Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Berkeley Seeks Vending Carts at 343 Congress

There will be a hearing at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, July 14th on the appeal of Berkeley Investments, Inc seeking with reference to the premises at 343 Congress St. from the terms of the Boston Zoning Code (see Acts of 1956, c, 665) in the following respect: Variance Article(s) 8 (8-7) Place two food vending carts at location.

The hearing will be held at:
Inspectional Services Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th Fl. Boston, MA 02118

If you wish to express an opinion in regards to the above proposal either in favor or in opposition, please detach the lower portion of this announcement or mail to:

Board of Appeal
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02118

Members: Christine Araujo-Secretary Angelo Buonopane Peter Chin Michael Monahan Anthony Pisani Robert Shortsleeve

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Finding Home Arists Panel Tonight

Dear Artists and Others,

If you can, please come to the gallery at 7pm tonight (Thursday!)for the Artists Panel for the "Finding Home" show at 12 Farnsworth. Up till the 27th!

We also wanted to let you know that you can download the exhibition poster & postcard on our website:

The Odysseus Project is on Facebook! You can join the group and invite others here:

Dan Osterman


Co-curators Anne Loyer and Joanne Hardy present the second event of the Odysseus Project exhibition series: The Odysseus Project Artist's Panel. The panel will take place at 7pm on Thursday, June 18th at Art @ 12. Moderated by participating artist Ken Hruby, Associate Professor of Sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the discussion will shed light on issues of war as experienced by the panel’s veterans and artists. The panel includes Ethan Berry, Gabrielle Keller, James O’Neill and Greg Cook.

Please join us for this free event tomorrow night!

The Odysseus Project Artist Panel

June 18th, 2009


Art @ 12

12 Farnsworth Street, Boston MA


To set up an interview with Anne Loyer contact communications coordinator, Randi Heylek, at (773) 636 8383 or RandiHeylek@gmail.com

ABOUT THE ODYSSEUS PROJECT: The Odysseus Project seeks to promote open discussion between veterans and non-veterans, artists and non-artists, artists-veterans and the Boston community. Through this exchange we hope to encourage art as a means of communication in the effort to bridge the gap between those who have experienced war and those who have not. The Odysseus Project grows from a desire to learn about the experiences of veterans returning home from military service, and the effects of this experience and war on the wider culture.


On view through June 27th, 2009 at Art @ 12, 12 Farnsworth St. Boston

Hours M-F 11-6, Sat 11-4


This exhibit is made possible by the Fort Point Artists Community and the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences.

dParty at 35 CC Friday - kick-off for common boston

the kick-off party for this weekend's common boston is Friday evening:

dParty, Fri, June 19th, 6-9pm
Thompson Design Group, 35 Channel Center St.

The Common Boston cocktail party, held at Thompson Design Group, celebrates good work by community advocates and local architects, and lubricates good conversation between them.

During the party, we’ll be debuting the work of the Neighborhood Photography Project, including images by photographers and community members in Ashmont, Jamaica Plain, Fort Point Channel, and Chinatown. Also on display during the event, Studio Soto will present an exhibition of photographs by Mobius Artists Group member Bob Raymond, who has been documenting Mobius’ activities for nearly thirty years, and an installation by Wenxiong Lin.


Common Boston Weekend 2009 is June 18 through 21!

Common Boston Weekend—Boston's only free, public festival of neighborhoods and design—celebrates the city June 18 - 21st.

Conceived as a community celebration of architecture and design, Common Boston Weekend consists of more than 40 open buildings, neighborhood tours, exhibits and events concentrated around four Boston neighborhoods: Ashmont, Jamaica Plain, Chinatown and Fort Point Channel. Highlights include open architecture studios, a guided walk through Franklin Park, an audio tour of Berkeley Street Community Gardens, bike tours of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester, and food tours.


- Join us for a Forum at the Quincy School on designing the city for families, Thu, June 18th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
- Come to Pecha Kucha night featuring Common Boston and the BSA, Wed, June 17th, 6:30pm

Visit www.commonboston.org for a complete schedule of events. All events are free and open to the public.

Boston Virtuosi, next Thurs, 6/25

Fort Point-based Boston Virtuosi is kicking off their summer series next week with an evening concert:

Boston Virtuosi
Thursday, June 25th, 5:30 PM
Children's Wharf Park
(between Congress St. and Seaport Blvd)

Members of the string quartet perform with many of the major organizations in Boston, including the Boston Pops, Masterworks Chorale, Boston Classical and Handel Hayden Society orchestras. They include Rebecca Katsenes and Jane Hemenway violins, Scott Woolweaver Viola and Cameron Sawzin, cello. The eclectic program will range from Mozart Divertimento #3 to “Layla” by Eric Clapton- with red hot tangos, bluegrass and a taste of Cole Porter in between.


New Market in the Seaport

J. Pace and Son have opened a new location in the Seaport:

1 Park Lane
S. Boston MA 02210

Mon-Fri: 7AM-9PM
Sat-Sun: 7AM-7PM


We offer a wide selection of the finest fresh meats, cheeses and produce, freshly baked cakes, breads and pastries, and an extensive collection of imported specialty food items, coffees, dried beans, olives, pasta, olive oil and vinegars.

All stores offer a complete selection of freshly prepared dinners. Our West End store carries a full line of wine, beer and liquors. Our South Boston location features a selection of wine & beer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Greenway Mtg, Mon 6/22

Greenway District Planning Study

Monday, June 22nd
6-8 PM at the BRA
Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, Board Room

The Boston Transportation Department will present initiatives to sustain the long-term success of the Rose Kennedy Greenway District relative to multi-modal transportation access, parking and traffic management.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Peter D. Gori

Lauren N. Shurtleff

Nominations for the FPNA Board


The FPNA Board of Directors and Election Committee invite you to participate in the annual election process.

Nominations are due on or before Friday June 19th

Please Submit via email to:


OR snail mail: FPNA, PO Box 52122, Boston, MA 02205

Please include the name, address, phone and email information for the individual(s) you are nominating.

The FPNA Community includes:

Dockside Place
300 Summer Street
346 Congress Street/ FP3
249 A Street
346 A Street/ Mondo Condo
21 Wormwood/ Fort Point Place
25 Channel Center
35 Channel Center
15 Channel Center/ Midway Studios

Nominees will be asked to provide a brief statement of their background and interest in serving on the board for the Candidates Night / Election event on Wednesday June 24th.

Please Save the Date:

Wednesday June 24th
Site: To Be Announced

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Grocery Store at Broadway T Gets Financing

Boston Invests in Growth $40M Loan Fund
Gloria's Market 9 West Broadway, South Boston
·         Gloria's Market, developed by the Pappas family, is a re-imagination of the chain of stores started by Constantine Pappas at the turn of the 20th century in Boston's North End
·         The full service market will have fruit, produce, meat, fish, dairy, dry goods, prepared foods and will offer free delivery on purchases over $25.00 so that shoppers can leave their car at home and walk to and from the store without having to worry about carrying their purchases
·         The Market will offer food sourced from local farms, local fisherman, local dairies, as well as a selection of fine imported foods, most of which will be organic
·        When fully operational, Gloria's Market will employ approximately 30 people, 28 of whom will be brand new hires
  • Gloria's Market build out is seeking to achieve a LEED Silver Certification

The Shops at Riverwood 854-912 River Street, Hyde Park
·         A Finard Properties project, this more than 100,000 square-foot shopping center development is the result of an extensive and lively community process. The community was even invited to vote on the name of the center, which comes from combining area street names: "The Shops at Riverwood"
·         On the site of the old Bay State Paper Mill, the project began in May 2008 with the demolition of the mill building. Site preparation began in spring of 2009
·         Not only will the development of the site include the rehabilitation of the original powerhouse and smokestack but the project also will feature new and improved access to the nearby Neponset River. It won't be long before people will be dining al fresco by the river
·         The Shops at Riverwood, when fully completed, is expected to create more than 300 permanent jobs and provide much-needed retail currently lacking in the neighborhood 
·        The first tenants to cut ribbons in the new shopping center will be Price Rite, a national grocery chain, and Sovereign Bank
W Hotel and Residences 100 Stuart Street, Boston
·         The W Hotel and Residences is a $200M mixed-use project, and includes 235 hotel rooms, 123 residences, a restaurant, spa, and 'destination' bar
·         The downtown development also includes $3.7 million in planned community benefits, including funding for the Midtown Cultural District and childcare in Chinatown
·         The W Hotel and Residences will create more than 275 construction jobs and approximately 300 new permanent jobs (a recent job fair attracted 800 people)
·         Once completed, the W Hotel and Residences will increase Boston's tax base annually by  $3.2 million
·        The W Hotel and Residences plans to open in the fall of 2009

Lucy A. Warsh
Director, Media and Public Relations
Department of Neighborhood Development
City of Boston
P: 617.635.4802
F: 617.635.0561

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Boston Police Seek Help ID'ing Suspect in Channel Center Heist

Video of the suspects:

A reward of $1000 has been offered for information leading to the recovery of the stolen items. For more details, see the official alert:

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Comments on Municipal Harbor Plan

This is a reminder that comments regarding the South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Amendment, which was submitted to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on May 15, 2009, are due by 4:30pm on June 19, 2009. Comments should be addressed to:

Office of Coastal Zone Management
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Brad Washburn

Copies of the Plan are available on the BRA website: