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ISNA March Meeting
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

ISNA March Meeting

The next ISNA general meeting will be Tuesday, March 19th from 7PM to 9PM at Olé Restaurant.

We strongly encourage as many people as possible to attend this meeting. We will be collecting your questions about new City-Wide Zoning Proposals being considered by Cambridge City Council.  If this topic is new to you, or if you've been following it for a while but still want clarification, please join us, and encourage your neighborhood friends to do so as well! No question is too small, silly, simple, or unimportant! 

MORE INFO - From the recent Housing Committee Meeting to discuss the proposed 100% Affordable Housing Zoning OverlaySlide Show and Video Stream.

AGENDA


1. Get-To-Know-Your-Neighbor (10 min.)
Chat with a neighbor about a fun topic!

2. Business Spotlight (15 minutes)
Meet Chef Jason Bond, owner of the award-winning Bondir Restaurant, and hear why he loves cooking, and owning a restaurant, in Cambridge.

3. Announcements (25 minutes) 
a. Board elections.(3 min)
b. Empty Bowls event to support On the Rise (2 min)
c. Lights on trees in Inman Square in May. (3 min)
d. Intersection Construction Mitigation - Loyalty Card Program - Jason Alves, Executive Director of East Cambridge Business Association. (10 mn)
c. Open announcements

4. Green Line Extension in Union Square (15 minutes)
We'll discuss the the elimination of an elevator from the project plans, and the impact that it may have on Inman Square.

5. Zoning/ Affordable Housing (40 minutes)
The Envision Cambridge Housing Working Group recommended creating special new zoning for 100% Affordable Housing on top of existing zoning. This is part of Envision's overall city-wide planning process. The discussion about zoning is now in City Council, and a lot of important conversations and decisions are happening.
a. Broad overview of what has happened so far.
b. Share your questions! We will document everyone's questions and then report back at our next meeting, 3 weeks later on April 9th, with answers from an invited guest speaker. (Answers will also be made available by email for those who cannot attend.)
c. To vote or not to vote? ISNA has not taken an official position on zoning, but rather has continued sharing information with the goal of educating our membership. Do we agree this is the best way to go? 

6. Door Prize (5 minutes)
Don't leave before finding out if you're the winner!

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ISNA February Meting
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

ISNA February Meting

We Welcome You To Join Us!!

The next meeting of the Inman Square Neighborhood Association will be Tuesday, February 12th at 7PM at Olé Restaurant. (11 Springfield Street, Cambridge.)

The Agenda Will Include . . .

- Business Spotlight, Raymond Ford, the owner of Christina's Homemade Ice Cream will join us to tell us about his business, a longtime favorite ice cream shop in Cambridge.

- We'll have a report-out from a recent ISNA zoning committee meeting regarding our response to Envision Cambridge's master planning suggestions, particularly regarding the suggested affordable housing zoning overlay, and we'll look at a possible set of recommendations for ISNA to discuss.

- We'll hear results from our anonymous address survey, as it relates to designating geographical boundaries for ISNA.

- We'll share updates on the Intersection Improvement Project and on Envision Cambridge.

- And, a very special Door Prize!

We'll be starting right at 7, so please come early if you'd like to get some food from Olé's take-out counter to enjoy during the meeting.

We Hope To See You Tuesday!

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ISNA January Meting
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

ISNA January Meting

Annnnnd we're back! ISNA is ready to move forward into the New Year. Our first meeting of 2019 will be January 15th at 7PM. Location and agenda (& special guests) will be confirmed very soon! We hope longtime neighbors as well as people new to Inman Square will join us. Please spread the word (share), and we'll see you next week. Thanks.

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ISNA Holiday Party!
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

ISNA Holiday Party!


Come to the ISNA Holiday Party @ Wit's End.

Thursday, December 13th at 7PM
Wit's End - 1248 Cambridge Street


We'll have games, get-to-know-your-neighborhood trivia, and extra special door prizes! Wit's End is giving us separate space for our party, and we encourage you to order food and drinks from their fun menu. We're looking forward to a festive gathering of neighbors enjoying each other's company, celebrating the season, and supporting local business. 

From the Wit’s End website: “I founded Wit’s End to be a warm, comfortable, neighborhood place where guests can meet up with friends to have a drink, enjoy some good food, play some games, engage in lively discussion . . .” 
- Pete Stein, Wit’s End Owner

Let us know if you're interested by RSVP'ing on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/events/462951057565644/

Or, just send us an email!

inman.square.neighborhood@gmail.com

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ISNA October Meeting
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

ISNA October Meeting

The next Inman Square Neighborhood Association (ISNA) meeting is Tuesday, October 23rd at 7PM at Olé Restaurant.

AGENDA - Envision Cambridge's final recommendations on zoning, affordable housing, transportation, and the environment.

These recommendations will have a direct impact on Inman Square. It is crucial that neighborhood residents give input on their vision for the future of our neighborhood. Members of the City of Cambridge staff will be in attendance at this meeting.

To learn more and get involved visit the ENVISION Cambridge website at http://envision.cambridgema.gov/
AND come to the ISNA meeting on the 23rd!

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