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Harbor View Neighborhood Association Notice

There will be no July 5th 2021 Meeting. HVNA wishes all our members a safe and happy July 4th Holiday. As we begin to resume activities hopefully you might have an enjoyable BBQ with family and friends.

Our next HVNA  Meeting is scheduled for August 2, 2021. At this time we are looking at an in person meeting in the Salesian Parking Lot as well as online viewing, but we will keep you posted as planning progresses and the virus is still allowing us to meet safely.

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OHNC meeting agenda

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) Design Review Committee Meeting Agenda – Thursday, July 1, 2021

Location: Zoom 

Meeting starts at 6:00pm and will be recorded.

Zoom meeting information: 


 5 Breed Street – Erect a new building with 4 residential units.


Owner: 5A Breed St LLC, (617)391-9451

 Developer: Melissa Novaco

 Attorney: Jeffrey Drago

 Architect: Eric Zachrison

 Abutter’s radius

Breakdown of Federal Aid Awarded to Municipalities published

 The Baker-Polito Administration last week announced that it has published a new, interactive online tool that displays a breakdown by municipality of the $3.4 billion in direct federal aid awarded to local governments across Massachusetts by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This direct aid to local governments is part of a total of $8.7 billion awarded to Massachusetts through the new Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which was created by ARPA. This total also includes the $5.3 billion awarded directly to the Commonwealth, and last week Governor Baker outlined a plan to spend $2.8 billion of these funds on urgent priorities that support the communities hardest-hit by the pandemic.

These discretionary federal dollars are available to every local city, town, and county throughout the Commonwealth to support urgent municipal COVID-19 response efforts, replace lost revenue, stabilize households and businesses, and address the existing disparities that the pandemic exacerbated.

The new online resource consists of an interactive map that shows the breakdown of the $3.4 billion that is available to local cities, towns, and counties through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. The website also contains detailed information on funding allocations and the distribution process, as well as general information on the usage of these funds. Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker outlined a plan to work with the Legislature to spend $2.8 billion of the Commonwealth’s discretionary funds on urgent priorities that support the communities hardest-hit by the pandemic. These significant federal resources complement other funding received by municipalities throughout the course of the public health emergency, such as the $502 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars made available to municipal government entities earlier in the pandemic.

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