Thursday, April 28, 2016

Make Fort Point Shine: April 29 - April 30

Mayor Marty Walsh’s Boston Shines is a neighborhood clean-up event to celebrate spring in Boston’s neighborhoods.  Please join the Fort Point Neighborhood Association for our 12th annual Fort Point Shines as we plant, sweep and rake our way into spring. Tools, souvenir t-shirt and gardening gloves are provided. No green thumb required.

We invite our Fort Point businesses to participate on:

Friday, April 29
11 am - 2 pm
Spend your lunch hour outside. We provide lunch.
Details  Any questions, contact FPNA

We invite our Fort Point residential neighbors to participate on:
Saturday, April 30
10 am - 3 pm
After Party in Wormwood Park at 5 pm
Sign Up

New this year, residents may sign up as an individual or a team whether it be a group of friends or by residential building, you decide.  Don't want to get your hands dirty? You can support us in other ways. The lovely vines and flowers on A Street and in Wormwood Park need attention. Please help us repair some winter damage and create the loveliest tapestry of greenery ever! Donations are gratefully accepted by check or when you register. 

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originally posted 4.15.16

Friday, April 22, 2016

FPNA April Fort Point Gathering: New restaurants, New Developments & Spring Flowers

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6 pm
Factory 63
63 Melcher St.

Special Presentations

10 Farnsworth (formerly known as 338 Congress)
Residential Condominiums
Tom Calus & Jas Bhogal, TCR Development


Massport South Boston Waterfront Real Estate Updates
Michael  Vatalaro, Massachusetts Port Authority

a vegan restaurant
101 Seaport Boulevard
requesting a beer & wine liquor license

Neighborhood Updates

Boston Shines
Fort Point Style

*** featured restaurant and tasty treats by Buco Trattoria ***

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Meeting Rescheduled to April 27

The South Boston Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan meeting scheduled for tonight is postponed to next Wednesday, April 27th in order to complete a draft of the harbor plan amendment.

April 27, 2016
6 pm
Boston City Hall, Piemonte Room, 5th Floor

Boston Grand Prix at Boston Conservation Commission

The Boston Conservation Commission will be reviewing the Boston Grand Prix' request of changes to roadways: New Cypher Street, South Boston Bypass Road, West Service Road Extension, West First Street, Congress Street, and property of Massachusetts Convention Center Authority required to create the auto race track on South Boston's Seaport streets. There will be an opportunity for public comment.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:45 pm agenda item
City Hall, Room 801, 8th Floor

In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing in Boston City Hall,  Room 801 on Wednesday April 20, 2016 to review the following projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose in order to protect the interests of the public and private water supply, ground water, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat:
6:00 PM
Request for Determination of Applicability from TEC Associates for vegetation control activities along Amtrak Right-of-Way, Boston (Buffer Zone) Continued from April 6, 2016
6:15 PM
Request for Amendment to the Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1447 from Massachusetts Port Authority for Runway 4R Landing Light Pier Repairs, Logan International Airport, East Boston (Buffer Zone)
6:30 PM
Notice of Intent from Epsilon Associates on behalf of J.C. Cannistraro, LLC for renovation of a vacant existing industrial building, 25 Fid Kennedy Avenue, Boston (LSCSF) Continued from April 6, 2016
6:45 PM
Notice of Intent from Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc. on behalf of City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department for ecological restoration of multiple trailheads in Allandale Woods Urban Wild, 89 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, Boston (Bank, Bordering Vegetated Wetland, Riverfront Area)
7:00 PM
Notice of Intent from Childs Engineering Corporation on behalf of Boston Redevelopment Authority for the relocation of the existing MBTA commuter ferry terminal from Pier 3 to Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard, Eighth Street, Boston (Land Under the Ocean, Fish Run)
7:15 PM
Notice of Intent from Childs Engineering Corporation on behalf of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for the extension of deck surface of the existing Tea Party Ships & Museum barge, Fort Point Channel at Congress Street Bridge, Boston (Land Under the Ocean)
7:30 PM
Request for Extension to the Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1425 from Solitude Lake Management (formerly Aquatic Control Technology) on behalf of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the continued maintenance of aquatic vegetation within the Charles River Esplanade Lagoons, Boston
7:45 PM
Request for Determination of Applicability from Howard Stein Hudson on behalf of Grand Prix of Boston for pavement mill and overlay of roadways, minor widening, temporary pavement, and temporary extension of roadway. Work will be completed at New Cypher Street, South Boston Bypass Road, West Service Road Extension, West First Street, Congress Street, and property of Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, South Boston (LSCSF)
8:00 PM Updates and General Business
Meeting Minutes

Sign Language interpreters are available upon prior request. The Commission will hold a public meeting immediately following the last hearing or as appropriate following any hearing. Plans and filings with the Commission may be viewed at the Environment Department, Boston City Hall, Room 709, during regular business hours, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. For more information, call 617-635-3850.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Imagining South Boston The Way It Should Be

Join your fellow South Boston neighbors for a creative evening of imagination exploring how you would like to see South Boston in 2030.

Imagine Boston 2030 is Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years.  Under the leadership of Mayor Walsh, this multi-year initiative will engage the public in creating framework to guide the preservation, enhancement, and responsible growth of our city between now and 2030.

GET INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING PROCESS!!!  We want to hear from you.  

Wednesday, April 13th, 6:30 p.m.
Mass Bay Credit Union – 147 West 4th Street
(parking available)

We hope to see you there!!

Andrew Square Civic Association
City Point Neighborhood Association
Cityside Neighborhood Association
Dorchester Heights Association
Fort Point Neighborhood Association
St. Vincent’s Lower End Neighborhood Association
West Broadway Neighborhood Association

originally posted 4.1.16

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fort Point Channel Landmarks April 2016 Meeting


Thursday, 14 April  2016
5:30 PM
Boston City Hall – Piemonte Room (5th Floor)

After 5:30 pm, 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. 


5:30 PM
Application 16.1099 FPC 27-43 Wormwood Street
Applicant: John Moran, Alpine Advisory Services (Applicant)
Proposed Work: Install six telecommunication antennas, remote radio heads and junction boxes on the smokestack, all painted to match the underlying masonry; and masonry restoration.

5:45 PM
Application 16.1275 FPC 22 Boston Wharf Road
Applicant: John Moran, Alpine Advisory Services (Applicant)
Proposed Work: Install six telecommunication antennas, remote radio heads and junction boxes on the third floor behind the louvers; and replace the metal louvers in-kind.

6:00 PM Previously presented 3/10
Application 16.1101 FPC 363 Congress Street
Applicant: Denis Dowdle, Madison Properties (Applicant)
Proposed Work: Install porous asphalt paving, electric vehicle parking, light poles and a valet booth; removing the chain link fence and installing internally illuminated bollards and a 6’-0” tall black chain link fence with barbed wire along Congress Street; and an 8’-0” tall black chain link fence with barbed wire around the utility equipment.

6:15 PM Previously presented 3/10
Application 16.1102 FPC 9 Channel Center Street
Applicant: Dan McGrath, Berkeley Investments (Applicant)
Proposed Work: Modify a loading bay fronting Medallion Avenue.

6:30 PM
Application 16.1111 FPC 24 Farnsworth Street
Applicant: Rev. Harlan Limpert, Unitarian Universalist Association (Applicant)
Proposed Work: Change one banner sign; install two bracket signs; and install applied lettering on the glazed infill at the entryway.

6:45 PM
Application 16.1274 FPC 24 Farnsworth Street
Applicant: Rev. Harlan Limpert, Unitarian Universalist Association (Applicant)
Proposed Work: Install signage on a secondary fa├žade.


David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Michele Yeeles, Vacancy
Alternates: B.K. Boley, Thomas Rodde

originailly posted 4.7.16

Friday, April 08, 2016

Boston Grand Prix Public Input Meeting

The public is invited to attend a Boston Grand Prix community meeting on:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6 PM
Boston Convention Exhibition Center

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Children's Wharf Park 2nd Community Meeting

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the community to the second meeting to discuss upcoming improvements to Children’s Wharf Park located at 64 Sleeper Street, Boston.

Monday, April 11th
6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Boston Children's Museum 
Business Entrance 
308 Congress Street 

The Parks Department will provide an update on the project and the designer, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., will share their conceptual design for the park.  Following the presentation, there will be an open discussion about the ideas presented.  

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originally posted 4.6.16

Springing Into Action

Updated 4/5/16
Fort Point is getting cleaner this spring. Street cleaning starts today on A Street street. In addition, Binford Street (from A Street to the Fort Point Channel) will have street cleaning every Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm from April through November. The odd side of the street (closest to Gillette) will be the first and third Tuesdays starting April 19th due to the April 4th snowfall and the even side is the second and fourth Tuesdays starting April 12th. 

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association is holding Fort Point's 12th annual Boston Shines April 29th - April 30th. Fort Point businesses are invited to participate on Friday, April 29th from 11 am - 2 pm and Fort Point Residents on Saturday, April 30th from 10 am - 3 pm. Boston Shines Fort Point style creates a living tapestry of flowers, vines, and community along A Street. Volunteer today and help beautify your neighborhood. No green thumb required. If you have any questions, please contact FPNA.

Are your New Year's resolutions a distant memory? If getting more involved with your community is still pending on your list, there is plenty to offer on Civic Engagement Tuesday, April 5th, There are public meetings to envision a new Dot Ave Corridor, discover whether the South Boston Bypass Rd could re-open to non-commercial traffic and talk about the benefits and impacts of the Boston Grand Prix.

Civic Engagement Tuesday: April 5, 2016

Boston Grand Prix City Council Hearing: Councillor Linehan called for a hearing to be held on the Boston Grand Prix stating the importance for City Council to give residents a voice in the process and examine the impacts on the neighborhood. The Committee of Arts, Culture & Special Events will be holding the public meeting (docket # 0442) at  City Hall, Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor at 3 pm. You may also submit written comments and questions to and Councilor Linehan prior to the hearing. Councilor Michelle Wu is taking questions beforehand on twitter. Tweet #QsforIndyCar @wutrainWritten comments may be part of the public record and are available to all City Councillors in advance of the hearing. Attend or watch live on Comcast 8/RCN 82 or on the web.

South Boston Bypass Road & HOV Pilot Program Results & Feedback Meeting: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) invites the public to attend a meeting to provide South Boston Bypass Road and HOV Pilot program results and gather public feedback. The public meeting will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 154 from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Dot Ave Corridor: Draft Plan Elements & Implementation Strategies The Dot Ave Plan is an opportunity to think strategically about the types of uses and scale of development best suited for the future of this transit corridor. The goal of the planning study is to create a vision with the community and to establish guidelines that will result in a comprehensive plan that informs new zoning for future development. This is the seventh in a series of workshops. The workshop will take place at Iron Worker Local 7 located at 195 Old Colony 
from 6 pm – 8 pm.   

originally posted 4.1.16

Fashion Arrives in Fort Point

Karen McFeaters
"In the Eye of The Beholder" explores the personal nature of beauty. Over twenty artists across multiple disciplines create a show that will intrigue and fashion-ate. You are invited to the opening reception:

Thursday, April 7
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Midway Artist Studios
15 Channel Center St.

Exhibiting artists are: Laia Albaladejo, Maltsya Batelman, Joel Benjamin, Nikolay Cherny, Anna Comella, Dawna Davis, Julian De La Garza, Daniel Demiller Jr, Nathan Evans, Elisa Hamilton, Judith Klein, Nina Libin, Christina Liotti, Karen McFeaters, Janet Parker, Jenne Reyburn, Amanda Richards, James Russell, Alicia Savage, Anh Sawyer, Philip Sawyer, Margaret Shepherd, Olga Shmuylovich, Souther and Sara Tchen-Susman.

Make a date for the exhibition's grand finale "Behold...The Art of Adornment", the second annual runway experience showcasing wearable art and accessories from local Boston artists and fashion designers from Lasell College, May 6 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm during Artweek Boston,

In celebration of Boston Design Week, Made in Fort Point presented "One at a time...Slow fashion in a fast world" on March 31st. 

Local celebrity designer Amy Nguyen headlines a group of Fort Point artists passionate about sustainable, long-lasting fashion. This special event includes an artist talk by Amy and displays hand made designs in clothing, accessories, and jewelry by designers: Amy Nguyen, Alys Myers, Dawna Davis, Anh Sawyer, Jenifer Stark, Philip Sawyer and Carol Bugarin. 

Made in Fort Point sells and exhibits art, craft and design of over seventy-five Fort Point Arts Community members and is located at 315 A Street.


originally published 3.31.16

Saturday, April 02, 2016

City Council Hearing on IndyCar Race Tues

Boston City Council is holding a hearing on the Proposed Grand Prix of Boston IndyCar Race on Tuesday at 3pm. The public is invited to attend and testify. In addition, testimony and/or questions for the race can be sent ahead of time to and Councillor Wu ( and they will be printed and included in the packets distributed to the committee. Make sure they're sent in by Tuesday at 2pm.

Boston City Council Hearing
Grand Prix of Boston
Tuesday, April 5th, 3pm
Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor
Boston City Hall

Testimony and Questions may sent to: and
Councillor Wu ( Tues 2pm)

Councillor Wu is also taking questions on Twitter. Tweet #QsforIndyCar and her (@wutrain).

For background on the race, here is their official website:
And a group opposing the race:

Full hearing announcement:

Friday, April 01, 2016

South Boston Bypass Road Public Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) invites you to attend a public meeting regarding South Boston Bypass Road and HOV Pilot on:

6 PM - 8 PM 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Room 154
415 Summer Street

On behalf of the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, MassDOT is hosting a public meeting to review the results of the South Boston Bypass Road and HOV 6-month pilot program.  The meeting will be an opportunity for to review the pre, during, and post pilot data and gather public feedback on the impact of the pilot program. 

The six-month pilot program, launched on August 17th, opened the South Boston Bypass Road to non-commercial traffic at all times in the section from Richards Street to West Service Road, and opened the South Boston Bypass Road in the eastbound direction from I-93 to Richards Street during AM peak hours (6:00 am to 10:00 am).  The pilot also opened the HOV Airport Express Lanes from I-93 Northbound, Kneeland Street and Traveler Street to the Ted Williams Tunnel to all vehicles at all times.  

If you have any questions, please contact Jim KerstenLegislative Liaison, MassDOT.

The meeting space is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance to fully participate, please contact Jim Kersten at MassDOT at 857-368-9041 or via email before March 29, 2016.  Such accommodations will be provided free of charge.

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originally posted 3.18.16