Saturday, August 29, 2015

No Parking Around Barlow's Restaurant Starting Monday

Starting August 31 through September 15, 2015 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, there will be no parking in front of Barlow's along A Street and around the corner on Binford Street to Channel Center Street. Nstar will be doing some excavation work. Anyone parking during the restricted times will be ticketed and towed. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Boston - Dorchester Avenue Corridor Open House

Update: Open House notes available here. 

The BRA is launching a process to create a new vision and plan for the Dorchester Avenue corridor area in South Boston. Residents, property owners, business owners, community and civic groups are invited to this open house event to learn more about the study, the area, and how to get involved.

July 30, 2015
5pm - 8pm
Iron Workers Local 7 Building
195 Old Colony Avenue

In South Boston, the Dorchester Avenue corridor from Andrew Square to Broadway Station is undergoing a shift away from traditional manufacturing and industrial uses, as demand for residential and mixed-use development increases. Situated between two major Red Line stations and bus hubs, the corridor is ripe for transit-oriented development. The goal of the South Boston study will be to create new zoning that aligns the aspirations of the community with predictable development conditions.

Dorchester Avenue’s underutilized light industrial buildings will be the primary focus. The BRA will look to residents for ideas on how such properties could be transformed to contribute more positively to the corridor in the future. The study will suggest strategies for improving access to retail and developing affordable housing to meet the needs of local families, in addition to public realm improvements, traffic mitigation, and other economic development opportunities.

The Dorchester Avenue study area encompasses a portion of South Boston’s largest residential zoning district. The so-called H-1-50 zone, which touches Andrew Square, will be analyzed in hopes of updating antiquated zoning to allow for reasonable increases in density that would accommodate population growth. 

Based on resounding feedback from neighborhood residents and South Boston’s elected officials, Mayor Walsh has asked the BRA to work with the community so that any new zoning recommendations maintain the character of this residential district and place a renewed emphasis on architectural continuity.

originally posted 7.16.15

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free Family Flick Friday

Free Family Flick
Friday, August 14th
Marine Park
1889 William J Day Blvd

Free screening of Space Jam under the stars at DCR’s Marine Park. Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic. Don’t forget the bug spray! Movie begins at sundown.

For more information please call 617-626-1450 or visit Mass dcr.

All events are subject to weather conditions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Citizens Connect Now Boston 311 With More Ways To Request City Services

Requesting non-emergency City of Boston services, just got easier with Boston 311. You can access services wherever you are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and by your favorite means of communication. If you see a broken street sign or traffic signal, or need your street cleaned or a pothole filled or even pay a parking ticket, contact Boston 311. More services available.

Boston 311: non-emergency City services

CALL 311
Dial 311 within Boston city limits to be connected with our agents. You can also still request city services by dialing 617-635-4500.
The Citizens Connect app is now BOS:311 with added additional features. Download the app for iOS or Android.
Tweet a request @BOS311 with specific information like location and a photo.
All city services, as well as general information about 311, are available online at

Celebrate Summer With The Art of Play

Summer is the ultimate time for play. The Midway Channel Gallery invites you to celebrate the art of play at our opening reception of Play/List.

Midway Channel Gallery's Play/List Show

Thursday, August 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In an age of digital connectivity, the sharing of information, thoughts and experiences has become easier than ever. In the same way that one compiles a playlist of songs from different musical groups or genres, artists Drew Pate and Adam Eddy seek to bring together work with varying subject matter while exploring the idea of play as a serious tool in art making. Play/List is on view through September 4, 2015. More details.

The Midway Channel Gallery is nestled within Midway Artist Studios, Boston's largest live work rental artist building. Shows represent the diverse cross-section of local and international, professional and emerging artists, producing contemporary art in a variety of media. The artist run gallery mounts inclusive shows presenting a multitude of viewpoints.The Midway Channel Gallery also runs an integrated performance and visual art space, Art Under The Stairs, located on the gallery's lower level.