Saturday, December 23, 2023

Seaport Smalls: Free Fun Saturdays For Your Tiny Crew

Starting Saturdays in January 2024 from 10AM-11AM indoors at The Paseo at 111 Harbor Way, a rotating selection of free children's programming for ages 0-8 years old. Seaport Smalls programming partners are: Jungle Jim with magic & balloons, Little Groove Music, music for kids, Music at The Blissful with Evan Haler, and Whiz Kidz for science & fun. Seaport Smalls will occur Saturdays January through April. 

Reserve a spot for your small one

Brought to you by Boston Seaport

Friday, December 15, 2023

Reimagining Gillette's 31 Acres. Community Meeting December 6th

updated 12/15/23: with Gillette Reimagination project presentation and meeting video.

As a part of a broader business transformation, Gillette will be reshaping its operations in our neighborhood, marking a new chapter in the company's long history in Boston. The decision will bring an opportunity to reimagine Gillette's 31-acre waterfront campus, unlocking new possibilities for the future. 

The company will host a community meeting ahead of a robust public planning process to help shape the site's future on:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 6pm

View Meeting Recording in English, Cantonese, Mandarin or Spanish

If you would like to Sign Up for Gillette Reimagination Updates via email, click here


originally published 11.14.23

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

MCCA Cypher Street Remediation Project Meeting Tonight

updated 12/12/23 with meeting presentation and meeting recording. 

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) are hosting a virtual Cypher Street Project Meeting tonight:

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Since the November 2nd meeting, MCCA engaged Ileen Gladstone as the Community Licensed Site Professional. Although this project is different from the Cypher St Improvements Project currently ongoing by Massport, Ileen Gladstone will service on behalf of the neighborhood on both projects helping to answer questions and coordinate between the two projects from an environmental review perspective. View November meeting presentation and meeting recording.

*This meeting is being conducted via Mircosoft Teams. If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Teams, you may want to click on the join meeting link above a few minutes beforehand.

Arthur​ Fritch, CMP, CEM
MCCA Community Liaison

originally published 12.12.23

Monday, December 11, 2023

Fort Point Landmarks December 2023 Meeting

updated 12/14/23 at 6:15pm with 30 Thomson Place application withdrawn by applicant. 

will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, December 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 985 3303 8730#.You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.


APP # 24.0266 FPC  47 FARNSWORTH STREET (moved to admin review 12/13/23)
Applicant: Mario Watkins
Proposed Work: Install new lighting.

APP # 24.0511 FPC  333 SUMMER STREET (moved to admin review 12/13/23)
Applicant: Jason Parillo 
Proposed Work: In the same location as existing install (1) new blade sign and (1) new wall mounted sign. 

APP # 24.0513 FPC  30 THOMSON PLACE  Application withdrawn by applicant. 
Applicant: Nathan Turner
Proposed Work: At roof install condensers; at rear install wall mounted ductwork and exhaust openings.


Install temporary signage.




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

originally published 12.11.23

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Toy Drive and Holiday Party

State Representative David Biele cordially invites you to his fifth Annual Toy Drive to benefit children in our community around Christmas and the holiday season on:

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
40 West Broadway

Please bring an unwrapped toy for ages 0 to 16 and help spread holiday cheer to the children in our neighborhood. The toy drive gives presents to over 500 children in South Boston.

Complimentary food will be provided. 

You are invited to

Two Related Neighborhood Meetings: One Civic & Cultural + One Park Design

updated 12/07/23 with 244-284 A STREET CHANNELSIDE OPEN SPACE WORKSHOP presentation and video.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture in conjunction with the BPDA is holding a public meeting on the planning and analysis of waterfront civic and cultural facilities and programs related to MassDEP required Chapter 91 spaces aka facilities of accommodation (FPA):

Waterfront Civic Cultural Space Planning Study Public Meeting
November 15, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.

This meeting will provide the public with an update on the status of the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture’s Waterfront Space Planning Study as well as report out the initial findings from the Related Beal RFI for 244-248 A Street, which will be one of the case studies part of the initiative. 


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. 

The workshop will focus on the picnic area, play space, interactive fountain, and overall plantings.

November 28, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.

The green open space is required as part of MassDEP Waterway 50% open space requirements, MHP (municipal harbor plan), and City’s PDA (planned development area), and community advocacy that the parks once created be transferred to the City of Boston Parks department.

Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at or 617-936-9380.

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

About The Neighborhood This Week: Gillette, Holiday Art Sales & Other Developments

You won't want to miss what's going on and about the neighborhood this week.

December 5: 7 Channel Center Redevelopment Meet & Greet and Abutters Open House at 6pm at Gilbane's office at 10 Channel Center Street. Meet the new building owners, Phase 3 Real Estate and meet their team, featuring CBT Architects. Learn about the proposed changes to the redevelopment, including full demolition of the existing building and presentation on new design and project timeline. The updated building design is proposed to go before the Fort Point Landmark District Commission for their approval the following week. 

December 5: Squares + Streets Citywide Draft Zoning Amendment Public Meeting at 6pm to present a draft zoning text amendment that will create new Squares + Streets zoning districtsto be adopted into the Boston Zoning Code. Staff will also present on proposed updates to the “Regulation of Uses” section of the Boston Zoning Code (Article 8) to better organize and modernize land uses for today’s needs.  

December 6: Reminder Gillette Community Meeting at 6pm. As a part of a broader business transformation, Gillette will be reshaping its operations in our neighborhood, marking a new chapter in the company's long history in Boston. The decision will bring an opportunity to reimagine Gillette's 31-acre waterfront campus, unlocking new possibilities for the future.  This special meeting hosted by Gillette will help shape the 31 acre site and will be followed by a robust public planning process. Join meeting!

December 7: Opening of PAPER CLIPS, A Small Works Holiday Exhibit, featuring
(mostly) works on paper - all priced under $200, from 6pm to 8pm at the Gallery at 249 A, 249 A Street. Paper Clips features more than fifty artworks from artists working at the 249 A Street Cooperative. The exhibit offers a diverse range of techniques and subject matter. Drawing, painting, printmaking & photography are some of the mediums available for gift giving.

Artworks are original, unframed and attached to the wall with paper clips (hence the name) and affordably priced under $200.00 to meet your budget.

Plus Ornaments & Stocking Stuffers - $25.00 and under.

The gallery is also open by appointment. To schedule a visit contact

December 8: Deadline extended to participate in the BPDA Article 80 Modernization: Community Engagement 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. Read more about Article 80 Modernization: Community Engagement and Development Review Operations Improvement.

December 9 - December 10: Linda Huey Holiday Pottery Sale from 12pm to 5pm at 249 A Street, fifth floor. Linda Huey Pottery invites you to come and see a large selection of pottery with something for everyone, pottery, sculpture, and small affordable gifts. Cookies and punch will be served as well goody bags to take home. For more information, visit and via Facebook. The Annual Paperclips Holiday Show with small works by 249 A Street artists will also be open in the ground floor gallery.
Linda Huey Ceramics

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Summer Street Pilot Starts Monday

The six month evaluation period for the Summer Street dedicated bus/truck lane pilot and protected bike lane begins on Monday, December 4th. The pilot spans Summer Street from South Station to East First Street. Over the next six months, the City will be piloting these dedicated lanes to improve travel time reliability for transit and freight vehicles. It will also be making cycling safer and more convenient along this important corridor.

The Boston Transportation Department welcomes your feedback on whether these new configurations are achieving their intended goals. There are several ways you can provide input - by taking the online survey, attending public meetings in early 2024, or emailing the project team directly. Let them know what's working well and where there are opportunities for adjustments or improvements.

Sign up for email updates.

The aim for this pilot to balance the transportation needs of all users along the Summer Street corridor. Your feedback will be crucial in determining the right long-term configuration for our city. Read more details on the Summer Street Pilot