CAMH Hears about Green Line Extension, Noise Study

On Wednesday, May 15, the Community Alliance Mission Hill (CAMH) met for its regular monthly meeting.

On the agenda for this meeting were announcing the new CAMH officers, updates by Mission Hill Health Movement on their Noise Study, and a presentation by the Arborway Committee for an extension to the Green Line.

-New Officers

The newly elected officers of the CAMH board include Gary Walling as President, Ellen Moore as Clerk and Jim Burke as Treasurer.

-Green Line Extension

The Arborway Committee gave a presentation about its proposal to extend the Green Line from Heath Street to Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, citing its vision to transform South Huntington Avenue into “a truly 21st Century urban avenue.”

The extension would add a number of stops along South Huntington, and aims to enhance the Mission Hill community in a number of ways: connecting residents to Boston’s Latin Quarter, promoting environmental justice and bringing more foot traffic to merchants in Mission Hill.

Learn more about the proposed project at arborway.org.

-Noise Study

Dr. Erica Walker gave updates on the Noise Study currently being carried out by the Mission Hill Health Movement (MHHM) with the aim of collecting data on noise pollution from different sources around Mission Hill.

The group is currently identifying potential sites to place sound monitors. MHHM provided a map of sites around Mission Hill that it is interested in possibly installing monitors. They expect to have them installed for a week in June and then again in the winter.

People at the meeting volunteered their own homes as locations for monitors, intrigued that they would be able to observe the noise data in real time. In addition, the community learned that a smartphone app due out at the end of June will help residents to track noise pollution. Several in attendance said that they plan to use it for monitoring noise from parties, an ongoing concern in a town heavily populated by college undergrads.

Read more about the Noise Study and the other community projects of MHHM at mhhm.org. Community Alliance of Mission Hill meets on the third Wednesday of the month in auditorium G-3 of the Kresge building at the Chan School of Public Health at 677 Huntington Ave. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Their next meeting will be on June 19. All members of the Mission Hill community are invited to attend. Email [email protected] to get on their email list.

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