Friday, September 20, 2019

FPNA September Neighborhood Gathering On Cannabis

Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering

Monday, September 30, 2019
6 pm to 8 pm
District Hall
75 Northern Avenue


Keltic Green: A Retail Cannabis Shop Proposal
324 A Street (Blue Dragon)

Neighborhood Updates

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Who Will You Be Voting For September 24th?

The Boston Municipal Preliminary Election is Tuesday, September 24, 2019. There are fifteen City Councilor-At-Large candidates, including four sitting Councilors-At-Large running for reelection – Michael Flaherty, Althea Garrison, Annissa Essaibi-George and Michelle Wu. The top eight vote getters will proceed to the general election on November 5, 2019.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7 am to 8 pm
James Condon School Cafeteria
200 D. Street (off of W. Broadway behind the Laboure Center).

Learn about the candidates (listed in ballot order):

Erin J Murphy:  Erin Murphy is a 5th generation Bostonian, but a first-time candidate for office. She is a veteran BPS teacher and proud graduate of Emerge, the state's premier political organization that recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for women who want to run for office. Erin resides in Dorchester. Read more about Erin.

Michelle Wu: Michelle Wu has been a voice for Boston’s future through inclusion, innovation, and transparency. First elected to the Boston City Council in November 2013 at the age of 28, Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the Council, and the first woman of color to serve as Council President. Michelle resides in Roslindale and is running for re-election. Read more about Michelle.

Priscilla E Flint-Banks: Priscilla Banks is a life-long Democrat who has been an active part of the Boston community all of her life. She has worked tirelessly to make Boston a better place to live, work and raise children. Priscilla resides in Roslindale. Read more about Priscilla.

Althea Garrison:   Althea Garrison was sworn in as an At-Large member of the Boston City Council on January 9, 2019, filling the seat vacated by Ayanna Pressley. A resident of Dorchester, she fights every day for the cares and concerns of all Bostonians. Althea is a registered Independent.
Martin Marty Keogh: Marty Keogh worked at the Boston City Council and the Boston School Committee from 1991 until 2001, before he became a public defender. Marty is  a resident of Roxbury.  Read more about Marty.

Alejandra Nicole St Guillen:  Born and raised in Mission Hill, Alejandra has dedicated her lived and professional experience to the people of Boston. As a parent, wife, and seasoned public advocate, she understands firsthand the opportunities for prosperity and mobility, as well as the obstacles that often deny these opportunities to many. Alejandra resides in West Roxbury. Read more about Alejandra.

Michel Denis: Michel Denis is a first time candidate advocating for safer and stronger neighborhoods, better schools, jobs and housing. Michel is a resident of Hyde Park. Read about Michel.

Annissa Essaibi-George:  Annissa-Essaibi George is a former Boston Public Schools teacher, a mother of 4 students in BPS, a small business owner, a proud daughter of immigrants, and a lifelong Boston resident. Annissa was elected as an At-Large Boston City Councilor in November 2015 and sworn in on January 4, 2016. Annissa resides in Dorchester and is running for re-election. Read more about Annissa

Jeffrey Michael Ross: Jeff Ross has been dedicated to public service since his youth, attending church with his grandmother and spending weekends helping seniors recycle newspapers and delivering food to home-bound neighbors.  As an attorney, Jeff became an advocate for immigrant communities and LGBTQ+ families. Jeff resides in the South End. Read more about Jeff.

Domingos Darosa:  Domingos DaRosa is a life-long Boston resident. A father, entrepreneur, a mentor to hundreds of youth and seniors, Domingos has devoted his life to improving the lives of his fellow Bostonians and make this city a better place to call home. Domingos resides in Hyde Park. Read more about Domingos.

Michael F Flaherty:  Born and raised in Boston, Michael Flaherty developed a passion for public service from his father, a State Representative. First elected to City Council in 2000-2008, he served as President for 5 years. Re-elected in 2013 as a Councilor-At-Large, Michael fights to improve Bostonians’ quality of life. Michael lives in South Boston and is running for re-election. Read more about Michael.

Herb Alexander Lozano:  Herb Lozano was born and raised in the Dorchester. In 2012, he began his civic engagement as a member of the Boston NAACP. Herb has been involved with youth and trade development. He serves on BPDA Advisory Group for the Downtown Plan. Herb resides in Mattapan. Read more about Herb.

William A King: William King is a lifelong resident of Boston, growing up in Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester. Will works in technology first for Boston Public Schools and now for a local conservation non-profit. He wants to increase affordable housing options across the city and improve access to skill sets for student success after school. Will resides in Dorchester. Read more about Will.

David Halbert: David Halbert has spent a lifetime putting his values into action serving others, working to improve his community, and heeding the call of civic duty. He has worked for two Boston city councilors and former governor Deval Patrick and helped community organizations like East Boston Main Streets. David resides in Dorchester/Mattapan. Read more about David.

Julia Mejia: Driven by a lifelong pursuit of justice and equity, Julia Mejia has created countless opportunities for others to step into their power and advocate for positive change. That is why she believes It’s time for City government leadership include new faces from different walks of life…striving for a voice in our institutions of power. Julia resides in Dorchester. Read more about Julia

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

FPNA Special Meeting: Thomson Place, New Restaurant, Darts & Updates

FPNA Fort Point Seaport
Special Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 pm sharp
Capital One Café
57 Seaport Blvd, Second Floor


Thomson Place: Connectivity & Design Proposal
Jim Fitzgerald, Transportation & Infrastructure, BPDA
Rob Woodland, Tetra Tech

and introducing

The Nautilus Restaurant
300 Pier 4
requesting a liquor license


Flight Club
A Bar Restaurant & Social Darts Experience
60 Seaport Blvd (formerly 75 at Courthouse Square)
requesting a liquor license

Neighborhood Updates

Special thanks to Capital One Café for hosting & providing treats


Monday, Sept 23d: Seaport Square Block N IAG & Public Meeting regarding a proposed change of use from residential to Life Sciences 6:30pm - 8pm at 
Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Boulevard, 2nd Floor. 

Tuesday, Sept. 24th: Municipal Preliminary Election for Boston City Councilors-At-Large. There are 15 Councilor-At-Large candidates including the 4 incumbents. The top 8 vote getters will advance to the November 5, 2019 election. Polls open Tuesday, Sept. 24th from 7 am until 8 pm. Vote at the Condon School at 200 D Street (behind the Laboure Center). 

Thursday, Sept. 26th: Northern Avenue Bridge Mayoral Task Force Meeting from 3 pm to 5 pm at WPI Seaport located at 303 Congress St on the ground level. Public is welcome to attend. UPDATE: This meeting is being rescheduled. Details to be announced. 

Monday, Sept 30th: FPNA Neighborhood Gathering featuring a Cannabis Retail Establishment Proposal: New Operator. New Location, from 6 pm to 8 pm at District Hall.

Wednesday, October 2nd: Seaport Transit Strategic Plan Community Meeting (focusing on transit improvements & connectivity in the Seaport & Fort Point) will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at WPI Seaport located at 303 Congress St. on the ground level. 

originally posted 9.9.19

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fort Point Landmarks September 2019 Meeting


Thursday, September 12, 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 # 20.115 FPC  30-40 Melcher Street
Applicant: Spin Boston, LLC 
Proposed Work: At the Melcher Street and Summer Street ground levels, install an awning, signage, and lighting.  
APP # 20.140 FPC  345 A Street
Applicant: Dan Yaccarino, Lincoln Summer St. Venture, LLC 
Proposed Work: At the street level on the A Street façade, replace existing double entry doors with new metal and glass entry doors. 

APP # 20.151 FPC  347-351 Congress Street 
Applicant: David Durgin, The 347 Congress Street LLC 
Proposed Work: At the roof level, relocate drainage systems and install a parapet and fascia. At the street-facing facades, remove gutters, rain leaders, downspouts, and corresponding street connections.    

APP # 20.161 FPC  308-316 Congress Street
Applicant: David Hoogasian, Extenet Systems, Inc.Proposed Work: Replace a single light pole with new double light pole with telecommunication equipment. 

II.  Ratification of 08/08/2019 Public Hearing Minutes

III. Staff Updates

IV. Projected Adjournment: 7:15 PM

David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

originally published 9.4.19