Monday, September 26, 2022

Fall Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering September 27th

 You Are Invited To A
Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
6 pm to 8 pm
in person at District Hall (75 Northern Ave.)
via Zoom

State Representative David Biele 
4th Suffolk District

Our Boston Police Community Officers 

Our South Boston Liaison, Anna White 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
60 Seaport Blvd
requesting support for a liquor license & an entertainment license

Fort Point Arts Community
 43rd Annual Open Studios
October 14 - October 16, 2022

About The Neighborhood: News & Updates

If you have an idea, update or concern you would like to bring up, please let us know at

originally published 09.22.22

Will Redistricting Impact Fort Point & Seaport? Find Out At City Council Public Hearing Sept. 29th

The Boston City Council Committee on Redistricting is currently undergoing the decennial process of reviewing and redrawing the 9 City Council district boundaries according to 2020 Census redistricting data. New district boundaries will be in effect for the 2023-2031 municipal elections until redrawn in 2032 following the 2030 Census. Community engagement and public participation are essential to a redistricting process that strengthens our local democracy and is reflective of the communities that officials are elected to represent.

 The Committee will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, September 29, 2022 
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
City Council's Iannella Chamber, 5th floor of Boston City Hall

There will be options to participate in-person or virtually, as well as to submit comments separate from the hearing. To get zoom link or to offer written comments in advance, contact

Below is a message fom Councilor Breadon:

As Chair of the Committee on Redistricting, I want to emphasize that the Committee does not have a proposed map at this time, and this hearing is dedicated to discussing community priorities, values, and guidelines (see Docket #1098, Order for the adoption of City Council redistricting principles). Public testimony received will inform the drafting of a proposed district plan, which will then be followed by an extensive public comment and review period prior to final passage.

Due to the short time frame and the importance of engaging residents across every neighborhood of Boston, I respectfully request your assistance to disseminate information on Thursday's upcoming hearing to members of your organization, community, and neighbors. 

Further information on the redistricting process is available attached, below, and at Also, since some voting precincts were adjusted, added, or renumbered this year, when giving public testimony about a specific neighborhood, it may be helpful to know your 2022 ward and precinct number at or

The criteria and additional common considerations for drawing districts include: 

·    Compliance with the Voting Rights Act

·    Racial and language minority protections and voting strength

·    Equal population across districts ("One Person, One Vote")

·    Review of demographic data by race, ethnicity, and voting age

·    Compact districts with contiguous boundaries

·    Preservation of neighborhoods and communities of interest

·    Analysis of population change and projected growth

·    Encouraging competitive districts

Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have any questions regarding the redistricting process. I appreciate any assistance toward ensuring that all of our communities' voices are engaged in this process.


Liz Breadon
Chair, Committee on Redistricting
Boston City Councilor 
District 9 - Allston/Brighton
One City Hall Square, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201 | 617-635-3113

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Love Your Block. Meet Your Neighbors. This Saturday.

FPNA celebrates its seventeenth annual Love Your Block this Saturday as we sweep, pick and rake our way into Fall. Love Your Block is run in conjunction with the Mayor Office of Civic Organizing's volunteer neighborhood beautification program. 

Join your neighbors in the great outdoors and spruce up the neighborhood on: 

Saturday, September 24, 2022
10am - 12:30pm
Meet up at Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets)
Tools will be provided

We will have coffee, snacks and water for all volunteers. 

Drop in for an hour or hang out with neighbors the whole time. How much the neighborhood shines depends on you. Please volunteer! Together let's make Wormwood Park, A Street and Melcher Street shine. 

Thank You Picnic in the Park at 5pm. 

Special thanks to our volunteers, Fort Point Market, Mayhew Wine Shop, Row 34,Serefina and Stone Provisions. 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Two Important Meetings You Won't Want To Miss: 244 -284 A St Tonight 9/12 & Waterfront Zoning Amendment 9/14

The BPDA is hosting a 244 – 284 A Street Public Meeting to discuss the draft 6th amendment to PDA 69 & draft development plan for PDA 69 on

Monday, September 12, 2022
6pm - 8pm

This 1 million square feet+ mixed-use development is composed of a residential building, an office building and a laboratory/research and development Life Sciences building plus required parks and open space. 

Last chance to give feedback. Did they make the changes we asked? Are the community benefits appropriate for a development of this magnitude?  

Comment deadline: Sept. 19, 2022 to Michael Sinatra at

Related 244 - 284 A Street Posts


Wednesday, September 14: 2nd Public Meeting on Proposed Zoning Amendments of Floor Area and Other Definitions at 6pm – 7:30pm. 

The proposed amendments will update several terms in the definition sections in Articles 2 and 2A, including Filled and Flowed Tidelands, Gross Floor Area, Floor Area Ratio (FAR), and Lot Area. The purpose is to clarify that tidelands/land underwater is not included in lot area and FAR calculations and that above-grade parking structures are included in Gross Floor Area. The first meeting to discuss these amendments was held virtually on July 20, 2022. 

Based on comments received, the proposed text amendment has been modified to better coordinate with Chapter 91 Waterways regulations with respect to piers and wharves.

Public comments will be accepted on the proposed amendments until Friday, October 7, 2022. Public comments may be submitted via email to To attend the virtual meeting, register at

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Conservation Commission Wednesday & Landmarks Thursday

The Boston Conservation Commission (ConCom) will hold its next bi-weekly public hearing on:

September 7, 2022
6:00 pm
Dial-in audio: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 686 458 2044 #
Participant ID: provided upon log in

Neighborhood Agenda Items (View full agenda)

Item #1: Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1889 and BOS 2022-044 and supplemental information from VHB on behalf of GI ETS Fort Point I LLC c/o GI Partners for the construction of sidewalks, an infiltration system, and electrical equipment associated with the redevelopment of an existing office building for life sciences purposes located at 51 Melcher St, South Boston, MA (LSCSF) *Continued from the August 17, 2022 hearing

Item #2: Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1892 from Nitsch Engineering on behalf of the DIV Black Falcon, LLC for the installation of a new electrical conduit, transformer, and switchgear on an existing sidewalk located at 88 Black Falcon Ave, South Boston, MA (LSCSF) *Continued from the August 17, 2022 hearing



Thursday, September 8, 2022
6:00 PM

This hearing will be held virtually and NOT in person. 
You can participate in this hearing by going to the Zoom meeting link 
or by calling 929-205-6099 and entering meeting id 897 5092 3630# You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.


APP # 23.0162 FPC        12 FARNSWORTH STREET
Applicant: Jason Parillo
Proposed work: Replace existing vertical flex-face sign with new; install: two aluminum panel signs, one delivery plaque, one no smoking plaque, one set of illuminated letters mounted to canopy.

Applicant: Jason Parillo
Proposed work: Install: one internally illuminated push-through sign cabinet, two sets of door graphics, one delivery plaque.  




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

Friday, September 02, 2022

State Primary: Voter Registration, Vote By Mail, Early Voting & Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline: August 27, 2022

Vote by Mail Application Deadline: August 29, 2022

Early Voting: August 27 - September 2

Election Day: September 6  from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

On Ballot: Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Commissioner (only in certain counties).

Sample BallotsDemocratic  and Republican

Neighborhood Voting Location: District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue

As election day approaches and with the City's twenty new precincts (two new precincts for voters of South Boston), there is a need for poll workers. If you know anyone who may be interested in serving as an Election Officer, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, please have them complete the online application
here. If you have any questions, the Boston Election department can be reached by email or by phone a 617-635-0905.

originally published 07.26.22