Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Boston Celebrates National Night Out

Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans, and the Boston Police Department Neighborhood Watch Unit cordially invite you to attend the 31st annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 3pm - 8:30pm. The event will be held at Moakley Park in South Boston adjacent to the Ollie at 1187 Columbia Road.

The event celebrates partnerships between the community, youth, police, city agencies and community-based organizations. Every Boston resident is encouraged to keep a light on outside their residence to send a signal that says, “In Boston and all around the country ... people and the police are coming together and working as one to keep communities safe.”

Come meet Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Evans. Bring the family. There will be free kids' activities, food and entertainment, as well as awards for Boston's neighborhood watch groups. For more information call BPD Neighborhood Watch Unit at 617 343-4345.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Opening Tonight: Daniel van Ackere at Channel Center

As part of FPAC's lending program, 35 Channel Center is hosting an exhibition by FPAC artist Daniel van Ackere.  There's a reception this evening from 5-7pm.  The exhibition runs July 7 2014 - September 27 2014. Email to schedule a viewing.

Daniel van Ackere Opening
35 Channel Center St.
Reception Thursday, 7/24, 5-7pm

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fort Point July Art Spectacular

Mike Hammecker, Day at the Beach 2
Mike Hammecker
Can't get away this summer? The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) show, Parks & Recreation, brings you the spirit of summer without leaving the neighborhood. Opening reception is Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at Atlantic Wharf. More details.

Is summer your version of Utopia? The Midway Channel Gallery invites you to explore the entire spectrum at the closing reception of Utopia/Dystopia on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5 pm to 8 pm with a special unplugged performance by the band MELT at 7pm.
Midway Channel Gallery: Utopia/Dystopia Show
Nate Evans
Midway Channel Gallery is located within Midway Studios at 15 Channel Center Street. More details.

Daniel Van Ackere
Daniel van Ackere

Is it an illusion? FPAC artist, Daniel van Ackere blurs the lines while discovering diverse atmospheres in his work on display at 35 Channel Center St. Opening reception is July 24, 2014 from 5 pm to 7 pm. More details.

Gardeners' Night in Fort Point

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA), The Friends of Wormwood Park and The Friends of A Street Vines will be hosting a second much needed WEEDING AND WINE event along the A Street Fence and Wormwood Park.

6:30 pm
Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets)
 Wine and Vine Stroll starts at 7:30 pm

Tools and work gloves along a limited number of knee pads will be provided.  

BYOS (snacks) to share during the Wine and Vine Stroll. 

*Rain date Wednesday, July 23rd.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bastille Kitchen Community Meeting



Bastille Kitchen*

Valet Parking
Community Meeting

 Tuesday, July 22, 2014

6:30 pm
Factory 63
63 Melcher St (Melcher & A Streets)   

*Bastille Kitchen is located at 49 Melcher Street (Melcher & Necco Ct)

originally published 7.10.14

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fort Point Stage Presents Outdoor Movie Night

Shamshank RedemptionFort Point Stage 

an outdoor screening of

(1994) Directed by Frank Darabont
starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

8:30 PM
Wormwood Park (A St & Wormwood St)
This free public event is part of the Fort Point Stages' 2014 Fort  Point Outdoor Movie Series.

Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks. Sagarinos will be opened until 11 PM. 

The event will be canceled if rain imminent. Visit Fort Point Stage for definitive status in overcast conditions.

UPDATE: event cancelled due to forecast of rain

Boston Sewer Separation Project Upcoming Construction

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) South Boston Sewer Separation Project is a federal court-ordered, six-year project is to reduce sewage discharges to Fort Point Channel and Boston Harbor. This project will improve BWSC’s infrastructure by installing new storm drains, sanitary sewers and water mains. Coordination with various utility companies is ongoing and may require infrastructure improvements as well.

Work will commence soon at West Second Street between Dorchester Avenue and Haul Road, and on West Broadway between Dorchester Avenue and Haul Road. Localized temporary modifications to traffic patterns and parking may be necessary. Boston Police Officers will be present to facilitate safe pedestrian and vehicular access. Temporary paving will he installed during this phase of the project. BWSC will perform permanent pavement restoration under a separate contract for this project. A separate notice will be provided when this occurs. 

For any questions, concerns, or special needs regarding this work, please contact CDM Smith’s Project Manager, Myles Johnson, in the project field office at 617-427-0490. If you would like more information about BWSC and its programs, or the South Boston Sewer Separation Project, please visit Boston Water and Sewer Commission. .

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fort Point Channel Landmarks July Meeting New Date & Place

Monday, 21 July 2014 
5:30 P.M. 
Boston City Hall – Room 709 
After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street
(across from Faneuil Hall). 

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, review of architectural violations and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended. Applications are available for review during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department. Applicants or their representatives are required to attend, unless indicated otherwise below. Sign-language interpreters are available upon request. 


5:30 PM 
Application 14.1011 FPC 374 Congress Street (continued review) 
Applicant: David Urbanos (tenant manager): Install patio, signage, lighting, etc. 

5:45 PM 
Application 14.1342 FPC 313 Congress Street 
Applicant: Patrick Lynch (tenant): Replace windows; construct patio; install signage, awnings, and lighting 

6:15 PM 
Application 14.1274 FPC 300 Summer Street 
Applicant: John Kelly (tenant): Install vinyl window film and mesh window shades with graphic content 

6:30 PM 
Applicant 14.1275 FPC 22 Boston Wharf Road 
Applicant: Mark Sullivan (manager): Install 2 internally illuminated parking signs 

II. 6:45 PM ANNUAL MEETING: Election of Officers 


11 Seaport Boulevard/Block J: Construct 11-story hotel on vacant parcel 


David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Yanni Tsipis, Michele Yeeles 

Boston City Hall, Room 709 • Boston, MA 02201 • 617/635-3850

updated with new date and room location, originally published 6.28.15

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Fort Point Named Boston's Best

The Improper Bostonian's 2014 Boston's Best recognizes Fort Point as best revitalized neighborhood.  The Improper speaks to the neighborhood's newly found draw as a dining destination, but quickly points out that Fort Point retains its identity with the presence of our artists and our historic landmarks that make Fort Point in their words "quirky and cool". Thank you neighbors for your civic engagement which helps shepherd our identity and thank you Improper Bostonian for the accolade.  

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Countdown to Community Gardens in Fort Point

The new park on A Street is open and Saturday's lottery for the eight community garden plots is just days away.

Be the first to have a community garden plot in Fort Point by entering the lottery on:

Saturday, July 12, 2014
10 am
Garden Plots 
(Medallion Ave in front of Channel Center Garage)
In case of inclement weather, meet in 1 Channel Center (State Street) Atrium.

Community Garden Plots in A St Park
Come and put your name in for a plot. We will draw 8 names for the garden plots and then 8 more for the waiting list. If you cannot attend, you may send a proxy with your contact information. Proxy may be involved with plot selection.

Garden plots are for 3 year terms to allow more people to participate in the garden over time.

If you are designated a plot, you must be prepared to plant your garden within the next week.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mayor Walsh Launches Civic Academies

Mayor Marty Walsh is looking to cultivate civic leaders by giving Boston residents an opportunity to collaborate with local government and to create learning opportunities to support civic engagement and community service. In turn the City will better understand how to serve Boston residents.

The first free workshop will focus on Social Media for Community Empowerment: Tools & Best Practices for Building Successful Digital Engagement. The format will include presentations from City officials, open discussions and a chance to help shape the future of the Civic Academy initiative.

Saturday July 12, 2014
District Hall
75 Northern Ave, South Boston Waterfront

Shape future workshops by taking the Mayor's survey.

Waiting for a Grocery Store, Fort Point?

If you are still wishing for the day a grocery store opens in Fort Point, you are not alone. The top amenity Fort Point residents want is a grocery store according to the Fort Point Neighborhood Associations's January 2014 survey. 

While Whole Foods is coming to Ink Block in SOWA and Roche Brothers is coming to Downtown Crossing, where is Trader Joe's? One Fort Point resident is asking neighbors to contact Trader Joe's and suggest our dynamic neighborhood as the perfect new store location. According to a Trader Joe's representative "While we don't have any immediate plans to open a Trader Joe's in your area, ...what you can do is fill out a "location request form" via our website - those help, too, as we tally them regularly.  The web address to this form is:"

Go ahead and make your voice heard Fort Point!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Gardening In The Neighborhood

 Be the first to garden in the new park on A Street.

 The new park features 8 community garden plots, which will be assigned by lottery The lottery will be held:

Saturday, July 12, 2014
10 am
Garden Plots 
(Medallion Ave in front of Channel Center Garage)
In case of inclement weather, meet in 1 Channel Center (State Street) Atrium.

Come and put your name in for a plotWe will draw 8 names for the garden plots and then 8 more for the waiting listIf you cannot attend, please send a proxy.

Garden plots are for 3 year terms to allow more people to participate in the garden over time.

If you are designated a plot, you must be prepared to plant your garden starting the week of July 14th.

To warm up your green thumb, FPNA is hosting their 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 AveAt 7:30 pm enjoy the fruit of your labors with wine and appetizers in Wormwood Park.

In addition to the community garden plots, please watch for more gardening opportunities around the neighborhood and in Wormwood Park.

update 7.7 Park opened today!