Monday, July 21, 2014

We're taking July off! No July 24th meeting. See you at the beach!

We're enjoying Summer and hope you are as well. No July 24th monthly meeting will be held.

Stay tuned for news about the next meeting!

Photo of M Street Beach by Southie Spots

Friday, June 20, 2014

Planet Southie Recognized for Community Organizing at 2014 Greenovate Boston Awards

Planet Southie leaders accept Greenovate Boston Award:
Brian Clarke, Jacob Bombard, Anna White, Mayor Walsh
On May 31, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Planet Southie among ten other 2014 Greenovate Boston Award winners at the Greenovate Boston Community Summit. The award recognizes the sustainability  achievements of businesses, community organizations and residents.

Since 2010, Planet Southie has provided a platform for neighbors to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Some examples:

Don't Miss the June 26 Monthly Meeting!

Please join us at our next monthly meeting!

Thursday, June 26th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: The Distillery (Honeywell Building across parking lot). 516 E 2nd St, South Boston.

Hear all about Planet Southie's recent Greenovate Boston Award and how to get involved!

As always, all are welcome at Planet Southie!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Talk about gas leaks at our next meeting: Thurs, May 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Please join us at our next monthly meeting! Thursday, May 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

West Broadway Sunset

Location: The Distillery (Honeywell Building across parking lot). 516 E 2nd St.

Topic: Talk about gas leaks with Joel Wool from Clean Water Action! Learn why they're a danger and why we need your help to get them fixed.

Updates on Greenovate Boston, @southie_walks, and more.

FYI: This is Stefanie's last meeting before she and Aaron follow their dream to move to the Adirondacks. Please stop by to say hi and bye if you have the chance.

As always, all are welcome at Planet Southie!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Next monthly meeting is April 24: Learn about South Boston Grows!

Our next monthly meeting is:
Thursday, April 24nd 
from 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
at the Distillery, 516 E 2nd St.

We will share updates and learn all about South Boston Grows!

South Boston Grows aims to improve Community Food Access and allows for Continued Learning Opportunities for youth; their families and their community. Some research has also shown that including garden-based youth programs in the curricula has a positive effect on academic achievement. SBG targets their work in urban areas of need and grow food in all South Boston Housing Developments and other open areas.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Spring! March 27th Planet Southie meeting to focus on community engagement

Our next monthly meeting is
Thursday, March 27th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Distillery, 516 E 2nd St.

We will share updates and continue to move forward on our Greenovate Boston community engagement project.

FYI - A few neat things:
Opportunities to clean up the neighborhood this Spring:

Also: check out this new web forum on Southie development issues LINK

See you Thursday!

As always, all are welcome at Planet Southie!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Action Alert: Speak up about 340 W 2nd Street project

UPDATE: We hear from the City that the community process on this project will "most likely be concluding tomorrow" 3/11. Speak up now.

Our friends at the Saint Vincent’s Lower End Neighborhood Association (SVLENA) need your help to speak up about 340 W 2nd Street.

Please help by attending the ZBA meeting on March 11th at 11:30 am at Boston City Hall, Room 801 and speak out against this project because: 

  • Grossly exceeds the Floor to Area Ratio that is established on the site.
  • Developer was unwilling to make height & density changes requested by the community.
  • The entire Saint Vinny's Neighborhood Association is against this project.
  • Major privacy concerns between proposed building and nearby existing building.
  • Will create an unsanitary condition in the small gap between buildings.
  • Density issues for the neighborhood.
  • (Please feel free to add to this list) 
Can't attend, but want to speak up? Contact: Eric Prentis and Councillor Bill Linehan

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Contest Time! Name Southie's new litter campaign

It's time to name the campaign. Wait...what's this all about again? Read more here.
Got an idea for a name? Share it on the below form!

Southie Trash Talk: Residents brainstorm about litter campaign

Tired of windblown trash vortexes, dog poop and a general sense of ewwww?

Well then, we have just the thing for you!

Here's what happened: in the past 2 weeks (coincidental with the melting snow), Southie's social media circles have been abuzz with ordinary neighbors of all stripes who are fed up with litter.

Over at the SaveKStreet blog, it's been stated frankly: 
"Has anyone else noticed that the streets of our neighborhood are overflowing with trash? Up and down every Southie street are piles of trash."

OK. OK. So these things happen. The question is what to do about it? 

A bunch of Southie neighbors who shared their frustration via Twitter decided to be proactive -- they got together via Planet Southie's "tweet up" (affectionately dubbed #SouthieTrashTalk) and excitedly agreed to help start a resident-led clean up campaign. Here they are this morning, hash-tagging it out:
Some of the ideas that have been floating around:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 27 Planet Southie Meeting: Let's listen and act on what matters most

Planet Southie members created this brainstorm last year
Please join us for our next monthly meeting:

Meeting will focus on opportunity for neighborhood engagement in partnership with Greenovate Boston.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 pm
The Distillery Building
516 E 2nd St.

As always, all are welcome at Planet Southie!