Friday, December 19, 2014

Fort Point Special Edition January Meeting

There will be a special meeting to discuss Gillette parking lots 8 & 9 permit continuance for ancillary use, and a change from rental to a rental/residential model for new development at 399 Congress Street.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Factory 63
63 Melcher St (Melcher and A Streets)
6-8pm

6pm: P& G Gillette parking lots 8 & 9
Ken Fields, Fort Point Associates

7pm: 399 Congress Street
Denis P. Dowdle, Madison Properties
Edward M. McGuire III, BRA


All are welcome to attend.


Please save the date for the FPNA monthly neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Factory 63.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

South Boston Waterfront Transportation Recommendations Meeting

Will A Street be widened to four lanes? Will Thomson Place and Sleeper Street connect Seaport Boulevard to Congress Street? Will the By-pass Road and Dorchester Avenue open to the public? Will there be more public transportation? Find out the draft recommendations to these questions and more at the final community feedback meeting of the South Boston Waterfront Transportation Sustainability Plan to be held: 

Thursday, December 18
6:00-8:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Room 153
415 Summer Street, Boston

The first December meeting presentation, a duplicate to the upcoming December 18th meeting, has been posted as requested to give the neighborhood the opportunity to study it more thoroughly and to prepare those attending the December 18th. We recommend you review the presentation before attending to avoid being overwhelmed by information. The project team will present the draft recommendations of the plan and listen to your feedback. Community feedback is essential to plan for the best improvements possible. You may also share your comments through the  South Boston Waterfront Mobility website and by contacting Rachel Hammerman 

In case you missed the September and October community meetings, catch up with summary results highlighting the top three priorities (or four in case of a tie) for each question. The results from the Condon School October meeting are listed in blue and appear above the results from the September District Hall meeting. In addition, future land use is documented in the Future Conditions Report. The development projections predict job and population growth. The projected growth is then used to model demand for transportation infrastructure and services over the next 20 years.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

South Station Expansion

Reminder: Comment Deadline on the South Station Expansion Environmental Impact is December 24, 2014.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (massDot) will be holding a hearing regarding the preliminary environmental benefits and impacts of the South Station Expansion project on:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6pm (Open House at 5:30pm)
Boston Children’s Museum
Dewey Conference Room, 5th floor
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 
(please use this entrance, not the main museum entrance)

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) summarizes the project’s environmental benefits and impacts. MassDOT, the MBTA, the Federal Railroad Administration, and Amtrak have identified the expansion of rail capacity at South Station as a critical regional and national transportation need. The purpose of the South Station Expansion project is to expand the station’s terminal and related layover capacity to meet current and future high-speed, intercity, and commuter rail service needs. The latest project fact sheet summarizes the main conclusions of the DEIR. 

Read the DEIR prior to the meeting.

Submit written comments by December 24, 2014. Contact information is below:

Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
MEPA Office
Attn.: Holly Johnson, MEPA Analyst

EEA # 15028
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Fax:     617-626-1181
Email:    Holly.S.Johnson@state.ma.us

Comment letters on the DEIR must be received by the MEPA office no later than December 24, 2014. All comment letters should include EEA #15028.
originally posted 11.10.14

Monday, December 01, 2014

Be A Part Of History

The two hundred and forty-first anniversary of the Boston Tea Party is December 16, 2014. You can be part of the "single most important event leading up the American Revolution" by volunteering or attending The Boston Tea Party Reenactment
Reenactment Schedule

6:30PM- Meeting of the Body of the People (ticket event) Old South Meeting Hall

7:30PM- Huzzah to Griffin's Wharf (free & open to the public) Procession to the Waterfront

8:00PM- The Destruction of the Tea (free & open to the public) Atlantic Wharf

Volunteers are still needed.To volunteer, contact Daniel O'Neill

The Boston Tea Party Reenactment is presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fort Point Channel Landmarks December Meeting

The FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION will hold a public hearing:


Thursday, 11 December 2014
5:30 P.M.
Boston City Hall – Piemonte Room
After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street
(across from Faneuil Hall).

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, review of architectural violations and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended. Applications are available for review during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department. Applicants or their representatives are required to attend, unless indicated otherwise below. Sign-language interpreters are available upon request.

I. DESIGN REVIEW HEARING

5:30 PM
Application 14.945 FPC 338 Congress Street (continued review)
Applicant: Redgate Capital Partners (developer): Modify storefront expression at south elevation of previously approved six-story mixed use building to accommodate exposed art wall

5:50 PM

Application 15.691 FPC 319 A Street
Applicant: BRG 319A LLC (owner): Substantially rehabilitate 5-story warehouse building. Work to include replacement of original wood windows, removal of fire escapes, introduction of new window openings, construction of a roof deck and pergolas, installation of roof top mechanical equipment, head house expansion, etc.

II. Administrative Review / Approval: In order to expedite the review process, the commission has delegated the approval of certain work items, such as those involving ordinary maintenance and repair, restoration or replacement, or which otherwise have a minimal impact on a building’s appearance, to the staff pending ratification at its monthly public hearing. Having been identified as meeting these eligibility criteria and all relevant guidelines, the following applications will be approved at this hearing:

Application 15.594 FPC 315 A Street: Install vinyl window decals
Application 14.1342 FPC 313 Congress Street: Revisions to previously approved signage

PROJECTED ADJOURNMENT: 6:30 PM
originally published 11.26.14

South Boston Holiday Party To Benefit Boys & Girls Club

You’re Invited
To our Annual Holiday Party 
Wednesday, December 10th
6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Stephi’s in Southie ~ 130 Dorchester Ave


Great neighbors gathering for a great cause!

Music, Food, Raffles, Cash Bar

Admission $10.00 (seniors $5.00)

Hosted by
Andrew Square Civic Association ~ City Side Neighborhood Association
Dorchester Heights Association ~ Saint Vincent’s Lower End Neighborhood Association, Fort Point Neighborhood Association ~ West Broadway Neighborhood Association

Proceeds benefit the South Boston Boys & Girls Club

If you would like, please consider bringing a Christmas present/gift card to a Club Member age 5 to 18.

Need a ride??  Call our good friends at Southie Shuttle 617.268.4110

Friday, November 28, 2014

Paving “Our Common Path”

Moving beyond diversity to inclusion, building community from the inside out, using art as the threshold is the Medicine Wheel Productions way, and it is certainly visible in their latest public art project, Paving “Our Common Path”.  You can claim your place on the Common Path at No Man's Land in Thomas Park by attending:


Medicine Wheel's Brick Party
Tuesday December 9, 6-9:00 pm
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant 
425 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

Tickets are $50.00 and include: community  building, brick oven pizza, a brick for our common path and a sneak preview of a new short film on No Man’s Land produced by Michael Indresano photography. Purchase your ticket today

Can't attend? You can still buy an engraved brick to honor a loved one, a hope, a dream, a wish, a prayer, etc.. and be a permanent part of South Boston's future. Also a great gift idea for the hard to get person on your list.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

South Boston Christmas House Tour


Sunday is the last day to join friends, family and neighbors to kick off and celebrate the holiday season at the 24th Annual Labouré Center South Boston Christmas House Tour

If your home isn't decorated for the holidays yet or if your are struggling with what to do this year, visit five holiday decorated homes by the creative visions of local designers. The tour will provide ideas for making your own home more festive this Christmas. Remember imitation is the greatest form of flattery. You can even do your Christmas shopping at the House Tour Christmas Sample Sale Shoppe. 

Tour tickets are $30. Proceeds from the event support the many social services provided by Catholic Charities Labouré Center.

Tour can be self guided (walk or drive) or transportation is available departing from LabourĂ© Center at 275 West Broadway, where there is limited parking and from Sullivan’s/Castle Island, where there is ample parking.

More information.

T'is the Season for Sipping, Strolling & Shopping

In Fort Point and throughout South Boston, little elves are hard at work to bring you some fabulous holiday events. 


Starting Thursday. December 4th, Santa arrives at the South Boston Library at 4pm followed by the East Broadway Christmas Tree Lighting and the South Boston Arts Association's Gingerbread House contest. These events plus special discounts at South Boston shops and restaurants are all part of the South Boston Christmas Stroll. 


The Fort Point Holiday Stroll presented by the Friends of Fort Point Channel takes place on Friday, December 5th from 4-8pm. It is a free annual celebration of the Fort Point area and its many businesses offering unique stores and boutiques, and a wide array of restaurants and bars.Take part in many special discounts and free beverages and treats. Browse the complete listing of Fort Point Holiday Stroll participants and events. 

In conjunction with the Fort Point Holiday Stroll, the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) will be holding their sixteenth annual Holiday Sale in the lobby of 315 on A. FPAC will be hosting drop-in holiday art and craft activities on site throughout the weekend and offering complimentary refreshments. Get creative with your sweet tooth: decorate a holiday cookie that can be nibbled or cherished with artist and chef Elissa Dunlap.



Don't forget to get that special something for someone special on your list. There will be plenty of handcrafted gifts and works of arts for purchase from the artists themselves. The Made in Fort Point store is also hosting Small Works Show Opening Friday night.  The holiday sale continues Saturday and Sunday from 11am -4pm. 


originally posted 12.2.14

South Boston Waterfront Transportation Updates & December Meetings

The City of Boston, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Massport and MassDOT will be holding a final set of community meetings on the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan. You are invited to attend either meeting:


Monday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
Tynan Elementary School - Cafetorium
650 E. Fourth Street, South Boston

or

Thursday, December 18 at 6:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Room 153
415 Summer Street, Boston


At these meetings, the project team will present the draft recommendations of the plan and listen to your feedback. Community feedback is essential to plan for the best improvements possible.

In case you missed the September and October community meetings, catch up with summary results highlighting the top three priorities (or four in case of a tie) for each question. The results from the Condon School October meeting are listed in blue and appear above the results from the September District Hall meeting. In addition, future land use is documented in the Future Conditions Report. The development projections predict job and population growth. The projected growth is then used to model demand for transportation infrastructure and services over the next 20 years.

Related Post: May Community Meeting Update

originally published 11.18.14

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fort Point Holiday Social December 2nd

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association

cordially invites you to
celebrate our amazing neighborhood at


Fort Point Holiday Social
Tuesday,  December 2nd
from six until eight o'clock
Sky Lounge
315 on A


with special thanks to
A Richer Pour
Bastille Kitchen
Bee's Knees

Fort Point Market
Fromage Cheese & Wine Bar with Gourmet Deli
Pastoral

Social Wines
Tavern Road
315 on A & Gerding Edlen

Please consider FPNA Membership OpportunitiesBy becoming an FPNA member, you help support FPNA's continued advocacy for Fort Point, monthly neighborhood meetings, and signature projects including our flowers and vines along A Street. You may also sign up for membership at the event.

Due to tremendous response, we are unable to accept any more attendees. Our next neighborhood meeting is January 27, 2015 with other community events planned for the spring.  Wishing everyone Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Salvatore's Says Thanks With Free Pizza



On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Salvatore’s is giving away free flatbread pizzas at the bar from 6 pm to closing. Avoid the holiday traffic, grab some friends, and head over to Salvatore's in the Seaport to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with Michael and the Salvatore's gang.