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Dear Members and Friends:

A reminder and invitation to join us for Fenway Civic Association’s 57th Annual Meeting.
We hope you will join us for a special evening!
WhenWednesday, February 6th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts Historical Society, located at 1154 Boylston Street, (corner of Boylston and The Fenway)
What: 
·         Enjoy a visit to this historic venue and a complementary reception, courtesy of Samuels & Associates, with wine, beer, and food provided by longtime neighborhood partner Huntington Wine and Spirits.
·         Learn about Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace, the Muddy River Project, what’s been done, and the work to follow in the Back Bay Fens with updates from Emerald Necklace Conservancy‘s President, Karen Mauney-Brodek
·         Meet members of Fenway Civic Association and learn about how you can get more involved
·         Enter a raffle drawing for Crashed Ice Boston tickets, donated by the Boston Red Sox
This meeting is open to all – come and bring a friend!

 

Special thanks to the Massachusetts Historical Society, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Samuels & Associates, Huntington Wine and Spirits, and the Boston Red Sox for their contributions to this event
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Due to the participation of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII taking place on Sunday, February 3, temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect to ensure safety and access on City of Boston streets. The following are planned restrictions. The Boston Police Department will implement additional restrictions as necessary.

The following planned street closures will be in effect from approximately 9 PM to 1 AM:

  • Commonwealth Avenue, from the Boston University Bridge to Massachusetts Avenue, Both sides
  • Brookline Avenue, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Pilgrim
    Road, *Vehicles in garages/parking lots that have no other exit to another public
    way will be directed in a southerly direction toward Park Drive
  • Boylston Street, from Pilgrim Road to Westland Avenue
  • Ipswich Street, from Boylston Street at Hemenway Street to Boylston Street at
    Park Drive
  • Lansdowne Street, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • Van Ness Street, from Ipswich Street to Yawkey Way, and from Jersey Street to
    Kilmarnock Street
  • Jersey Street, from Boylston Street to Van Ness Street 

     

    “No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows:

    KENMORE SQUARE- FENWAY AREA
    Bay State Road
    Both sides, from Beacon Street to Granby Street
    Beacon Street
    Both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to Park Drive
    Boylston Street
    Both sides, from Massachusetts Avenue to Brookline Avenue (including DCR areas)
    Brookline Avenue
    Both sides, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Pilgrim Road
    Burlington Street
    Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End
    Commonwealth Avenue
    Both sides, both roadways, from Massachusetts Avenue to the Boston University Bridge
    Deerfield Street
    Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
    Fullerton Street
    Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End
    Granby Street
    Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
    Ipswich Street
    Both sides, from Boylston Street at Hemenway Street to Boylston Street (Sunoco Gas Station)
    Jersey Street
    Both sides, from Boylston Street to Park Drive
    Kenmore Square (in its entirety)
    Both sides, both roadways, from Kenmore/Raleigh Streets to Deerfield Street / Beacon Streets
    Kilmarnock Street
    Both sides, from Van Ness Street to Park Drive
    Lansdowne Street
    Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
    Newbury Street Extension
    Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Charles Gate West
    Overland Street
    Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End
    Park Drive (DCR Roadway)
    Left side, Left roadway (Roberto Clemente Park side) from Aggassi Road to opposite Kilmarnock Street
    Raleigh Street
    Both sides, from Bay State Road to Commonwealth Avenue
    Sherborn Street
    Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
    Silber Way
    Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
    Van Ness Street
    Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
    Jersey Street
    Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

    RAMP CLOSURES:
    WHAT: On Sunday, February 3, 2019, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement ramp closures along Storrow Drive (inbound and outbound) at Charlesgate, The Fenway, Park Drive, and Boylston Street via Bowker Street and the Bowker Overpass in the City of Boston. Additionally, DCR will implement a ramp closure of Bowker Street from Charlesgate West at Commonwealth Avenue in the City of Boston. The closures will take affect at the direction of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) leading up to the conclusion of Super Bowl LIII at approximately 8:00PM to 1:00AM. Traffic patterns will be clearly marked, and a police detail will be on site.

    Furthermore, DCR will implement parking restrictions along a portion of Boylston Street continuing onto Park Drive in the City of Boston between Charlesgate and Peterborough Street from 3:00PM to 3:00AM. Signage will be clearly posted alerting drivers of the temporary parking restriction.

    WHERE: Ramp closures along Storrow Drive (inbound and outbound) at Charlesgate, The Fenway, Park Drive, and Boylston Street via Bowker street and the Bowker Overpass, as well as Bowker Street from Charlesgate West at Commonwealth Avenue in the City of Boston from 8:00PM to 1:00AM.

    Parking restrictions along Boylston Street and continuing onto Park Drive in the City of Boston between Charlesgate and Peterborough Street 3:00PM to 3:00AM.

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Dear Members:

Please see the following announcement regarding State Representative Chynah Tyler’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting on January 31st from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the First Church of Roxbury, Putnam Hall, 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury.

rep. chynah tyler district town hall (1)

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Dear Members and Friends:

Get ready for an arts-filled weekend! Please see the following announcements:

1)Kaji Aso Studio Presents “Shelter” – Art Exhibition – Winter 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, January 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Music and poetry reading at 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public – donations gratefully received.
Kaji Aso Studio is located at 40 Saint Stephen Street, Boston
For more information, visit www.kajiasostudio.com

2)MFA Boston offers a Free Open House, January 21, 2019 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. This annual event runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with an array of programming for all ages. Special events are detailed in this press release.

Finally, get ready – a special Wellness Weekend will be taking place at the Fenway Community Center the weekend of January 25th – more details to come!

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You are invited to Fenway Civic Association’s 57th Annual Meeting at Massachusetts Historical Society – Wednesday February 6th, 2019.

Come discover the nation’s very first historical society, established in 1791, hear the latest updates about the Muddy River Restoration Project, and learn more about the important work we do!

Refreshments and social time start at 6:00 p.m. Please note that this event is open to everyone, so bring a friend! More details to come soon.

We hope to see you there!

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Dear Members:

Please note these development meetings regarding Parcel 12 and 60 Kilmarnock Street. All meetings are open to the public.

1) Parcel 12 Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 9th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
St. Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvidere Street, Boston, MA
Description: Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting to discuss Samuels & Associates’ development proposal for MassDOT Air Rights Parcel 12.
To learn more or to submit your comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-12?utm_source=Neighborhoods&utm_campaign=b6ea9bed87-Parcel_12_CAC_Meeting_1_2_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bccda74844-b6ea9bed87-137521641&mc_cid=b6ea9bed87&mc_eid=a3dde4057a

2) 60-80 Kilmarnock Street Impact Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, January 10th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Simmons College, Main Campus Building, Room C101
300 The Fenway Boston, MA

Description: Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss development at 60, 67-75, 70-80 Kilmarnock Street and 59-75 Queensberry Street.

To learn more, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/60-80-kilmarnock-street

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Dear Members and Friends:

Please see the following two announcements regarding weekend service between Kenmore and Reservoir station and evening shuttle service on January 9th and 10th. For further information about the Green Line Fenway Portal Project, visit: https://www.mbta.com/projects/green-line-d-track-and-signal-replacement

1) Fenway Portal Project – MBTA Green Line D Weekend Bus Shuttles between Reservoir and Kenmore in January – March

The MBTA is scheduled to replace Green Line D service with bus shuttles between Reservoir and Kenmore on the following weekends:

  • January 5 & 6
  • January 12 & 13
  • January 19 & 20
  • January 26 & 27
  • February 2
  • February 9 & 10
  • February 16 & 17
  • February 23 & 24
  • March 2 & 3
  • March 9 & 10
  • March 23 & 24

The weekend work will take place along the Green Line D Branch in the vicinity of Fenway Station between 2:00 AM Saturday and 5:00 AM Monday morning. These diversions are required for flood construction activities related to the Fenway Portal Project. Customers should anticipate adding 15 minutes to their normal trip during this time.

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