Thursday, September 28, 2023

FPNA Fall Gathering Features Streets, Fort Point Open Studios & A New Neighborhood Association

09/29/23 updated with Summer Street Bus Pilot and Cypher St presentations. 

FPNA cordially invites you  to join us at our Fall Neighborhood Gathering on:

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue


Boston Police Community Service Officers

Summer Street Bus Pilot Update
Matt Moran, Boston Transportation Dept. Transit Team Director
View Presentation

Cypher Street Construction Update
Ileen Gladstone
Community Licensed Site Professional, GEI Consultants, Inc.

44th Annual Fort Point Open Studios
October 13-15, 2023
Duane Lucia, Fort Point Arts Community
and introducing the

Seaport Neighborhood Association


Other Neighborhood News
232 A Street Development, A Street Improvements & More

originally published 9.21.23

Monday, September 25, 2023

About The Harbor & Channel This Week

September 25: Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park Transportation Advisory Committee Biannual Meeting at 1pm. 

September 26: Squares + Streets Chat With a Planner - South Boston from 8am to 10am at JFK/UMass MBTA Station.  

September 26: FPNA Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering at 6pm at District Hall. 

September 27: Boston Harbor Now Harbor Use Public Forum: South Boston Marine MultiPort at 8:30am. 

September 28: EMS Seaport 34 Drydock Ave MEPA Notice of Project Change comment deadline. This deadline will be extended to allow for a supplemental filing. New date tbd

September 29: Boston City Hall On The Go Truck at Seaport Common from 1pm to 2pm. 

September 29:  232 A Street, a single-building 455,050 sf life sciences development including Binford Park along the Fort Point Channel, BPDA project notification form comment deadline.

Friday, September 22, 2023

This Week and Next Week In The Neighborhood

updated 9/21 with South Boston Street Fest rescheduled to October 7th  

Please scroll down for happenings the week of September 11th.

September 5: 232 A Street Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting at 6pm The Proposed Project will construct a single-building 455,050 gsf lab/office/R&D development located at 232 A Street on the G8 parcel of 100 Acres Planned Development Area plus a waterfront park on the adjacent G7 parcel along Fort Point Channel. The public is welcome to attend and listen. Register 

September 5: The developer filed a combined Project Notification Form (Article 80) and Environmental Notification Form (MEPA); therefore, both City & State review processes are occurring around the same time with the MEPA comment deadline currently scheduled for  now extended to September 19th. Comments may be sent to Nick Perry.

September 6: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE HEARING AT 10AM ON DOCKET #1043 to discuss increasing emergency services in tandem with population growth. For details for on providing written or verbal testimony (comments), click here.

September 6: Conservation Commission Public Meeting at 6pm. South and East Jetty (3 Dolphin Way) is on the agenda.

September 9: Insight Global: Be The Light hosted by WS Development will prepare you for your dream job. The event is from 9am-4pm at 88 Seaport Blvd. 

September 9: "State of Emergency, State of the Earth" art opening reception (
4:30pm to 6:30pm) and runway show at 7pm at Midway Artist Studios. More details.

September 9: A Potter and A Painter- Creative Collaboration opening reception from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at FPAC's Assemblage at the Envoy Hotel, 70 Sleeper St

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Cypher E Street Construction Meeting & ConCom Tonight

Massport is hosting a Cypher & E Streets Improvement Project Construction Meeting on:

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Crispr Therapeutics
105 West First St

The meeting will discuss hours of operation, project and delivery schedule, truck and detour routes and environmental controls. Check out the new Cypher & E Street Project website

The Boston Conservation Commission (ConCom) is meeting tonight:

September 20, 2023
6:00 pm
Dial-in audio: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 686 458 2044#

Neighborhood Agenda Items

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-XXXX and Boston File No. 2023-XXX from Childs Engineering on behalf of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for the proposed welding of additional steel pipe pile sections to the top of the existing steel guide piles as well as temporarily installing a barge alongside the existing facilities located at 306 Congress Street, Downtown Boston, MA (LUO).

Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1806 from the Massachusetts Port Authority for the reconstruction of the container yard landward of Berths 11 and 12 at the Conley Container Terminal, located at 20 Farragut Road, South Boston, MA.

Final Free Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, Textiles & Electronics Drop-off of 2023

Boston residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste, shred unwanted documents, get rid of textiles and clothing, and recycle electronics for free. You will need to shop proof of residency.

September 23, 2023
  • 8:30AM - 12:00PM
    BOSTONMA 02118

  • Latex and acrylic paint are NOT hazardous. Just let the paint dry out in the can and put it out on your trash day.
  • Paper shredding is offered at all of events. Maximum amount is up to 10 copy paper size boxes or containers of your personal documents.
  • All clothing and textiles, including pants, coats, hats, and suits. As long as it’s dry and not moldy, we want it. But, there are certain items excluded.
  • You can also recycle electronics at this event. We don't take commercial material from businesses. Learn more about what electronics you can — and can't — recycle.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

A Street Improvements Mean Parking Restrictions Start Saturday

Updated 9/19/23: Overnight restriping of A Street from W 2nd to Necco with parking restrictions from 7pm to 6pm.

Vicinity Energy is wrapping up its utility work on A Street, the final phase will begin this Saturday, August 19th. It will comprise of milling the existing asphalt and repaving the street curb to curb, from West 2nd Street to Necco Street. 

Once the re-surfacing is complete A Street will be re-striped by the City using the A Street Better Bike Lanes | feedback gathered from the neighborhood last year.

Parking Restrictions

No Parking will be in effect the entire length of A Street from Necco Street to West Second Street on both sides for the three primary work days beginning at 6am

If you don't move your car, it will be towed! Please plan accordingly. 

The three days are:

  • Saturday, August 19 - milling work
  • Sunday, August 27 - re-paving work
  • Tuesday, September 19 - 22- re-striping from 7pm to 6am. 

There may be limited parking restrictions in specific work areas during the project. Please keep your eyes out for posted signs.

originally published 8.16.23

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Fort Point Landmarks September 2023 Meeting

9/14/23 updated with presentations.


will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, September 14, 2023
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  929-436-2866 and entering meeting id 974 0399 2371#.You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.


APP # 24.0238 FPC   374 CONGRESS STREET (removed by staff)
Applicant: Donna Bennett 
Proposed Work: Build a new 6th floor roof deck level with existing penthouse. Roof deck to include custom pergola, bench, lounge and bar-style seating along with lush plantings and greenery.
APP # 24.0137 FPC   9 CHANNEL CENTER STREET (removed by staff)
Applicant: Chris Rayen
Proposed Work: Drill (2) 2 inch holes through the rear wall and install PVC piping.

APP # 24.0246 FPC  10 NECCO STREET
Applicant: Naomi Mayeux
Proposed Work: New streetscape consisting of permeable concrete unit pavers, exposed aggregate concrete sidewalk, and a granite paver accent strip. The streetscape improvements will include trees, streetlamps, and timber benches consistent with previously constructed improvements on Necco Street.  The work will also include the installation of (1) Blue Light Emergency phone portal.   See additional items under administrative review.

Applicant: Paul Connolly
Proposed Work: Application approved with provisos on 3/10/2023. Returning to the Commission as requested with more details on the banners including: variations in banner color schemes; a reduction in their scale (removing the lower level where the tenant name is and shortening the banner); adding in the text "Fort Point;" as well as renderings showing how they will look along the street.

Applicant: James Gillen 
Proposed Work: Install (5) canopies at office building entries; Add additional catenary lighting to match the existing and the addition of building lighting to uplight the building facades. Lighting intent is to elevate the level of safety for visitors and tenants.


APP # 24.0222 FPC   273 SUMMER STREET: Install new signage: Add vinyl lettering to doors and windows, a non-illuminated blade sign (9sf), an aluminum sign panel (48sf) to be attached to the building exterior and install through the mortar joints. 

APP # 24.0246 FPC 10 NECCO STREET: Raise one (1) corner of sidewalk at 10 Necco Street to create flush connection to tabled intersection on Necco Street incorporating ADA warning plates and concrete.




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

originally published 09.05.23

Saturday, September 02, 2023

"State of Emergency, State of the Earth" Debuts September 9th

09/01/23: updated with correct R.S.V.P. link. 

"State of Emergency, State of the Earth" is coming to historic Fort Point on the South Boston Waterfront starting August 29th and culminating in an art exhibition opening reception and fashion runway show on September 9, 2023 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm at Midway Artist Studios on 15 Channel Center Street. 

Artists raise awareness and reflect back to us the world we live in. They tell our stories and help us reimagine the world we hope to create. 

Boston artist, Dawna Davis and Argentinian artist Liliana Folta, harness the power of global artists and local fashion designers to shine a light on racial and environmental inequities.

"State of Emergency, State of the Earth"              
 Saturday. September 9, 2023
Art Opening
4:30pm to 6:30pm   
Runway Show 
at 7pm

State of the Earth, an art science exhibition
Opening Reception, September 9th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
On view through September 27th
Liliana Folta, Curator and Participator

Twenty women artists from different parts of the world are coming together to inspire and raise awareness of the importance of planting native plants for biodiversity.

The artists' works are inspired by the ecosystems of their homeland or where they call home. This exciting collective effort focuses on social, mental and environmental ecology which connects human health to environmental and planetary health.  This increases emotional resilience and adaptation to a healthier Earth which links human and species’ rights. 
The aim of the artists is to create empathy and understanding for biodiversity fatigue through intercultural engagement and for the impact of society on diminishing pollinators.

From a private garden in Brandenburg, Germany, the Álamos de la Vega in Granada Spain, the mangroves of Puerto Rico, the Forest Park, Queens in New York to inspiring native gardens in Massachusetts, this collection of works presents a variety of mediums that includes video, installation, painting, photography, drawing and sculpture.

Participating Artists: Violeta Vollmer, Consuelo Vallejo Delgado, Adriana G. Prat, Hebé García, Julia Csekö, Naoe Suzuki, Verónica Parselis (Verute), Carmen Mojica Martínez,  Fulgen Sabatier, Haley Johnson, Jesseca Ferguson, Jacqueline Herranz Brooks, Helen Papp, Megan MacDonell, Liliana Folta, JAYPIX, Souther, Tina Chakarian, Kathleen Bitetti and Olga Shmuylovich.

State of Emergency
Runway Show September 9th at 7pm
Dawna Davis, 
Curator and Participator
Meghan Borges, Producer

The theme of the Runway Show is driven by the need to highlight the causes of racial and environmental injustice and to encourage communication and participation from all over Greater Boston, especially from the underserved areas of our city.

We encourage breaking down barriers between different races, cultures, and genders as well as showcasing emerging and professional designers and models. Come discover how designers’ creativity bring these issues to life through performance, art and design.

Participating Designers: Michaela Colvin, Dawna Davis, Mario Avila Design, Sara Doyle, Nathan Evans, Gulnara Niaz, Consuelo Perez, Sharisse Scott-Rawlins, Eileen Ryan, Caitlin Redington, Charlie Dov Schon,  Ayzit Tashkin, Cassandre Tercina, Rebecca McGee Tuck and Alpha Wurie.

The event is free to the public and is in support of two Boston nonprofit organizations: Haley House and SPOKE Art. 

For more information on this event, workshops and artists talks, please visit State of Emerency - State of the Earth.

originally published 8.9.23.

Friday, September 01, 2023

Cypher & E Streets Pre-Construction Meeting Wednesday

updated 09/01/23 with CypherEproject website for project details and construction updates.

Massport is hosting a Cypher & E Streets Improvement Project Pre-Construction Meeting on:

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Crispr Therapeutics
105 West First St

The meeting will discuss contractor mobilization, hours of construction, project and delivery schedule, truck routes and environmental controls. Also of note and to be discussed is fully closing Cypher Street during construction, which is anticipated to be 18 months.

A follow up and repeat meeting will be held in September at a date tbd.

originally published 08.15.23