Friday, September 20, 2019

FPNA September Neighborhood Gathering On Cannabis

Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering

Monday, September 30, 2019
6 pm to 8 pm
District Hall
75 Northern Avenue


Keltic Green: A Retail Cannabis Shop Proposal
324 A Street (Blue Dragon)

Neighborhood Updates

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Who Will You Be Voting For September 24th?

The Boston Municipal Preliminary Election is Tuesday, September 24, 2019. There are fifteen City Councilor-At-Large candidates, including four sitting Councilors-At-Large running for reelection – Michael Flaherty, Althea Garrison, Annissa Essaibi-George and Michelle Wu. The top eight vote getters will proceed to the general election on November 5, 2019.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7 am to 8 pm
James Condon School Cafeteria
200 D. Street (off of W. Broadway behind the Laboure Center).

Learn about the candidates (listed in ballot order):

Erin J Murphy:  Erin Murphy is a 5th generation Bostonian, but a first-time candidate for office. She is a veteran BPS teacher and proud graduate of Emerge, the state's premier political organization that recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for women who want to run for office. Erin resides in Dorchester. Read more about Erin.

Michelle Wu: Michelle Wu has been a voice for Boston’s future through inclusion, innovation, and transparency. First elected to the Boston City Council in November 2013 at the age of 28, Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the Council, and the first woman of color to serve as Council President. Michelle resides in Roslindale and is running for re-election. Read more about Michelle.

Priscilla E Flint-Banks: Priscilla Banks is a life-long Democrat who has been an active part of the Boston community all of her life. She has worked tirelessly to make Boston a better place to live, work and raise children. Priscilla resides in Roslindale. Read more about Priscilla.

Althea Garrison:   Althea Garrison was sworn in as an At-Large member of the Boston City Council on January 9, 2019, filling the seat vacated by Ayanna Pressley. A resident of Dorchester, she fights every day for the cares and concerns of all Bostonians. Althea is a registered Independent.
Martin Marty Keogh: Marty Keogh worked at the Boston City Council and the Boston School Committee from 1991 until 2001, before he became a public defender. Marty is  a resident of Roxbury.  Read more about Marty.

Alejandra Nicole St Guillen:  Born and raised in Mission Hill, Alejandra has dedicated her lived and professional experience to the people of Boston. As a parent, wife, and seasoned public advocate, she understands firsthand the opportunities for prosperity and mobility, as well as the obstacles that often deny these opportunities to many. Alejandra resides in West Roxbury. Read more about Alejandra.

Michel Denis: Michel Denis is a first time candidate advocating for safer and stronger neighborhoods, better schools, jobs and housing. Michel is a resident of Hyde Park. Read about Michel.

Annissa Essaibi-George:  Annissa-Essaibi George is a former Boston Public Schools teacher, a mother of 4 students in BPS, a small business owner, a proud daughter of immigrants, and a lifelong Boston resident. Annissa was elected as an At-Large Boston City Councilor in November 2015 and sworn in on January 4, 2016. Annissa resides in Dorchester and is running for re-election. Read more about Annissa

Jeffrey Michael Ross: Jeff Ross has been dedicated to public service since his youth, attending church with his grandmother and spending weekends helping seniors recycle newspapers and delivering food to home-bound neighbors.  As an attorney, Jeff became an advocate for immigrant communities and LGBTQ+ families. Jeff resides in the South End. Read more about Jeff.

Domingos Darosa:  Domingos DaRosa is a life-long Boston resident. A father, entrepreneur, a mentor to hundreds of youth and seniors, Domingos has devoted his life to improving the lives of his fellow Bostonians and make this city a better place to call home. Domingos resides in Hyde Park. Read more about Domingos.

Michael F Flaherty:  Born and raised in Boston, Michael Flaherty developed a passion for public service from his father, a State Representative. First elected to City Council in 2000-2008, he served as President for 5 years. Re-elected in 2013 as a Councilor-At-Large, Michael fights to improve Bostonians’ quality of life. Michael lives in South Boston and is running for re-election. Read more about Michael.

Herb Alexander Lozano:  Herb Lozano was born and raised in the Dorchester. In 2012, he began his civic engagement as a member of the Boston NAACP. Herb has been involved with youth and trade development. He serves on BPDA Advisory Group for the Downtown Plan. Herb resides in Mattapan. Read more about Herb.

William A King: William King is a lifelong resident of Boston, growing up in Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester. Will works in technology first for Boston Public Schools and now for a local conservation non-profit. He wants to increase affordable housing options across the city and improve access to skill sets for student success after school. Will resides in Dorchester. Read more about Will.

David Halbert: David Halbert has spent a lifetime putting his values into action serving others, working to improve his community, and heeding the call of civic duty. He has worked for two Boston city councilors and former governor Deval Patrick and helped community organizations like East Boston Main Streets. David resides in Dorchester/Mattapan. Read more about David.

Julia Mejia: Driven by a lifelong pursuit of justice and equity, Julia Mejia has created countless opportunities for others to step into their power and advocate for positive change. That is why she believes It’s time for City government leadership include new faces from different walks of life…striving for a voice in our institutions of power. Julia resides in Dorchester. Read more about Julia

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

FPNA Special Meeting: Thomson Place, New Restaurant, Darts & Updates

FPNA Fort Point Seaport
Special Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 pm sharp
Capital One Café
57 Seaport Blvd, Second Floor


Thomson Place: Connectivity & Design Proposal
Jim Fitzgerald, Transportation & Infrastructure, BPDA
Rob Woodland, Tetra Tech

and introducing

The Nautilus Restaurant
300 Pier 4
requesting a liquor license


Flight Club
A Bar Restaurant & Social Darts Experience
60 Seaport Blvd (formerly 75 at Courthouse Square)
requesting a liquor license

Neighborhood Updates

Special thanks to Capital One Café for hosting & providing treats


Monday, Sept 23d: Seaport Square Block N IAG & Public Meeting regarding a proposed change of use from residential to Life Sciences 6:30pm - 8pm at 
Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Boulevard, 2nd Floor. 

Tuesday, Sept. 24th: Municipal Preliminary Election for Boston City Councilors-At-Large. There are 15 Councilor-At-Large candidates including the 4 incumbents. The top 8 vote getters will advance to the November 5, 2019 election. Polls open Tuesday, Sept. 24th from 7 am until 8 pm. Vote at the Condon School at 200 D Street (behind the Laboure Center). 

Thursday, Sept. 26th: Northern Avenue Bridge Mayoral Task Force Meeting from 3 pm to 5 pm at WPI Seaport located at 303 Congress St on the ground level. Public is welcome to attend. UPDATE: This meeting is being rescheduled. Details to be announced. 

Monday, Sept 30th: FPNA Neighborhood Gathering featuring a Cannabis Retail Establishment Proposal: New Operator. New Location, from 6 pm to 8 pm at District Hall.

Wednesday, October 2nd: Seaport Transit Strategic Plan Community Meeting (focusing on transit improvements & connectivity in the Seaport & Fort Point) will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at WPI Seaport located at 303 Congress St. on the ground level. 

originally posted 9.9.19

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fort Point Landmarks September 2019 Meeting


Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 PM
Boston City Hall - Piemonte Room (5th Floor)
After 5:30 pm, 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.

APP # 20.115 FPC  30-40 Melcher Street
Applicant: Spin Boston, LLC 
Proposed Work: At the Melcher Street and Summer Street ground levels, install an awning, signage, and lighting.  
APP # 20.140 FPC  345 A Street
Applicant: Dan Yaccarino, Lincoln Summer St. Venture, LLC 
Proposed Work: At the street level on the A Street façade, replace existing double entry doors with new metal and glass entry doors. 

APP # 20.151 FPC  347-351 Congress Street 
Applicant: David Durgin, The 347 Congress Street LLC 
Proposed Work: At the roof level, relocate drainage systems and install a parapet and fascia. At the street-facing facades, remove gutters, rain leaders, downspouts, and corresponding street connections.    

APP # 20.161 FPC  308-316 Congress Street
Applicant: David Hoogasian, Extenet Systems, Inc.Proposed Work: Replace a single light pole with new double light pole with telecommunication equipment. 

II.  Ratification of 08/08/2019 Public Hearing Minutes

III. Staff Updates

IV. Projected Adjournment: 7:15 PM

David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

originally published 9.4.19

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Bus Route #4 Shifts from Northern Ave to Seaport Blvd

Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019, the MBTA's Better Bus project will begin implementing select route changes. For our neighborhood, there will be changes to bus route #4 (Tide St. - North Station). To view all September 1 route changes, please visit

Route 4 will no longer make either stop on Northern Ave, traveling only on Seaport Blvd. The Route 4 stops on Northern Ave will close, and 2 new stops on the corner of Seaport Blvd and Sleeper St for inbound and outbound service will open.

What You Can Expect

If you take the 4 to or from...
  • Stops on Northern Ave, walk to Seaport Blvd @ Sleeper St for inbound and outbound service
  • Any other stop on the route, your stops will not change

Why Make This Change?

By straightening and shortening Route 4, the MBTA is able to provide more reliable service.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Seaport & All That Jazz

This weekend, August 30th and August 31st, is the ninth annual Boston Jazz Fest at the Maritime Park in the Seaport. Boston Jazz Fest kicks off Friday evening at 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm and noon to 9:30 pm on Saturday. Stroll on down for this family friendly free event and enjoy great music by a diverse array of Jazz artists. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Meet Me On The Brink

Boston arts and community organizations are collaborating with the Fort Point Theatre Channel (FPTC) to explore the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
The public is invited to preview Meet Me On The Brink, a fifteen minute vignette, FPTC is creating for Tempest Reconfigured. Be one of the first to witness the beginnings of this work in-progress performance as it readies for its fall debut.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
6 PM
Midway Production & Performance Lab
15 Channel Center St, lobby level

Tempest Reconfigured will culminate in fall 2019 with community-based and citywide performances.

401 Congress Street Public Meeting

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will be hosting a public meeting for a proposed development project at 401 Congress Street (Massport Parcel A2) in the South Boston Waterfront / Seaport on: 

Aug 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
District Hall
75 Northern Avenue

Boston Global Investors and their partners intend to construct a new Class A office building with significant public and cultural uses located at and around 401 Congress Street in the South Boston Waterfront District of Boston. The Project Site is owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and consists of two parcels containing approximately 1.6 acres of land. Parcel A2, which is currently a 1.1. acre surface parking lot; and the Triangle Parcel, which is a 0.48 acre of isolated, undeveloped land. The Project consists of a total of approximately 675,000 square feet: approximately 645,000 square feet on Parcel A2 and an estimated 30,000 square feet on the Triangle Parcel. Additionally, the Project contemplates approximately 30,000 square feet of surface improvements along the World Trade Center Avenue Viaduct outside of the primary parcels but also on Massport property.

View the project notification form
Project Manager: Aisling Kerr

Public comments may be submitted directly to Aisling or via the online form at the bottom of the page. 

originally published 08.13.19

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fort Point Festival Fun For All

It is summer. What would summer be without a street festival celebrating all things Fort Point? The Friends of Fort Point Channel invite you to their summertime street festival on:

Sunday, August 18, 2019
12 PM to 5 PM
Channel Center Street (from Iron St. to Mount Washington Way)
enter at Iron Street (One Channel Center/State Street building & Channel Center St.)
Buy Tickets now and enjoy discounts
Children under 10 and Seniors are free.

The festival is open to adults and families alike. There is something for everyone from a petting zoo, games and live music to an Artists Village to The Taste of Fort Point with samples from local restaurants, beer from Hopsters and wine from 90+ Wine Cellars. 

More fun activities:

  • Artists Village with 15 artists selling their work
  • Interactive arts from Artists for Humanity
  • Sea shanties
  • Touch-A-Tank from Save the Harbor Save the Bay
  • Children’s games from the Boston Children’s Museum
  • Touch-A-Truck from the Boston Fire Museum
  • Historical performance by the Boston Tea Party Museum
  • Three live bands
  • Wine and Beer Garden
  • And more!

Come rain or shine. It is a short walk from South Station or West Broadway T Station. Closest Blue Bikes station is at the A Street Park (Richards Street side). Free metered street parking on Sunday. Other parking options are the Channel Center Garage (including bike racks) and Channelside Parking lot on A Street. 

originally published 8.5.19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Portraits of Boston Opens Tonight

The Gallery at 35 Channel Center is delighted to invite you to the opening of Portraits of Boston, a photograph exhibition by Fort Point photographer Helene Maumy Florescu

Helene Maumy Florescu
Thursday, August 15, 2019
6 pm - 7:30 pm
35 Channel Center Street

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Fort Point Landmarks August 2019 Meeting


Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:00 PM
Boston City Hall - Piemonte Room (5th Floor)
After 5:30 pm, 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.


APP # 20.089   FPC 25, 26,30, 35 & 36 Thomson Place
Applicant: Fort Point Channel Investors, LLC
Proposed Work: Work at the sidewalk including installing a raised speed table consisting of brick with granite curb to align flush with the north and south side of Thomson Place, removing an existing ramp, and associated sidewalk repairs. Work at the front facade of 25 & 26 Thomson and 35 & 36 Thomson, including installing spanned catenary lighting across Thomson Street.  

APP # 19.1456 FPC   27-43 Wormwood Street
Applicant: New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC
Proposed Work: Work at the Wormwood Smokestack, including installing three new panel antennas, shifting the location of the existing panel antennas to accommodate the new antennas, and installing port holes at the base of the smokestack and the antenna level to accommodate new interior cabling.

APP # 20.069 FPC 346 Congress Street
Applicant: ImagineOne Industries
Proposed Work: Work at the front elevation, including installing a banner sign and associated flagpoles, a blade sign, and sign at the storefront sign band.  

II.  Ratification of 07/11/2019 Public Hearing Minutes

III. Staff Updates

IV. Projected Adjournment: 7:00 PM

David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy 

Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

originally posted 7.30.19

Monday, July 22, 2019

Trillium Live Entertainment License Meeting

Trillium Brewing Company would like to apply for live entertainment in the form of live acoustic style music two nights a week: Tuesdays & Thursdays, with the ability for a Disc jockey or a band for special events such as weddings. 

The Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh invites you to:


Trillium Brewing Company

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:00 p.m. 

50 Thomson Place

Public Welcome

Please note, the City does not represent the owner(s) /developer(s) /attorney(s) /applicant(s). The purpose of this meeting is to get community input and listen to the resident’s positions on this proposal. 

For more information please contact:
Haley Dillon
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services