March Updates

Below are updates from the end of February / early March.  Please email us at with any additional information or corrections.

  1. February Meeting Minutes: Now available on under the Meetings tab.
  2. March Meeting Dates:
    1. Monthly Meeting: Monday March 13th @7PM. Agenda forthcoming; tentatively includes vote on 298 Marginal Street proposal
    2. P&Z Meeting: Moving to Wednesday 3/22 (tentative).  On 3/15 please instead attend the East Boston Main Streets monthly meeting where the 9 Chelsea Street (former Rapino’s Funeral Home) development is being discussed at Maverick Landing Community Room, 6PM.
  3. Neighborhood Slow Streets Application:
    1. The JPNA will be submitting this by March 24th for the area between Bremen Streets and Jeffries Streets bounded by Maverick and Marginal Streets.
    2. Please contact David Aiken at with any questions or to offer support for this initiative.
    3. The application and information is here.
  4. AirBNB / Short Term Rentals– The JPNA would like to help understand the extent of short term rentals impacting the neighborhood. To that end, we are creating an inventory of short term rentals.  If you know of any, please email us at
  5. Adapt East Boston: Harvard Graduate Students initiative with NOAH
    1. Please take this survey for graduate students working with NOAH on an East Boston planning effort English ( Spanish (
      1. Facebook: Adapt East Boston  @AdaptEastBoston
      2. Twitter: AdaptEastBoston
  6. East Boston Shines on April 28th-29th.  More information TBA.

February Meeting Agendas

Monthly Meeting (Mon 2/13) and Planning and Zoning (Wed 2/15) Agendas:

Note: Please see the Meetings tab for updated minutes and the Resources page for the JPNA – State of the JPNA and the NOAH tree canopy presentations from the January 2017 meeting.

Monday 2/13 @ 7PM:

  1. JPNA Monthly Updates
  2. District 7 Police – Sgt Martin, Officer Simmons – Monthly Update
  3. JPNA presentation on BTD’s Neighborhood Slow Streets Program
    • JPNA will be submitting an application for this program as a follow up to the November meeting with BTD regarding Sumner Street.
  4. Loftel Hotel (Orleans and Porter Streets) – New owners providing update on project status

Wednesday 2/15 @ 7PM:


  1. 296-298 Marginal St. Presented by Diane Modica, demolition of an existing structure and construction of 7 residential units. Second P and Z meeting
  2. 287 Maverick St. Presented by Richard Lynds. Demolition of an existing industrial garage and construction of a mixed use residential and commercial building with parking, this is the first meeting for this project.

JPNA Updates

Several Updates:

  1. January’s Planning and Zoning minutes have been posted here.
  2. January’s monthly meeting minutes are posted here.
  3. The JPNA will be soliciting input for a Boston Transportation Department Neighborhood Slow Streets application due in mid-March.  This will be submitted as follow up to the November meeting regarding Sumner Street which was held at the EBNHC.  If you’d like to participate in helping with the application please email  The application is here.
  4. February’s meetings will be held as noted below with agenda’s posted shortly.
    1. Monday February 13th (Monthly Meeting)
    2. Wednesday February 15th (Planning and Zoning)

JPNA End of Year Updates


As we say goodbye to 2016 and enter 2017, a few administrative updates:

  1. All meeting minutes are posted under the respective Monthly Meeting or Planning and Zoning pages on this site.
  2. All of the meeting dates through June 2017 are also listed on these respective pages.
  3. We welcomed Mary Cole and Andrew Gelling to the Board in November after a vote at the November meeting, replacing Meg Hammond and Marc Savatsky.
  4. We will start again in 2017 on TUESDAY January 10th, due to a conflict with a meeting at the Yacht Club on Monday.

Happy New Year from the JPNA Board!