Saturday, June 28, 2014

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
No Latex/Acrylic paint allowed (it's not hazardous)

June 28 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
West Roxbury Public Works Yard
315 Gardner Street, Millennium Park

*Paper shredding will be provided on this day*

Residents may bring up to 50 pounds of products labeled toxic, flammable, reactive, corrosive, or poisonous, such as: oil-based paint, motor oil, pesticides, solvents, glues, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, weed killers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, tires, propane tanks, car batteries, and used motor oil. Materials will be safely disposed of free of charge.

Electronics are not accepted. Televisions and Computer monitors are collected curbside by appointment. Call 617-635-4500 or online at to schedule.

No commercial waste will be accepted. Proof of residency required!

More Information

BRA Approves 23 Residential Units for Purchase on A Street

On June 19, 2014 the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the redevelopment of 39 A Street at Silver Street (between W. Broadway and W. Fourth Streets) in South Boston. The project will replace a single-story building with a five-story residential building.

39 A Street will create 23 home ownership units, three of which will be affordable. The project will include 30 parking spaces on the ground floor level of the project and bicycle storage space for residents. As a public benefit, the developer will widen the public sidewalks along A and Silver Streets and plant new street trees.

 The project developer is East Way Development, LLC and Tim Johnson Architect, LLC is the project architect. Construction is planned to begin in the fall of 2014.

As reported in an earlier post, the BRA held a community meeting on the project on April 22nd. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Traffic and Parking Advisory Saturday at BCEC

The Boston Police Promotional Examination and the Probation Officers Exam are both taking place at the BCEC on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 9 am - noon. About 3,000 total attendees and are expected to come in all at once. The MCCA Transportation Department is preparing for heavy traffic congestion at the start and break of both events.

It is anticipated that overflow parking will be needed for these two exams and maps will be distributed to test takers who wish to go directly to overflow so as to avoid traffic congestion at the BCEC. The following parking garages will be used for overflow parking:

• Channel Center Garage
• Necco Street Garage (as a secondary alternative)

A complimentary shuttle will also transport attendees between the offsite garage(s) and the BCEC.

As both of these exams are all in events, the MCCA Transportation Department foresees the possibility of attendees coming all at once and/or last minute attendees attempting to park at no parking areas. Police details will therefore have to be hired to manage the traffic and catch any parking violators. In addition to the South Boston police detail, Massachusetts State police will also be on hand at South Boston Bypass Rd & Cyprus from 6 am - 2 pm.

Weed, Vine and Wine Night

Kick off your fourth of July celebration with the Fort Point Neighborhood Association's  inaugural

Weed, Vine and Wine Night
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Meet in Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets). Tools and work gloves will be provided. BYOB (Bring your own trash bag) please. We will be weeding along the A Street fence and in the Backstage garden on Medallion Ave.

At 7:30 pm enjoy the fruit of your labors with wine and appetizers in Wormwood Park. 

Please join us for this fun and much needed upkeep event to make Fort Point Shine!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Interested In Gardening In The Neighborhood?

Come learn more about the community gardens in the new park located on A St. between Richards and W 1st Streets, which will be opening this summer.

Monday, June 16, 2014
Gallery 14
249 A Street, 1st fl

We'll share information about how community gardens work and hear from neighbors who have community gardens in other neighborhoods.

If the weather cooperates, we'll walk over to the Park to see the new community gardens. This will not be a meeting to assign the 8 garden plots. These will be allocated by lottery on Saturday, July 12, 2014. More details coming shortly.

If you are unable to attend but would like to stay informed, please contact the FPNA at fpnaboston(at)

updated with lottery date of June 12th. originally posted 6.4.14

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FPNA June Neighborhood Meeting

Fort Point Neighborhood Association's
 Monthly Meeting for the Neighborhood

 Tuesday, June 24, 2014
 6 pm - 8 pm
 315 on A (315 A St.), 20th Floor Lounge
please note new location

6:00 pm General Meeting 


A Fort Point Summer presented by Friends of Fort Point Channel
and introducing 
Cosi Seaport

7:00 pm Featured Guest
City Councilor-At-Large Michael Flaherty

Sunday, June 15, 2014

New Park Dog Run Community Meeting

dog walking with family 





Wednesday, June 25th
 6:00 PM
 The Dog Run
(corner of Medallion & West 1st Streets)

NOTE:  If we have inclement weather, meeting will be held in One Channel Center (State Street) Main Floor Center Concourse.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Boston's First Citywide Community Yard Sale

Never finished your spring cleaning? Don't worry. The City of Boston's first citywide community yard sale will take place on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29th. The event, organized by Greenovate Boston, seeks to promote the reuse and recycling of goods, and reduce the amount of bulk waste sent to the curb. 

Residents can participate by hosting a yard sale on June 28 or 29, and registering it onlineVia the website, shoppers will be able to see a map of all the yard sales being held that weekend across the city, and preview items for sale. The website application also provides resources to help residents recycle and donate any unsold items.

Other steps to reduce solid waste and bolster recycling in Boston include:

• Downtown neighborhoods will increase recycling days from once a week to twice a week, and reduce weekly trash pickup from three times a week to twice a week starting July 1;
• The city's leaf and yard waste collection program has been expanded into the summer;
• Greenovate Boston will launch a reusable water bottle campaign this summer.

Greenovate Boston is a program of the Mayor's Office and is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future by helping Boston reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Greenovate Boston hosted Boston's Climate Change Community Summit on May 28, 2014.

originally posted 6.07.14

Bilingual Theatre Class for Kids at Fort Point Theatre Channel

Fort Point Theatre Channel is offering ¡TEATRO FOR KIDS!, a new Spanish/English bilingual theatre class in Fort Point for kids in the 4- to 7-years-old age range.

Activities include: improvisation games, reenacting classic children's stories, and mask-making to bring characters to life! The class will expose kids to theatre skills in a relaxed bilingual setting.

The class is weekly on Wednesday mornings and 90 minutes long. Parents may drop-off their kids or participate!  All levels of Spanish welcome, from beginner to bilingual.

Wednesdays, June 11 – July 16, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Jaime Carrillo, Fort Point Theatre Channel

We offer a 4-week and a 6-week drop-off class.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Project BeGritsy - $9 Yoga, 6/24

Project BeGritsy is putting on a series of yoga classes in Fort Point.  The first will be on 6/24:

Yoga with Cara Gilman

Tuesday, June 24th
Factory 63
63 Melcher St., Boston,  MA

Information and tickets:

The Innovation and Design Building Community Meeting #2

The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a public meeting regarding:

Boston Design Center
(“The Innovation and Design Building”)
Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
22 Drydock Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Innovation and Design Building (Bronstein Center & Boston Design Center)
Project Description: An Expanded Project Notification Form (“Expanded PNF”) was filed by Jamestown, L.P (the “Proponent”) on May 15, 2014 for the proposed redevelopment of the Bronstein Center and Boston Design Center to be known as “The Innovation and Design Builidng” (the “IDB Project”), located on Drydock Avenue in the Boston Marine Industrial Park in South Boston.

The IDB Project proposes the conversion or reclassification of 206,388 square feet of interior space to commercial use and associated improvements to the existing buildings, parking, loading, access and other site and facade improvements.

Public Comments Due: Monday, June 30, 2014

ON, MA 02201
phone: 617-918-4314
email: Sonal.Gandhi(at)

Updated 6.4.14 to reflect 2nd meeting. First meeting held May, 28, 2014

Fort Point Stage Presents Outdoor Movies

Fort Point Stage presents
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
Wormwood Park, Fort Point

8:00 - 8:15 PM
Meet filmmakers Tracy Strain and Randy MacLowry of Fort Point based Film Posse, for a brief update on their current project, a documentary based on the life of A Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

8:30 PM
an outdoor screening of
Director's Cut
(1971) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
starring Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms

This is a free, public event. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks.

Sagarinos will be open until 11 PM.

The event will be canceled if rain is imminent. Visit Fort Point Stage for definitive status in overcast conditions and summer movie schedule.

A Taste of The Arts

Boston Virtuosi Chamber OrchestraFort Point, a long time destination for the arts, is becoming a dining destination too. Fort Point's Boston Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is combining your love of the culinary arts with your love of music and dance in A Taste of the Arts, a restaurant crawl of Fort Point, which culminates in a free concert on Atlantic Wharf Waterfront Plaza. 

A Taste of the Arts takes place on June 14, 2014 with the restaurant tour starting at 2:30 pm and the concert at 5:30 pm. Click here to purchase your ticket for mouthwatering samplings at Fort Point's hottest restaurants:  Pastoral, Tavern Road, Barlow's, Lucky’s, Gather, Blue Dragon, Trade, and Bee's Knees

Finish your Fort Point experience with a performance featuring a string quartet, guitar, piano, and the Urbanity Dancers directed by Fort Point choreographer Kristen Fumarola; with an outrageous surprise twist you never saw coming! The Ragazzi-Michelin Duo return, playing an exiting blend of contemporary jazz and South American music. The concert will include new compositions written for the ensemble and is free to the public. Some seating is available near the musicians, but many attendees prefer to lounge on the lawn overlooking the channel “a la Tanglewood”. Bring a blanket or beach chair, a picnic and enjoy!

Boston Virtuosi's A Taste of the Arts is featured in The Improper Bostonian's summer line-up, Primed for Summer: An A-Z Guide to Alfresco Adventures and by Boston Idea Week.

Boston Virtuosi is an ensemble comprised of busy Boston free-lance musicians who are colleagues and friends. BV members share the vision of making music in a spirit of true collaboration and insight. Boston Virtuosi musicians perform with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Symphony New Hampshire and many well-known performing arts organizations throughout New England. This concert is one of a series, designed to promote the district’s cultural vitality with live music.  

The restaurant crawl is the fund-raiser for Boston Virtuosi, a 501 c-3 non-profit, which will help support outreach concerts in the underserved South Boston community, Visit Boston Virtuosi for more information.

The Southie Shuttle is generously donating their chauffeur services for the event. 

Restaurant crawl meetup at 2:30 pm outside on Binford Green located at A St. & Binford St. across from 35 Channel Center St Boston MA 02210. First stop is Barlow's Restaurant.

Concert starts at 5:30 pm at Atlantic Wharf Waterfront Plaza, which is located across the Fort Point Channel from the Boston Children's Museum. Rain location is Atlantic Wharf Atrium at 290 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02210

originally posted 5.29.14, updated 6.13.15

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Street Closing & Restricted Parking This Friday

Farnsworth Street will be closed from Congress Street to the rear of the Boston Fire Museum on Friday June 13, 2014 from 2 pm to 9 pm. Alternate vehicle access to Congress Street will be made available. Also, there will be  restricted parking on Congress Street from 2 pm - 9 pm to allow Fire Department apparatus easy access.

The Boston Sparks Association, Inc., owner and curator/operator of the Boston Fire Museum, also provides Rehab/Fire ground support services to the Boston Fire Department and member departments of Metro Fire.

This year, the Boston Sparks will be hosting their Annual Cookout on the 13th. The theme this year is to thank other area Rehab/Canteen Services who supported the BSA during the Line of Duty Funerals in April for fallen Boston firefighters Walsh and Kennedy.

The following will be Special Guests to the BSA Annual Cookout; Providence Canteen, Worcester Canteen, Salvation Army, and Rehab 5.

If anybody has any questions or concerns, they can contact the Boston Fire Museum @ 617-338-9700 and leave a message. A representative from the BSA will contact them.


Thursday, June 05, 2014

Taste of Fort Point In Tenth Year

The Friends of Fort Point Channel invites you to leave your lunch at home and come to the 10th Annual Taste of Fort Point at Children’s Wharf Park  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014! Enjoy live music and free food samples from area restaurants! This year the event is expanding across the Fort Point Channel to Atlantic Wharf plaza. For a complete list of participating restaurants and organizations, visit the Friends of Fort Point Channel.

170 West Broadway Community Meeting

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is a hosting a public meeting on the redevelopment of 170 West Broadway in South Boston.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Monday, June 9, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
James Condon Elementary School 
200 D Street, South Boston, MA 02127 (Cafeteria)

The property is situated on the former Liberty Bell Roast Beef restaurant in South Boston's St. Vincent's neighborhood district.  The proposed project includes removal of the existing single story restaurant and replacing it with a mixed use residential and retail building with 39 on site parking spaces. The new residential building will consist of 44,194 square feet with 33 residential condos and ground level retail/restaurant in a four story building with a penthouse duplexes on the fifth floor. Four of the 39 units will be designated as affordable. For more details visit BRA 170 W. Broadway article 80 application documentation.

Lance Campbell

Southie Family Fun Day & City Hall To Go

Southie Family Fun Day June 7, 2014 11-4

The MOMS Club of South Boston proudly presents Southie Family Fun Day, which will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11 am to 4 pm at Marine Park (Farragut Road) in South Boston.  From puppet shows to self defense to irish dance performances, there are fun games and activities for the entire family!  The MOMS Club of South Boston is passionate about making South Boston a community where children and families feel free to play, engage in their community, and connect with each other

City Hall To Go
While enjoying the day with you family, City Hall To Go makes it easy to combine play and pay a parking ticket, renew or apply for residential parking permit, file for a copy of your marriage license,  get a recycling sticker and more....City Hall To Go will be next in South Boston on Tuesday, June 17th from 4pm -7pm at 460 West Broadway.