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Ward 4 Dems Virtual Meeting Set for Feb. 21

The next Boston Ward 4 Dems meeting takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. via Zoom (

City Councilors Julia Mejia and Kenzie Bok, Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, and Program Manager for Boston’s Community Choice Electricity program Theresa Teixeira will be on hand for the meeting.

In-Person Discussion on Potential Shadow Impact of Longwood Place Project on Emerald Necklace

The Fenway Civic Association will hold “Out of the Shadows” – a discussion regarding the potential shadow impact of Longwood Place on the Emerald Necklace – takes place as an in-person event on Monday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fenway Community Center at 1282 Boylston St. (enter at Jersey and Boylston streets).

​On Jan. 19, 2023, the Boston Planning & Development Agency voted to recommend approval of the Longwood Place project, despite it being in violation of city guidelines that limit shadows on public parks. The proposed project also garnered over 60 letters of concern from neighborhood residents and organizations, as well as from more than 2,700 petition signers.

​“The filing contains language that prohibits any future challenges to the approved maximum heights and exempts itself from any new regulations that would restrict shadows on the Emerald Necklace,” according to Fenway Civic.

​Longwood Place will now move to a Boston Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for March 1.

​The Feb. 27 discussion will include presentations on shadow information and a discussion on the Longwood Place development while guests will be invited to provide feedback and elected officials will be asked to help find solutions to protect the city’s parks and open spaces.

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