Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston Shines this weekend!

Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Boston Shines event is a neighborhood clean-up to celebrate spring and Boston’s neighborhoods. Please join the Fort Point Neighborhood Association ( in this neighborhood event to make Fort Point Shine!

Friday, April 26th 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch included 
Saturday, April 27th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 28th 3 p.m. After Party in Wormwood Park 

Tree Angels $500+
- Below benefit and acknowledgement on plaque and FPNA website

Tree Circle $300
- Tree on A Street adopted by your company
- Adopted tree will have a plaque with your business name
- FPNA will provide flowers and mulch for the base of your tree
- Provide an opportunity for your company employees to plant flowers around the base of the tree during Boston Shines event
- Yearly up date on the tree
- Boston Shines t-shirt for company employees who participate in Boston Shines
- Complimentary snacks provided by local restaurants during the Boston Shines Event
- Recognized on the FPNA website, social media and promotional materials
- Member of the Fort Point Neighborhood Association

A Street Panel $100 Each (multiple panels available)
- Provide flowers, vines and mulch for up to 5+ employees
- Boston Shines t-shirt for company employees who participate in Boston Shines
- Complimentary snacks provided by local restaurants during the Boston Shines Event
- Recognized on the FPNA website, social media and promotional material
- Member of the Fort Point Neighborhood Association

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA) is dedicated to enhancing and preserving the quality of life in our community, to broadening citizen awareness and participation within our growing neighborhood, and to building a socially interactive civic life in Fort Point.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BRA Mtg Tonight Cancelled

Please be advised:
The above mentioned community meeting has been cancelled. A new date is TBD. Please forward this message to all corresponding community groups and interested South Boston residents.
I will be in touch with new schedules for BRA internal and community sponsored meetings.

Lauren Williams
Project Manager
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201

Saturday, April 20, 2013

399 Congress St. Meeting Tuesday

BRA Meeting for 399 Congress St.
6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 23rd
ADD Inc, 311 Summer St., 6th Floor

Proponent: Madison Seaport Holdings, LLC.

Project: 22-storry, approximately 414 unit apartment building containing approximately 12,000 square feet of support ground-floor lobby, retail, and innovation space; second and third floor "Innovation Extended Stay and Collaboration Center" with ~60 small, "innovation units" with share gathering areas, work zone, and business amenities.

Parking for ~144 vehicles (including stacker spaces) in a 3-level underground garage.

Comment period closes: Friday, May 31st, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

T Shutdown, City urges "Shelter in Place"

Office of the Mayor
Thomas M. Menino

For Immediate Release:                                                        For More Information Contact:
Friday, April 19, 2013                                                                        Press Office, 617-635-4461

**Media Advisory**
Citywide Update

The City of Boston is urging City-wide shelter in place. As this investigation unfolds we are advising all residents, citywide, to shelter in place. Please understand we have an armed and dangerous person(s) still at large and police actively pursuing every lead in this active emergency event. Please be patient and use common sense until this person(s) are apprehended. We will continue to update the public with more information as it becomes available.  All MBTA service remains suspended at this time.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Boston Shines - Please join us!

Greetings Neighbors,

It’s that time again! Boston Shines is on Saturday, April 27th.  Please join us  for our 9thth year. Last year’s event was a huge success and the after party was great fun.

More info. to follow, but this season we will be adding to climbing vines along A Street on the USPS wire fence to create an attractive visual mitigation of the parking lot view.  Sean, The Mayor’s South Boston Liaison will need to know how many tools we’ll need, special requests, and the number of volunteers.

We will gather at 9AM in the Channel Center Park near Barlow’s. As always there will be coffee and pastries in the morning and signs posted with more info.

The after party will be at Wormwood Park on Sunday at 3:00 (Too cold usually Sat night). List of food contributors to follow. Updated info. will also be available on the Fort Point Blog at

It would be helpful if someone could transport goodies to 300 Summer, the other tool drop off and gathering site We could use a 300 Summer point person or two as well. The clean up is a great opportunity to get to know new and old neighbors. We all well know this kind of commitment sends a message to stakeholders and elected officials, but that shouldn't be the only reason we buff up Fort Point Channel. See you there!

If anyone has questions or suggestions please send an email to, or call 617-797-2307

Monday, April 08, 2013

Nick Collins Event Tonight at Tavern Road

There's an event this evening for Nick Collins, who is running for State Senate in the upcoming special election.

Monday, April 8th, 2013
Tavern Road

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Meeting new tenant of Midway Studios - 4/16 6:30pm

via Cam -

In April 2012 a public meeting was held to address concerns of neighborhood residents about the tenant of the lower floors of the Midway Studios Building. Since then, the former tenant was relocated. The building owner has been seeking an alternative and working with an advisory group to consider options resulting from a tenant search process. The building owner would like to provide an update to the neighborhood about current plans to tenant the spaces and requested that the BRA schedule this meeting with the community.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm at Midway Studios. The public is welcome to come hear a presentation by the building owner and the selected tenant about next steps.

Heidi Burbidge
Senior Project Manager
Artist Space Initiative
Boston Redevelopment Authority
(617) 918-4306

Deadline for Voter Registration Wed

via Cam -

This coming Wednesday is the final day to register to vote in the upcoming
primary for State Senator. Registering and voting helps Fort Point and the
arts community to be heard by, and get action from, our elected officials.

Here's a link for various forms:

Please Note: at this point, registrations must be made in person at Boston
City Hall in order to be able to vote in the primary. The elections office
is located on the second floor of City Hall, just beyond the parking ticket

Please please take the time to vote- if we want help in our neighborhood we need to show them all we care.