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Dear Members and Friends:

It is our great honor to welcome Mayor Martin J. Walsh to Fenway Civic Association’s 58th Annual Meeting!

lease join us in welcoming the Mayor and your neighborhood representatives for refreshments, followed by an exciting presentation on air rights development.

Details are below and attached – this meeting is free and open to the public – come and bring a friend!
Special thanks to Samuels & Associates and Choice Fine Wines for their contributions to this event.

FCA 2020 Annual Meeting flyer

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Dear Members and Friends:

We hope you all have marked your calendars for Wednesday, February 5th for the Fenway Civic Association’s Annual meeting!
This event will include refreshments and social time and a special presentation by Samuels & Associates and Meredith Management on Air Rights parcels 7 and 12.
Come meet your friends, neighbors, and elected representatives, and learn about these important projects.
Meeting notice is attached – This event is free and open to the public – come and bring a friend!
Special thanks to Samuels & Associates and Choice Fine Wines for their sponsorship of the reception and event.

Please note these other upcoming events and invitations:

1. Parcel 7 Air Rights Development: January 27 comment deadline
The BPDA is accepting comments on this air rights development project Notice of Project Change through January 27th.
To read the filing and submit your comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-7-air-rights

2. Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) Public Meeting: January 29, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Please join the NIC for a public meeting at Morville House, located at 100 Norway Street in the East Fenway.
This event will recap current work and discuss plans for 2020.

3. YMCA Guest Pass: Offer through January 31
The YMCA on Huntington Avenue invites FCA members to visit their facility on 316 Huntington Avenue with a free guest pass, attached.
This offer is for individuals aged 18 years and older – please bring a government issued ID and this pass to take advantage of this offer.

4. Boston Black Restaurant Challenge Kick-Off, February 1, 2020
State Representative Chynah Tyler invites residents to join the Boston Black Restaurant Challenge at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, located at 604 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. A kickoff at 12:00 p.m. is followed by food, drinks, live music, giveaways, raffles, and special guests, with a program beginning at 2:30 p.m. featuring Boston leaders, restaurant owners, and supporters. For more information, contact Chynah.Tyler@MAHouse.gov.
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5. Free Chair Yoga at Morville House, 100 Norway Street, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Come join neighbors for gentle chair yoga at Morville House, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Winter Fitness Series.
For more information and the full calendar of programs, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/boston-parks-winter-fitness-series

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Transportation Town Hall 1/22/2020

Dear Members and Friends:

Please see the following invitation from Senator Will Brownsberger to his Town Hall on January 22nd at 5 p.m.:

FYI, I am hosting a Town Hall about transportation, Wednesday, January 22nd, at WeWork (501 Boylston St, Boston) at 5PM.
Transportation is my top focus in the legislative session right now and we are likely to be passing major legislation soon.
I will also talk about the 2020 Census.
Please RSVP here to put your name on the WeWork visitor list at the front desk. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Apologies if you have gotten this email and/or responded already. We are sending this out a couple of different ways.

Will Brownsberger State Senator
Back Bay, Fenway, Allston, Brighton, Watertown, Belmont
617-722-1280 (office)
617-771-8274 (cell)

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FCA Annual Meeting February 5th, 2020

Dear FCA Members and Friends:

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Fenway Civic Association will host its 58th annual meeting at 401 Park, the former Sears building.

Just as a boldly engineered “adaptive re-use” rescued this empty warehouse in the 1990’s, pioneering new engineering techniques are converting the vast spaces over highways, once deemed useless wastelands, into new places for people to live, work, and play. Come join neighbors for a reception followed by presentations by Peter Sougarides from Samuels & Associates and John Rosenthal from Meredith Management and learn about the engineering and open space planned for Air Rights parcels 12 and 7.

What: Fenway Civic Association 58th Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 401 Park (401 Park Drive, 02215), 2nd Floor Conference Center – enter the main lobby of 401 Park and follow signs to the 2nd floor

For more details, see the attached flyer.
This meeting is free and open to the public – come and bring a friend!

FCA 2020 Annual Meeting flyer

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Winter Fitness and Upcoming Events

Dear FCA Members and Friends:

Happy 2020! We have several announcements for January.

1. Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series – Symphony Park/Morville House
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission announce their Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Join in 11 free classes across the city from January through to May 1st , including Chair Yoga at Morville House, 100 Norway Street!
The full schedule is located here: https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/file/2019/12/WF%20Brochure_Final%20Draft.pdf

Chair Yoga will be held Thursday mornings from January 9th through April 30th.
Classes start at 10 a.m. inside Morville House, 100 Norway Street in the East Fenway.
Come and bring a friend!

2. MLK Winter Luncheon January 15th / January 20th activities – Fenway Community Center
Celebrate Dr. King’s birthday with the play “Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King” presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre, followed by a hot meal.
For more information, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/community-luncheon/
Return on January 20th for family-friendly activities

3. Kaji Aso Studio Art Exhibition – Sprites & Spirits, Opening Reception, January 18, 7-9 p.m.
Visit the studio, located at 40 St. Stephen Street in the East Fenway, for a free evening featuring art, poetry, and music!
For more information, contact administrator@kajiasostudio.com

4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – MLK Day Celebration – January 20th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community.
Free attendance to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston includes, performances, tours, art-making activities, and more.
For details, visit https://www.mfa.org/event/community-celebrations/martin-luther-king-jr-day

5. Fenway Center Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting – January 21st 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street
A CAC public meeting will be held to discuss a Notice of Project Change and PDA Amendment t o the Fenway Center/Parcel 7 Air Rights Project.
For more information, visit http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-7-air-rights
or contact Tim Czerwienski at tim.czerwienski@boston.gov

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Winter in Boston

For Winter in Boston information, including how to sign up for City of Boston snow alerts, visit: https://www.boston.gov/winter-boston

Happy Holidays!

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Upcoming meetings

Two upcoming planning meetings:

1. Fenway Center – Parcel 7 Air Rights Public Meeting
A notice of Project Change and PDA Amendment was filed for the Phase 2 of this development.
A public meeting will be held to present project updates.
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: BU Sargent College, Room 101, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02215
For more information and to submit your comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-7-air-rights
or write to Tim Czerwienski at Tim.Czerwienski@boston.gov

2. Northeastern University – Institutional Master Plan Task Force Meeting
A public meeting will be held to discuss Northeastern University’s proposed Institutional Master Plan Amendment and student residence building at 840 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center at Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
For more information, write to Gerald Autler at Gerald.Autler@boston.gov

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