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North Cambridge Stabilization Committee

Agenda - August 7 2002

Location: 2050 Mass. Ave. Senior Center
Time: 7:00 pm

The North Cambridge Stabilization Committee will meet at 7:00 PM at 2050 Mass Ave (Senior Center) on Wednesday, 7 August.

We hope to have some feedback from DPW on the status of thorny park plants (don't laugh, they hurt!) and the possibility of the NCSC beginning some sort of regular park clean up by then.

I am trying to get either Susan Clippinger from the City's traffic department or a representative of the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA runs Jefferson Park and also, an important sideline to the affordable housing discussions pertaining to Trolley Square, Russell Street and Bolton Place, they have a condo program where they put affordable condos in small numbers in various communities, rather than large numbers of units lumped together) to discuss their departments at this meeting.

We will also briefly discuss:

*the Bolton Place Just A Start appeal,

*the Russell Field build-up

*the latest status of the Yerxa Road underpass (continueing negotiations with the MBTA, environmental testing for the long term upgrade and a possible new tunnel going to Richdale???)

*Trolley Square (inexplicably, the city distributed draft recommendations to the Trolley Square committee last Thursday. At this point, the City is refusing to hold any more large scale public meetings on the future of this site, despite major community concerns about parking problems posed by the City's preferred option of roughly 50 housing units there)

*the future of the VFW Hall (declared by Community Development as being unfit for housing after years of neglect by the City, what will happen to this building? Thus far, CDD has ignored repeated requests to see the engineering report that declared the building unfit for housing. The Senior Center would love to utilize the space for meetings, there has been talk of a Tip O'Neil museum, etc.)

*Other Questions or comments or to get off (or on) this list, contact me at 617-354-8353.

Craig A. Kelley
6 St. Gerard Terrace
Cambridge, MA 02140


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