Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association
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Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association 
General Meeting

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017
D4 Police Station, 2nd Floor Community Room
650 Harrison Ave

Join us for our next general business meeting. Bring your friends and neighbors, and participate in the discussion. Our agenda will include the following:
  1. 7:00 pm: Treasurer’s Report: A review of the current financial status of the association.
  2. 7:01 pm: May Board Elections: An announcement about our upcoming Board elections and an invitation to all members to run for a position. 
  3. 7:03 pm: Scholarship Committee: A recap of our successful Heart of Gold Scholarship Fundraiser held February 9.
  4. 7:05 pm: Public Safety Committee: public safety update by BPD; announcing Friends of O’Day Park’s Bikes Not Fights event. 
  5. 7:15 pm: Friends of Blackstone & Franklin Squares: Announcing planned winter light installation, and upcoming activities of Friends group.
  6. 7:18 pm: Development Committee: Update on Harrison Albany Block development approval.
  7. 7:20 pm: Anoush’ella Restaurant: General Manager Aleksander Bakhrakh will give a construction update and request neighborhood support for commercial loading zone on Washington St. next to Silver Line bus stop.
  8. 7:30 pm: Meet and Greet with Corey Dinopoulos, Candidate for Boston City Council District 2: Corey will introduce himself and answer your questions and concerns.
  9. 7:40: Question/Answer with Sam Chambers: Share your questions and concerns with the Mayor’s neighborhood liaison to the South End.
  10. 7:50 pm: Presentation by Abbey Group on Initial Plans for Flower Exchange Site: Introductory presentation on initial thoughts/vision for development of the Flower Exchange parcel as a tech and life science center with public plaza, restaurants, retail, and cultural space. Abbey Group will hear neighborhood comments before filing a formal application with the BPDA in late spring.
  11. 8:30 pm: Adjourn
PLEASE NOTE: Our next meeting is 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Spring Social (joint neighborhood association social): April 18, 7 pm, Location TBD
Friends of O’Day Bikes Not Fights, April 29, 1-3 pm, O’Day Park
General Business Meeting, May 16, 7 pm, D4 Police Station
Boston Shines Park Cleanup, May 6, 9 am, Blackstone & Franklin Squares
As part of our on-going efforts to improve our organization and the services we provide, we have put together a survey to gather feedback from you. Please let us know how we are doing and what you would like to see improved in 2017. Thank you in advance for your time. 
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