Fall 2016 Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

The colors have changed, the leaves have fallen, and I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. The Holiday Season is now in full swing.
We have had a busy few months since we reconvened council in September, and this will continue all the way through the new year. As you can see, there is generally a lot happening around the city, so there has been no shortness of meetings, and speaking with neighbors and constituents.
Let’s get down to it...

Ward 3 Development Projects

There are a few projects happening in and around the area, so I wanted to provide you with a brief update on their progress.
  • Hotel @ Fayette/Arlington & W. Squantum St.

    • After a long public process, the developers of the project, Cathartes, have made a change in the composition of the project.

    • Originally 140 hotel rooms over six floors, will now be 180 hotel rooms over five floors.

    • Because of this change, the developers will need to go back before the Planning Board for approval.

  • 1 Newport Ave.

    • Held the first neighborhood meeting for this project on Tuesday, November 22, at Montclair School.

    • The developers of this project, Arista Development, presented a proposed project of 100 units over six floors.

    • This project will need to go through the typical vetting of the Planning and Zoning Boards, and Conservation Commission.

  • North Quincy MBTA Station Parking Lot

    • A neighborhood meeting was held on Tuesday, November 15, at the Kennedy Center.

    • Attendees were provided an opportunity to provide input into different aspects of the project.

    • Visit www.northquincystation.com for more information.

Neighborhood Meetings

We held two substantial meetings in November regarding two of the most important issues to our neighborhoods.
  • Traffic & Parking

    • On Tuesday, November 1, the director of Traffic, Parking, Alarms & Lighting (aka “TPAL”), the city’s Traffic Engineer, and a representative from the Quincy Police Department spoke with a large group at Wollaston School.

    • This meeting was an opportunity for constituents of Ward 3 to share their concerns about traffic and parking issues.

    • Many suggestions and recommendations came from this meeting, which are currently under review.

  • Public Safety

    • On Monday, November 7, Lt. Dan Minton joined us at Wollaston School to discuss QPD public safety initiatives, and to learn about perceived and actual public safety concerns of constituents.

Street & Pot Hole Repair

As we anticipate the winter months, the DPW has been diligent in making road improvements. I received a report from Commissioner Raymondi highlighting that work in Ward 3.

Summary of Pothole Repairs

Day #

Date

Quantity

Tons

Street Name

1

11/2/2016

230

7.10

Cranch St, Rockview Rd, Farrell St, Mt. Ararat Rd.

2

11/3/2016

205

7.05

Hatherly Rd, Stoney Brae Rd, Myopia Rd, Reservoir Rd

3

11/4/2016

234

7.19

Myopia Rd, Theresa Rd, Hilda St, Elmwood Ave, Granger St

4

11/7/2016

256

7.00

Wilson Ave, Elliot Ave, Holbrook Rd, Clement Terrace

5

11/8/2016

240

7.12

Clement Terrace, London Ave, Pope St, Ruthhaven St

6

11/9/2016

284

7.02

Ardell St, Sagamore Ave, Sterling St, Vershire St

7

11/10/2016

391

7.14

Sagamore Ave, Montclair Ave

8

11/14/2016

240

6.97

Beckett St, Harriett Ave, Granger St

9

11/15/2016

277

7.02

North Central Ave, Exeter St

10

11/16/2016

266

7.21

Exeter St, Elmwood Ave

11

11/17/2016

265

7.11

Everett St, Norfolk St, Pine St

12

11/18/2016

255

6.99

Wilson Ave, Amesbury St

13

11/21/2016

134

3.01

Holbrook Ave, Wilson Ave

 

Total

3,277

87.93

 
 

Avg. / Day

262

7.03

 

Calendar

Here is a list of upcoming community and city events. If you have an community event that you would like to add to my calendar for others to see, follow this link, and please feel free to put it up!

  • Safford Park Christmas Tree Lighting

    • Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

    • Location: Safford Park (@ Beale St. & Prospect Ave.)

    • Reception following @ Wollaston Elementary School

  • City Council Meeting

    • Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

    • Location: Quincy City Hall

  • Quincy Young Professionals Holiday Party

    • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.

    • Location: Cagney’s, 214 Washington St., Quincy

    • More information here

Other News

Coffee Hours

If you’d prefer to meet in person to say hello or have a chat, here’s your opportunity! Every other Friday, I will be at Panera Bread (200 Hancock St.) in North Quincy from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. The next Friday that I will be at Panera will be December 23. I will keep the calendar on my website updated.

Blog & Newsletter

I will be keeping information on this blog, and sending out an e-newsletter periodically. If you would like to be included on the e-newsletter distribution, please send an e-mail to icain@quincyma.gov.

Contact Information

The best ways to reach me are by phone or by e-mail. I have a council phone number that will reach me directly. If I don’t answer the phone, please be sure to leave a voice message so I can get back to you. If e-mail is more convenient for you, by all means, send away!

telephone: 617-376-1353

e-mail: icain@quincyma.gov

Stay tuned on the blog and via the e-newsletter for periodic updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, comments, or if I can be of assistance.

You can also continue to follow my Facebook page.

 

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