Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Giving Time To Your Neighborhood Starts With Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, FPNA is asking neighbors to give their time to their neighborhood. In particular, FPNA is looking for resident Building Ambassadors and for residents to join the inaugural Fort Point Planning and Development Committee. 

Did you know that there are 19 residential buildings in Fort Point?
FPNA is looking for Building Ambassadors to act as conduit of neighborhood communication between FPNA and your fellow residents. Be the first to know and help spread the word to your neighbors. FPNA sends on average 12 emails annually with neighborhood news and invitations to our monthly neighborhood gatherings. Become your residential building's Ambassador today.

If you missed last week's FPNA's November Gathering, you may not be aware that over 80 acres are coming up for planning and development. It is an exciting time in our neighborhood's growth with Gillette, BCEC and Pappas Way offering potential opportunities for housing, parks, civic spaces, safer streets and neighborhood retail. With a combination of private and state landowners, the time is now to start to engage, coordinate, collaborate with other neighborhoods and listen to advocacy experts to create the best outcomes for Fort Point. If neighborhood growth is important to you, please join FPNA's Planning and Development Committee.

If you haven't already, FPNA invites you to become a member or to renew your membership. An individual membership is $35 and a family membership is $50. You can pay by check or via venmo@FPNA-Boston. Please join FPNA today!

About The Neighborhood Happenings & Festivities

updated 11/28/23 with 11/30 Public Meeting regarding a new zoning code amendment to waive Article 80 review of affordable housing projects. Details below. 

Upcoming Happenings

November 253rd Annual Martin's Park Ship Lighting from 4pm to 6pm. Keep an eye on the Channel for the arrival of Santa by boat. If you would like to volunteer this November including the Ship Lighting, please complete this form. Check out all the Boston Park's holiday lighting celebrations.

November 28: West Broadway Tree Lighting with surprises at 5pm at the W. Broadway parking lot across from Capo. 

November 28: 244-284 A Street (Channelside) Open Space Workshop at 6pm. The Boston Parks Department and Related Beal are hosting a community workshop to review and gather input on design updates for key areas/program elements within the two primary parks at the 244-284 A Street (Channelside) development project. Register.

November 30: Deadline to complete the BPDA Article 80 Development Review Modernization Survey. The primary goal of this project is to create a predictable and transparent development review process that builds trust with all those who participate in the process. Here is one opportunity to engage and we encourage you to complete the survey. Read more about Article 80 Modernization: Community Engagement and Development Review Operations Improvement

November 30: Public Meeting on Zoning Code Amendment to Waive Article 80 Large Project Review to preserve or create Affordable Housing at 6pm.  If the Authority has determined that such waiver will increase the availability or quality of Affordable Housing in the City and that such Proposed Project will not generate significant adverse impacts outside the Lot. 

November 30: South Boston Christmas Stroll. Shop, Dine & Splurge from 4pm to 6pm starting with the arrival of Santa on a fire truck. The Original Dickens Carolers will be strolling along East Broadway (4-6 p.m.) and West Broadway (5-7 p.m.). And free Pedicab rides will be available from 5:30-7:30pm to whisk customers to their favorite establishments.

November 30: 84th annual Boston Common lighting celebration starts at 6pm with skating at the Frog Pond at 5pm. This year’s tree from Nova Scotia is a 45’ white spruce. Chronicle will be broadcasting at 7pm. 

December 1: Light Up Seaport from 5pm to 9pm at Seaport Common.

December 3: Mayor Wu's Enchanted Trolley Tour at 2pm at M Street Park.

December 6: Gillette Community Meeting at 6pm. This special meeting hosted by Gillette will help shape the 31 acre site and will be followed by a robust public planning process.

Chapter 91 Comment Deadlines
November 22
: 310 Northern
November 27: 24-26 Drydock Ave
November 29: 22 Drydock

originally published 11.16.23

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

FPNA Gathering Introduces New Councilor-At-Large, Neighborhood Liaison, Restaurant, Over 55 Acres & More

 You are invited to 

A Neighborhood Gathering

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
6 pm to 7:30 pm

Sign Up
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue
via Zoom

Our C-6 Community Officers
A Look Ahead at Development & Planning
of over 55 acres in the neighborhood 

Ileen Gladstone
Cypher Street Construction Update

Henry Santana 
Boston City Councilor-At-Large Elect

Lydia Hamilton Polaski 
South Boston Neighborhood Liaison

A New Restaurant at 319 A Street
formerly Oak & Rowan

originally published 11.26.23

Friday, November 10, 2023

Interested In Gardening In The Neighborhood?

Two opportunities to garden in the neighborhood at two locations (A Street Park and Wormwood Park) on one day November 11th (rain date November 12th). 

 A Street Park
Community Gardens Lottery

  Saturday, November 11, 2023 (rain date 11/12)
 10 am
Garden Plots
Medallion Ave Extension in front of Channel Center Garage

A Street Park is a City of Boston Park bordered by Richards and W. 1st Streets featuring 8 garden plots, tot playground, dog park, half basketball court and flexible field.

There will be two garden plots opening in 2024 with 5 garden plots opening in 2025 and one in 2026. Names will be drawn for the two 2024 garden plots and a eight garden waiting list. Everyone on the waiting list will receive a plot within three years or less. If you are unable to attend, you may send a proxy providing a completed Proxy form is emailed to FPNA by November 11th at 5pm. Proxy may be involved in plot selection. Please bring your own pen to fill out your lottery entry. 
Garden plots are for a 3 year term to allow more people the opportunity to gardenYou must agree to the Community Garden Lottery Terms & Procedures.If you are designated a plot, you must be prepared to start planting your garden this spring. 

Make Fort Point Bloom
  Saturday, November 11, 2023 (rain date 11/12)
Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets)

Join your neighbors for coffee and donuts before digging in. We have 300 bulbs to plant and need your help. Just think how lovely it will be to walk by daffodils blooming along the A Street linear garden. 

Tools and gloves provided. Green thumbs not required. 

We will be planting, raking and sweeping until 2:30pm. 

Boston Blooms is a city wide program beautifying neighborhoods by planting daffodils generously donated by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. 

Any questions, please contact FPNA.

originally published 11.1.23

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Fort Point Landmarks November 2023 Meeting


will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, November 9, 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 963 6282 0363#.You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.


APP # 24.0394 FPC      25 THOMSON PLACE

Applicant: Levi Martin
Proposed Work: Install new blade sign and light.




Tuesday, November 07, 2023

FPNA Joins Downtown, Wharf District & Leather District in Councilor-At-Large Candidates Forum

updated 10/25/23 with Candidate Forum live stream by South Boston Beat.

 FPNA invites you to a special

Boston City Council At-Large Candidate Forum

hosted in conjunction with
Downtown Boston Neighborhood Association
Leather District Neighborhood Association & Wharf District Council

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
5:30pm to 7:30pm
networking at 5pm
Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress Street
Fort Point Room, 2nd floor
View Candidate Forum

Meet and speak directly with candidates, plus hear public candidate remarks on Public Safety, Community Engagement & Climate Resiliency.

featuring At-Large Candidates (in alphabetical order)

*running for re-election

District 2 Sample Ballot

Please note the Candidate Forum replaces our October Neighborhood Gathering.  

Boston City Council Election


The November 7th election will select both At-Large and District City Councilors.


The Boston City Council has 9 District Councilors and 4 At-Large Councilors, all of whom have the same legislative and voting powers, but may perceive their roles and who they represent differently. 


District City Councilors are elected by the residents of a single area of Boston, known as a District. The District boundaries are updated every 10 years, after the decennial census — and this upcoming 2023 Election will be the first to use the new District Map adopted after the latest redistricting.


At-Large City Councilors are elected by the whole city.


November 7th Election Details

Voter Registration Deadline: October 28th
Register to Vote
 | Check Your Registration

Early Voting: Sat, Oct 28 - Fri, Nov 3

Vote by Mail: October 31st Application Deadline

Election Day: Tue, Nov 7 from 7am to 8pm at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave for residents of 02210

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

November Happenings: Art, BCEC & Cypher, Marine Park & More

November 2: 310 Northern Ave & 5 Fid Kennedy Ave (Parcel X), RLFMP, South Boston DPA Chapter 91 License Amendment Virtual Public Hearing at 2pm, requesting an extended term. Register.

November 2: 249 Artists Cooperative invites you to the opening reception of Video + Paint, New Work by Bebe Beard + Steven Muller from 5pm to 7pm at the Gallery at 249 A St.

November 2: MCCA (BCEC) Cypher St Remediation Project Public Discussion from 6pm to 8pm at 105 West First St. This project is different from the Cypher St Improvements Project that is currently ongoing by Massport. The BCEC parking lot abutting Cypher St. also requires environmental remediation. Attend to find out more.

November 6: 24-26 Drydock Ave, RLFMP, South Boston DPA. Chapter 91 License Amendment Virtual Public Hearing at 2pm, requesting an extended term. Register.

November 7: Final day to vote in the Boston City Council Election from 7am to 8pm at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave. Up for election are the District 2 City Councilor and 4 City Councilors At-Larges. ICYM last week's At-Large Candidates Forum, you may view it here.

November 9: 20-22 Drydock Ave & 331-339 Northern Ave (Parcel G/H), RLFMP, South Boston DPA . Chapter 91 License Amendment Virtual Public Hearing at 2pm, requesting an extended term. Register.

November 11:  A Street Community Garden Lottery at 10am and Fort Point Blooms daffodil planting at 10:30am. Details.

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Martin's Park Ship Lighting on November 25th. If you would like to volunteer this fall and/or at the Ship Lighting, please complete this form.