Friday, February 21, 2014

FPNA Neighborhood Monthly Meeting Series Continues February 25th

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association continues their monthly neighborhood meeting series on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  This month’s special guest is State Representative Nick Collins.  The meeting will begin with an open discussion on neighborhood issues, updates on Fort Point branding by Danielle Pillion, Executive Director, Friends of Fort Point Channel; and on BCEC gate show parking and transportation by Bob O’Shea, Community Liaison, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Representative Collins will speak at 7 pm to be followed by a question and answer period. If that is not enough, Harpoon will be offering samples along with an exclusive invitation to Fort Point neighbors. Come join your neighbors!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6 pm
Factory 63
63 Melcher (Melcher & A Sts)

The next meeting will be held on March 25, 2014. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month starting at 6pm at Factory 63.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New England Boat Show Traffic Plan

From February 22nd - March 2nd, 2014, the New England Boat Show will be at the Boston Exhibit & Convention Center

Boat show overflow parking will most likely be needed over this weekend and next weekend. If the Boston Marine Industrial Park garage fills, the Necco Street garage will be used.

For details, please read New England Boat Show 2014 Traffic Plan provided by Bob O'Shea, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Community Liaison.  To hear more about gateshow traffic plans and impact on the Fort Point neighborhood, Bob O'Shea will be speaking at the upcoming Fort Point Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, Feb 25th at 6pm at Factory 63.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

1-93 Underpass Parking and Public Realm Improvements Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Invites You to a Public Information Meeting


MassDOT Mobility Hub
(Beneath the I-93 viaduct between Albany St & Frontage Road)
Parking/Public Realm Improvements

Monday, Feb. 24th, 2014 – 6:00 to 7:30pm
Location: Project Place 1145 Washington St (E. Berkeley & Washington) Boston

1-93 Underpass Makeover

The meeting will begin with an Open House format, followed by a presentation summarizing the work completed to date by the Advisory Committee and MassDOT. MassDOT’s project managers and their consultants will facilitate the meeting.

For more information, please contact John Romano, MassDOT Municipal Liaison at 857-368-8905 or

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Midway Fund Surpasses Initial $1m Funding Goal

Congratulations to the Midway Fund on raising $1.1 million in the first two weeks!


We have exceeded our initial fundraising goal of $1 million dollars due on February 5th: Within 14 business days we raised $1.1 million. Many people thought this was not possible - it was.

To close the sale we must raise an additional $1.1 million in investments by April 1.

The sale of Midway Studios threatens to destabilize the arts community that has developed in Fort Point if this live/work space is purchased by a developer who does not have a commitment to the arts. To secure the artistic accessibility and integrity of this important building, the Midway resident artists partnered with New Atlantic Development, a Boston real estate developer with a significant track record in arts-related projects, to present a successful bid to purchase Midway Studios and form a non-profit corporation, Midway Artist Collective, Inc, to own and operate the building. If we are successful, this will bring genuine ownership investment to the residents.
To learn more about the project and how to participate, visit:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

FPAC Benefit at Bee's Knees Thursday

Experience the diversity our neighborhood has to offer - for a great neighborhood cause!

Bee's Knees is proud to host an event to benefit Fort Point Artists Community.  One of New England's largest artists' communities, FPAC's mission is to increase the visibility of the arts in Fort Point, preserve the artists' community in Fort Point, insure the continuance of permanent, affordable, studio space.

A suggested donation of $40 at the door goes entirely to FPAC, and allows you to enjoy beer and wine, as well as dishes provided from the neighborhood's best restaurants!

Check our Facebook page for a continually updated list of participating restaurants!  Join us to sip, sample, and support!

Details and RSVP Here:

Snow Ban Lifted at 5pm

Office of the Mayor
Martin J. Walsh

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
For More Information: Press Office, 617-635-4461

*City of Boston Storm Update*

Snow Emergency and Parking Ban to Be Lifted at 5:00PM Tonight

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the snow emergency and parking ban for the city of Boston will be lifted at 5:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, February 5. Mayor Walsh continues to monitor the City’s response efforts and will receive updates from his team throughout the evening.

“It was important that parking be available on our main arteries tonight for our businesses and restaurants,” Mayor Walsh said. “Our crews are still out there working hard, widening the streets and targeting intersections. We’re focused on getting the city cleaned up in advance of the expected cold temperatures and any snow that comes our way this weekend.”

Public Works crews are focusing tonight on widening roadways, snow removal at major intersections, and have dispatched smaller equipment to clear side and dead end streets. More than 500 pieces of equipment remain active on city roads. Enforcement officers will be monitoring "throw backs" of snow into plowed streets, requiring additional plowing and resulting in refreeze.

During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers. Drivers have two hours after a ban is lifted to maintain the reduced rate. Discounted parking will be available until 7:00 p.m. tonight:

Boston Centers for Youth & Families community centers had received more than 500 visits as of 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Mayor Walsh also reminds residents of the following:
  • Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas that results from combustion and can quickly become fatal. Residents should clear snow and debris away from mufflers before starting the car and ensure that external vents are cleared of snow. If you are using a generator, make sure it is far enough away to vent air and gases away from the home. A safety video about carbon monoxide poisoning prevention is available here.
  • The City's homeless shelters have activated emergency procedures. The City's Shelter Commission asks that any resident who sees a potential medical emergency involving a homeless person dial 9-1-1.
  • Property owners are required 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.
  • Shoveling snow can pose a serious health safety risk to persons with heart disease and senior citizens. Residents should consider seeking the assistance of a family member, a helpful neighbor or hire someone to help.
The Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline has received 2,100 calls since midnight. Additional staff are on-hand and residents with weather-related questions or concerns, including down power lines, down trees or icy conditions, should call (617) 635-4500.

Residents are 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 For updates & questions via Twitter, use @NotifyBoston, follow #bosnow. 

Monday, February 03, 2014

Neighborhood Party at Row34

Row34 Welcome Party
Tuesday, Feb. 4th 6-8pm

Row 34
383 Congress St
(at Thomson Pl)
Boston, MA 02210

Come taste some of our favorite things to eat and drink while you mingle with your neighbors. 

Please RSVP to call (617) 553-5900.

Ginger Man - 2 AM Liquor License

Ginger Man Community Meeting

The Ginger Man Tavern is planning a new establishment in Fort Point at 374 Congress Street.

They're seeking a 2 AM liquor license as part of it.

Come meet the management team, and hear their plans.

Tuesday February 4th
6:00 PM
Factory 63
63 Melcher Street