Monday, April 22, 2024

Happenings This Week Starting Tonight

FY2025 CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE BUDGET REVIEW HEARINGS are ongoing through May 31st. View schedule for particular areas of interest.

4/22: Reserved Channel Development Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting at 6pm. The project is an 8 acres development with eight new buildings of proposed uses including a variety of commercial, research and development, civic, and residential housing. This CAC is a joint BPDA and MEPA review group. This meeting will lay out the role of the CAC and the process. 

4/23: Reserved Channel Development Kick-off Meeting at 6pm at the Condon School, 200 D St. Oxford Properties Group and Pappas Enterprises, is hosting this in-person meeting to discuss the proposed project. This event is the first in a series of four meetings to review the entirety of the proposed project. Later meetings will have more specific topics, including transportation infrastructure, resiliency, public realm and open space, and built form.  

4/24:Morrison Mahoney Boston Strong Neighborhood Blood Drive in front of 268 Summer Street. Please sign up for an appointment from 8:30am to 2pm if you are able to give blood. 

4/27: RESILIENT MOAKLEY PARK CONNECTORS SITE WALK from 10am to 12pm at 165 WILLIAM J DAY BLVD. Join the City of Boston Environment Department, City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority onsite to hear about the project and how it connects to ongoing and future work in the area. Learn about the goals of the coastal flood protection work and tell us what you think about the location, including safety (heat, traffic, etc.), accessibility (ease of crossing) and programming (either informal or formal). Rain date 5/4.

Comment Deadlines

4/26: 232 A Street Planned Development Area #69 draft amendment and PDA Master Plan draft amendment comment deadline. 

4/30: Reminder- MassDEP Climate Resilience Draft Regulations for Waterways (Chapter 91) and Wetlands comment deadline.

  • Send Waterways Resilience comments to dep.waterways@mass.gov with Waterways Resilience Comments in the subject line.
  • Send Wetlands Resilience comments to dep.wetlands@mass.gov with Wetlands-401 Resilience Comments in the subject 

Neighborhood Boston Strong Blood Drive This Wednesday

Morrison Mahoney will host a special Blood Drive for the neighborhood this Wednesday, April 24, 2024. The drive commemorates their April 5, 2013 drive where the donated blood was typed, tested and on the shelves at MGH on April 15, 2013, to treat victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing. That experience demonstrates the importance of a constant, reliable and safe blood supply. All donors will receive a MGH Blood Donors Are Boston Strong t-shirt. If you are able to donate blood, please make an appointment for:    

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
The Bloodmobile
in front of 268 Summer Street 
8:30am – 2:00pm (last appointment is at 2pm)



Sunday, April 21, 2024

April Showers Highlight Coastal Resilience & New Developments Spring Up

updated 4/21/24 with meeting presentations and recordings. 

4/4: Federal Flood Hazard Zoning Updates Info Session at 6pm to review updated flood insurance maps and Article 25 zoning updates with the opportunity to ask questions about changes and insurance implications. View presentation and recording and Special Flood Hazard Area Change Viewer. 

4/6: Love Your Block Neighborhood Cleanup from 10am -12pm at Wormwood Park. Rain date is 4/7.

4/8: 232 A Street Public Meeting at 6pm to discuss the 7th Amendment to PDA 69, the Development Plan and the response to the BPDA Request for Additional Information. View presentation and meeting recording.

4/10: Waterfront Space Planning Study Public Meeting 
at 6pm. Hear recommendations to reform and improve the Chapter 91 Civic/Cultural FPA Space processes and provide feedback. View presentation. View meeting recording


4/22: Reserved Channel Development Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting at 6pm. The project is an 8 acres development with eight new buildings of proposed uses including a variety of commercial, research and development, civic, and residential housing. This CAC is a joint BPDA and MEPA review group. This meeting will lay out the process.  

4/23: Reserved Channel Development Kick-off Meeting at 6pm at the Condon School, 200 D St. Oxford Properties Group and Pappas Enterprises, is hosting this in-person meeting to discuss the proposed project. This event is the first in a series of four meetings to review the entirety of the proposed project. Later meetings will have more specific topics, including transportation infrastructure, resiliency, public realm and open space, and built form.  

MEPA Certificates & Comment Deadlines
3/25: 2 Harbor Building 2: Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) not required. 
4/1: 232 A Street DEIR adequately and properly complies with MEPA. The Proponent may prepare and submit for review a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR).
4/1:Reserved Channel Special Review Procedure Established


4/7: 5 Necco and 15 Necco Chapter 91 Management Plan comment deadline. 

4/30: Reminder- MassDEP Climate Resilience Draft Regulations for Waterways (Chapter 91) and Wetlands comment deadline.

  • Send Waterways Resilience comments to dep.waterways@mass.gov with Waterways Resilience Comments in the subject line.
  • Send Wetlands Resilience comments to dep.wetlands@mass.gov with Wetlands-401 Resilience Comments in the subject 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Two Art Receptions Tonight!

The artists of 249 A STREET ARTISTS COOPERATIVE cordially invite you to visit a new exhibition featuring the works of Domingo and Domingo-Martin Barreres, a father-son artist duo! Domingo‘s exhibit showcases his large portraits of painting palettes, capturing the essence of creativity and expression. Meanwhile, his son, Domingo-Martin, presents his large pop portrait paintings created with a palette knife, offering a unique perspective on contemporary art. Immerse yourself in a vibrant art world showcasing multiple generations of creativity. The Opening Public Reception is:

Thursday, April 18, 2024
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Gallery at 249 A
249 A Street

Can’t make it? No worries—book a personal viewing by calling 617-721-1864. 

Right down the street at Midway Artist Studios, is a reception for  Sustainable Photography, an exhibition of photographs and natural wood sculptures representing the constant change of the landscape and our Earth, and the delicate state it is in, by artist Mona Mira. With the help of Arbor Day Foundation there will be trees planted to off set of carbon emissions footprints for the production of art. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to plant trees and with every purchase a tree will be planted on the person’s behalf. The reception is:

Thursday, April 18, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Art Tunnel
Midway Artist Studios
15 Channel Center Street


Monday, April 15, 2024

One Hand. One Heart. One Boston Day. Together Let’s Support Our New Fort Point Families.

In recognition of One Boston Day, please consider making a donation to welcome our new, temporary Fort Point neighbors at the emergency family shelter.  

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay in coordination with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the Black Refugee & Immigrant Community Coalition, and the Greater Boston YMCA among other community-based organizations, are providing temporary emergency housing and support to approximately 25 families with children who have an urgent and immediate need for shelter in Fort Point. 

Once a family settles into their new temporary housing, the need shifts to the essentials of daily living.  The home essential items listed will help replenish the supplies being used at the YMCA, where families are showering and spending their days. Once families relocate to new housing, they will have extra home essential items to take with them.

Items most needed are:

Diapers (disposable, multiple sizes)
Baby wipes
Baby bottles (new only)
Baby clothing (new only sizes 0-3) Including warm clothing
Baby gear (high chairs, strollers, pack’n plays) in excellent condition – no stains, tears, or missing pieces

View full list of recommended essential items needed at the Fort Point temporary family shelter. Please refrain from donating toy and stuffed animals. 

The drive is running now through May 31, 2024 and there are multiple way to participate. 
  • Drop off items at the South Boston Neighborhood House (aka The Ollie) at 136 H St. Monday through Friday between 9:30-5:00pm. If you are unable to drop off your donations or have any questions, please  contact Erin LaMonica, Community Initiatives Coordinator, via email or at 617-268-1619 x 403.
  • Make a financial contribution by visiting the United Way 

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Fort Point Landmarks April 2024 Public Meeting

updated 4.11.24: with links to present. 

 The FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, April 11, 2024*
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 952 3241 8996# You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.

I.  DESIGN REVIEW HEARING

APP # 24.0857 FPC    9 CHANNEL CENTER STREET
Applicant: Chris Rayen
Proposed Work: Install window film at front and rear windows. 

APP # 24.0821 FPC    300 A STREET- moved to ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
Applicant: Mandy Edwards
Proposed Work: HVAC modification project. 

APP # 24.0848 FPC     51 MELCHER STREET
Applicant: Greg Lusky
Proposed Work: Repair work for the maintenance of the skybridge that spans over Melcher Street. Including roof replacement, stucco painting/patching, and window replacement.

II.NEW BUSINESS
Discussion of proposed amendment to Section 8 of the Fort Point Channel Landmark District Study Report regarding provisions for the selection of Commission members and alternates from the district.

III. ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW/APPROVAL
APP # 24.0845 FPC 12 FARNSWORTH STREET: Install new blade sign using existing bracket.

IV. RATIFICATION OF 3/27/24 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

V.  STAFF UPDATES

FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION
Members: David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy, Vacancy

April 5 - April 11Traffic Advisory: Congress St. Closure & Temporary Lane Restriction & I-90 Closure at Exit 135

Updated 4/9/24: Exit 135 Turnpike off-ramp from I-90 West to South Boston will be closed overnight through Thursday, April 11 with a detour via I-93 North, Purchase Street, and Congress Street.

The Seaport TMA advises that starting Friday 4/5 at 7 a.m. through Monday 4/8 at 5 a.m., there will be work on the roadway at the off-ramp (Ramp F) to Congress Street from I-90 westbound. The right turn from Ramp F will be closed, along with a portion of Congress Street. This lane restriction is required for safety and construction staging as part of the demobilization of the tower crane at the 10 World Trade air rights project.

From I-90 West: At Exit 135 (old Exit 25), the right turn lane from the off-ramp (Ramp F) from I-90 West to Congress Street will be closed, with a detour via B Street and D Street.

From Congress Street East: Congress Street eastbound will be closed between B Street and D Street, with a detour via B Street and Seaport Boulevard. Access will be limited to residents only between Seaport Lane and D Street.

From Congress Street West: Congress Street westbound will be closed between B Street and D Street, with a detour via D Street and Seaport Boulevard. Access will be limited to residents only between Seaport Lane and D Street. Please note that one westbound lane will be open on Friday, April 5 from 7a.m. to 7 p.m.

Detour Timing: 7 a.m. on Friday, April 5, to 5 a.m. on Monday, April 8. 

Friday 4/5 detour map 7am - 7pm


Contact the Project
On-site construction concerns: (617) 592-6531
Questions via email: mpagliocca@suffolk.com

originally published 04.02.24

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Love Your Block Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday!

Today's storm is whipping up some new debris and making a mess in the neighborhood. 

Luckily, there is still time to sign up for Fort Point's 18th annual Love Your Block happening this Saturday, April 6th. 

Come join your neighbors for some outdoor spring cleaning on: 

Saturday, April 6, 2024
10am - Noon
Meet up at Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets)
Tools, gloves and t-shirts will be provided

Rain date is April 7th


Focus is A Street, Melcher Street, Binford Street and any other streets requiring attention as well as refreshing Wormwood Park. 

Love Your Block is run in conjunction with the Mayor Office of Civic Organizing's volunteer neighborhood beautification program. 


Monday, April 01, 2024

Street Sweeping Returns April Through November

 April marks the start of the street cleaning season through November 30th.

The cleaning of Binford Street from A Street to the Channel occurs from 9 am until 1 pm. The odd side of the street (closest to Gillette) will be cleaned on the first and third Tuesdays of the month starting April 2, 2024. The even side (next to the Channelside parking lot) will be cleaned on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month starting April 9th.

The street sweepers will also tackle A Street from Binford to Congress on the 1st & 3d Tuesdays beginning April 2, 2024 from 9 am until 1 pm. 

They will cross over to even side of A Street from Melcher to Congress every 2nd & 4th Tuesday commencing April 11th from 9 am until 1 pm. 

Everyday street cleaning occurs on Congress St (Dorchester Ave to E. Service Rd ), Summer St and Sleeper St from 12:01 am until 7:00 am. 


To receive no tow reminders, click 
here and enter the street name and then scroll down. The street cleaning parking fine is $40. If your car is towed, the minimum tow ticket is $132. More details. Lookup nearby street sweeping schedules here
For discrepancies between the website, and an actual posted street sign, then the street sign is always the one to follow. To be aware of all other parking ticket fees, visit Boston.gov.