Monday, August 31, 2015

Walk or Bike Dorchester Ave With The BRA

Grab your walking shoes or bike and join Boston Redevelopment Authority staff for a tour of the Dorchester Avenue study area to continue the dialogue about priority items that the Dorchester Avenue Corridor project plan can address. 

Both tours will leave from the parking lot at 195 Old Colony Avenue at 5:30 PM on September 10th. Participants should register for one: either the walking tour or the bicycle tour. Register now.

Please check the project website for updates on weather-related cancellations.Rain date will be September 14th, 2015 at 5:30 PM, departing from 195 Old Colony Avenue.

What to learn more about the Dorchester Avenue Corridor project? Read this related article.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

No Parking Around Barlow's Restaurant Starting Monday

Starting August 31 through September 15, 2015 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, there will be no parking in front of Barlow's along A Street and around the corner on Binford Street to Channel Center Street. The applicant is Nstar for excavation purposes. Anyone parking during the restricted times will be ticketed and towed. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Boston - Dorchester Avenue Corridor Open House

Update: Open House notes available here. 

The BRA is launching a process to create a new vision and plan for the Dorchester Avenue corridor area in South Boston. Residents, property owners, business owners, community and civic groups are invited to this open house event to learn more about the study, the area, and how to get involved.

July 30, 2015
5pm - 8pm
Iron Workers Local 7 Building
195 Old Colony Avenue

In South Boston, the Dorchester Avenue corridor from Andrew Square to Broadway Station is undergoing a shift away from traditional manufacturing and industrial uses, as demand for residential and mixed-use development increases. Situated between two major Red Line stations and bus hubs, the corridor is ripe for transit-oriented development. The goal of the South Boston study will be to create new zoning that aligns the aspirations of the community with predictable development conditions.

Dorchester Avenue’s underutilized light industrial buildings will be the primary focus. The BRA will look to residents for ideas on how such properties could be transformed to contribute more positively to the corridor in the future. The study will suggest strategies for improving access to retail and developing affordable housing to meet the needs of local families, in addition to public realm improvements, traffic mitigation, and other economic development opportunities.

The Dorchester Avenue study area encompasses a portion of South Boston’s largest residential zoning district. The so-called H-1-50 zone, which touches Andrew Square, will be analyzed in hopes of updating antiquated zoning to allow for reasonable increases in density that would accommodate population growth. 

Based on resounding feedback from neighborhood residents and South Boston’s elected officials, Mayor Walsh has asked the BRA to work with the community so that any new zoning recommendations maintain the character of this residential district and place a renewed emphasis on architectural continuity.

originally posted 7.16.15

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free Family Flick Friday

Free Family Flick
Friday, August 14th
Marine Park
1889 William J Day Blvd

Free screening of Space Jam under the stars at DCR’s Marine Park. Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic. Don’t forget the bug spray! Movie begins at sundown.

For more information please call 617-626-1450 or visit Mass dcr.

All events are subject to weather conditions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Citizens Connect Now Boston 311 With More Ways To Request City Services

Requesting non-emergency City of Boston services, just got easier with Boston 311. You can access services wherever you are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and by your favorite means of communication. If you see a broken street sign or traffic signal, or need your street cleaned or a pothole filled or even pay a parking ticket, contact Boston 311. More services available.

Boston 311: non-emergency City services

CALL 311
Dial 311 within Boston city limits to be connected with our agents. You can also still request city services by dialing 617-635-4500.
The Citizens Connect app is now BOS:311 with added additional features. Download the app for iOS or Android.
Tweet a request @BOS311 with specific information like location and a photo.
All city services, as well as general information about 311, are available online at

Celebrate Summer With The Art of Play

Summer is the ultimate time for play. The Midway Channel Gallery invites you to celebrate the art of play at our opening reception of Play/List.

Midway Channel Gallery's Play/List Show

Thursday, August 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In an age of digital connectivity, the sharing of information, thoughts and experiences has become easier than ever. In the same way that one compiles a playlist of songs from different musical groups or genres, artists Drew Pate and Adam Eddy seek to bring together work with varying subject matter while exploring the idea of play as a serious tool in art making. Play/List is on view through September 4, 2015. More details.

The Midway Channel Gallery is nestled within Midway Artist Studios, Boston's largest live work rental artist building. Shows represent the diverse cross-section of local and international, professional and emerging artists, producing contemporary art in a variety of media. The artist run gallery mounts inclusive shows presenting a multitude of viewpoints.The Midway Channel Gallery also runs an integrated performance and visual art space, Art Under The Stairs, located on the gallery's lower level. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

22 Boston Wharf Road Community Meeting

Update: Submit your comments to Raul Duverge. BRA Project Manager. Deadline is August 21, 2015. 

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting a community meeting regarding the proposed two floor office expansion atop the Stillings Street Garage on: 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6:30 pm
TRO|Jung Brannen
22 Boston Wharf Road
7th Floor

Stillings Street Garage aka 22 Boston Wharf Rd.Berkeley Investments is presenting a two-story rooftop vertical expansion to the existing eight-story building known as the Stillings Street garage located at 22 Boston Wharf Rd. The site is situated within the Fort Point Landmark District. The project will also include the addition of windows on the northern wall abutting Q Park and the introduction of street level retail on Boston Wharf Road. View the project notification

The FPNA held a special meeting introducing the project to the Fort Point neighborhood on June 16, 2015. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boston Creates South Boston Community Conversation

Join in and share your opinions and ideas about cultural priorities in the City of Boston 

Saturday, August 1, 2015
10 am
Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street, South Boston

This Saturday, the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture will hold seventeen concurrent community conversations as part of the Boston Creates cultural planning process. Sixteen of the Community Conversations will take place in different neighborhoods across the city and one additional conversation will be dedicated to youth participants. 

The Boston Creates Concurrent Community Conversations are continuing the community engagement phase of the cultural planning process. Visit Boston Creates for the full list of community conversations and locations.

Unable to attend the conversations? Share your thoughts through the Boston Creates Survey.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Artists for Humanity Expansion Project Update

Based upon feedback from the June 23, 2015 community meeting, Artists for Humanity revised their Epicenter expansion project. View revised project presentation. The comment deadline is July 31st. Comments may be sent to Christopher Tracy, Project Manager, BRA.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rebroadcast of Olympics Debate Sunday Night

In case you missed seeing the Boston Olympics debate live Thursday night, Fox 25 will be rebroadcasting it Sunday night at 5 pm. This is the first debate between Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca and the co-chair of No Boston Olympics Chris Dempsey. The hour-long debate is moderated by anchor Maria Stephanos Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Free Friendly's Ice Cream Friday at Lawn on D

The Lawn on D invites their Fort Point neighbors to eat ice cream this Friday, July 24th from 12 pm to 2 pmIn celebration of summer in the city and national ice cream month, Friendly's livens up your Friday lunch hour with a free ice cream pop-up. Friendly’s ambassadors will be handing out a variety of Sundae Snack Cups, including their Original Fudge Sundae Cup and Ice Cream Cake Sundae Cup. Indulge in an afternoon of free frozen treats, lawn games and live music at the Lawn on D. It's Friday in the summer. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Special Fort Point Meeting Introducing Two New Restaurants

Two New Restaurants 
Planned for Fort Point 

Caswell Restaurant Group
Newburyport, MA
To be located at 319 A Street
The City Tap House
Philadelphia & Washington, DC
To be located at 374 Congress Street

Find out more about the food, the amenities, the hours...

Tuesday July 21st
6:00 PM
Factory 63

Nancy Caswell, owner of The Caswell Restaurant Group with two restaurants in Newburyport, is seeking to open an up-scale restaurant and bar.

Brian Harrington, owner of City Tap House restaurant, is seeking to open a restaurant serving elevated American cuisine at reasonable prices.

originally posted 7.10.15