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The Week Ahead

Dear Members and Friends:

Time to celebrate! Cap off 2022 in style at the Annual West Fenway Tree Lighting – Wednesday, December 7th.

Getting down to business: 

Monday, Fenway zoning process BPDA meeting on zoom, if you have questions, this is the place for answers. 

Tuesday, Longwood Place proposal, get up to date at the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting. An IAG meeting is different from a public meeting. IAG members work with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project developer and IAG members. A Public Meeting will be held Dec 13th: We encourage everyone to make their voice heard. This project will have a significant long-term impact on our lives, traffic, density, as well as impact issues on city parks protections (here, the Emerald Necklace). Be heard, be seen during comment period.

For this and more, see below:

HOLIDAY FUN

Wednesday Dec 7 – 6 p.m. West Fenway Tree lighting – Kelleher Rose Garden 

It’s our annual holiday celebration: get festive with food, friends and music, and we’ll light the tree! For more fun, take a luminary walk to 401 Park for a community skate.

Zoning and Development

1. Monday Dec 5  – 6 p.m. Fenway Zoning public meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/05/fenway-zoning-public-meeting Learn about the planning process and how YOU can get involved. The BPDA seeks to gather input on the neighborhood’s zoning and a number of future planning considerations, which will be studied and discussed over the next few months. 

2. Tuesday Dec 6 – 6 p.m. Longwood Place Impact Advisory Group meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/06/longwood-place-impact-advisory-group-meeting The BPDA is hosting an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting for the Longwood Place (305 Brookline Avenue) proposal located in the Longwood Medical Area. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed Planned Development Area (PDA) Development Plan for the redevelopment of the site, which is the existing Simmons University Residential Campus. The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and discussion from the IAG members, as well as comments from the general public, time permitting. public meeting is scheduled for Dec 13.

3. Wednesday Dec 7 – 3:30 p.m.  Fenway Cares – Food Distribution

Need food? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. For more information, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenway-cares/.

4. Thursday Dec 8 – 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Bus Network Redesign webinar

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aPyhx6oATuuVP3bIBpZyBQ

The Bus Network Redesign (BNRD) is an opportunity to make bold improvements to the bus network for the people who depend on it most. This virtual public meeting will present the results of the Fare & Service Equity Analyses for BNRD. Following the presentation, MBTA and MassDOT staff will be available to answer your questions.

5. Saturday Dec 10 – 3 p.m. #55 Bus Ride Along & Pizza Party

Join the 55 Coalition for a ride on the #55 to celebrate the advocacy win from residents, representatives, and organizations who successfully restored access to Copley Sq. Meet at the Jersey St @ Boylston bus stop at 3pm for the 3:10 PM boarding (fares provided). Pizza party provided by WS follows the ride hosted at the Fenway Community Center.

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

North Pole Xmas Trees offering a large inventory of premium trees, wreaths, garlands, and more to deck your halls. Drive-thru service available. More details here

Pop-up: The Fenway Chalet, by The Wine Press: serving beer, wine, warm seasonal alcoholic beverages, and premium snacks on weekend afternoons. Holiday markets, featuring 30+ local makers and artists. 

Join us at The Fenway Chalet on select dates:

·         Friday, 12/9 @ 4-8pm, featuring Boston Women’s Market  

·         Saturday, 12/10 @ 12-5pm 

·         Saturday, 12/17 @ 12-5pm 

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The week ahead Monday Nov 28

Dear Members and Friends:

It’s time to celebrate! We’ve had an eventful 2022, let’s cap it off in style at the Annual West Fenway Tree Lighting – Wednesday, December 7th. Were you were naughty or nice, or sugar and spice, no matter, it’s all good in the ‘hood – be there for cheer and goodwill, a song and a skate… is it a date? 

We are officially into the holiday season with holiday trees, fleas and more at The Station, the skating rink is open, and much ado on zoning and development. This week, share the cheer, have a beer with a BPDA planner at Cornwell’s. In December, zoom into Fenway zoning. Get into the details on Longwood Place IAG. And celebrate with fellow Fenwickians at the West Fenway Tree lighting.

For this and more, see below:

HOLIDAY FUN

Wednesday Dec 7 – 6 p.m. West Fenway Tree lighting – Kelleher Rose Garden 

It’s our annual holiday celebration: get festive with food, friends and music, and we’ll light the tree! For more fun, take a luminary walk to 401 Park for a community skate.

PLANNER MEETING

1. Wednesday Nov 30 6-8 p.m. Pint with a Planner – Cornwall’s Pub 644 Beacon St

Pint with a Planner is coming to Kenmore Square! Fenway has the highest concentration of 20 to 35 year-old residents of any Boston neighborhood, and is undergoing a lot change with new music venues, office buildings, apartments, transportation plans and more. Meet the staff of Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and provide input on neighborhood planning initiatives! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pint-with-a-planner-fenway-tickets-453948541307?aff=odeimcmailchimp&utm_source=BPDA+Blog&utm_campaign=af34d92b06-BPDA_News_2022_09_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1dd6a69b7-af34d92b06-137373725&mc_cid=af34d92b06&mc_eid=a3dde4057a 

UPCOMING PLANNING & ZONING 

Monday Dec 5  – 6 p.m. Fenway Zoning public meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/05/fenway-zoning-public-meeting Learn about the planning process and how YOU can get involved. The BPDA seeks to gather input on the neighborhood’s zoning and a number of future planning considerations, which will be studied and discussed over the next few months. 

Tuesday Dec 6 – 6 p.m. Longwood Place IAG meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/06/longwood-place-impact-advisory-group-meeting The BPDA is hosting an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting for the Longwood Place (305 Brookline Avenue) proposal located in the Longwood Medical Area. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed Planned Development Area (PDA) Development Plan for the redevelopment of the site, which is the existing Simmons University Residential Campus. The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and discussion from the IAG members, as well as comments from the general public, time permitting.

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

North Pole Xmas Trees will offer a large inventory of premium trees, as well as wreaths, garlands, and more so you can deck your halls. Full drive thru service is available – soak in the holiday vibes. More details here

The Fenway Chalet, presented by The Wine Press, a pop-up snack shack serving beer, wine, warm seasonal alcoholic beverages, as well as a selection of premium snacks on weekend afternoons. And that’s not all! We will also be hosting pop-up holiday markets, featuring 30+ local makers and artists. 

Join us at The Fenway Chalet on select dates:

·         Friday, 12/2 @ 4-8pm, featuring Fenway Flea’s Holiday Market

·         Saturday, 12/3 @ 12-5pm 

·         Friday, 12/9 @ 4-8pm, featuring Boston Women’s Market  

·         Saturday, 12/10 @ 12-5pm 

·         Saturday, 12/17 @ 12-5pm 

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Fenway Tree Lighting

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The Week Ahead

Dear Members and Friends:

A short week before the holiday, with a food distribution on Wednesday. Then – Happy Thanksgiving to all! After the holiday there’s much ado on zoning and development. Lift a pint with a BPDA planner at Cornwell’s. Zoom in to an important Fenway neighborhood zoning meeting. Get into the details on Longwood Place IAG. Then celebrate the holiday season at the West Fenway Tree lighting.

For this and more, see below:

1. Wednesday Nov 23 – 3:30 pm  Fenway Cares – Food Distribution

Need food? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. For more information, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenway-cares/.

UPCOMING PLANNNG & ZONING 

Wednesday Nov 30 6-8 p.m. Pint with a Planner – Cornwall’s Pub 644 Beacon St

Pint with a Planner is coming to Kenmore Square! Fenway has the highest concentration of 20 to 35 year-old residents of any Boston neighborhood, and is undergoing a lot change with new music venues, office buildings, apartments, transportation plans and more. Meet the staff of Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and provide input on neighborhood planning initiatives! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pint-with-a-planner-fenway-tickets-453948541307?aff=odeimcmailchimp&utm_source=BPDA+Blog&utm_campaign=af34d92b06-BPDA_News_2022_09_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1dd6a69b7-af34d92b06-137373725&mc_cid=af34d92b06&mc_eid=a3dde4057a 

Monday Dec 5  – 6 p.m. Fenway Zoning public meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/05/fenway-zoning-public-meeting Learn about the planning process and how YOU can get involved. The BPDA seeks to gather input on the neighborhood’s zoning and a number of future planning considerations, which will be studied and discussed over the next few months. 

Tuesday Dec 6 – 6 p.m. Longwood Place IAG meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/06/longwood-place-impact-advisory-group-meeting The BPDA is hosting an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting for the Longwood Place (305 Brookline Avenue) proposal located in the Longwood Medical Area. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed Planned Development Area (PDA) Development Plan for the redevelopment of the site, which is the existing Simmons University Residential Campus. The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and discussion from the IAG members, as well as comments from the general public, time permitting.

HOLIDAY FUN

Wednesday Dec 7 – 6 p.m. West Fenway Tree lighting – Kelleher Rose Garden 

It’s our annual holiday celebration: get festive with food, friends and music, and we’ll light the tree! For more fun, take a luminary walk to 401 Park for a community skate.

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info. https://thefenway.com/news/article/2022/visit-the-station-the-fenways-newest-community-space

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Special Announcement – Fenway Funds!

Dear Friends,


Fenway Civic Association is delighted to report that thanks to the efforts of Senator William Brownsberger, plaza repair funding for the John Boyle O’Reilly monument in the Back Bay Fens has been secured in the passage of the state’s Economic Development Bill. 

We are grateful to Senator Brownsberger and his staff for working to ensure that repairs to a monument honoring this remarkable Bostonian will result in an accessible, safe, public space for all.


With kind regards,
The Fenway Civic Association


Below: before (1) and after photos (2) showing restoration of the monument in September 2022.  

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The Week Ahead

Dear Members and Friends:

A very special thanks to all who got out the vote, and to the poll workers.Also, thanks to the artists who opened their studios this past weekend. More to be thankful for: we can influence the developments around us by joining the public meetings and providing comments; clean out your hazardous waste on Saturday, have a Happy Thanksgiving, and see you soon at the annual Tree Lighting.

For this and more, see below:

1.Monday Nov 14 – 6 pm  Bus Network redesign additional meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-yppz4rH9VgI1tfFpJdjWx-KDx66gkV You’ve already made a great impact on keeping the #55 bus service to Copley, hop on this meeting to help drive the design.

2. Monday Nov 14 –  6 pm  Parcel 13  PUBLIC meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/14/parcel-13-public-meeting Parcel 13: the intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston, partially over the Mass Turnpike and the MBTA Hynes Station. The proposed project comprises two main elements: a 10-story, 125-unit, 100% affordable apartment tower and an approximately 300,000 sf, 12-story, lab/office building. This project is in the REVIEW stage and open to your comments.

3. Tuesday Nov 15 – 6 – 8 pm  Parcel 13 CAC [Community Advisory Committee] meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/15/parcel-13-citizens-advisory-committee-meeting

4. Wednesday Nov 16 – 6 pm  409 Huntington Avenue PUBLIC meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/409-huntington-avenue Proposal to redevelop an existing five-story, apartment building into a nineteen-story mixed use residential building comprising up to 157 dwelling units, up to 2,300 square feet of street-level activated retail space along Huntington Avenue, and improvements to the currently underdeveloped pocket park at the corner of the site along Huntington Avenue. This project is in the REVIEW stage and open to your comments.

5. Saturday Nov 19 – 9 am – 1 pm Household hazardous waste day

https://www.boston.gov/calendar/household-hazardous-waste-paper-shredding-textiles-and-electronics-drop-2 Boston residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste, shred unwanted documents, get rid of textiles and clothing, and recycle electronics for free.

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DEVELOPMENT

Monday Dec 5 – 6 pm Fenway Zoning public meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/12/05/fenway-zoning-public-meeting Learn about the planning process and how YOU can get involved. The BPDA seeks to gather input on the neighborhood’s zoning and a number of future planning considerations, which will be studied and discussed over the next few months. 

HOLIDAY 

Wednesday Dec 7 – 6 pm West Fenway Tree lighting – Kelleher Rose Garden 

We’re working on the program, it’s getting festive; food, friends and music, let’s light the tree!

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info. https://thefenway.com/news/article/2022/visit-the-station-the-fenways-newest-community-space

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The Week Ahead – November 7

Dear Members and Friends:

It’s time: State Election Day Tuesday Nov 8! 

Every vote counts!!!! We’re counting on YOU to represent for Fenway! After you’ve exercised your civic duty, exercise your mind on city budgets and planning/development issues, then stretch your imagination with unique local Fenway arts events over the weekend. Clear your home of hazards, and be free to enjoy all your labors during the holiday season.

For this and more, see below:

1. Tuesday Nov 8 – 7 am – 8 pm  STATE ELECTION DAY

Check your polling location  https://www.boston.gov/departments/election. View sample ballots, candidates and more at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleupcomingelections/upcoming-elections.htm 

2. Wednesday Nov 9 – 3:30 pm  Fenway Cares – Food Distribution

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway: sign up at tinyurl.com/Fenwayturkey

Need food? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. For more information, visit: 

https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenway-cares/

3. Thursday Nov 10 – 6 pm  Virtual Budget educational workshop

https://www.boston.gov/calendar/budget-educational-workshops-virtual-session The Office of Budget Management invites you to use your voice to impact the budget. Learn how at this workshop.

4. Friday Nov 11 –  Veterans Day – Federal Holiday

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all US military veterans. City offices, Boston Public Libraries, and BCYF Community Centers are closed. Parking meters are free with no time limit.

5. Saturday Nov 12 – 7 – 8:30 pm  Kaji Aso “A Spot of Beauty” opening 40 St. Stephen Street

https://www.kajiasostudio.com/, 49th Anniversary Celebrations A SPOT OF BEAUTY: Art, Music & Poetry in-person Saturday and online Sunday Nov 13th at 7:00 pm

6. Saturday-Sunday Nov 12-13 – 11 am – 5 pm –  Open Studios @ Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich Street

https://fenwayartstudios.org/fall-2022-open-studios/  Meet the artists in their studios and view fantastic original art. The event spans two days November 12-13 from 11am-5pm. A rare and treasured opportunity to enter the working studios of this historic artists association.

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DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORT MEETINGS

Monday Nov 14 – 6 pm  Bus Network redesign additional meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-yppz4rH9VgI1tfFpJdjWx-KDx66gkV You’ve already made a great impact on keeping the #55 bus service to Copley, hop on this meeting to help drive the design.

Monday Nov 14 –  6 pm  Parcel 13  PUBLIC meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/14/parcel-13-public-meeting Parcel 13: the intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston, partially over the Mass Turnpike and the MBTA Hynes Station. The proposed project comprises two main elements: a 10-story, 125-unit, 100% affordable apartment tower and an approximately 300,000 sf, 12-story, lab/office building. This project is in the REVIEW stage and open to your comments.

Tuesday Nov 15 – 6 – 8 pm  Parcel 13 CAC [Community Advisory Committee] meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/15/parcel-13-citizens-advisory-committee-meeting

Wednesday Nov 16 – 6 pm  409 Huntington Avenue PUBLIC meeting

https://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/409-huntington-avenue Proposal to redevelop an existing five-story, apartment building into a nineteen-story mixed use residential building comprising up to 157 dwelling units, up to 2,300 square feet of street-level activated retail space along Huntington Avenue, and improvements to the currently underdeveloped pocket park at the corner of the site along Huntington Avenue. This project is in the REVIEW stage and open to your comments.

HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY

Saturday Nov 19 – 9 am – 1 pm Household hazardous waste day

https://www.boston.gov/calendar/household-hazardous-waste-paper-shredding-textiles-and-electronics-drop-2 Boston residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste, shred unwanted documents, get rid of textiles and clothing, and recycle electronics for free.

HOLIDAY EVENTS 

Saturday Nov 19 – 3RD Annual Fenway Cares TURKEY Giveaway* (reserve your bird by Wed Nov 16) see flyer pickup at Fenway Community Center 9:30am-noon, 1282 Boylston Street. To sign up for a turkey, visit https://tinyurl.com/Fenwayturkey 

Wednesday Dec 7 – 6 pm TREE lighting near Kelleher Rose Garden

We’re working on the program, it’s getting festive, looking rosy!

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info. https://thefenway.com/news/article/2022/visit-the-station-the-fenways-newest-community-space

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Dear Friend, 

We are writing to alert you to serious and permanent threats to the Emerald Necklace’s Back Bay Fens, Liff Park, and Riverway parkland – threats that set dangerous precedent for the ways in which parks may be ‘mitigated’ for future development citywide.Background: Arecent development proposal for the 6 acre Simmons residential campus (305 Brookline Avenue) has vast consequences for our historic park. The development plan filed by Skanska, a publicly traded company, would cast significant shadows on large portions of historic parkland in the Back Bay Fens and Riverway for several hours in spring and fall if approved (see study that follows). The overwhelming massing and building heights, some higher than 30 stories, would block the sunlight over extensive areas of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Parks. At the same time, nearly half (45%) of the development’s project area would be new interior greenspace — at the expense of permanent shadows on the public’s historic parklands. Most alarming is the notion that, rather than creating a project that is compliant with established historic park protections, the developer and head of City agencies are in talks to set a price to be paid by Skanska to Boston Parks Department for the damage their project would inflict on our parkland. If approved, such an agreement would pose a disastrous “pay to play” precedence in which permanent, irrevocable damage posed by a developer may be “mitigated” through financial “contributions” to the City of Boston – the very entity entrusted to preserve our parks in perpetuity. We MUST ensure that Mayor Wu, the BPDA, and the Energy and Environment Department understand that sunlight and our historic public parks are our legacy, and they are not for sale, that development cannot proceed at the expense of permanently damaging our parks, and that the public does not support this policy.  Please send an email to the addresses below before November 15th, 2022. We include bullets for an email and encourage you to write a letter in your own words. We understand that the reviewing departments say they have not heard opposition to this proposal, please speak up!

Mayor Michelle Wu: mayor@boston.gov

Energy and Environment Chief Mariama White-Hammond: mariama.whitehammond@boston.gov

Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Woods: ryan.woods@boston.gov

Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency Chief J. Arthur Jemison: james.jemison@boston.gov

Diana Fernandez, Deputy Chief of Urban Design, BPDA: diana.fernandez@boston.gov

Fenway representatives:Kenzie.bok@boston.govtania.anderson@boston.govjay.livingstone@mahouse.govchynah.tyler@mahouse.gov,  jon.santiago@mahouse.govwilliam.brownsberger@masenate.gov

  • Write to voice opposition to the 305 Brookline Avenue project (include your connection with the Fenway or parks)
  • Voice that permanent damage to parkland cannot be priced or mitigated
  • Remind them that Longwood Medical Area development guidelines were adhered to for the last Simmons campus proposal that resulted in better parkland protection and that we ask the same standard to be applied to this project
  • Voice that creation of privately held open space should not be prioritized over the integrity and quality of the public’s parks
  • State that approval would set a terrible precedent for parks across the city and that we ask our leaders to step up for parks

 Please close with your name, affiliation, address, and phone number

Thank you

Fenway Civic Association

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The Week Ahead – Sunday October 30

Dear Members and Friends:

This week is mean, lean & cleanThe means: BPDA will host 2 zoning meetings on Tuesday re development projects and Wednesday re zoning on Cannabis; Wednesday MBTA bus network redesigns.The lean: Thursday ISG free First Thursday, and The clean: Friday Berklee neighborhood clean up. And hang on, it’s almost here! State Election Day Tuesday Nov 8! 

For this and more, see below:

1. Tuesday Nov 1 –  6pm Fenway CAC ZONING meeting https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/01/fenway-cac-zoning-meeting Please join BPDA planning staff for a Fenway Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting to learn more about zoningin Fenway. This session will include basic information about how zoning works to regulate development and a more detailed analysis of existing zoning in the West Fenway district.

2. Wednesday Nov 2 – 6 pm  Bus Network redesign virtual meeting https://www.mbta.com/events/2022-11-02/public-meeting-bus-network-redesign-virtual. Want to prep for the meeting? To view the updated proposed 55 route: https://platform.remix.com/project/4e7bbb9c/line/753f9327?dir=0&latlng=42.34586,-71.09062,13  Also, a joint statement of the 55 coalition will go out Monday, watch your email for updates.

3. Wednesday Nov 2 1- 6pm Cannabis rezoning virtual meeting https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/02/cannabis-meeting-2?utm_source=BPDA+Blog&utm_campaign=e7ce5b11e0-BPDA_News_2022_09_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1dd6a69b7-e7ce5b11e0-137373725&mc_cid=e7ce5b11e0&mc_eid=a3dde4057a

4. Thursday Nov 3 – Free First Thursdays – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Registration required – RESERVE YOUR free ticket online

https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/thursday-nights

5. Friday Nov 4, 10 am – 12pm Berklee Neighborhood Cleanup

Berklee College of Music will be conducting a neighborhood cleanup in the East Fenway area. Interested in participating? Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEpnvi_ve_iE2JqlchseCcH0X0CNRRgg0RlcnlWtffx58QdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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The Week Ahead – Monday October 24

Dear Members and Friends:

This week there are a few meetings on crucial matters in the Fenway; a Fenway transportation study, affordable housing discussion, Huntington Ave. development project mitigation and community benefits meeting.  Also, early voting at Fenway Park, and before you know it, it’s voting day!

For this and more, see below:

1. Tuesday Oct 25, 6-8pm Virtual CAC meeting Fenway Transportation Study  Please join BPDA planning staff for a Fenway Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting to learn about the start of the Fenway-Kenmore Transportation Action Plan, which will look to transform the area’s multimodal networks. BPDA staff will introduce the project’s scope, partners, and anticipated timeline. https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/10/25/fenway-cac-transportation-meeting#:~:text=Please%20join%20BPDA%20planning%20staff%20for%20a%20Fenway,introduce%20the%20project%27s%20scope%2C%20partners%2C%20and%20anticipated%20timeline.

2. Wednesday, Oct 26, 3:30 p.m. Fenway Cares

Need food? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. For more information, visit: 

3. Wednesday Oct 26, 6-7pm Increasing Affordable and Supportive Housing to Reduce Homelessness in Our City and State. (Panel discussion) BPL Central library – Copley Square. A citywide forum to increase public understanding of efforts to combat homelessness throughout our neighborhoods. Hear the panel live or via zoom – for details and registration info: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/632b787602aea59e4fa03f5b

4. Thursday Oct 27, 6pm 409 Huntington Avenue IAG meeting The BPDA will be hosting its first public IAG meeting to discuss proposed development at 409 Huntington Avenue, which includes a 19 story mixed use development project along Huntington Avenue. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the IAG and the public. To read the filing, public meeting notice, and more, visit: https://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/409-huntington-avenue 

5. Saturday-Sunday Oct 29-30 EARLY VOTING AT FENWAY PARK The Red Sox have partnered with the City of Boston to host early voting at Fenway Park on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can find additional information and early voting locations by visiting boston.gov/early-voting.

6. Saturday Oct 29: Voter Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline is Saturday, October 29. You have until 5 p.m. to register to vote in-person, and until 11:59 p.m. to register to vote online. If you register to vote by mail, it must be postmarked by Saturday, October 29.

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Tuesday Nov 1  6 p.m. Fenway CAC ZONING meeting https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/11/01/fenway-cac-zoning-meeting Please join BPDA planning staff for a Fenway Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting to learn more about zoningin Fenway. This session will include basic information about how zoning works to regulate development and a more detailed analysis of existing zoning in the West Fenway district.

Friday Nov 4, 10 am-12pm Berklee Neighborhood Cleanup

Berklee College of Music will be conducting a neighborhood cleanup in the East Fenway area. Interested in participating? Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEpnvi_ve_iE2JqlchseCcH0X0CNRRgg0RlcnlWtffx58QdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Tuesday Nov 8 – STATE ELECTION DAY 

Check your polling location  https://www.boston.gov/departments/election. View sample ballots, candidates and more at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleupcomingelections/upcoming-elections.htm 

Voter Registration Deadline: October 29, 2022

Saturday-Sunday Nov 12-13 11am-5pm – Open Studios @ Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich Street https://fenwayartstudios.org/fall-2022-open-studios/ 

Come inside the building, meet artists in their studios, and view fantastic original art. The event spans two days November 12-13 from 11am-5pm.

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info. https://thefenway.com/news/article/2022/visit-the-station-the-fenways-newest-community-space

TRANSPORT

• MBTA  alerts and info  https://www.mbta.com/alerts/subway

• GREEN LINE D Shuttles – Oct 22-30 MBTA.com/GLTrack

#55 BUS: Your voice is being heard!!!! You can comment on fall 2022 route changes by emailing: publicengagement@mbta.com. Public meeting tentatively set for November.

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