Last Wednesday the Eagle Hill Civic Association held its February meeting at East Boston High School.
At the meeting several development projects were discussed, the Boston Police provided community updates and several announcements were made.
First up, Officer Danny Simons and Sergeant Jimmy Martin briefed the community with District A-7 updates. Simons and Martin reported that the station received 1365 calls for service with 775 of those calls being officer-initiated and another 343 priority one calls. There were 321police reports filed and only 37 arrests for the month of February.
“Overall, we’re right around the same place we were last year,” said Simons.
However, the police reported an uptick in robberies. Simons and Martin said several connected commercial robberies are being investigated and there have been a few street robberies on Eagle Hill recently. The good news, reported the officers, there was not one single housebreak in the month of February.
Simons and Martin also reminded the community that the summer peace walks would start back up on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
“We will again meet in front of the police station and the walks will be once a month for about an hour total,” said Martin. “Beginning in July, they will be every week.”
Next Michael Welsh pitched his proposal for 76 White Street. Welsh wants to bring the Victorian home back to its original splendor. The home has long been vinyl sided and not showing the detail. Welsh is proposing to uncover and refurbish the exterior, save anything that can be saved, replace all windows and repair roof as needed. He is also proposing an addition on the back where there is currently concrete. After the historic rehab he plans to convert the three rental units to five condominiums with the six current parking spaces remaining in the rear of the property. A vote will be taken on the proposal at the EHCA’s March meeting.
Last, Attorney Richard Lynds gave an informational presentation for his clients project at 277 Border St. The proposal is for an 18 residential units and 10 off-street parking spots. Owner/developer MG2 plans to raze the auto body shop and build a five story residential building with commercial space on the ground floor. The project will consist of four studios, 11 one-bedroom units, two two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit.
At the end of the meeting EHCA President Debra Cave announced that the ‘Love Your Block Spring Clean Up’ has been set for Saturday, May 19. Cave is hoping for more volunteers to turn out this year to help mulch tree pits, clean park space and plant flowers all over Eagle Hill.
“In years past, we’ve only had a handful of people come to clean up the community,” said Cave. “Join us to clean up and make our beautiful neighborhood shine.”