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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tavern Road Fort Point Opens

The Fort Point restaurant explosion continues... Tavern Road, a new restaurant run by brothers Louis and Michael DiBiccari in the former Blue Wave space on Congress st is now open.  The energetic 120-seat restaurant and bar focuses on small plates, charcuterie, and craft cocktails.






Tuesday, February 26, 2013

City Councilor John Connolly Announces Candidacy for Mayor


At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has announced his candidacy for mayor on his website:


http://www.connollyforboston.com/about-john


John was elected to the Boston City Council in 2007 and currently chairs the Council’s Education Committee, the Environment and Health Committee and the Special Committee on a Livable Boston

In the 2009 election, Mayor Menino won his fifth consecutive term, defeating Michael Flaherty in the closest race since Menino was first elected in 1993.


Event on Massachusetts and Climate Change



Preparing Massachusetts for Climate Change Do State and Local Government Have a Role, and What Are They Doing?

Severe weather events like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and their catastrophic results, underscore the need to prepare for climate change.   In Massachusetts, flooding is of particular concern.  Join in a discussion with leaders and experts in government, public policy, and environmental science about how climate change is expected to affect Massachusetts, what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston are doing to prepare, and what public policy changes need to be made to optimize the response.

Panel:
•      Hon. Will Brownsberger, Massachusetts State Senator, Second Suffolk and Middlesex District
•      Philip Griffiths, Massachusetts Undersecretary for Environment
•      Kathleen Baskin, Massachusetts Director of Water Policy and Planning
•      Brian Swett, City of Boston Chief of Environment and Energy
•      Paul Kirshen, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire
•      Sue Reid, Vice President and Director, Massachusetts Conservation Law Foundation
Moderator:
•      David Barron, Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, Harvard University Law School

A complimentary light meal will be provided.  Please bring a travel mug to reduce waste!

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited,
so RSVP to reserve your seat today.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Suffolk University Law School
First Floor Function Room
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School, and the Suffolk University Sustainability Committee, the Institute for Public Service, the Government Department, and the Environmental Science Department.
 
 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Bastille Kitchen" Seeks 2 AM Liquor License for 49 Melcher St.

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services along with the owners of BastilleKitchen/Chalet invite the surrounding neighbors to a meeting to discuss a proposalto operate out of 49 Melcher Street. They are seeking a 2am liquor license.

Where: 300 A Street
When: March 5th
Time: 6:30pm

Questions/Concerns, contact:
Sean Regan
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
617-635-2680

Property Damage from the Blizzard?

Elaine Sudanowicz from the Mayor's office is putting together a Preliminary Damage report for the Blizzard of 2013. Depending upon the scale and estimated costs of damage due to the Blizzard of 2013 to private homeowners, businesses, and non-profit organization the City of Boston (Suffolk County) may qualify for assistance under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program.

If anyone has experienced damage, email Elaine with your residential or business address, description and location of damage, estimate cost of damage, and/or if the property is insured:

Sudanowicz, Elaine <Elaine.Sudanowicz@cityofboston.gov>
 

Channel Center Park Meeting Tues

NEW CHANNEL CENTER PARK
Follow Up Meeting
 
The BRA,
 Boston Parks Department
With   
Commonwealth Ventures &
Halvorson Design
Is hosting a Follow Up to the
Planning & Design Charette
For the New Channel Center Park

 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26th
6:00 PM
10 Channel Center
2nd floor

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tavern Road Sign Goes Up


Fort Point continues to get more delicious...


Monday, February 11, 2013

Snow Update from City of Boston


CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Office of the Mayor
Thomas M. Menino


For Immediate Release:                                                For More Information Contact:
Monday, February 11, 2013                                                     Press Office, 617-635-4461


Clean-up Efforts Continue in Boston

Boston Public Schools Closed Tuesday, February 12

Parking Ban & Snow Emergency Remains in Effect

Mayor Thomas M. Menino this afternoon was briefed by his snow team on continued clean-up efforts in the City of Boston. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow and all Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for parents to bring their children. The Parking Ban and Snow Emergency remain in effect.

“The safety of our students comes first, and schools will remain closed as our snow removal crews work through the night and tomorrow to clear side streets and widen bus routes,” Mayor Menino said. “While the Snow Emergency and Parking Ban remain in effect, I’m continuing to urge drivers to stay off the roads. Anyone traveling into Boston tomorrow should use public transportation.”

All BCYF Community Centers Open Tomorrow

All BCYF community centers will open tomorrow to offer a warm and safe place for youth age six and older while their parents work, with the exception of the BCYF Archdale Community Center and the BCYF Flaherty Pool, currently under construction.  All youth are welcome but children under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop-off for the completion of a short intake form. A full list of locations is available at www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/facilities/. BCYF’s two outdoor pools, BCYF Clougherty Pool and BCYF Mirabella Pool, will also remain closed.

Boston Public Schools’ Family Resource Center, Newcomers Assessment Center, Campbell Resource Center and BPS administrative offices at 26 Court St. will be open tomorrow.

Snow Removal Strike Force to Work Through Evening

Clean-up efforts will continue through the night and into tomorrow. Snow Removal Strike Force teams, comprised of members of the Boston Public Works Department, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Police Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, were deployed throughout the City today to remove piles of snow from roadways and intersections. That work will also continue through the evening.

Photo opportunities for press include (Press should contact Press Office to coordinate on locations/timing):
·         A snow thrower on loan from Massport is working through the night on American Legion Highway
·         Snow melting machines on loan from Massport will work through the night at the intersection of Boylston and Charles Street, and at Forest Hills
·         Harrison Avenue, from Kneeland Street to Marginal Road
·         Washington Street, from Forest Hills to Egleston Square
·         Columbia Road, from Uphams Corner to Blue Hill Avenue

The City is currently utilizing four snow farms, including at Marine Industrial Park, Reservation Road in Hyde Park and Columbus Avenue, next to 1542 Columbus.

The Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline is fully staffed and continues to experience heavy call volume, receiving more than 25,000 calls since the start of the storm. Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the Hotline at 617-635-4500. Residents can also request services and find snow information online at www.cityofboston.gov/snow.

Safety Remains A Concern

The City is asking residents to continue to stay off the roads when at all possible. Drivers should continue to proceed with extreme caution if they must drive, paying special attention to increased numbers of pedestrians. Side streets are narrow, making the passage of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions problematic. Large piles of plowed snow at intersections present visibility issues.

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas that results from combustion and can quickly become fatal. Boston EMS has already seen several cases of CO poisoning as people shovel out their cars while having them turned on. Residents should clear snow and debris away from mufflers before starting the car. Symptoms of CO poisoning include dizziness, nausea, headache, lethargy and vomiting. Carbon monoxide can also result from snow covered external vents. Major home appliances such as the clothes dryer and furnace vent air and gases outside. Check the vents around your home and make sure the area is clear of snow and debris. If you are using a generator, make sure it is far enough away to vent air and gases away from the home.

Snow Emergency

While a snow emergency is in effect, parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. Mayor Menino urges everyone to use public transportation when traveling.

Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:
·         Older residents or those with health conditions should refrain from shoveling this heavy snow.
·         During a Snow Emergency, parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. These streets are posted with “Tow Zone - No Parking During Snow Emergency” signs.
·         A listing of major arteries and alternate parking can be found at http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking/.
·         On streets other than major arteries, do not park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than one foot from the curb, as this impedes access for both emergency vehicles and snow plows.
·         Parking space savers must be removed no more than 48 hours after a snow emergency is lifted. The City’s Department of Public Works will remove space savers left out beyond this period.
·         Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
·         Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
·         Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.
·         Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
·         For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow

During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers.  Residents are encouraged to use the City’s “Know Snow” program for access to other important storm-related information. For more information, visit http://cityofboston.gov/snow

The City's Shelter Commission asks that any resident who sees a potential medical emergency involving a homeless person dial 911.

To receive notifications about emergencies from the City, register for the Alert Boston network at http://www.cityofboston.gov/alertboston/.  You can also follow @NotifyBoston on Twitter.

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Photos of the Blizzard


A St.
Lucky's has some shovelling to do..
  


City of Boston Blizzard Update


CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Office of the Mayor
Thomas M. Menino

For Immediate Release:                                                        For More Information Contact:
Saturday, February 9, 2013                                                    Press Office, 617-635-4461


City of Boston Blizzard Update
Mayor Menino Thanks Residents for Heeding the Word to Stay Home During the Blizzard of 2013, Reminds Everyone that Much Work Remains

Mayor Thomas M. Menino met twice this morning with his Snow Team to assess the continuing winter storm and blizzard and is pleased with the efforts of city departments and residents who stayed home, stayed off the streets, and stayed safe during this historic snowstorm.
“We’re halfway there,” Mayor Menino said. “Our crews have been out there, non-stop, and our residents have listened to the early warnings to stay home and stay off the roads. We’re not out of the woods yet. Right now, it’s critical that residents continue to work with us and let the crews have full access to the streets.”
A Snow Emergency and Parking Ban remain in effect. Public Works crews are out in full force, but it will take significant time, even after the snow stops this afternoon, to clear every roadway. It is vital that residents continue to stay off the roads and let the process run its course.
·         A Snow Emergency and Parking Ban Remain in Effect
·         All City buildings are closed Saturday
·         Boston Public Works has nearly 600 pieces of equipment on city streets
·         1,350 tons of salt had been spread as of 7 a.m. Saturday, with much more salt being dumped as plowing progresses and the snowfall slows
·         Boston Police, Fire, and EMS continue to have additional staff and vehicles on duty
·         As of 7:45 a.m., NStar reported that 9 customers are without power citywide
·         As of 9 a.m., there were no roads blocked due to downed trees
The Mayor’s Hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500. The hotline has staff on hand to field any possible increase in calls due to the storm.

Snow Emergency

While a snow emergency is in effect, parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. Mayor Menino urges everyone to use public transportation when traveling. Residents are reminded to remain at home throughout the duration of this snow event and businesses tomorrow should consider asking employees to work from home.

Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:

·         Older residents or those with health conditions should refrain from shoveling this heavy wet snow.
·         During a Snow Emergency, parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. These streets are posted with “Tow Zone - No Parking During Snow Emergency” signs.
·         A listing of major arteries and alternate parking can be found at http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking/.
·         On streets other than major arteries, do not park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than one foot from the curb, as this impedes access for both emergency vehicles and snow plows.
·         Parking space savers must be removed no more than 48 hours after a snow emergency is lifted. The City’s Department of Public Works will remove space savers left out beyond this period.
·         Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
·         Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
·         Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.
·         Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
·         For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow

During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers.  Residents are encouraged to use the City’s “Know Snow” program for access to other important storm-related information. For more information, visit http://cityofboston.gov/snow

The City's Shelter Commission asks that any resident who sees a potential medical emergency involving a homeless person dial 911.

To receive notifications about emergencies from the City, register for the Alert Boston network at http://www.cityofboston.gov/alertboston/.  You can also follow @NotifyBoston on Twitter.

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Cupcake Pop-Up at Social Wines

From Social Wines

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Kickass Cupcakes will take over the tasting room on Valentine’s Day from 5PM to 8PM. These are not the cupcakes you brought to school as a kid (if you did the 3rd grade would have been a lot more fun!) Kickass Cupcakes bakes every day in small batches with the freshest ingredients and no artificial flavors, no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils or preservatives. Just real-ingredient cupcakes with a “spiked” twist. Some of their creations include:  

Ltd. Edition The Sammy - Chocolate cupcake, beer ganache center, Sam Adams cream stout icing drizzled with caramel

Caramel Mochiatto - chocolate cupcake, caramel center and mocha frosting topped with chocolate covered espresso beans. Because we asked nicely they’re making a special cupcake only available at Social Wines - made with South Boston’s local distillery's FirePuncher Vodka!

Social Wines
52 West Broadway St
Boston, MA 02210