February 23, 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 by President Doug Hurley.  There were 28 souls online on the Zoom meeting.

Officer Mike Keaney gave his report.  There were three incidents:  Feb 1 at 1:45am – Shots fired at 47 Dracut St.; Feb 2 at 7:50pm – a Breaking and Entering at 25 Lydon Way; and Feb 21 @ 3:45  – a man was beaten and stabbed between Gibson and Christopher Street and found near 1492 Dot Ave.

Elected Officials:  Julie Ryan from Frank Baker’s Office provided information on taxes for this year.  Quinn Valcich from Michael Flaherty’s Office spoke about the Development Tracker to look up development projects in process in Boston.

George Morancy, Mark Little, Pierce McDermott, and Brian Kaplan from 2 Parkman street gave a presentation of their current plans for this address.  They are planning on 9 units with 19 parking spaces (10 full size and 9 compact size) and greenery, landscaping, and trees.  The building would be 33 ½ feel tall.  Attendees gave their opinions on the proposal.  This presentation was informational only and no vote was taken.

President Doug asked for thoughts on a possible meeting with mayoral candidates.  The consensus is to have a forum with the candidates, possibly with other civic associations.  One member suggested a separate meeting with each of the candidates.  Subjects of interest include Development, Climate Change, Covid and Covid related problems, Homelessness, Boarded up or closed businesses, Affordable Housing, Trees and the environment, Jobs, and Structural Racism.  Questions and topics of interest would be emailed and grouped together by subject for the most highly requested questions/topics.

Updates on development project in the works were given: 

1700-1710 Dorchester Ave.  Developer is going to come to the March meeting

23 Mather St. Build a storage unit in yard

81 Wrentham St.  Owner wants to develop the property.  Advised that owner talk to abutters first to see when is acceptable to them before continuing.

7 Clementine Park.  Enclose 2nd Floor porch

7 Mather Street – Rebuild front porth

2-4 Denvir St. – Change occupancy from 2 family to 3 family.  No change to property.  It has been a 3 family for years, but was never formalized.

Announcements:  Nominations for officers (President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer) are in March with the election in April.  Members are encouraged to run for any of the positions or volunteer to be on the Executive Board.  Street cleaning begins April 1.  Watch your car!

The meeting was adjourned at 8:28.

Respectfully submitted,



Douglas Shaheen

Executive Board Member

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St. Marks Area Civic Association
The St. Marks Area Civic Association is a group of community conscious residents who want to improve the quality of life in our section of Dorchester. We meet in the lower hall of St, Marks Church, at 1725 Dorchester Ave on the last Tuesday of each month