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Voting and BPDA meetings ahead

Dear Member and Friends:

Thanks to all who joined Wednesday’s dedication of the Robert Burns statue in the Back Bay Fens.
The City of Boston released the following recap of the festivities at https://www.boston.gov/news/robert-burns-statue-returned-back-bay-fens

Special thanks to City Councilor Josh Zakim and Nicholas Carter from District 8 and State Representative Jay Livingstone for joining us along with our neighbors, local businesses and institutional representatives!

We have a busy week ahead in the Fenway!

1. Tuesday, November 5th, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Boston Municipal Election
Make sure to vote in Boston’s upcoming Municipal Election next Tuesday!
You will be voting for At-Large and District City Council members and a citywide non-binding question.
To see your polling location, sample ballots, and more, visit: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/city-boston-municipal-election

2. Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. SCAPE Public Meeting (Date Change)
(This public meeting has been changed from its previously scheduled date of November 4th)
Come learn about recent changes to the proposed project at 1252-1270 Boylston Street and make your voice heard.
This meeting will be held at 2 Charlesgate West, 5th Floor
For more information including the current filing and to submit your comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/1252-1270-boylston-street
Comment deadline: November 22, 2019

3. Thursday, November 7th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. SCAPE Impact Advisory Group Meeting
Location: 2 Charlesgate West, 5th Floor
This public meeting focuses on the Impact Advisory Group for the project, but is open to all to attend.
For more information, see above.

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Parks, Planning, Politics, and more!

Dear Members and Friends:

Please see the following upcoming announcements:

1. Fenway Urban Renewal Meeting, October 28th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street (entry on Jersey Street)
The Boston Planning and Development Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss updates to the Fenway Urban Renewal Plan area.
Come and make your voices heard! Fenway Civic has supported the sunsetting of the Fenway Urban Renewal District and called for a moratorium of this designation, originally created for neighborhoods that were considered blighted.

2. Youth Voter Forum, October 29, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street (entry on Jersey Street)
Come meet District 8 and At-Large Boston City Council Candidates and elected officials at this event sponsored by students. Food and refreshments will be provided.

3. Return of Burns, October 30, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Agassiz Road at The Fenway (next to the Fire Alarm Headquarters)
Come join in the celebration of the return of the Robert Burns statue to its original location in the Back Bay Fens. Bagpipes, poetry, and song mark this public celebration, with a reception following public remarks. Many elected officials and prestigious figures will be in attendance. All are invited – come, and bring a friend!

4. Red Sox Neighborhood Meeting, October 30, 6:00 p.m., Dell/EMC Club, Fenway Park, 20 Jersey Street
The Red Sox are holding their bi-annual meeting to provide updates on their events and operations, and offer the neighborhood the chance to ask questions and provide any feedback and suggestions that we have. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Doors at 20 Jersey Street open at 6pm, and a short speaking program will begin at 6:30.

5. SCAPE Project / 1252-1270 Boylston Street Public Meeting, November 4, 6:00 p.m., 2 Charlesgate West (enter at Boylston Street)
A public meeting on the 1252-1270 Boylston Street project will be held at 2 Charlesgate West to discuss the project’s recently filed Draft Project Impact Report. To read the filing and submit your comments, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/1252-1270-boylston-street

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Please see the many programs that await you at this Monday’s annual “Opening Our Doors” in the Fenway!

Dear Friends,

The Alliance’s Opening Our Doors Festival is almost here! Please join us
Monday, October 14 at 10 AM for our Kick-Off at the Christian Science Plaza
-look for our Big Banner! Over 80 cultural experiences throughout various
locations in the Fenway in a day of cultural partnership, inclusion and
excellence.

Please find program book with schedule here: http://www.fenwayculture.org, and help
us spread the word!

Kelly, Genevieve and Sarah, The Fenway Alliance

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Citywide preliminary municipal elections will be held next Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. We encourage all residents to participate.

To find your polling location, visit: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema//bal/myelectioninfo.aspx
To review candidates, electoral maps, and more, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/election

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Join neighbors for a FREE watercolor workshop at Symphony Community Park this Sunday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
All materials will be provided – come and bring a friend! For more details, see below. Symphony Park is located at 39 Edgerly Road in the Fenway.

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FensFest harvest festival at the Fenway Victory Gardens, Saturday, September 7th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 1200 Boylston Street

Join gardeners and neighbors to celebrate the end of the growing season for food and fun activities, including raffles, face painting and games for children, music, and a white elephant sale. More details below, or visit: https://fenwayvictorygardens.org/fens-fest-harvest-festival/

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Symphony Park Line Dancing

Join Mz. Rhythm and the Boston Rhythm Riders for 4 weeks of line dancing classes at Symphony Park, 6 p.m. Thursdays, hosted by the Friends of Symphony Park. Why stand on the sidelines? Get moving in these free sessions and learn basic line dancing call outs. More information below. Thanks to the Boston Rhythm Riders, The Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust, and The Boston Cultural Council for making these classes possible.

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