Archive for February, 2011

Coming to Fenway: Cape Ann Fresh Catch

Local property owner The Copley Group has partnered with the Cape Ann Fresh Catch (CAFC) Community Supported Fishery (CSF) to help bring their “day-boat” fresh, locally-caught, sustainable seafood directly to the Fenway.  The spring season is set to begin in March, with the first delivery scheduled for Saturday, March 12.   Deliveries will occur on Saturdays from 11am–1pm at 111 Queensbury St.   In order to participate, members must sign up with CAFC.

For more information, see below or visit http://www.capeannfreshcatch.org.


From the Copley Group: For those unfamiliar with community supported food programs, members purchase a “share” of a season’s harvest in advance and then throughout that season at a regularly scheduled delivery site, pick up their share of fresh, sustainably-harvested local food.

The CAFC CSF benefits local fishermen, the environment, our local economy, and its members. Local fishermen are helped by having new, more sustainable, markets for their product. Because the distance travelled and its carbon footprint of putting dinner on your plate is greatly reduced, the environment benefits. By keeping all costs community-based, our local economy prospers. And CAFC members get the freshest and highest quality seafood available.

It’s a win-win-win-win for our local fishermen, our environment, our local economy, and you!

  • The CAFC Spring 2011 season will begin the week of Monday March 7th and will last for 12 weeks.
  • Fenway’s first delivery will be on Sat. 3/12 from 11am–1pm *
  • The delivery site for the Fenway will be in the parking lot behind 111 Queensbury Street
  • CAFC’s Spring 2011 shares cost $24/week for 2 lbs of fillets or $20/week for 4–6 lbs of whole fish (please visit their website for more details).
  • The type of seafood that’s delivered in a share is determined by Neptune and Mother Nature on that specific delivery day.
  • You can purchase either a weekly delivery (12 weeks) or a bi-weekly delivery (6 weeks).
  • Membership is open to everyone.

Further details about CAFC’s up-coming season are posted at http://www.capeannfreshcatch.org.

* There is a minimum number of people needed to make the Fenway neighborhood site viable for CAFC. To help make this happen for CAFC’s Spring 2011 season please send an email soon to fenway@capeannfreshcatch.org and let them know you want to join!

To join CAFC’s general email list and get notifications of their new seasons and/or upcoming events please visit www.capeannfreshcatch.org/SignUpForm.html


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The date for the BRA Article 80 public meeting for the Fenway Triangle Mixed Use proposal has been set.  This development is proposed for 1325 Boylston Street / 132 Brookline Ave in the West Fenway.


DATE: Wednesday, February 23, 2011


WHERE: Fenway Health Center, 1340 Boylston Street, 10th Floor Auditorium

There will be an explanation of the Article 80 process, a presentation by the developer, and then a question-and-answer section.

For more information, please contact John FitzGerald at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (617-918-4267), or visit the BRA’s website for this project here.

To view a copy of the Fenway Civic Association’s comment letter issued to the BRA on the scope of Article 80 review for this project, check out our Bulletin Board.


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Thanks to the generosity of Samuels and Associates, discounted parking fees will be made available for neighborhood residents offered at both the 1330 Boylston Street and Fenway Triangle Trilogy garages DURING CITY OF BOSTON DECLARED SNOW EMERGENCIES.

Please read the following terms carefully- residents are responsible for complying with the instructions below:


In order to be eligible for the discounted rates, residents must enter either garage 2 hours prior to the declared emergency and must exit before 2 hours after the emergency restrictions have been lifted. Parkers should stop by the garage office to show their Parking Permit issued by the City or a driver’s license with a neighborhood address.

The discounted rates are:

  • Overnight: $6.00 Parkers must exist the garage before 9:00 a.m. the next day
  • 24 hours: $10.00 Parkers will be charged $10.00 up to 24 hours, $20.00 up to 48 hours, $30.00 up to 72 hours

The phone number for more information is (617)236-5558


How do you know when there is a snow emergency? Emergencies are listed on the City of Boston website at:  http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/

Residents can also register for automatic alerts via phone, email or text message, including emergency declarations and cancellations by going to: http://www.cityofboston.gov/moem/alertboston.asp

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