The Cedar Grove Civic Association September Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Fr. Lane Hall (St. Brendan Church) at 7:00pm. On the agenda this month…

  • CGCA Elections for 2016-2017
  • An overview of CGCA & new strategiesus a presentation by Committee Chairs
  • plus a presentation by Committee Chairs

Neighborhood News & Notes

Dorchester Bike and Brew: The Inaugural Dorchester Bike & Brew Fest is part of City of Boston’s cycling celebration weekend. For our neighborhood, this family friendly community festival will be showcasing the growing cycling community in Dorchester and the burgeoning Boston brewery scene, along with food trucks, live music, DIY bike repair presentations, giveaways, etc. Join the fun on Thursday September 15th at 5pm.

First Annual Carl Hosea Helping Hands Foundation Charity Walk: The goal of The Carl Hosea Helping Hands Foundation is to help individuals and families in our community with whatever they are struggling with. Please contact Paula Salinski at St. Ann’s Parish, Dorchester, if you wish to donate items, gift cards or services to the charity raffle part of this event that will take place during the cookout. Registration for the First Annual Charity Walk taking place on Saturday, October 1 at 12pm at Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester, MA 02124 is now open. To register and learn more, visit

The Fall Pumpkin Float: The Pumpkin Float is coming to the Boston Common Frog Pond on Sunday, October 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will float on the water and festive family activities will be offered.

Where are you Saint Brendan Alumni? St. Brendan School is gathering a list of alumni names and addresses. If you are alumni, please email your information to and help them by spreading the word to family and

Save the date: The St. Ann’s 10k dinner will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Quincy Neighborhood Club. More details to follow.

Community Meeting to discuss Mattapan Station Parking Lot Redevelopment: Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Nuestra Comunidad will be discussing the development of the parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station into a mix of affordable and market rate housing and retail space on Tue September 13th beginning at 6:00pm at the Mattapan Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave Mattapan, MA 02126. This meeting is a continuation of previous discussions on the visioning and planning process for this site, which began in November 2015. For more information, please contact Lina Jimenez at or 617 -989-1211 or Visit their new FB page:

Summer Updates

Cedar Grove Cemetery Parcel
The BRA voted to approve the change in zoning of the parcels and the cemetery then presented before the zoning commission for final review on September 7th. The zoning commission unanimously moved to table the issue until next month and suggested there be more extensive communication between the cemetery and the next door condominium residents. Some on the commission recommended separating the zoning request for the two parcels, dealing first with the parking situation, and later with the housing possibilities.

Lucy’s American Tavern
The new restaurant opened over the summer and met with abutters prior. Signs have been placed on surrounding streets by the City of Boston “No Restaurant Parking”. The city is working on redoing the sidewalks out front of Lucy’s along Granite Avenue and Lucy’s will be installing a metal barrier along the front of the restaurant for safety.

We Launched into Fall!
The First CGCA “Launch” into Fall event was a success and we hope to expand upon it next summer with more opportunities to kayak and canoe in the Neponset River. The Neponset River Watershed Association is entering its 50th year and will be presenting before the association in the months to come and they hope to have more programming next year as well along the river.

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