Friday, October 24, 2014

Electronic Recycling, Paper Shredding & Hazardous Waste Drop Off This Saturday

The City of Boston Public Works will collect and recycle electronic waste, household hazardous waste and shred confidential documents for free this Saturday. 

October 25, 2014
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
UMass Boston 
Bayside Parking Lot
200 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester

Acceptable electronic materials are: computers, monitors, televisions, LCD panels, printers, other computer related equipment, stereos, cell and other phones, power supplies, electronic games, VCRs, circuit boards, microwaves, and other household electronic devices. CDs and CD cases. Electronic materials NOT accepted are: Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and  white goods such as washers, dryers, and stoves. For disposal of the italicized items, call (617) 635-4500 to arrange a special pickup. You may put the other items curbside for regular trash pickup

Residents can also safely shred and recycle unwanted confidential documents at no charge. There is a ten box shredding limit. This offer is not open to businesses. 

Boston residents can also safely dispose of household hazardous waste from 9 am - 2 pm at UMass Boston Parking Lot D in Dorchester.  Residents may bring up to 50 pounds of products labeled toxic, flammable, reactive, corrosive, or poisonous, such as: oil-based paint, motor oil, pesticides, solvents, glues, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, weed killers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, tires, propane tanks, car batteries, and used motor oil.No Latex/Acrylic paint allowed (it's not hazardous and can be disposed of with regular trash.)

Boston residents must show proof of residency. 

For more information, please call the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FPNA October Neighborhood Meeting

Fort Point Neighborhood Association's
Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:30 pm - 8 pm
315 on A Lobby (315 A St)
Please note new time and location
6:30 pm General Meeting

including a presentation by
Bob Monahan
Executive Director, Julie's Family Learning Program

and introducing
Rachel Borgatti
Executive Director, Friends of Fort Point Channel

KO Catering & Pies

7:15 pm Featured Guest: Kevin Donahue
Director of Community Affairs, Boston Transportation Department

Tasty bites generously provided by KO Catering & Pies
87 A St., South Boston

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fort Point Open Studios Starts Tonight

The thirty-fifth annual Fort Point Open Studios kicks off tonight with a preview of artists' studios, galleries and group shows from 4 pm to 7 pm. At 8 pm at Atlantic Wharf, the Fort Point Theatre Channel presents "In The Summer House", a play about the mysterious and powerful relationship between mothers and their daughters. All Fort Point Open Studios' events are free and open to the public.

The Fort Point Fall Open Studios is one of Fort Point Arts Community's (FPAC) largest events that showcases the vibrant artist community. Over 150 artists will open their studios. It is an opportunity to meet the artists where they create; see amazing art in Fort Point's historic warehouses; and buy local, original art from the people who make it. In addition, there will be numerous performances, artists’ demos, and art-making for all ages throughout the weekend.  

Come be a part of Boston's original Open Studios. More information on participating artists, public art and special events. Free parking is available at the Binford and A Street parking lot on the left. Don't forget to visit the new Made In Fort Point store at 315 on A Street rear for more local art, crafts, jewelry and clothing. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bastille Kitchen Valet Parking Proposal Update

Bastille Kitchen and their valet parking agent, Pilgrim Parking, made a proposal to the Fort Point neighborhood regarding valet parking for the restaurant located at 49 Melcher Street. The proposal as stated by the Boston Transportation Department is:

  • Make two parking spots outside of Bastille Kitchen valet parking from the hours of 6 pm to 1 am. When these two spots are not being used for valet, they will be resident parking only as well.
  • The two spots that the valet takes will be replaced at two locations across the street (pictured below) with the same restrictions as the others.

The proposal was presented at the FPNA Neighborhood Meeting on September 30, 2014. At the meeting, neighbors voted in favor of a six month trial period of the above stated proposal; providing it is acceptable to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). Per Eric Prentis, South Boston Coordinator at the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, "With a six month trial period being something that the city would not entertain due to various reasons the decision was made to remove the proposal at this time." 

The public hearing that was scheduled for 10/17 is removed from the docket for more community process.

If Bastille [Kitchen] chooses to continue the community process and receives enough support to warrant scheduling another hearing, then one will take place. These hearings are held by BTD. No notices are mailed out, however, the FPNA will communicate with the neighborhood and post an update on the FortPointBoston blog if there is a new proposal to be presented and any subsequent hearing date. 

updated 10.14.14, originally posted 10.7.14

Friday, October 03, 2014

South Boston Waterfront Transportation Third Community Meeting

The City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and Massport invite you to attend the third Community Meeting on the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan on:

Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:00 pm 
Condon Elementary School (Auditorium - Level 1)
200 D Street, South Boston

The objective of the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan is to define and prioritize transportation system investments needed over the next two decades.  At this meeting, the results from the second community meeting will be reviewed and more feedback solicited.

A transportation plan progress report along with the full voting results and the presentation from the September meeting is available at SBWaterfront

Directions to the Condon Elementary School
The Condon Elementary School is located at 200 D Street, South Boston.  It can be reached via the MBTA Red Line (Broadway station) and Bus Route #9.  The nearest bus stop is at the intersection of D Street and Broadway.

originally posted 9.26.14

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Fort Point Channel Landmarks October Meeting


Thursday, 9 October 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.


5:30 PM
Application 14.945 FPC 338 Congress Street (continued review)
Applicant: Redgate Capital Partners (developer): Install 40’ by 40’ temporary vinyl advertising banner on party wall in anticipation of new construction

II. 5:45 PM ANNUAL MEETING: Election of Officers

Past Hearing Deliberations

originally posted 9.26.14

Late Night Food Trucks in Dewey Square Saturday

Late Night Food Truck Event
Saturday October 4th 11:30 PM-1:30 AM

At Dewey Square Plaza.  Join us for a late night snack from Roxy's, Tenoch, the Dining Car, Chicken & Rice Guys and Cookie Monstah.  The Fashion Truck, Secret Ships and Lola's Urban Vintage will also be there. And ride the T's Late Night Service to and from Dewey Square Plaza.

Made In Fort Point Grand Opening

Fort Point artists and the Fort Points Arts Community (FPAC) kick off October with the Grand Opening of their Made In Fort Point store. Tonight's Grand Opening features an artist's talk and a wearable art exhibition.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
5 pm - 7 pm
315 on A Street Rear
Made In Fort Point
Made In Fort Point store

Throughout the evening, "Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve: A Presentation of Wearable Pieces" will include Fort Point artists showing their locally made, one-of-a-kind clothing as a preview of Boston Fashion Week. Margaret DeBruin shows upcycled children's clothing and accessories, Jen Mecca brings her hand-dyed shibori scarves, Amy Nguyen presents sculptural and functional cloth pieces, Anh and Philip Sawyer display their apparel for men and women, and Jen Stark introduces her fall sweater line.

At 6 pm, Liliana Folta will give an artist talk in celebration of her public art installation "Flower Blanket - The Farewell to Summer", a nostalgic representation of the end of a season – bright colors, robust gardens and sunny days. "Flower Blanket" is on view at the West Service Road entrance of the store. 

Food is generously provided by Row 34 located close by on Congress Street. The event is sponsored by Gerding Edlen, the Barking Crab, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. For more grand opening details visit FPAC,

Interested in seeing more local art and meeting artists in their Fort Point live/work studios? Mark you calendar for Fort Point Open Studios October 17 -19, 2014. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tree Hearing To Remove Trees On Congress Street

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 2, 2014, to discuss the proposed removal of public shade trees in Boston.  The hearing will be held in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury.  

At 10:45 a.m. a hearing will be held to consider a request for removal of three honey locust trees measuring 4 inches dbh in the vicinity of 320 Congress Street, two maple trees measuring 4 to 7 inches dbh in the vicinity of 342 Congress Street, and four Bradford Pear trees measuring 3 inches dbh in the vicinity of 347 Congress Street.

Public testimony will be taken at the hearing, or may be provided prior to the hearing in writing to the Tree Warden, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02118 or by emailing with Tree Hearings in the subject line. 

Final decisions regarding the requests will be made within two weeks of the hearings.  For further information, please contact the Tree Warden at (617) 635-7275. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

No Parking Under Summer Street Bridge on A St

Starry Night
This Saturday, September 26, 2014 from 7 am to 7 pm there will be a parking ban in effect underneath the Summer Street bridge on A Street in order to update the Starry Night light installation. The necessary permits are posted and flyers distributed on cars in the vicinity. Please make plans to park elsewhere this Saturday. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the artists Lisa Greenfield and Daniel van Ackere

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FPNA September Neighborhood Meeting

Fort Point Neighborhood Association's
Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6 pm - 8 pm
Factory 63
63 Melcher Street (Melcher & A)

6:00 pm General Meeting
Neighborhood Updates & Discussion

State Representative Nick Collins

Mass Port Deputy Director Aviation Planning & Strategy
 Flavio Leo

Bastille Kitchen & Pilgrim Parking
Valet Parking Update


7:00 pm Featured Guest

City Councilor-At-Large Ayanna Pressley

Tasty bites generously provided by Bastille Kitchen

Friday, September 19, 2014

Boston Sewer Separation Project Update

New 16" gate valve installation at A St. &West Second St.
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) South Boston Sewer Separation Project is a federal court-ordered, six-year project is to reduce sewage discharges to Fort Point Channel and Boston Harbor. This project will improve BWSC’s infrastructure by installing new storm drains, sanitary sewers and water mains.

Completed Work as of August 2014
Replacement of 12" DI water main on A St. is complete. Installation of 15" and 12" RCP drains on West Second St. from A St. to Haul Rd. is also complete. Also installed is a new 16-inch gate valve at the intersection of West Second Street and A Street.

Ongoing and Upcoming Work
Water main installation continues on West Second St. from A St. to Dorchester Ave. Sewer replacement work is upcoming on West Second St. between Dorchester Ave. and Athens St.

For any questions, concerns, or special needs regarding this work, please contact CDM Smith’s Project Manager, Myles Johnson, in the project field office at 617-427-0490. If you would like more information about BWSC and its programs, or the South Boston Sewer Separation Project, please visit Boston Water and Sewer Commission. .