Cathedral Rosary Vigil Sundays at 4:30 PM

“Sunday’s on Surrey”  We pray for the best possible Cathedral outcome. The Rosary Vigil for Cathedral is held every Sunday on Surrey Road at 4:30 PM until a Rosary of Thanksgiving is said in the next few weeks.                                      These last  only about 1/2 hour.

Meet our New Senator

On Wed., Feb. 11, at our regular 6:30 PM  monthly meeting, the East Forest Park Civic Association will host our new Senator, Eric Lesser. As well as our neighborhood events and information, come to hear of the plans he’s taking to Boston from our District! Certainly he will be available for you to share any concerns you have. We also will be presenting a new social media in our area for the Neighbors Nextdoor!

Rally for #SaveCathHigh Meeting 11/20/2014 5:30 PM

Posted for and by the Committee for Cathedral Action Team.

“We were surprised to hear that the Diocese’s Spokesperson finds it “unnecessary” to meet with our group of alumni, parents, students, community leaders and neighbors. We continue to grow a strong and active group of supporters that is at the moment just shy of 2,000 and rising by the minute. This clearly demonstrates that people care about the fate of Cathedral and they want to be heard. We find it very “necessary” that they are heard. We have secured a time and a date for a meeting and we hope that the Diocese will attend whether they deem it necessary or not. We are also looking at alternative events to express to the Diocese how important of an asset Cathedral High School is to the community, the parents, the neighbors, the students, the teachers, the alumni and the entire City of Springfield.”

SaveCatHigh Event

Thursday, November 20 at 5:30pm

St Anthony’s Cedar’s Banquet Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts

Not sure if the Bishop will be attending but us will be ready  to  rally and come together!

#SaveCatHigh – Join the Committee for Cathedral Action

Committee for Cathedral Action
“This is a highly organized effort to save Cathedral High School and get the Diocese to build a new school. CCA is asking the 25,000 Alumni; Western Mass and City of Springfield Leadership; the Cathedral Board; the Cathedral Administration, Faculty and Students; the East Forest Park Neighborhood; all Friends / Supporters of Cathedral; and all Catholics in the Diocese to close ranks and work together supporting a new Cathedral High. Let us prove that YES there is a strong consensus AND a strong unified recommendation to move forward on a new Cathedral!”  Please join our group on facebook.

Al DiLascia, Committee for Cathedral Action

2nd Annual Toy Drive with the EFPCA and Nathan Bill’s Resturant.


Join the East Forest Park Civic Association at Nathan Bill’s Restaurant on December 13th, 2014 from 4-8pm for the Nathan’s Bill 2nd Annual Toy Drive.

This year we are proud to work with the Nathan Bill’s Team in East Forest Park and Toys “R” Us in an effort to raise toys for local kids at The Gray House. Each year the toy drive has grown bigger and better with all of your help. Special guests Geoffrey The Giraffe & Santa Claus will be here for pictures & fun. Face painting as well as a small arts & crafts table will be available for all children. Bring a toy and get a free meal(off limited menu) . Live music will be provided during dinner by Flipside! Let’s get into the holiday spirit early this year!

Feel free to bring the family, friends & neighbors as we look forward to seeing everyone this holiday season!


Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 PM Meeting

First in a series of Quality of Life Issues in EFP

Sarah Cox from  Campus Neighbors, a city-wide group that works with area colleges, will speak on off-campus houses.

Ward 7 City Councilor Tim Allen – Update on Cathedral High School

 starting  at 6:30 PM

 in the Holy Cross Church Cafeteria, 221 Plumtree Rd.

Invite your “Neighbors EFP Next Door Contest”!! Join our EFP Next Door. Enter to win a Rocky’s Gift Card!

Invite your “Neighbors EFP Next Door Contest”!! Join our EFP Next Door.  Enter to win a Rocky’s Gift Card!

We have several ways to invite your neighbors. The Contest is effective today through 11/14/2014. Winner will be announced the week of Thanksgiving. The person with the most invites will receive a Rocky’s Gift Card and anyone who participates will be entered in a raffle to win a Rocky’s Gift Card. (Gift Cards will be given out at Nov’s Neighborhood Watch meeting)

On a web browser, you can:
•Send email invitations by using your address book or enter email manually.
(You can use Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Facebook and Twitter accounts)
•Send free postcard invitations.
•Print flyers, invitations, Business Cards or even a Door Hanger.…

To use any of the above invitation options, click Invite in the top right corner of your neighborhood website, and select the option you’d like to explore.

You can also win by inviting your neighbors using Nextdoor  App for iPhone, or Android.

Just in time for Green Friday shopping!!

Good Luck Everyone!

East Forest Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Wednesday, October 29th

East Forest Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Wednesday, October 29th
6:30 – 7:30 PM
45 Island Pond Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01118
Officer Craig Staples of the SPD Quality of Life/Ordinance Flex Squad

Crime Watch update – Brian Jennings
Old Business:
*Updates and Changes on Neighborhood Watch – Bob McCollum
New Business:
* Halloween Safety and Neighborhood Watch Event – Brian Jennings
* Next Door Neighborhood Halloween Contest. – Beth Hogan
* Next Door Sign Up Contest – Refer a neighbor and you have the chance you can win a free Rocky’s Gift Card. – Beth Hogan
 What is Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, our neighbors and our EFP community. It’s the easiest way for you and the EFP  neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.

Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
  • Post a Tag Sale
  • Ask recommendations for a business
  • Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.

Joining Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, our neighbors and ourcommunity. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.

To join Nextdoor on a web browser:
  • Visit, enter your email address, street address*, and zip code, and click GET STARTED — IT’S FREE
  • .You will automatically be directed to the EFP neighborhood.

NOTE: Nextdoor does not support the use of P.O. Boxes. Members must join using their physical address. If you don’t receive mail at your physical address, we do offer alternative options for verifying your address.  You will be confirmed and approved to join by the Admin Leads of the group.

Hope you can join us!   Come and get to know your neighbors!

National Night Recognition

State Representative, Angelo Puppolo and City Councilor, Tim Allen, Ward 7, Springfield City Councilor present Certificates of Appreciation to the 2014 NNO Team (r to l) Rep Puppolo, Police Commissioner, John Barbieri, Beth Hogan, Chair of NNO and VP of EFPCA, Todd Alden, Food Purveyor again for the event, Kim Lee, People’s Bank Branch Manager and active neighborhood supporter, Frank Ryan EFPCA Pres,. and Tim Allen.