Public Meeting on Charlesgate Park on
We had a wonderful turnout for the meeting about the future of Charlesgate Park in the Estabrooks Room of the Harvard Club at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, from 6:30-8:30pm on October 15th. The Charlesgate Alliance, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have been working together the past few months based on our previous public meetings with money secured from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston CPA. Among the speakers were State Senator Will Brownsberger, State Representatives Jay Livingstone and Jon Santiago, Karen Mauney-Brodek from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Parker James from the Charlesgate Alliance, Jennifer Norwood from the DCR, and Herb Nolan from the Solomon Foundation. Steve McLaughlin from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spoke about planned changes to Storrow Drive which will affect the north side of the park.