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North Cambridge Stabilization Committee

Next meeting - Wednesday, September 25 2002

Location: 2050 Massachusetts Ave. Senior Center
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS (7 pm)

• 265 Rindge Ave. (opposite No. Camb. Health Center)
[Community-based transitional housing for 9 formerly homeless men in reduced-rate apartments managed by Shelter, Inc.]


• 16 Sargent Street (between Pemberton St. & Rindge Ave.)
[Proposed demolition of the single-family historical house]

• White Hen Pantry (2245 Mass. Ave. at Day St.)
[Sept. 24 License Comm. hearing on neighbors' complaints and owners' proposal for 24/7 indoor and outdoor seating]

• 68 Bolton Street (off Sherman St. opposite José's cantina)
[Status of neighbors' lawsuit against city agencies for approving 6 townhouses on a lot zoned for 3 or less]

• "NCSC-mail" [automated distribution list and online archive]

• Trolley Square (Mass. Ave. at Cameron Ave. & Linear Park)
[Update on the city's plan to erect 20 to 55 units of subsidized housing on the unbuilt parking lot]

• Other news

MAIN DISCUSSION ITEMS (7:30 pm)

1. City policy on sidewalk repairs and replacement
... Brick vs. cement, relative costs, abutter notice, planning
... process, street trees, construction problems, coordination, etc.

2. Upkeep of Sleeper Park/Rev. Williams Playground .. (Corner of Cedar St. and Dudley St.)
... Shortcomings, potential solutions

3. Bicycle rack maintenance at the local T stations
... Abandoned bikes, overcrowding, blocked handrails, etc.

4. CPD traffic law enforcement in North Cambridge
... Where it has improved, where it still needs to

. LATE ITEMS & NEW NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS (time permitting)

ADJOURNMENT (9 pm)

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UPCOMING NCSC MEETINGS (please save these dates)
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Wednesday, October 9
.. Agenda TBA

Wednesday, October 23
.. Scheduled guest: Jack Kane, Cambridge Housing Authority

Wednesday, November 13
.. Scheduled guest: Susan Clippinger, Director,
.. Cambridge Dept. of Traffic, Parking, & Transportation

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FOR MORE DETAILS or to propose an agenda topic, contact NCSC Chair
Craig Kelley at votecraig@worldnet.att.net or 617-354-8353
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ABOUT THE NORTH CAMBRIDGE STABILIZATION COMMITTEE
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The North Cambridge Stabilization Committee is an all-volunteer neighborhood advisory and advocacy group that gathers and shares information, encourages collective action to resolve community problems, and works with neighbors, city and state officials, developers, and local businesses and institutions to preserve and enhance the quality of North Cambridge life. The Stabilization Committee has monitored change, addressed neighborhood needs, promoted public involvement, and sponsored civic improvements in North Cambridge for two decades.

Our meetings are open to the public and normally take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm at the North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Mass. Ave. Anyone may participate in the discussions, and residents of Neighborhood 11 (North Cambridge) who attend multiple meetings automatically qualify as voting members.

Craig Kelley, a resident of St. Gerard Terrace, is the NCSC's current chair. He can be reached at votecraig@worldnet.att.net or 617-354-8353.


(Event sponsored - and information provided - by North Cambridge Stabilization Committee,
which is not affiliated with the Alewife Study Group)