stephen McBride as the new VP.

On The Hill 


Pleasant Street Project Virtual Meeting: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at 6:30PM 

Register HERE 

Join us at the virtual meeting for our Pleasant Street project! The goal is to calm traffic speeds and make crosswalks better for kids, elders, and people with disabilities. We want to hear your stories and ideas. They will provide interpretation in Spanish. Can’t make it? This is one of many ways you can participate. Sign up for project updates at

Dorchester Bay City- Virtual Public Meeting Wednesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Register HERE

The BPDA is hosting a kick-off Public Meeting in connection with the Draft Project Impact Report (“DPIR”) for the proposed Dorchester Bay City project. This kick-off meeting will serve as a reintroduction to the project, and provide an opportunity for initial community review and discussion on how the proposal has evolved through the DPIR. Additional, topic-specific Public Meetings will be hosted beginning after the New Year.

MBTA public meeting about the winter 2022 service changes on December 8th at 6:00PM 

Register HERE for a virtual meeting about these service changes

MBTA winter subway and bus service changes will become effective on December 19th, 2021 to support ridership across the system. These changes aim to 1) Continue to preserve access and quality of service for transit critical communities; 2) Provide sufficient service for returning riders and increased travel; 3) Accommodate riders who are returning to in-person school or work; and 4) Support new travel patterns and behaviors.For more information about the Winter Service Changes, please visit: