Thursday, August 29, 2019

Bus Route #4 Shifts from Northern Ave to Seaport Blvd

Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019, the MBTA's Better Bus project will begin implementing select route changes. For our neighborhood, there will be changes to bus route #4 (Tide St. - North Station). To view all September 1 route changes, please visit

Route 4 will no longer make either stop on Northern Ave, traveling only on Seaport Blvd. The Route 4 stops on Northern Ave will close, and 2 new stops on the corner of Seaport Blvd and Sleeper St for inbound and outbound service will open.

What You Can Expect

If you take the 4 to or from...
  • Stops on Northern Ave, walk to Seaport Blvd @ Sleeper St for inbound and outbound service
  • Any other stop on the route, your stops will not change

Why Make This Change?

By straightening and shortening Route 4, the MBTA is able to provide more reliable service.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Seaport & All That Jazz

This weekend, August 30th and August 31st, is the ninth annual Boston Jazz Fest at the Maritime Park in the Seaport. Boston Jazz Fest kicks off Friday evening at 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm and noon to 9:30 pm on Saturday. Stroll on down for this family friendly free event and enjoy great music by a diverse array of Jazz artists. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Meet Me On The Brink

Boston arts and community organizations are collaborating with the Fort Point Theatre Channel (FPTC) to explore the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
The public is invited to preview Meet Me On The Brink, a fifteen minute vignette, FPTC is creating for Tempest Reconfigured. Be one of the first to witness the beginnings of this work in-progress performance as it readies for its fall debut.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
6 PM
Midway Production & Performance Lab
15 Channel Center St, lobby level

Tempest Reconfigured will culminate in fall 2019 with community-based and citywide performances.

401 Congress Street Public Meeting

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will be hosting a public meeting for a proposed development project at 401 Congress Street (Massport Parcel A2) in the South Boston Waterfront / Seaport on: 

Aug 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
District Hall
75 Northern Avenue

Boston Global Investors and their partners intend to construct a new Class A office building with significant public and cultural uses located at and around 401 Congress Street in the South Boston Waterfront District of Boston. The Project Site is owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and consists of two parcels containing approximately 1.6 acres of land. Parcel A2, which is currently a 1.1. acre surface parking lot; and the Triangle Parcel, which is a 0.48 acre of isolated, undeveloped land. The Project consists of a total of approximately 675,000 square feet: approximately 645,000 square feet on Parcel A2 and an estimated 30,000 square feet on the Triangle Parcel. Additionally, the Project contemplates approximately 30,000 square feet of surface improvements along the World Trade Center Avenue Viaduct outside of the primary parcels but also on Massport property.

View the project notification form
Project Manager: Aisling Kerr

Public comments may be submitted directly to Aisling or via the online form at the bottom of the page. 

originally published 08.13.19

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fort Point Festival Fun For All

It is summer. What would summer be without a street festival celebrating all things Fort Point? The Friends of Fort Point Channel invite you to their summertime street festival on:

Sunday, August 18, 2019
12 PM to 5 PM
Channel Center Street (from Iron St. to Mount Washington Way)
enter at Iron Street (One Channel Center/State Street building & Channel Center St.)
Buy Tickets now and enjoy discounts
Children under 10 and Seniors are free.

The festival is open to adults and families alike. There is something for everyone from a petting zoo, games and live music to an Artists Village to The Taste of Fort Point with samples from local restaurants, beer from Hopsters and wine from 90+ Wine Cellars. 

More fun activities:

  • Artists Village with 15 artists selling their work
  • Interactive arts from Artists for Humanity
  • Sea shanties
  • Touch-A-Tank from Save the Harbor Save the Bay
  • Children’s games from the Boston Children’s Museum
  • Touch-A-Truck from the Boston Fire Museum
  • Historical performance by the Boston Tea Party Museum
  • Three live bands
  • Wine and Beer Garden
  • And more!

Come rain or shine. It is a short walk from South Station or West Broadway T Station. Closest Blue Bikes station is at the A Street Park (Richards Street side). Free metered street parking on Sunday. Other parking options are the Channel Center Garage (including bike racks) and Channelside Parking lot on A Street. 

originally published 8.5.19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Portraits of Boston Opens Tonight

The Gallery at 35 Channel Center is delighted to invite you to the opening of Portraits of Boston, a photograph exhibition by Fort Point photographer Helene Maumy Florescu

Helene Maumy Florescu
Thursday, August 15, 2019
6 pm - 7:30 pm
35 Channel Center Street

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Fort Point Landmarks August 2019 Meeting


Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:00 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.


APP # 20.089   FPC 25, 26,30, 35 & 36 Thomson Place
Applicant: Fort Point Channel Investors, LLC
Proposed Work: Work at the sidewalk including installing a raised speed table consisting of brick with granite curb to align flush with the north and south side of Thomson Place, removing an existing ramp, and associated sidewalk repairs. Work at the front facade of 25 & 26 Thomson and 35 & 36 Thomson, including installing spanned catenary lighting across Thomson Street.  

APP # 19.1456 FPC   27-43 Wormwood Street
Applicant: New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC
Proposed Work: Work at the Wormwood Smokestack, including installing three new panel antennas, shifting the location of the existing panel antennas to accommodate the new antennas, and installing port holes at the base of the smokestack and the antenna level to accommodate new interior cabling.

APP # 20.069 FPC 346 Congress Street
Applicant: ImagineOne Industries
Proposed Work: Work at the front elevation, including installing a banner sign and associated flagpoles, a blade sign, and sign at the storefront sign band.  

II.  Ratification of 07/11/2019 Public Hearing Minutes

III. Staff Updates

IV. Projected Adjournment: 7:00 PM

David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy 

Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

originally posted 7.30.19