Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boston Fire Museum Flies the Flag

The Boston Fire Museum has started flying the American flag.  Hat tip to Dan O'Neill for the photo.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Harbor Association mtg, 11/27

TBHA's Annual Meeting: Boston's Waterfront After Hurricane Sandy 5-7 pm


Superstorm Sandy was a stunning wake-up call for coastal communities in the Northeast, even those such as Boston that escaped the worst of the storm's impact.  As New York governor Andrew Cuomo said, "Part of learning from this is the recognition that climate change is a reality, extreme weather is a reality … There’s only so long you can say, ‘This is once in a lifetime and it’s not going to happen again.’"
Please join TBHA's trustees, staff and members at our annual meeting on November 27th from 5 to 7 pm at the law offices of Bingham, One Federal Street, Boston (nearest T station:  South Street).  Bingham is generously providing refreshments.
After a social hour and a brief business meeting, TBHA's president Vivien Li, and UNH professor Dr. Paul Kirshen will lead a discussion of the current science behind sea level rise, what we can expect over the next century, and what can be done to make Boston's waterfront and downtown more resilent to coastal flooding.
Please note that Hurricane Sandy did postpone TBHA's board meeting where we would have voted on our annual awards; they will instead be given out at our fundraiser in April.
Space is limited, so please RSVP early.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Boston Innovation Center Mtg Tuesday

This the new building under construction across from One Marina Park Drive.

Boston Innovation Center
Community Meeting

The Boston Innovation Center, scheduled to be built in 2013, in the Seaport District, is holding a Community Meeting to present their plans for digital signage along the perimeter of their building.

Tuesday November 13th
6:00 PM @
Congress Street Bridge

Monday, November 05, 2012

Landmark Commission Meeting, Thursday


Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:30 P.M.

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, reviews of architectural violations, and such businesses as may come before the commission, in accordance with Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended. Applications are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department. Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please ensure that all electronic devices are silenced prior to entering the hearing room. After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street (across from Faneuil Hall).

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

5:30 PM
320 Summer Street: Removal of a fire escape.

5:45 PM
Application: 13.441 FPC
Applicant: 346 Congress St.
Martin H. Dykas, Designer: Alteration of a previously approved plan to construct a stair head house to make the head house larger by increasing its width.

6:00 PM
Application: 13.442 FPC
Applicant: 22 Boston Wharf Road
Brian S. Grossman, Prince, Lobel, representing T-Mobile Northeast LLC: Installation of telecommunications equipment including an antenna in a new faux vent pipe which will match existing faux vent pipes; remote radio head units at the base of existing and proposed faux vent pipes; an equipment cabinet on an existing equipment platform; and additional cabling.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Romney Campaign at Boston Convention Center Election Night

Nov. 1, 2012

Dear neighbors,

As you may already know, former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be holding his Election Night festivities at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6.

This will likely be one of the busier events we’ve hosted in a single night, with worldwide media attention and thousands of supporters converging on the BCEC. I write this letter to inform you about the event and what impact it could have on you, our neighbors.

The event goes live at 6 a.m. on Nov. 6 and is expected to end by 2 a.m. on Nov. 7. The main Romney event at the BCEC will take place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. starting on Election Night. TV crews will likely still be using the facility up until about noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

US Secret Service, State and Boston police may require road closures around the facility at various times during the event. These closures will likely impact only the immediate roads around the convention center, but if kept in place for a period of time, they could impact traffic in South Boston and Fort Point. We are working with all parties to ensure any impact is minimal. Police presence around the building will likely be elevated during the event.

Also, we are expecting 50 to 75 satellite trucks at the event, all of which will be parked on the BCEC’s West Side Drive adjacent to the building. All should likely be gone by the end of day on Nov. 7.

Should you have any questions or concerns, I ask that you contact Robert O’Shea, the MCCA’s community liaison, at 617-954-2328 or the MCCA Public Safety Department at 617-954-2222.


Jim Rooney
Executive Director
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority