Friday, December 27, 2013

New Years at Tavern Road

Tavern Road is having a party for New Years:


New Years Eve Tavern Road Style

We will be kicking off our New Year’s Eve celebrations by offering a three-course prix fixe meal.

Available Seatings: 5:00 – 7:30
Prix Fixe: $58 per person*
Optional Wine pairing: $35 per person*
*excluding tax & gratuity

Reservations call (617) 790-0808
To finish the night in style, we will be hosting a party (with a DJ) from 10:00- 2:00. The party will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, raw bar & midnight toast.
Ticket Price: $65 per person

Tavern Road is a restaurant & bar by brothers Louis and Michael DiBiccari.  Embracing the spirit of New England’s oldest and largest artists’ community and connecting the dots between our family’s history and modern cuisine.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WINTER STORM ADVISORY: City encourages use of public transportation

Office of the Mayor
Thomas M. Menino

For Immediate Release:                                                        For More Information Contact:
Tuesday, December 17, 2013                                                 Press Office, 617-635-4461


Heaviest Snowfall during Evening Commute

City encourages use of public transportation

Mayor Menino is urging residents and commuters to travel cautiously this afternoon as the City prepares for 4-8 inches of snow.  The National weather service is predicting the heaviest snowfall to happen between 4-10 p.m.. The City of Boston will have nearly 400 pieces of equipment on the streets during this time and travel will be slow.   The city encourages all to use public transportation for your evening commute or consider staying through the evening commute to allow for our public works crews to do their work clearing the roadways.  The fewer cars on the road, the better.

Boston Public Schools has cancelled all after-school activities today. 

The Mayor's Snow Team convened this afternoon to discuss the latest snow-related information.  Special attention will be paid to high traffic intersections, hills, and around schools. If you drove to work today, Mayor Menino urges you to please consider taking public transportation home tonight. The fewer cars on the road, the better.

City Public Safety agencies and the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline are staffing additional units to assist with the afternoon commute. Boston Police will have officers stationed at major intersections, and the Boston Transportation Department will rigorously enforce no-parking and double-parking rules, to keep streets as open as possible during the storm.

Residents and business owners are also reminded to salt and shovel their sidewalks. The Boston Public Health Commission and area hospitals are reporting a sharp increase in the number of people hospitalized after falling on the slippery sidewalks. Code enforcement officers will be out in force and will issue fines to any resident or business owner who fails to properly care for their sidewalks, as it is a major public safety issue.

Mayor Menino reminds residents of the following:     
·         Use public transportation when possible and avoid driving vehicles on slippery roads to keep roadways clear for plowing equipment and emergency vehicles.
·         Property owners are reminded to salt and sand sidewalks, stairs and pedestrian ramps to prevent slippery surfaces.
·         Residents are encouraged to shovel out hydrants and catch basins near or abutting their property to assist our public safety agencies and protect against flooding
·         Please check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors who may need help.
·         Use caution when walking near buildings that may have falling snow or ice
·         Parking rules are strictly enforced during snow storms.  Do not block driveways, crosswalks or ramps, and do not park within 20 feet of an intersection
·         Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the snow event, and will be pre-treating roads and readying snow removal equipment across the city's district yards.
·         Make sure tailpipes and house vents are clear of snow to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500.

            Residents are also encouraged to use the City's "Know Snow" program for access to other important storm-related information.  To receive notifications, register for the city's Alert Boston network at  If you would like to receive updates on the storm on Twitter you can follow us: @NotifyBoston.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Starry Night Unveiling Saturday

Experience a Starry Night in Fort Point
a fully programmable LED installation
by Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere

Join us for a celebratory unveiling:
Saturday, 12/21 at 5pm
on A street under the Summer Street Bridge

Made possible with support from
Boston Public Works

Funded by
Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund &
Fund for the Arts, a public art program
of the New England Foundation for the Arts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fort Point Holiday Stroll and Arts Sale This Weekend

The Fort Point Holiday stroll is Friday from 4-8pm and all weekend is FPAC's annual Holiday Sale.  You can walk around Fort Point, sampling great things from Barrington Coffee, Sportello, and other local restaurants while you shop for gifts from FPAC artists or at Front, Bee's Knees, and other shops.

FPAC's Annual Holiday Sale
December 13, 14 and 15, 2013
Friday: 4-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4pm

The Fort PointArts Community’s 15th Annual Holiday Sale takes place Friday-Sunday December 13, 14 and 15, 2013.

Visitors can buy gifts of handcrafted and designed wares directly from their makers. Local artists will be set up over the three-day event, featuring jewelry, paintings, prints, pottery, photography, handcrafted clothing andaccessories, prints, holiday ornaments, cards, and more.

Free validated parking at the Central Parking Lot on A and Binford Streets, thanks to P&G/Gillette and Central parking.

Fort Point Holiday Stroll
Friday, December 13, 2013     4:00-8:00p.m.

A FREE annual celebration of the Fort Point area and its many businesses offering unique stores and boutiques, and a wide array of restaurants and bars.

Download the map

Congress Street
Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street
-The Shop at BCM: 10% off purchase of $20 or more.  Discount applies to regular merchandise only and cannot be combined with any other offer

Au Bon Pain, 308 Congress Street
-Complimentary gingerbread cookie 4:00-7:00p.m.
-Complimentary hot chocolate 4:00-6:00p.m.

TRStreetFoods, 343 Congress Street
-Complimentary hot mulled cider
-Complimentary ham and cheese calzone

Barrington Coffee Roasting, 346 Congress Street
-Complimentary small drip coffee or decaf
-Complimentary hot cocoa if you are shorter than the oxcart wheel

Sportello & Drink, 348 Congress Street
-Sportello will be serving free samples of spicy tomato soups
-Drink will be serving free samples of gougeres

Fort Point Market, 369 Congress Street
-Full line tasting of local GrandTen Distilling, South Boston whiskey/vodka/American gin
-Craft beer tasting: Ballast Point, Firestone, Rogue
-Sample local Number 9 salsa and tortilla strips

Grand Circle Gallery, 347 Congress Street
-View No Place for a Lady: Intrepid Women Travelers Through the Centuries
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport, 370 Congress Street
-Complimentary cocoa and tours of the hotel
-Fliers for $149.00 holiday rates

Farnsworth Street
Bee’s Knees Supply Co., 12 Farnsworth Street
-20% of house made chocolates
-10% off all grocery
-Sip beer, wine or hot chocolate

A Street
Barlow’s Restaurant, 241 A Street
-Complimentary cup of clam chowder

Channel Center Street
Made in Fort Point, 30 Channel Center
-The Fort Point Arts Community’s store sells local art, craft and design: 10% off any one item when you mention the code STROLL

Front, 25 Channel Center
-Book signing:  Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman
-Sample treats from the book, cocktails provided by Demand Drinks
-Trunk show with local artists

Midway Studios, 15 Channel Center Street
-Midway Channel Gallery grand opening show “Illusions” 5:00-8:00p.m.
-Fort Point Arts Community Holiday Sale Preview: Artists selling jewelry, paintings, pottery, prints, photography, holiday decorations and cards, and more.

Fort Point Channel
Atlantic Wharf Holiday Pop-Up, 290 Congress Street
Taste of Africa                                    Deborah’s Kitchen
Teas, crafts, and more                    All natural, spreadable fruit and relish
Two Son Jewelry                                 TophDaddy Design
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings       T-shirts for men, women, kids
Cody’s Creations                                  Leanne Tremblay Fine Handwovens
Dog collars, leashes, and more      Scarves, clutch handbags, tea towels
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
-View 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition 4:00-6:00p.m.
-Explore Rights of Way: Mobility and the City exhibition 4:00-6:00p.m.
Smith & Wollensky, 290 Congress Street
-Complimentary cup of smoked clam chowder

TRADE, 540 Atlantic Avenue
-Complimentary TRADE brownie: a slightly sweet, slightly fudgy brownie with chili chocolate and candied ginger
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress Street
-Gift shop open until 6:00p.m.
The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper Street
-$1 oysters

Denise Hajjar Boutique, 510 Atlantic Avenue
-Complimentary gift wrapping
-Gifts starting at $35
-Complimentary holiday treats and bubbles
RumBa, InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue
-15% off of delicious menu items

Fan Pier
Salon Mario Russo, 60 Northern Avenue
-Manes & Mistletoe! Salon event
-Complimentary hot chocolate with whipped cream and candy cane
-Complimentary gift pack from Oribe with fabulous trial size products
-Holiday blow out for $40.00 from 5:00-7:00p.m.

Parking/Transportation Discount
Necco Garage, 10 Necco Street
-$5.00 parking rate 3:30-10:00p.m. (mention Fort Point Holiday Stroll at the Parking Office)
Hailo Cab
-New and existing users can enter promo code FPSTROLL on December 13, 2013 for $10 off a Hailo ride. Code expires at 11:59pm that day.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Meeting for 338 Congress Project Thursday

388 Congress Project - Community Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Location: Boston Fire Museum - 344 Congress Street, Boston 02210
Description: The Project will replace a surface parking lot of approximately 5,420 square feet with a distinctive mid-rise residential building in the Fort Point Channel district. It will include the construction of an approximately 69 foot height building containing up to approximately nine (9) new residential units with ground-level retail, local service, and/or restaurant uses and approximately ten (10) spaces of accessory residential parking. The Project will contain approximately 26,750 square feet of gross floor area.  This meeting has been rescheduled from the previously noticed November 26th, 2013 meeting.

Project Notification Form may be downloaded here:  338-congress.pdf  (7.5MB)

Comment Period ends on Thursday, December 12, 2013Division: Economic Development
Department: BRA
Neighborhood: South Boston

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Photos of 327 Summer St. Fire

Some amazing photos posted by @BostonFire of the blaze and the current conditions.  They're still on the scene, monitoring for hot spots: