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Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings & July 12 Planning Meeting Recap
July 25, 2016 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

Please join us at two upcoming neighborhood meetings. All are welcome.

Sacramento Field Check-In
Attend this open meeting to discuss proposed renovations to Sacramento Field.

When: Thursday, July 28, 7:30 PM
Where: Maud Morgan Arts, 2nd Fl. Print Studio, 20A Sacramento St.

Neighborhood Visioning Continued
Help to create a unified voice for neighborhood planning in Agassiz.

When: Tuesday, August 9, 7:30 PM
Where: Maud Morgan Arts, 2nd Fl. 2D Studio, 20A Sacramento St.

July 12 Meeting Recap

Please find below notes from the initial neighborhood visioning meeting held earlier this month.

At the July 12 community meeting, Agassiz residents discussed a number of issues and concerns, including:

  • Renovation of Sacramento Field
  • Problems with bicyclists on sidewalks and not following the rules of the road
  • Wifi towers/utility poles
  • Fast-moving vehicles on neighborhood streets
  • Crosswalks

Mayor, E. Denise Simmons, attended and was very helpful in addressing one of our main concerns: how to get the City Council to take action on Agassiz issues. Mayor Simmons detailed community organizing methods as well as gave suggestions on how to have more influence with the City Council.

Utilizing the Mayor’s suggestions and continuing with the agenda of the July 12 meeting, those in attendance decided to set-up two working groups.

  • The first would gather and detail/delineate the issues that are of concern to Agassiz residents.
    The second working group would map out the neighborhood by block areas and assign these areas to “information captains” who would be responsible for gathering news and sharing it with everyone in their areas.
  • The Neighborhood Council realizes that people are connected via the Internet, via smart phones, and via standard mail – we endeavor to reach everyone in our area.

It is our understanding that we are all interconnected. What may seem to be a particular streets’ parochial issue actually affects ALL of us. The goal of this current organizing effort is to develop a more unified “force” in order to be more effective with the city. We encourage you to participate in a working group.

Feedback and ideas to shape the next meeting’s agenda are also welcome. For those can’t attend, send feedback to Phoebe Sinclair, Community Liaison, at psinclair@agassiz.org or (617) 349-6287 x10.

Thank you.

Constance Jacobson, Eleanor Rubin, and Susan Schmidt Bring Evolving Images to the Chandler Gallery
July 7, 2016 – 2:50 pm | Comments Off on Constance Jacobson, Eleanor Rubin, and Susan Schmidt Bring Evolving Images to the Chandler Gallery
Constance Jacobson, Eleanor Rubin, and Susan Schmidt Bring Evolving Images to the Chandler Gallery

“We are all weavers of images above and below the surface,” says Eleanor Rubin, one of the three artists featured in the Chandler Gallery’s upcoming show, “Intention and Chance: Evolving Images by Constance Jacobson, Eleanor …

Farewell to Colin Barr, LWN Coordinator
June 28, 2016 – 10:48 am | Comments Off on Farewell to Colin Barr, LWN Coordinator
Farewell to Colin Barr, LWN Coordinator

ABC bids farewell and best wishes to Colin Barr, Coordinator for the Living Well Network. We are grateful for his hard work, dedication, and kindness. Below, find a message from Colin.

Six years of teaching, building …

Help Guide Neighborhood Planning in Agassiz
June 23, 2016 – 12:27 pm | Comments Off on Help Guide Neighborhood Planning in Agassiz

In July, a group of residents are holding an open meeting to begin to create a unified voice for neighborhood planning in Agassiz. You are invited to bring your individual ideas and issues. All are …

Sacramento Field Upcoming Community Open Houses – June 22nd & June 28th
June 21, 2016 – 1:13 pm | Comments Off on Sacramento Field Upcoming Community Open Houses – June 22nd & June 28th

Join Cambridge Community Development for two upcoming open houses to view the revised concept plan for the renovation of Sacramento Field. The modified concept design that will be presented is a follow up to what was …