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!

JPNA Updates: Board Election Results, BTD 11/29 Meeting, December 12/12 Potuck

Tuesday 11/29: Sumner Street / Boston Transportation Department Meeting @ EBNHC 250 Sumner Street, Starting @ 6:30PM.

BTD will be setting up so you can drop by for as long as you’d like. BTD wants to collect information about what residents feel is or is not working well on Sumner Street today. They will have a big map with sticky notes for people to write comments and hand-outs with some ideas, both short- and long-term.

Please come by EBNHC at 250 Sumner Street starting at 6:30 to participate, ask questions and offer your input on Sumner Street so BTD can take that input and review possible improvements to the street.

JPNA Election:  JPNA held an election in November of the Voting Members and Mary Cole and Andrew Gelling were elected to fill the seats of Vice-Chair and Treasurer. Please welcome them!

December 12th Potluck: Please plan to attend our holiday potluck on Monday December 12th at the Yacht Club at 7PM. This will be held instead of our typical monthly meeting. This is for the whole family to attend!

December 14th Planning and Zoning: A meeting is planned for Wednesday 12/14 @ 7PM.  This is a week earlier than usual given the holiday season. An agenda will be posted a week in advanced, or cancelled if there are no projects.

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JPNA November Meeting – Monday 11/14

Agenda –

Police – Updates by Sgt James Martin & Officer Danny Simmons

Climate Care – Noah

Love Your Block – Sarah Iacomini
Love Your Block mini-grants in East Boston. They are awarded in amounts up to $2000 and the deadline for applications is coming up on November 22nd, 2016.

Board Election – 2 votes for 2 open seats

Project Votes -214 Marginal construction of new residential


JPNA Election – Announced at the September 13th meeting – We will be having an election in November to fill the seats recently vacated by Marc Savatsky (Treasurer) and Meg Hammond (Vice Chair). Nominations were taken at the October 11th meeting and nominations are open until the November monthly meeting, at which time a vote will be held.  Please submit nominations to  A nominated member must be an eligible Voting Member, which means having attended at least two of the last four monthly meetings (Planning & Zoning do not count). We will confirm nominees are eligible prior to the vote in November.