Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tree Hearing To Remove Trees On Congress Street

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 2, 2014, to discuss the proposed removal of public shade trees in Boston.  The hearing will be held in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury.  

At 10:45 a.m. a hearing will be held to consider a request for removal of three honey locust trees measuring 4 inches dbh in the vicinity of 320 Congress Street, two maple trees measuring 4 to 7 inches dbh in the vicinity of 342 Congress Street, and four Bradford Pear trees measuring 3 inches dbh in the vicinity of 347 Congress Street.

Public testimony will be taken at the hearing, or may be provided prior to the hearing in writing to the Tree Warden, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02118 or by emailing with Tree Hearings in the subject line. 

Final decisions regarding the requests will be made within two weeks of the hearings.  For further information, please contact the Tree Warden at (617) 635-7275. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

No Parking Under Summer Street Bridge on A St

Starry Night
This Saturday, September 26, 2014 from 7 am to 7 pm there will be a parking ban in effect underneath the Summer Street bridge on A Street in order to update the Starry Night light installation. The necessary permits are posted and flyers distributed on cars in the vicinity. Please make plans to park elsewhere this Saturday. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the artists Lisa Greenfield and Daniel van Ackere

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FPNA September Neighborhood Meeting

Fort Point Neighborhood Association's
Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6 pm - 8 pm
Factory 63
63 Melcher Street (Melcher & A)

6:00 pm General Meeting
Neighborhood Updates & Discussion

State Representative Nick Collins

Mass Port Deputy Director Aviation Planning & Strategy
 Flavio Leo

Bastille Kitchen & Pilgrim Parking
Valet Parking Update


7:00 pm Featured Guest

City Councilor-At-Large Ayanna Pressley

Tasty bites generously provided by Bastille Kitchen

Friday, September 19, 2014

Boston Sewer Separation Project Update

New 16" gate valve installation at A St. &West Second St.
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.

Completed Work as of August 2014
Replacement of 12" DI water main on A St. is complete. Installation of 15" and 12" RCP drains on West Second St. from A St. to Haul Rd. is also complete. Also installed is a new 16-inch gate valve at the intersection of West Second Street and A Street.

Ongoing and Upcoming Work
Water main installation continues on West Second St. from A St. to Dorchester Ave. Sewer replacement work is upcoming on West Second St. between Dorchester Ave. and Athens St.

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, September 18, 2014

City Hall To Go Brings Chief Chat to Fort Point

The City Hall To Go truck is bringing City of Boston's Chief Information Officer Jascha Franklin-Hodge to Fort Point during lunch hour (12:30-2:30) on Friday, September 19, 2014 to answer your questions, be dazzled by your technical ingenuity and listen to your concerns. The truck will be located a 350 Congress St (near A and Congress). Be sure to stop by for a chat or to say hello.

originally posted 9.2.14

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall South Boston Waterfront Transportation Community Meeting

The second community meeting on the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan will be held on: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00 pm
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue

The objective of the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan is to define and prioritize transportation system investments needed over the next two decades.  At this meeting, a project update will be provided and agency heads from the project's sponsoring organizations will discuss their priorities for the South Boston Waterfront area and listen to your ideas. 

A comprehensive report on Existing Waterfront Conditions and progress improvement statuses are available on South Boston Waterfront Mobility. For the May community meeting summary and update, go to South Boston Waterfront Transportation Community Meeting Update posted August 6th. 

originally posted 8.20.14

Gallery63 Spotlights Next Generation Artists

Gallery63 opens with VOICE, VISION, VIRTUOSITY, an Artists for Humanity group exhibition, curated by renowned art collector and curator Meredyth Hyatt Moses with support from entrepreneur Ross Chanowski. The grand opening will be held:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
6 pm to 8 pm
Factory 63
63 Melcher Street (Melcher & A Sts)
Galllery63 Voice, Vision, Virtuosity Show
Gallery63's VOICE, VISION, VIRTUOSITY Exhibition

Gallery63's grand opening will celebrate the intersection of the arts, education and innovation in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided by Chef Chris Hallahan of Kitchensurfing.

The exhibit, the first in a series of exhibitions at Gallery63, gives voice to some of Boston's most talented young and emerging artists. The presentation of Artists For Humanity is sponsored by Gerding Edlen and G63. 

Need a ride to the Opening? All new users of Uber will receive a free ride to Gallery63 on September 18th by using the code "Gallery63." Existing users will receive 20% off their ride to the gallery by using the same code. 

Gallery63 is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

Boston's First Artists' Live/Work Cooperative Celebrates 30 Years

The 249 A Street Cooperative celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibition of works by current members of this still thriving artists’ building. The Gallery at 249 A Street presents The 30th Anniversary Show with Opening Reception on:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gallery at 249 A Street
Gallery at 249 A 30th Anniversary Show
Gallery at 249 A: The 30th Anniversary Show

On view will be paintings, prints, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed-media and ceramics by participating resident artists. For more details and a list of participating artists, please visit the Fort Point Arts CommunityThe show runs through October 24, 2014 and will be open during the 35th annual Fort Point Open Studios October 17th - 19th. 

The Cooperative was the first artist-owned, live/work, limited equity Co-op in Massachusetts, and continues to serve as a model for artists’ housing throughout the nation.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Mayor's Neighborhood Services Taking It To The Streets

Mayor Walsh announced NEW (Neighborhood Engagement Walks), an audit program of the streets of Boston. Starting September 15, 2014 staff from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will begin walking the 850 miles of city streets across Boston, in an effort to assess every neighborhood from the ground up. They will evaluate infrastructure challenges, identify resident concerns and catalog issues facing the neighborhood. Keep an eye out for Eric Prentis on foot with tablet gathering data. The data will also be used to create a web based story map. NEW is expected to be concluded by the end of the year. A neighborhood report will be presented at a future Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA) neighborhood meeting. 

Don't forget to do your part by reporting issues through Citizen's Connect and joining in the discussions at:

Fort Point Crossroads Initiative Community Update Meeting: September 8th from 6pm - 8pm at Factory 63 (63 Melcher Street).  The Fort Point Crossroads Initiative focuses on making a greater connection between Fort Point and Downtown via improvements to Summer Street and Congress Street. 

FPNA monthly neighborhood meetings: Next meeting is Tuesday, September 30th from 6pm-8pm at Factory 63 with Massport Aviation and Councilor-At-Large Ayanna Pressley. Each meeting opens with a general meeting where neighbors are invited to discuss concerns and ideas for the neighborhood. 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Compilation: SD 30 Opening at Midway Channel Gallery

The Midway Channel Gallery presents "Compilation: A Stoltze Design 30th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition" on view now through September 30, 2014.

You are invited to attend the exhibition reception on Friday, September 12th from 5 pm - 8 pm with live music by X17 and friends in Art Under The Stairs located on the lower level of Midway Channel Gallery.

Founded by Clif Stoltze in 1984, Stoltze Design is a Fort Point-based graphic design studio that has earned a national reputation for innovative, unconventional design created through a collaborative approach that embraces rigorous conceptual thinking and a rich, comprehensive exploration of design possibilities at every stage of the creative process. This exhibit celebrates 30 years of graphic work including posters, logos, publications, and LP covers