Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Celebrate 2023 National Night Out

Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5pm to 8pm at the Moakley Park basketball courts on Columbia Road. 

The 38th Annual National Night Out Boston is a citywide celebration that cultivates and strengthens partnerships between the community, youth, law enforcement, city/state agencies, and community-based organizations.  The event also acknowledges the contributions that Neighborhood Watch Groups make to Boston’s neighborhood safety and it fosters community participation. 

Come meet Mayor Michelle Wu, Police Commissioner Michael Cox, Boston Police Department Command Staff and your neighbors! 

There will be free kids' activities, food and entertainment plus awards for Boston's crime watch groups.

For more information, call the Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit at 617-343-4345.

National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August nationwide.  National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, vitality and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year-round. The one-night celebration honors safety and crime prevention successes and works to expand and strengthen programs year-round. 

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Neighborhood Happenings Next Week



St. Vincent's Lower End Neighborhood Association

invite you to a
Special Cypher Street Environmental Safety Meeting

Thursday, July 27, 2023
6:30 pm 
in person at 
Crispr Therapeutics 
105 West 1st Street

Ileen Gladstone 
Licensed Site Professional 
GEI Consultants, Inc.
View presentation


Come learn how the PCBs and Petrochemicals will be safely remediated.

Massport and MassDOT are planning to make changes to Cypher Street as part of their Cypher/E Street Improvements Project, which will require work to take place on top of polluted soil in the area underneath and adjacent to Cypher Street.

More details at FortPointBoston.

Upcoming Neighborhood Happenings

July 24: 244-284 A Street Civic/Cultural Space RFI Virtual Open House & Workshop from 1:45pm to 3pm. Anyone interested in civic/cultural ground floor spaces or providing input are welcome to attend. 

July 24: Kids Day at the Farmers Market with ice cream truck and activities from 11am - 5pm at 446 W. Broadway. The Farmers Market is open Mondays through October.

July 24: Barking Crab EENF(ENF & PEIR)
 and Supplemental Information comment deadline new date

July 26:
 Harbor Use Public Forum: Boxes at the Fish Pier from 8:30am - 10:00am at 212 Northern Ave.  The Boxes showcase the active fishing fleet docking and fish processing that takes place on the pier. The programmable containers house a seasonal seafood market, musical performances, and are available for organizations interested in pop-up events. Join the tour which also includes a look inside this working fish pier and seafood industry hub.

July 27: Cypher Street Environmental Safety Meeting at 6:30pm at 105 W.1st Street. (Details above)


Climate Story MA: The Barr Foundation and local climate advocates are collecting stories that capture the difficulties, hopes, and solutions of how people are protecting and preparing for climate change in Massachusetts. Take the survey and be entered into a randomized drawing.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

244-284 A Street Civic/Cultural Space RFI Virtual Open House & Workshop

Related Beal is hosting a virtual Civic/Community Space Open House Workshop and discussion for 244 - 284 A Street (Channelside) on:

Monday, July 24, 2023
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

The Channelside request for information (RFI) is for potential operators who might be interested in occupying and programming the Civic/Cultural spaces and providing feedback on spatial configurations, size, use, and timing of the future Request for Proposals (RFP). View RFI. 

Anyone interested in providing feedback on civic/cultural ground floor spaces for the site are welcome to attend. The ground floor spaces are mandated under the MA Public Waterfront Act, Chapter 91, Facilities of Public Accommodation.

Two other in-person events occurred in June. The RFI deadline has been extended to July 31, 2023.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture (MOAC) will be managing the City's waterfront public civic and cultural RFP process once the City's Waterfront Civic/Cultural Space Planning Study and recommendations are completed sometime early next year. More information at Fort Point Boston Blog: Waterfront Ground Floor Spaces Planning Public Meeting Monday

Friday, July 14, 2023

Waterfront Ground Floor Spaces Planning Public Meeting Monday

updated 07/14/23 with meeting presentation (see below).

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is hosting a WATERFRONT FPA SPACE PLANNING STUDY PUBLIC MEETING on

Monday, July 10, 2023

This meeting will inform the public of the launch of the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture (MOAC) Waterfront Civic/Cultural Space Planning Study and the incorporation of the Related Beal civic/cultural space request for information for 244 - 284 A Street Facilities of Public Accommodation (FPA) ground floor spaces into the larger space planning study. FPA spaces are licensed via MassDEP Chapter 91 licenses.  

For those who have participated in the BPDA's public RFP process for civic and cultural FPA operators (i.e. Grub Street), it is now going to be handled by MOAC.  

For those who will be going through or providing public feedback on future RPF operators for civic and cultural FPA spaces at Fan Pier Parcel H and 5 Necco, you may want to attend this meeting to discover how the planning study may define and shape those opportunities.

The meeting goals are to:

1. Update the broader community on the MOAC Waterfront Space Planning Study- Goals of the study, timeline, consultant

2. Share the integration of Related Beal process as a case study in Waterfront Space Planning Study

3. Inform the public about Chapter 91/FPA Spaces

originally published 7.7.23

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Neighborhood Items At July 19th Conservation Commission

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

July 19, 2023
6:00 pm
Dial-in audio: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 686 458 2044

The Commission reviews projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose in order to protect the interests of the public and private water supply, groundwater, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat. View Full Agenda

Tip: You can zoom in and out to see where they are on the agenda.

Neighborhood Agenda Items

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1948 and Boston File No. 2023-037 from GEI Consultants, Inc. on behalf of Massachusetts Port Authority for the proposed installation of geotextile to prevent fill loss and sinkholes along an existing bulkhead on the shoreline of Boston Harbor located at 20 FID Kennedy Drive, South Boston, MA (LSCSF, Designated Port Areas, 100ft Buffer Zone to Coastal Bank).

Request for a Determination of Applicability from GM2 Associates, Inc. on behalf of the United States Postal Service - Facilities for the proposed restoration and improvements of the USPS facility vehicular parking lot located at A-Street, South Boston, MA. 

Request for a Determination of Applicability from Tighe & Bond, Inc. on behalf of the Boston Gas Company for the proposed replacement of an existing gas main located on 33 Farnsworth Street, South Boston, MA. 

Request for an Extension to the original Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1655 from Fort Point Associates on behalf of Commonwealth Pier Trust II for the proposed revitalization of the World Trade Center, including the demolition of a portion of the building and expanding the Harborwalk, located at 200 Seaport Blvd, South Boston, MA (DPA, LUO, Coastal Bank, Tidal Flats, LSCSF). View drawings.

Monday, July 10, 2023

The Women of 249 A Street

The Gallery at 249 A proudly presents "The Women of 249 A Street", a group show of 19 women artists. You are cordially invited to the art opening on: 

Thursday, July 13, 2023
5:30pm - 7pm
249 A Street

Participating Artists are: Bonnie Mineo, Dorothea VanCamp, Ruth Fields, Lori Hamermesh, Gabrielle Schaffner, Laura Davidson, Caroline Muir, Bebe Beard, Susan Anderson, Anna Win-Leliwa, Mary McCarthy, Lisa Knox, Lenore Tenenblatt, Kristen Milano, Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano, Shirley Veenema, Jane Deutsch, Dorothy Hebden-Heath and Becky Dwyer.

The exhibit runs through August 26, 2023. 

If you haven't gotten to The Artists at 249 A Street's 40th Anniversary Collection at Atlantic Wharf Gallery, it is up through August 11th.