Friday, February 15, 2019

Trader Joe's Is Coming To Fort Point

updated 2/15/19 : Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission approved Trader Joe's proposal for changes to the exterior of 44 Thomson Place.

It appears that the rumors of a Trader Joe's coming to Fort Point may be true.  Trader Joe's is on the tonight's agenda at Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission. The location is 44 Thomson Place.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Parking Restrictions on A Street Effective Tomorrow

Road excavation work to extend an intermediate gas main down A Street is expected to start Friday, February 15, 2019. This work is a resumption of what had began last summer and was halted by the National Grid strike.  

A parking ban will in effect weekdays during the hours of 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Today no parking signs were posted at the corner of Binford Street & A Street to Wormwood Street.

The work route will continue down A Street to Melcher St and then turn on to Necco Street. The no parking permit is effective through March 8, 2019.

If you park on A Street or Melcher Street, keep an eye out for parking restrictions by block as the work progresses.

Fort Point Landmarks February 2019 Meeting Updated

The FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, February 14, 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.

I. Violations

303 Congress Street: Ratification of unapproved temporary banner signage

II. Design Review

APP # 19.479 FPC 63 Melcher Street
Applicant: Matt Frazier JSIP, 63 Melcher LLC
Proposed Work: Request for an extension of the temporary banners.

APP # 19.760 FPC 348 Congress
Applicant: Robert Tuttle Ne Neon Sign Co
Proposed Work: At front façade, relocate previously approved blade sign adjacent to front entrance (Previously Heard on 10/11/2018).

APP #  19.70 FPC 44 Thomson Place
Applicant: Andrew Tobias; Trader Joe's
Proposed Work: Reopen historic windows, relocate entrances, awnings. Install historic signage.

III. Administrative Review/Approval
APP # 19.769 FPC 250 Summer Street (adjacent)
Proposed Work: Modify the existing telecommunication antenna that was previously approved by Commission.

III. RATIFICATION OF 12/13/2018 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES 

IV. Staff Updates

V. PROJECTED ADJOURNMENT: 7:0O

FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION
David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy 
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy


originally published 01/30/19

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GE Innovation Point February 2019 Construction Update

GE Innovation Point is transforming as reconstruction continues along the Harborwalk as the weather permits, windows continue to be installed, lots of steel, roof work and expect to see the metal skin of the green pedestrian bridge removed along with other structural improvements. 

·         Pedestrian traffic has been relocated onto the first phase of the Harborwalk sidewalk.  The balance of the Harborwalk reconstruction, Phase 2, from the trailers to Necco Ct. is continuing as weather permits.  Overlook deck framing is complete, deck construction will continue as weather permits.  The Phase 2 harborwalk concrete sidewalk will be placed as weather conditions permit.  Temporary access to the dock is maintained daily.  Landscaping and certain plantings will be completed in the early spring of 2019 to meet planting season requirements. 

·         Temporary heating units have been installed and are providing heat through temporary ducts from both the west face and the east face of the buildings.  These units will remain in operation throughout the winter months.  Certain portions of the building are being wrapped or tented to allow masonry, concrete, and other construction to continue.  The openings in the building are being closed up on a permanent basis as work progresses.

·         Structural steel erection for the west building high roof, mechanical screen supports and 6th floor is complete.  Concrete has been placed on the 6th floor.  The concrete high roof deck slab will be placed on the west building during February, after which placement of the permanent roofing will commence.

·         Structural steel erection for the east building will complete in February.  The east building steel has been tied into the glass enclosure structure between the buildings.  The low roof steel and deck are in place, the high roof steel structure and mechanical screen supports above the low roof are being erected.   With completion of the low roof the new concrete block stair shaft masonry work in the northwest corner of the building is underway and will complete this month.  The northwest corner of the concrete decks on the 2nd through 5th floors of the east building are being prepared for concrete now that the stair shaft is above the low roof.   Preparations for placement of the low roof concrete deck are underway and will complete this month.  The placement of permanent roofing on the east building will commence once the concrete decks are placed. 

·         The crane continues to support the erection of the structural steel.  The current crawler crane will be removed from the site mid-February.  Mobile cranes will be used as additional equipment and materials need to be hoisted into the building.

·         Cutting and repointing of the exterior masonry façades is one of the activities that is temperature sensitive.   Cutting and repointing is continuing in the area that has been tented and heated between the buildings.  Washing of the masonry facades has been postponed until temperatures permit completion of this work. 

·         The construction of the new large openings in the south and west faces of the first floor of the west building and on the south face of the east building continues.   Once the opening is made, steel framing is placed supporting the existing masonry wall, then the masonry is reconstructed around the steel frame.  The work on the large openings will continue. 

·         Window installation is continuing in both buildings.  Caulking and sealing around the new windows as well as placement of window trim is in progress and will continue. 

·         Rough-in of interior walls and interior masonry restoration is underway in the west building.  Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection rough-in is continuing on the first 4 floors of the west building.  This will expand onto the 5th floor once the permanent roof is in place.  Rough in of the ductwork and piping risers in the west building core is complete.

·         Rough-in of interior walls and interior masonry restoration is underway in the east building.  The mezzanine level partitions are constructed with building infrastructure installation underway.  Electrical, mechanical and plumbing rough-in is continuing in the first 3 floors of the east building.  Rough in of the ductwork and piping risers is nearing completion in the core of the east building.  The passenger and freight elevator installation will begin in late February.

·         The new column for the Necco Ct. bridge has been placed.  The base of the column will be encased in concrete to protect it from vehicles.   Scaffolding erection on both sides of the Necco Ct. bridge to the full height of the bridge is underway and will complete in mid-February.   Removal of the existing metal panel skin will be performed first with structural improvements to the bridge steel following the removal.  Fabrication of structural steel, curtainwall and metal panels for the bridge reconstruction is underway.  Abatement of lead-based paint from structural members inside the bridge will continue in order to prepare the surfaces for welding.  GE and its contractors will continue to coordinate the work in Necco Ct. with Synergy. 

·         The final transformer has been placed in the transformer yard by Eversource.  The main electrical gear has been placed inside the main electrical room inside the building and is being prepared to receive permanent power.  Once all electrical gear testing and inspections are complete, Eversource will energize the permanent power to the building. 


·         National Grid will provide a permanent gas service connection to the buildings from Necco St.  This will require trenching in Necco St.  Tie-in is currently forecast to be performed this Spring pending final schedule from National Grid.

GE Innovation Point Construction updates occur about monthly in frequency or when there are major transitions in the construction process. Visit GE Reports to sign up for updates and to find the latest information or contact GE at innovation.point@ge.com.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

ByPass Road Pilot Update

MassDOT presented Roadways Improvement Projects occurring in Fort Point and the Seaport at FPNA's (Fort Point Neighborhood Association) January 29, 2019 neighborhood gathering.  Part of the presentation focused on the South Boston Bypass Road (SBBR) Pilot, which started October 15, 2018 and will conclude September 30, 2019.


Will the SBBR be open permanently to non commercial vehicles? Currently, the pilot only allows for a one year opening of the road to all vehicles.  Per the MEPA (Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office) Advisory Opinion/Approval, the pilot can only be operation for one year and must be competed on September 30, 2019.  Beginning October 1, 2019, the road must revert back to commercial vehicle use only. Once the pilot is completed and all vehicle data counts are processed, a report of the findings will be presented to Secretary Pollack.  The Secretary will determine if MassDOT will pursue permitting through the MEPA process to ask to have the commercial vehicle only use lifted.

Is there any update to report on the pilot? 
Vehicle count data has been taken for the first three months of the pilot on the bypass road and is as follows:
  • Inbound to South Boston from Frontage Road to Cypher/Richards Street – increase of 200 vehicles in the AM peak hour (8 am), increase of 95 vehicles in the PM peak hour (5 pm)
  • Inbound to South Boston from Cypher/Richards Street to Frontage Road – increase of 155 vehicles in the AM peak hour (8 am), increase of 90 vehicles in the PM peak hour (5 pm)
  • Inbound to South Boston from Frontage Road to Haul Road – increase of 1 minute and 10 seconds of travel time in the AM peak hour (8 am), increase of 39 seconds of travel time in the PM peak hour (5 pm).
The increase in traffic volumes is relatively low and is not having a significant impact to the commercial travel along the route. 

Counts will be taken again in March, and will include some specific intersections within South Boston

Might the pilot be expanded to bi-directional traffic? Due to the existing congestion on the Hegarty Overpass between the traffic signals at the North and Southbound Frontage Roads and approaching the South Bay interchange, there is no available lane capacity to increase the traffic in this direction. Allowing this movement may create significant queuing along the bypass road and increased travel time to access I-93. 


Community Feedback
As part of the commitment to MEPA during the pilot program, MassDOT is working to collect feedback on the use of the bypass road by the general public.  MassDOT is asking the public to reach out and provide any type of feedback on their experience using the roadway. Click here to provide feedback. MassDOT and the MEPA office will use all the feedback received as part of the analysis related to the future use of the South Boston Bypass Road.

Monday, February 11, 2019

MBTA Better Bus Project Coming To Roads Near You

Join the MBTA for a  Better Bus Project Open House and Community Meeting on:


Monday, February 25, 2019
anytime 6 pm to 8 pm
Tynan School 
650 E. Fourth St.

There are some proposed changes to the number 4 bus, the number 9 bus, and the Silver Line Route #2. Visit betterbus.mbta.com to view the proposals. The proposals include a description of each proposed change by route number, a map of the change, and the data supporting the change along with the trade offs. You can also sign up for project email alerts.



The MBTA will also have information on their Automated Fare Collection 2.0 and of a course, an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed fare increase. 

Can't make it to the meeting? Share your feedback at mbta.com/BBPfeedback.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Boston City Council Looks At Reprecincting, Term Limits & Vacancies, CPA, MBTA Fees & More

City Councilor-At-Large Michelle Wu publishes notes from Boston City Council meetings. The Boston City Council considered the following items and more at their Februay 6, 2019 meeting: 

Equity in Cannabis Licensing: Councilor Janey filed an ordinance to promote and encourage equity in the newly created marijuana industry with full participation of residents from communities that have previously been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement and to positively impact those communities. The cannabis industry is already a multi-million dollar industry in Massachusetts, with early sales having generated almost $30M. The ordinance would create a new category of equity applicants, which would include companies with 51% or more ownership stake from 1) a person who has resided in an area of disproportionate impact for at least 5 of the past 10 years, 2) a Boston resident who has a past conviction for possession, sale, or trafficking of marijuana (or his/her child or spouse), 3) someone who has resided in Boston for at least the past 5 years, 4) someone who is of Black, African American, Hispanic, or Latino descent, OR 5) someone whose annual household income is below 400% of the federal poverty level. To date, no certified minority-owned businesses have been licensed by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations committee for a hearing.

Reprecincting: Councilor Campbell and I filed an ordinance requiring a review of precincts every 5 years in Boston. All municipalities in the state except for Boston are required to undertake reprecincting every 10 years, redrawing boundary lines to equalize the population within wards and precincts. Because of Boston’s exemption, reprecincting has not happened in 90 years, and some precincts have several thousand voters, while others have just a few hundred. This leads to very long lines at certain polling locations where population has grown, and the Council previously passed a separate home-rule petition to subdivide the six largest precincts to improve voter access, which the Mayor has refiled this legislative cycle. Our proposed ordinance would require that the appropriate committee of the City Council conduct a review of city precincts every five years beginning in the year immediately following passage of this ordinance, taking into account population shifts; development in neighborhoods; impact of precinct size on polling locations, staffing, and election day operations; and other factors as necessary. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations committee for a hearing.

HOME-RULE PETITIONS--
Terms of Office for City Councilor: Councilor Campbell filed a home-rule petition to increase the term of city councilors to four municipal years from two municipal years, similar to one that the Council passed in April 2016 but that was not approved by the State Legislature. Councilor Campbell stated that having a municipal election every two years where voter turnout is often low is burdensome for city resources, since a citywide election costs $800K to manage. Making the term of office for city councillors a four year term will reduce costs in having multiple elections. In the debate on this issue three years ago, proponents described the benefits as cost-savings, allowing Councilors to focus more on legislative work and less on campaigning, giving Councilors more freedom to take positions that challenge the status quo, and strengthening the Council as a counterbalance to the Mayor. My concern then (and why I was the lone opposition vote when it passed 12-1) remains true now: that this measure will strengthen incumbency and make it harder for new candidates to put together a credible campaign as incumbents will have an even longer period of time to build up campaign accounts would raise the barriers for newcomers. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations committee for a hearing.
Home Rule Petition Election Procedures: Councilor Campbell filed a home rule petition to restrict candidates from seeking nomination for two elected offices during the same municipal election. In 2013, Councilor Yancey collected signatures and ran for both Mayor and City Council; he ended up being reelected to the Council then. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations committee for a hearing.
Home Rule Petition Vacancy: Councilor Campbell filed a home-rule petition to change the process for filling a vacancy in the office of City Councilor At-large. Currently, the 5th place finisher in the last At-Large election becomes Councilor in the case of a vacancy (as Councilor Althea Garrison has after Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s swearing-in to Congress). The ordinance would change this so that a special election would take place, similar to the process for District Council vacancies. Councilor Garrison stood to oppose this change. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations Committee for a hearing.

MBTA MATTERS--
Access to Charlie Card Pickup: Councilor Campbell filed a letter in support of increasing access to Charlie Card pickup in response to the MBTA’s plans to increase fares by an average of 6.3% and adopt a new automatic, cashless fare collection system. She noted that through a partnership with the MBTA, the City of Chelsea recently made Charlie Cards available to purchase preloaded with five dollars, or to pick up free of charge at Chelsea City Hall. Councilor Campbell offered support for a similar effort between the MBTA and the City of Boston to increase residents' access to Charlie Cards.
Fare-Free Transit: In case you missed it, I wrote an op-ed calling for a halt to fare increases and suggesting that the goal should be to increase ridership for economic mobility, equity, and climate justice. Fare-free transit would be the single biggest step we  could take toward those goals, and there are immediately feasible ways to get closer to that -- free MBTA passes for MA students and seniors, fare-free bus trips on routes where the majority of riders are low-income residents, and fare-capping rather than monthly passes. Read my whole op-ed here.

HOUSING--
Vacant Residential Properties: Councilors Campbell, O'Malley, and Janey refiled a hearing order to discuss strategies to reduce and activate vacant residential properties in the City of Boston. Boston has roughly 1,251 city-owned vacant lots. There is limited information and no central database to indicate how many vacant properties in the city are privately owned. The lack of data creates a barrier for development and implementing solutions for utilizing these spaces. The Councilors described how other cities have explored financial disincentives including imposing a tax, or encouraging development with tax abatements with vacant properties. Others have created land banks to transform vacant parcels into parcels that are useful to the community. The matter was assigned to the Committee on Housing and Community Development for a hearing.

An Act to Sustain Community Preservation: The Council voted to adopt a resolution from Councilors Campbell and Flaherty in support of state legislation, An Act to Sustain Community Preservation, which would adjust the surcharge on fees for recording deeds to increase match-funding revenue as prescribed by the Community Preservation Act.

Upcoming Hearings (In the City Council Chamber unless otherwise noted. Watch Online
  • Friday, February 8th, 11am: Working session re: issues related to stray voltage (City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans & Military Affairs)
  • Our next City Council meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13, at 12pm.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The Making Of Martin's Park: A February Update

This Martin’s Park update will fill you in what has been happening on site and what to look forward to over the winter. Even with the cold weather, the contractor has been making excellent progress and plans to continue working as weather allows. 


HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST MONTH'S ACTIVITY
North Side Stone Scramble

On the north side of the park (closest to Seaport Blvd.):

  • The central retaining wall was poured.
  • Stepper stone installation has started. 
  • Additional locust posts were installed.
  • Underdrains were installed.
  • Water garden wood seating install has started. 

On the south side of the park (closest to the Children’s Museum):
South Side Play Area


  • 100% of geofoam has been installed.
  • All foundation work for major play elements has been completed. 
  • Log climber has been installed.
  • Swing has been installed. 
  • Slides have been installed. 
  • Cosmo climber has been installed.


General park:
  • Lightpole bases are 100% installed. 
  • 100% of major play elements are installed.

HERE IS WHAT TO LOOK FOR OVER THE WINTER

On the north side of the park (closest to Seaport Blvd.)
More stonework along hillside. 
Subgrade work for sidewalks. 
Continued work on wooden seating area at water garden. 
Fence post installation. 

On the south side of the park (closest to the Children’s Museum)
Mudslab around Cosmo climber.
Granite install on edges of slide area. 
Subgrade work for sidewalks. 
Fence post installation. 

General park
Granite deliveries will continue.
Fabrication of metal work.
Continued coordination with subcontractors to plan for spring planting installation.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Boston City Council Looks At Climate Resilience & Wetlands Ordinance, Seaport Polling Location, Edison Power Plant & More

City Councilor-At-Large Michelle Wu publishes notes from Boston City Council meetings. The Boston City Council considered the following items and more at their January 30, 2019 meeting: 


Small Vehicle Sharing Businesses: Mayor Walsh filed an ordinance to establish licensing and regulations for shared mobility businesses, such as electric scooters. The language creates a license from the Boston Transportation Department in order to operate on City streets, with an application fee or renewal fee of $500. The ordinance would also set up a Small Vehicle Sharing Business Advisory Committee to advise the Commissioner of BTD on sustainability, safety, accessibility, regulatory changes and other related issues, comprised of representatives from Office of New Urban Mechanics, the Disability Commission,  and the Environment Department. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations Committee for a hearing.
 
Local Wetlands Protection: I refiled an ordinance in partnership with Councilor O’Malley to protect local wetlands and strengthen the City’s ability to fight climate change through reasonable regulations on development. The Local Wetlands Protection Ordinance would empower the Boston Conservation Commission to require green infrastructure with new development, including protections for urban wetlands and natural resource areas, and explicitly adopt climate change adaptation as a resource area value. Wetlands are important not just for conservation of open space and wildlife habitats, but to manage rain, flooding and heat. Especially in light of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report last fall, with over 1,000 scientists from around the world concluding that we may have only twelve years left to keep greenhouse gas emissions below a threshold that keeps the planet livable, we must take every possible action to reduce energy demand, increase renewable energy supply, and transform our land use policies to align with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Boston is currently one of the only three coastal municipalities without such a municipal ordinance adding protections beyond the state baselines. The matter was assigned to the Government Operations Committee for a hearing.
 
Sub-Precincts for Voting: They Mayor refiled a Home Rule Petition to establish sub-precincts in neighborhoods that experienced significant growth, in order to alleviate lines and waiting times for voting. The Council had passed this legislation in 2017 as a home-rule petition sponsored by Councilor Linehan and me, but it was not taken up at the State House. The Mayor is refiling this for another Council vote to begin a new push on Beacon Hill. The legislation would not change any of the existing boundaries for wards, and will not change representation for congressional, representative, senatorial, or councilor districts, instead establishing sub-precincts, and in some cases additional polling locations, in the following precincts:
  • Ward 3, Precinct 6 (Downtown, Financial District, and parts of Beacon Hill)
  • Ward 3, Precinct 7 (South End)
  • Ward 3, Precinct 8 (Chinatown and South End)
  • Ward 5, Precinct 1 (Bay Village)
  • Ward 6, Precinct 1 (South Boston to Broadway Station, Seaport)
  • Ward 9, Precinct 3 (South End)
The matter was assigned to the Government Operations Committee for a hearing.
 
Early Voting: Councilors Flaherty & Zakim reported back on the hearing held Monday regarding Councilor Zakim’s Home Rule Petition for early voting in municipal elections. Because the statewide early voting law applies only to state elections, Boston cannot offer early voting in municipal elections without legislative amendment. The attendees and advocates at the hearing were overwhelmingly in support of the initiative, and the Elections Department stated that they would need 6 months of notice to prepare for early voting in the municipal election. However, Councilor Flaherty stated that the Administration would like to hold this matter and submit it later to Beacon Hill with an overall legislative package on voting. The matter remains in the Government Operations Committee.

776 Summer Street: Councilors Flynn & Flaherty called for a hearing on halting the Article 80 process as it applies to 776 Summer Street, a 15-acre site that was recently removed from South Boston’s Designated Port Area (DPA).  The removal reduces zoning protections necessary to accommodate nearby water-dependent industrial uses. The developer has proposed construction of 1.93M sf of mixed-use development, including 1.3M sf of residential uses. They named the Carmen’s Union, Longshoreman’s Union, and South Boston elected delegation as groups having expressed serious and ongoing concerns. The matter was assigned to the Planning, Development & Transportation Committee for a hearing.

Hypodermic Needles Safety around Schools and Playgrounds: Councilors Janey & Essaibi-George filed a hearing order regarding safety concerns from hypodermic needles near schools and playgrounds. The opioid crisis is a major public health crisis, and the intersections of Roxbury, South End, South Boston, and Newmarket Square have been hit especially hard. Even with the efforts of the City’s Mobile Sharps Team in picking up needles, residents and children still come into contact with needles, with one student at the Orchard Garden K-8 getting pricked by a needle in November of 2018.  The matter was assigned to the Homelessness, Mental Health, and Recovery Committee for a hearing.

Councilor Flaherty, as the Chair of the Community Preservation Act Committee, made the following appointment:
  • Matthew Kiefer reappointed to the Community Preservation Committee, for a term expiring January 1, 2022.

 
Upcoming Hearings (In the City Council Chamber unless otherwise noted. Watch online
  • Friday, February 8th, 11am: Working session re: issues related to stray voltage (City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans & Military Affairs)
  • Our next City Council meeting will be on Wednesday, February 6th, at 12pm.

For complete notes on Boston City Council meetings, visit MichelleForBoston.com or sign up to receive these notes automatically.          

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Be In The Loop With Local Art

Did you know Artists For Humanity recently expanded their EpiCenter? This Wednesday, January 30 from 5 pm - 7 pm, Artists For Humanity invites you to their first Open Studios of 2019.  Tour bustling studios, meet inspiring teens, preview the latest projects, network with local creatives, and mingle over wine and cheese. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Artist For Humanity is located at 100 West 2nd Street next to the A Street Park and just blocks away from the Broadway red line T station.
Artists For Humanity
The same evening (January 30), the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) is hosting an opening reception of  Surface Tension: Architectural photographs from Peter Vanderwarker and Boston Up: Infrared photographs by Neal Rantoul from 6 pm - 8 pm in the BSA Space at 290 Congress Street. R.S.V.P. for this free event.  On view through June 1, 2019. 
Peter Vanderwalker
Start February with the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) opening reception of Melt , a reinterpretation of Nordic myths — with feminist and science fiction twists through video, photography and sculpture by artists Isabel Beavers and Laine Rettmer. The artists created Melt during a residency in Iceland. The opening reception is Friday, February 1st from 6 pm - 8 pm at FPAC Gallery, 300 Summer Street. More details.
Melt
The Loop, an interactive art experience, has landed at One Seaport Square (between Showcase Icon and Scorpian). Take a seat in these giant circular structures, pump the handlebar, and watch a story unfold. The installation will be around until February 17, 2019. More details.
The Loop
On Sunday, February 10th at 2 pm, the Fort Point Theatre Channel presents Her Story Is Translated: Perspectives on Poetry, Playwriting, and Music in Arabic and English coordinated by Jennifer Jean and Amy Merrill. Her Story Is continues with this special event highlighting the process of “translation” in the poetry, plays, and music between and among several artists living in Iraq and in the United States. The free event will take place in Art Under The Stairs at Midway Artist Studios located at 15 Channel Center Street. To learn more about Her Story Is visit the Fort Point Theatre Channel. 
Her Story Is Translated

Monday, January 28, 2019

2019 Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering Kickoff


Join FPNA
for
2019 Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood
Gathering 
Kickoff

Tuesday, January 29
6 pm - 8 pm
Capital One Café
2nd floor, 
57 Seaport Blvd.

featuring
MassDOT 
Roadway Improvements Project
Cypher St from A to E, Cypher St Extension from D to E
Richards St, Fargo St, D St, Bypass Rd, E St & Summer St.


introducing
SPIN Boston
original ping pong social club
30 - 40 Melcher St.

with
 Neighborhood Updates & Discussion


Special thanks to Capital One Café for hosting.


*** treats & refreshments courtesy of Capital One Café
& their partners***


originally published 1.22.19