Date and Time: Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Venue: The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian-Universalist Venue Address: 404 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 Suggested Donation: $12 in advance (www.belmontcoalition.org); $15 at the door Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds: To benefit the Coalition to Preserve the Belmont Uplands Sponsors:
Coalition to Preserve the Belmont . . . → Read More
I’m very disappointed to report that Governor Patrick chose to veto the language that we worked to place in the Environmental Bond Bill regarding the Silver Maple Forest acquisition.
He apparently embraced the perspective of his housing administrators. The housing administrators opposed the acquisition because they saw it as an effort to block affordable . . . → Read More
I’m pleased to report some progress on the Silver Maple Forest issue.
Last Wednesday night, the House passed the Environmental Bond Bill as House 5005.
The bill includes an express authorization of the expenditure of up to $6 million towards the acquisition of the Silver Maple Forest. This authorization does not compel . . . → Read More
The following was taken from the Cambridge chronicle. Thanks to whoever sent us the link.
Cambridge – I am writing to provide an update for those who are concerned about preserving the Silver Maple Forest or Belmont Uplands property.
A group met last week with Gov. Patrick to discuss the issue.
As many know, the property faces development for affordable housing purposes under Chapter 40B. The Belmont Zoning Board has approved the development. The Belmont Conservation Committee has ruled against it in its present form. Further proceedings are likely or ongoing as to both decisions.
Continue reading Brownsberger: Saga of the Silver Maple Forest isn’t over yet
Just got the following from Elizabeth Grady
Postcards will be delivered in the Cambridge Highlands neighborhood beginning , September 13, asking people to sign and send them to the governor to support the conservation effort for the Silver Maple forest,which abuts our neigborhood just beyone the B&M train tracks.
The Website for the effort to attach the forest to . . . → Read More
A message from Ellan Mass
Our forest issue has made some small splash on Beacon Hill.Could you send this around to your list?Attached is a video link to that State House hearing about property close to your neighborhood.
Friends of Alewilfe Reservation
State House Hearing – Belmont Uplands Silver Maple Forest Hearing . . . → Read More
These meeting are of great importance to the Cambridge Highlands Neighborhood as well, as the proposed Belmont development will impact both traffic and flooding in our neighborhood. It would be good if some of our neighborhood residents could come as well. Cambridge has voted to oppose this development, refused sewerage hookup, but the developer . . . → Read More