Saturday, June 22, 2024

Drink Great Beer, Eat Great Food, Buy Great Art This Saturday!

update 6/22/24: The event is on today, Saturday!

This Saturday, June 22nd, the first ever Fort Point Festival & Arts Marketplace will take place from 12pm to 8pm at A Street Park (135 A Street). 

The Festival is held in association with the Alianza Park Series—a City of Boston partnership with Roundhead Brewing Company and Fresh Food Generation to bring a first-of-its-kind traveling beer garden to seven Boston’s parks throughout the summer. Fort Point's A Street Park is is the first City Park activation and it is launching June 19th.

Join your neighbors for a family-friendly festival with activities on the lawn at the park. Browse and buy art directly from the artists, enjoy Fresh Food Generation’s flavorful menu of Caribbean American fusion, taste a cold beer from MA's first Latino-owned brewery, Roundhead Brewing, and listen to live music starting at 4:30pm until sunset. 


The Fort Point Festival & Arts Marketplace is hosted by FPNA, in collaboration with 249 A St Artists Cooperative, The Artist Building at 300 Summer St, Midway Artist Studios, The Muse at 63 Melcher, and the Fort Point Arts Community.
 
Allianza will be at A Street Park from June 19 through June 23 and June 26 through June 30. The hours are: There hours are:  Wednesdays and Thursday: 4pm-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12pm-9pm and Sundays 12pm-6pm.

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originally published 06.18.24

Friday, June 21, 2024

Temporary Emergency Family Shelter Update to the Fort Point Community

A brief update from the UUA to the Fort Point Community


The Temporary Emergency Family Shelter at 24 Farnsworth St. is in its final two weeks. We are happy to share that placements have been located for all the families staying as guests; moving out has already started the week of June 21st, and will continue through the next two weeks, staying flexible due to the heat advisory. Students are finishing out the year at Boston Public Schools. We remain on track to complete these placements for all guests so that they can move out by the June 30 deadline. Operations continue to be smooth, without any disruptions or major concerns. 

 

Our community partners who operate the shelter, the Boston Refugee and Immigrant Community Coalition, are still in need of certain home furnishings for the apartments where they are placing the families, such as appliances, certain furniture items, etc. The South Boston Neighborhood House is accepting donated items, new or gently used only. Urgently needed items include : Microwaves, Refrigerators, Vacuums, Tables, Chairs, Pots and Pans, Silverware, Dinnerware, Toasters, Blenders, Coffee Makers, Cleaning Supplies, and other small appliancesCheck the United Way for updates. Cash donations can also be made through the United Way.

 

As I mentioned at the FPNA meeting, once the shelter project is concluded the UUA is returning the space to commercial leasing. We will also be re-opening the inSpirit Book & Gift Shop located on the first floor of our building. 


We’ll provide another update once the shelter project is concluded, and hope everyone has a great summer!


Warmly,

 

-Carey


Carey McDonald

Unitarian Universalist Association

Executive Vice President

Upcoming Happenings About & Around The Neigborhood

 Upcoming Happenings 

6/22: Fort Point Festival & Arts Marketplace  will take place from 12pm to 8pm at A Street Park (135 A Street) in association with Alliaza Park Series beer garden pop-up..

6/24: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS HEARING ON DOCKET #0990, FY25 BUDGET: PUBLIC TESTIMONY at 6pm. Docket #0990, disapproving the Annual Appropriation and Tax Order for FY2025, (Docket #0670), passed by the City Council on June 05, 2024.

6/25:  CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS WORKING SESSION ON DOCKET #0990, FY25 BUDGET: AMENDMENTS at 10am.

6/26: Conservation Commission Meeting at 6pm. Seaport Parcel F & G for proposed soil borings, test pits, and installation of groundwater observation wells located at 85 Northern Ave

6/27: 15 Necco Neighborhood Open House from 10am to 12pm at the Touchdown Space in the lobby.

6/27: South Boston Transportation Action Plan (SBTAP) DRAFT Public Meeting at 6pm at the Tynan Elementary School Cafeteria, 650 East 4th Street.

7/8: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND TRANSPORTATION HEARING ON DOCKET #0357 at 10am to discuss the possibility of congestion pricing in Boston.

7/8: Summer Street Pilot Open House starts at 5pm with presentation and Q &A at 6:30pm at the Tynan School, 650 E S4th St.

7/9: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND TRANSPORTATION HEARING ON DOCKET #0303 at 2pm to review the rules and regulation of vehicles in relation to expansion of micro mobility access.

7/9: Boston Civic Design Commission Monthly Meeting at 5pm.  Sign up to receive agenda notifications.

7/11: Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park Flood Mitigation Planning & Feasibility Study Virtual Open House at 6pm to review study findings to date, explore how proposed resilience alignments and strategies in the RLFMP will help address current and future flooding risk this area of the South Boston Waterfront which protects port and critical infrastructure and other neighborhood assets, and to provide feedback on preferred alternatives. MIGHT WANT TO PUT TEXT ON BLOG. DETAILS LINK

Comment Deadlines & Certificates

6/21: Reserved Channel Master Plan Environmental Notification Form comments due to MEPA Analyst, Alexander Strysky. (extended from June 7)

6/21: Reserved Channel BPDA PNF comment deadline (extended from June 7)

7/3:  253 Summer/Lolita Chapter 91 amendment comment deadline   an after-the-fact conversion of extended seasonal outdoor patio & public passageway to the public dock and Harborwalk. Details available online by entering 23-WW03-0004-AMD in “Record ID” search field. Send comments to Frank Taormina. 

7/8: 232 A Street FEIR comments due to MEPA Analyst, Nicholas Perry. 

MMT Parcel 5 RLFMP NPC Certificate: EIR not required

Thursday, June 20, 2024

15 Necco Neighborhood Open House

Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development are inviting the neighborhood to an Open House of Fort Point's newest building, 15 Necco on:

Thursday, June 27, 2024
10am - 12pm
Touchdown Space (located in the lobby)

Breakfast treats will be provided by Revival Cafe, who will be operating the cafe next door to the Community Work Lounge. 

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Happenings Around & About The Neighborhood This Week & Next

updated 6/16/24 with 372 Congress Just Salad Abutters meeting.

Don't miss what is happening in the neighborhood the first two weeks of June.

June 5: Conservation Commission Meeting at 6pm, includes 7 Channel Center St. NOI and related stormwater report regarding the building's demolition and construction and 232 A Street request for a determination of applicability

June 6: Life Science Public Safety In Person Public Meeting at 6pm at 105 W 1st St. This  is a public meeting in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Boston Fire Department, and Boston Emergency Medical Services to discuss the public safety protocols and regulatory responsibilities currently in place for the Boston Life Sciences industry.  

June 6  BPDA Article 80 Development Review Process Draft Recommendations last  Workshop Virtual from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM 

June 8: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2024 from 12pm to 3pm at The ICA. 

June 10: BPDA Article 80 Development Review Process Draft Recommendations survey survey deadline. View draft recommendation materials


June 10: 311 Summer St (327 A Street elevation) Abutters Meeting/Five Iron Golf (NEW) at 7pm. Proposal: All alcoholic beverage license until 2am and outdoor patio. Doors open at 6am. View meeting recording


June 11: Summer Street Pilot Open House from 5PM - 8PM @ The 105 by Breakthrough (CRISPR) at 105 W 1st St, Boston, MA 02127


June 12th: Zoning Commission Public Meeting at 9am. Agenda includes:

  • Said text and map amendments would adopt FEMA’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), which will be effective as of July 3rd, 2024, which is necessary in order for Boston to maintain its designation as a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) community. Said text amendment brings Article 25 into compliance with federal flood regulations for development in the floodplain while the adoption of the new FIRMs will codify where these regulations will apply.
  • 7th Amendment to the Master Plan for Planned Development Area No. 69, The 100 Acres and Development Plan for 232 A Street within Planned Development Area No. 69, The 100 Acres.


June 12: 372 Congress St / Just Salad Abutters Meeting at 7pm

Proposal: Common Victualler License. Anticipated opening August 2024 View meeting recording


June 13: Chapter 91 license amendment hearing LCTB Fort Point, LLC requesting an amendment to Waterways License No. 14667 at 2pm to authorize an after-the-fact conversion of 853 sf of Necco Court (private way) and change of use of approximately 488 sf of the paver area for extended seasonal outdoor (Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar) separated with a wood beam riser from a 365 sf area (15 to 20 foot wide) for continued public pedestrian access to the public docking facility and Harborwalk located on Filled Tidelands. Project plans and documents for this Waterways Application are on file for public viewing electronically at: https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/EEA/PublicApp/ (enter 23-WW03-0004-AMD in the Search Page in the “Record ID” field). Send comments to Frank Taormina Comment deadline is July 3rd.


June 13: Fort Point Channel Landmarks Commission Public Meeting at 6pm.


June 14: Summer Street Pilot Open House from 12:30PM - 1:30PM via Zoom


June 17: South Boston Beaches Climate Workshop hosted by Save The Harbor Save The Bay & The Metropolitan Beaches Commission at 6pm at at Saint Monica's Church, 331 Old Colony AveLearn tools and strategies to increase resiliency and improve coastal defense while preserving public access to South Boston public beaches in conjunction with South Boston's adaptation and resiliency priorities. Register. Outcomes and initial recommendations will be released in the fall.


June 21: Reserved Channel Master Plan Environmental Notification Form comments due to MEPA Analyst, Alexander Strysky. (extended from June 7)

June 21: Reserved Channel BPDA PNF comment deadline (extended from June 7)

originally published 6.05.24

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Fort Point Festival & Arts Marketplace Debuts In Partnership With Roundhead Brewing & Fresh Food Generation

updated 06/12/24 with exciting opportunity for musicians to perform from 3pm to 8pm on June 22nd. 

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with 249 A St Artists Cooperative, The Artist Building at 300 Summer St, Midway Artist Studios, The Muse at 63 Melcher, and FPAC, is excited to announce the first ever Fort Point Festival and Arts Marketplace. 

This family-friendly event is held in partnership with the Alianza Park Series*, a beer garden by Roundhead Brewing with Fresh Food Generation's pop-up, occurring at the A St Park.

The Fort Point Festival & Arts Marketplace will be on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 12pm to 8pm. This change from a two day to one day festival is at the suggestion of our artist participants.

There is limited spaces available. If you are an artist or artisan who would like to join us and sell your work at our open-air art market, the fee for one of the 24 available spaces is $25 for the day and artists will retain 100% of their sales proceeds. 

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Google form or scan the QR code above. Applications will be accepted on a rolling acceptance basis until Friday, June 14th.

Any seller questions, please contact Domingo-Martin.

If you are a musician interested in performing at the Fort Point Festival & Arts Marketplace, there are slots available from 3pm to 8pm on June 22nd, Please email us by June 18th. 


*The Alianza Park Series, offering community based activations through food, beverages, art, music and games, is taking place Wednesday to Sunday at seven City of Boston Parks throughout the summer. Allianza will be at A Street Park from June 19 through June 23 and June 26 through June 30.



originally published 05.30.24

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Help Improve Boston's Development Review Process

updated 06/04/24 with links to virtual workshops.

If you have not yet attended the Development Review Process Draft Recommendations Workshops, please attend one of the remaining Improving Boston's Development Review Process Workshops:

May 30: Menino Community Center from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale

June 1: Bolling Building from 2:00 PM–4:00 PM at 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury         

June 4  Virtual from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM 

June 6  Virtual from 6:00 PM–8:00 PM 

All workshops will have identical content. You may join the one that works best for you. Food and childcare will be provided for in-person workshops.

Review the draft recommendation materials online 

If you are unable to attend the in-person workshops, please visit the project page to review the workshop materials and share your feedback by completing the survey by June 10th.

originally published 05.28.24