Amos Lawrence House, 135 Ivy 24 Cottage Farm Rd The Mall Ivy St.
Cottage Farm
Cottage Farm Neighborhood Association
Brookline, Massachusetts
Listing of Previous Events
May 5th, 2010: Annual Neighborhood Business Meeting
Wednesday, 7 - 9PM
The meeting will take place at the home of Frannie and Ben Moyers, Ivy St. Dues, which are $15 a person, are due at this meeting.
April 29th, 2010: Boston University Task Force Meeting
Thursday, 7:00 PM, At the BU School of Management Building on Comm. Ave., Room 414. The Agenda:
  1. Student Village - Phase II Update
  2. Student Academic Center (100 Bay State Road)
  3. Extension of the Institutional Master Plan
April 14, 2009: Meeting: Urban Ring CAC
The meeting will take place at 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 2-3. I will be sending out an agenda closer to the meeting date. Please let me know if you have and questions or concerns. (email)
April 26, 2009: Hall's Pond Community Work Day
Rain or shine! Please join volunteers in the caretaking of Hall's Pond Sanctuary. Remove trash and help plant trees in celebration of Earth Day activities. Gloves, tools, and refreshments provided. No experience necessary.
Sponsored by the Friends of Hall's Pond and the Brookline Conservation Commission. Any questions, please email:
Your past participation was appreciated. The Friends of Hall's Pond look forward to seeing you again.
March 2009: Town Parking Decision
N.E. Hebrew Academy, Essex St.
March 5, 2009: Transportation Board Meeting
Selectmen’s Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Town Hall
333 Washington Street
7:50 PM: The Revised Draft Carlton Street Corridor Safety Improvement Plan will be discussed
May 12, 2008: Urban Ring Project
The next Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting will be held on Monday, May 12 at 4PM at the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board Room, 9th floor, Boston City Hall. We will be discussing the status of the project and the RDEIR/DEIS filing.

More information on this project that directly affects our neighborhood can be found at Our Cottage Farm expert on this subject, someone who has followed this more closely than most, is Archie Mazmanian. The most recent installment on his urban ring series can be found on Jim Conley's Blog, It is entitled "Deraillment of Phase 2?"
April 17, 2008: Transportation Committee Meeting Report
The Transportation Committee Meeting held on April 17th gathered residents of the Cottage Farm neighborhood. Deborah Raptopoulos, Susan Williams and Ronald Shaich spoke of the dangerous intersections at Lenox Street & Prescott Street, and Prescott & Euston Street where 2000 cars travel each day as a way of detouring the one block one way at the end of Carlton Street. Residents of Carlton Street were there speaking of their need to find ways to slow traffic and congestion on this major street connecting the BU bridge traffic and the north section of Beacon Street. The committee said they would study both requests and offer solutions to the neighborhood that would satisfy both issues. One suggestion was to close completely the entrance to Lenox Street so there would be no cut through the neighborhood.
April 15, 2008: B.U. Presentation to Selectmen
On Tuesday, April 15th at 8PM, Boston University representatives presented their concepts for the development of the Commonwealth Ave. area between Mountfort and the Charles River. The plans involve changes to Mountfort St. and the development of two air-rights parcels over the Mass. Turnpike. They also include the proposed removal of the B.U. Academy in order to provide better access to the river. In addition, the University is proposing coordinating these physical changes with the proposed Urban Ring circumferential transit system under development by the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works.

For more information, contact Jeff Levine at 617-730-2130 or