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!


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!

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

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.

Dear Members:

Next week’s Parcel 12 meeting has been postponed until January, with extension of the associated comment period – see below for details.

Comments may still be submitted at: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-12#comment_Form
Project details, including the last filed Project Notification Form, may be found here: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/parcel-12

Dear Members:

Get ready! The City’s plastic bag ordinance goes into effect on December 14th, 2018. Upon its passage, retailers will provide plastic bags at checkout, and will be required to sell them for no less than .05 cents. Bags must be reusable, recyclable, or paper. Some exemptions will be provided to select retailers.

To learn more, see the attached information, or contact Stephanie Acquario at stephanie.acquario@boston.gov. Special thanks to Yissel Guerrero from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and Nicholas Carter from Councilor Josh Zakim’s office for providing information about this ordinance.

Don’t miss the opportunity to find local arts and crafts for your friends and family! Fenway Holiday Bazaar takes place at the Fenway Community Center, located at 1282 Boylston Street (entry on Jersey Street):