Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall South Boston Waterfront Transportation Community Meeting

The second community meeting on the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan will be held on: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00 pm
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue

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, a project update will be provided and agency heads from the project's sponsoring organizations will discuss their priorities for the South Boston Waterfront area and listen to your ideas. 

A comprehensive report on Existing Waterfront Conditions and progress improvement statuses are available on South Boston Waterfront Mobility. For the May community meeting summary and update, go to South Boston Waterfront Transportation Community Meeting Update posted August 6th. 

Fort Point Channel & Seaport Summer On The Waterfront Week

The Intercontinental Boston presents a variety of waterfront events highlighting the best of Fort Point and the Seaport starting August 21, 2014 through August 27, 2014. Try something new in your own backyard. From creating your own sundaes at Miel to concerts on the Harborwalk, movies poolside, special dining experiences and yoga, there is a lot left to do this summer. For a complete list of events, visit Summer on the Waterfront.

Correction: The free screening of Good Will Hunting was reported in error as a Fort Point-Seaport week event. The Friday, August 22nd screening (rain date August 26th) is an independent event presented by the Fort Point Stage. Our apologies for any confusion caused by the error.

updated 8.20.14 originally posted 8.7.14

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

319 A Street Community Meeting

The Boston Residential Group
will be presenting their plans to
renovate the 319 A Street property
to 48 Loft Condominiums and a restaurant.
Thursday September 4th
6:30 PM
Factory 63
63 Melcher Street

Crossroads Initiative Community Meeting

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will be holding a community meeting to discuss the progress of the Crossroads Initiative on Summer and Congress Streets on: 

Monday, September 8, 2014
Factory 63
63 Melcher St (Melcher & A Sts) 

The Crossroads Initiative in the Fort Point Channel will accent the connection between South Station and the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Fort Point Channel via Summer St. It will add new street lighting, street trees and other landscaping, improved pedestrian accessibility and a 2-way cycle track to Summer Street.  On Congress St, the project will focus on accessibility and consistency of materials including pavement, crosswalks, and lighting as well as providing better vehicular access and signalization to facilitate this important connection between South Boston, the interstate highway system, truck routes, and Downtown.

The last Crossroads community update occurred at the FPNA monthly neighborhood meeting on April 29, 2014. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Greeley, Senior Infrastructure and Public Realm Planner, BRA at jonathan.greeley(at)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Free Screening of Good Will Hunting

Good Will HuntingIn tribute to Robin Williams' artistry and connection to South Boston through film, the Fort Point Stage presents a free screening of "Good Will Hunting" on:

Friday, August 22, 2014 
New park on A Street
(A & Richards & W 1st Streets)
8pm - 10pm

Join your neighbors for this special outdoor viewing of "Good Will Hunting" in Fort Point's newest park. 

In case of rain the screening will be held on Tuesday, August 26 at 8pm at Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets). 

For updated information, visit Fort Point Stage.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lawn on D Grand Opening

Lawn on D
Lawn on D next  door to BCEC, 420 D Street
The Lawn on D, a first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space in Boston, will be opening this Saturday, August 16, 2014 from noon until 11pm with: live music performances , high-energy sets from Mmmmaven DJs, massmouth storytelling, interactive art projects & installations, face-painting, bocce, Ping Pong and other dynamic, community-building activities. Local food and ice cream trucks, as well as beer and wine available for purchase in the tented bar fuel up the fun. The event located at 420 D Street is free and open to the public. More details and schedule of events.

Are You Registered To Vote?

Whether you are new to Fort Point or newly eligible to vote, the registration deadline to vote in the September 9, 2014 Massachusetts State Primary is Wednesday, August 20th.

In the primary you will be voting for Democratic or Republication candidates to represent their party for in the November 4th election. The positions on the primary ballot are: US Senator, eighth district US Congress Representative (Steven Lynch running unopposed), Governor, Lt. Governor, 4th Suffolk District State Representative (Nick Collins running unopposed) Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and more. Click here for a full list of State Primary Candidates and positions.

For information on how to register to vote and to download the voter registration form, visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State website.

Sales Tax Free Holiday Weekend Is Back

Tax Free Holiday
Have you been waiting for just the right time to buy that special item of $2500 or less? The time is this Saturday, August 16, 2014 through Sunday August 17, 2014 during Massachusetts sales tax holiday weekend. Certain purchases are exempt. For full details visit Massachusetts Dept of Revenue. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

South Boston Waterfront Transportation Community Meeting Update

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan sponsors and A Better City are working on a transportation plan for the future. In the meantime, the participating agencies are making short-term improvements that respond to many of the issues raised at the May 7 Community Meeting. Participants submitted nearly 300 comments and suggestions on issues ranging from transit improvements to pedestrian and bicycle issues to water transportation. 
A map on the project website graphically depicts the agency and short to mid-term improvements that are underway. You can see the projects and improvements that the City of Boston; Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA; Massport; the Seaport TMA; and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have underway.
Completed improvements include traffic signal re-timing and the arrival of three time-to-destination boards for area landmarks to help plan your travel. This fall, real-time arrival and departure countdown signage will be installed in Silver Line Stations.
You can provide comments, reactions and suggestions on the website. Feel free to forward this information to friends or neighbors and encourage them to sign up for future updates about the project. 
Over the next few months, the team will begin to identify and test strategies to address additional transportation challenges and solutions. In the fall, you will be invited to participate in meetings to continue this discussion. Future meetings will present the preliminary and final recommendations. 
We look forward to working with you, 
South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan
Rachel Hammerman at 617-357-5772, x 10, or rhammerman(at)

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Fort Point Channel Landmarks August Meeting

Thursday, 14 August 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 14.1342 FPC 313 Congress Street (continued review)
Applicant: Patrick Lynch (tenant): Replace windows; construct patio; install signage, awnings, and lighting

5:45 PM
Application 15.178 FPC 25 Channel Center
Applicant: Laura Sabolefski (tenant): Install window vinyls

II. 6:00 PM ANNUAL MEETING: Election of Officers


David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Yanni Tsipis, Michele Yeeles
Alternate: B.K. Boley

Monday, August 04, 2014

Rooftop Cardio Kickboxing

BeGritsy is putting on another $9 fitness event tomorrow (Tue) evening on the roofdeck of 315 A St:


Kick It! with Eliza Shirazi

315 on A Luxury Apartments - penthouse
Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, August 5 • 6:30-7:30pm

Get ready to have a blast at this high energy class! We'll get our cardio kickboxing on as we overlook the Boston skyline and forget that we're actually working out. As always, we'll head to Sweet Green after class to refuel and hang out.

Class starts at 6:30 (please arrive by 6:15!) and runs 60min.  You may want to bring a small towel for this one.

Book it

Friday, August 01, 2014

Artists in Residence Craft Workshops For Kids

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, gives children aged three to ten the opportunity to enjoy watercolor painting, mask and jewelry making, treasure bottle creations, and more at Mayor Walsh's Artists in Residence Craft Workshops.  The workshops are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and will be held in Moakley Park on August 8th and August 15, 2014. Due to unforeseen circumstances today's Artists in Residence Workshop is cancelled. Moakley Park is located at 446 Old Colony Avenue. 
Artists in Residence Craft Workshops

The workshops are free and all materials will be provided. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Groups of six or more should make prior arrangements by calling the Boston Parks Department at (617) 635-4505. For more information visit Boston Parks.