Dear Members and Friends,
Please see the following information from the Boston Red Sox regarding its use as a COVID-19 vaccination site – the registration portal is now live at cic-health.org/vaccines


We are so proud to partner with CIC Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cataldo Ambulance, DSME Sports, and PWN Health on this life-saving work.

This afternoon, Governor Baker made further announcements about COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Massachusetts, including an update to Phase 1 eligibility, and the start of Phase 2 on February 1st, which will include workers in several critical roles such as K12 education, sanitation and public works, and transit/transportation.

Eligible vaccine recipients can begin scheduling appointments at Fenway Park on Thursday, January 28th ahead of the ballpark’s February 1st opening by visiting cic-health.com/vaccines

As I mentioned Friday, capacity will start at 500 vaccinations per day, eventually increasing to 1,000+ per day. Please refer to www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine for all Massachusetts-related vaccine information including anticipated timeline.

FCA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, February 9th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Register here for your meeting link.

Join us and Fenway representatives, neighbors and friends for our 59th annual meeting, featuring Boston Parks Commissioner Ryan Woods and City Councilor Kenzie Bok. Presentations will include the Back Bay Fens Pathway Restorations by Commissioner Woods, and an overview of the new Conservation Corps project by Councilor Bok. Also, hear from your Fenway representatives about their work in the community.  Bring your questions and invite a friend!  This program is open to the public.

Dear Members and Friends:
The Fenway Cares collaborative will be starting its biweekly food share for 2021 in the East and West Fenway this Wednesday from 3:30 p.m.For more information, please see below. Need food delivered for you or a friend? Don’t need any but want to help volunteer? Fill out the form at: bit.ly/FenwayCaresFood

Fenway Cares is a collaborative network made up of individuals and local organizations, including: Fenway Civic, Fenway Alliance, Fenway Community Development Corporation, Operation P.E.A.C.E., Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association, Fenway Community Center

Thanks to the Fenway Community Center for their work coordinating the Fenway Cares group and to the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust and Berkshire Bank for funding these distributions

Dear Members:
Please see the following message from Councilor Kenzie Bok. We hope you take a moment to call the MBTA FMCB at 857-368-1655 to request the #55 bus not be suspended this spring and voice the importance of this route for the Fenway.

Save the #55 Bus! Make Your Voice Heard! Despite receiving a new round of federal COVID relief funds last month, the MBTA is currently moving ahead to suspend all service for the #55 bus this spring.  Please make your voice heard about the importance of restoring this bus line for our community! Make your public comment at the next meeting of the MBTA Fiscal & Management Control Board by calling 857-368-1655 and leaving a voice message before 11:00AM on Monday, January 11.


Dear Neighbors and Friends:

Although the year is coming to a close, there are still ways to celebrate community!
Bring your unwrapped toy to the Fenway Community Center this Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., or drop by to pick up a toy for your child!All remaining donations will be distributed by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services.

For more details, please see below – Fenway Community Center is located at 1282 Boylston Street in the West Fenway (enter on Jersey Street)
Special thanks to the Fenway Community Center and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services for supporting this event.

The project proposed for 72 Burbank Street has changed. To view the new proposal and learn more, join the public meeting  hosted by the BPDA this Monday, December 21st at 6 p.m.For more details or to comment online, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/burbank-terrace or write to Dana.Whiteside@boston.gov

Public comments are due January 3, 2021.
Fenway Community Development Corporation proposes to construct a 20,834 square foot, 27-unit, 100% affordable six-story (68 feet) compact rental building on a vacant parcel at 72 Burbank Street in the Fenway.This meeting will serve as an opportunity for review of the proposed Burbank Terrace development as part of the Article 80 Small Project Review process.

How to Participate

This meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. You must register using this link, then you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. You will also receive an email prior to the meeting regarding technical assistance. If you’re calling in by phone, you’ll need to download the Zoom application to see our presentation.

Please register in advance for this meeting using the following link:

Toll free call in number: 833.568.8864
Meeting ID: 160 544 1978

Dear Members & Friends,
Please see the attached announcement for an important  Zoom community meeting Thursday December 3rd, 6-8pm about proposed changes & cuts to MBTA service in the Fenway.

As part of the MBTA’s Forging Ahead Plan, proposed changes & cuts to MBTA service in the Fenway include the potential elimination of the #55 bus.Join and speak with MBTA staff & elected representatives  about what you can do to shape the future of MBTA service in the neighborhood. 
Public comments are encouraged: You may fill out the survey at https://mbta.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wwDij8OeDXsr8F or email your comments to publicengagement@mbta.com

This will be your final opportunity to hear from, meet, and speak with MBTA and your elected representatives and share your perspectives on these potential service changes. 

Zoom information is available at fenwaycommunitycenter.org/calendar on 12/3 or see the following:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89364916074? pwd=alhlSmxKcVJkRFpLdWcvR1VVb0JQdz09 Meeting ID: 893 6491 6074 Passcode: 228512 One tap mobile +13017158592,,89364916074#,,,,,,0#,,228512# US (Washington D.C) Meeting ID: 893 6491 6074 Passcode: 228512

This meeting is hosted by the MBTA in collaboration with The Fenway Community Center and the Fenway Civic Association.

Dear Members and Friends:

Thanks to the generosity of Samuels & Associates, the Fenway Cares collaborative will be distributing free frozen turkeys to Fenway residents, with distribution planned for next Monday, November 23rd.Interested or do know a resident who is? Don’t need one but want to help volunteer to deliver turkeys to your neighbors? Please see the attached flyer for more information or sign up at: https://bit.ly/FenwayCaresTurkey

Please note: Quantities are limited, and will be provided to those who respond first, with a deadline of Saturday 11/21- sign up today!

Special thanks to Fenway Community Center for organizing this special effort.

Dear All,
Please see the following from Senator Will Brownsberger regarding service cuts to the MBTA.A description of the proposed elimination of the #55 bus here: https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/2020-11/2020-11-09-forging-ahead-bus-the-ride.pdf

Upcoming meetings include:

Upcoming System-Wide Meetings

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Hearing: System-Wide Service

NOVEMBER 19, 2020, 6:00 PM

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Hearing: System-Wide Service

Virtual, Boston, MA

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Meeting: System-Wide Service

DECEMBER 2, 2020, 6:00 PM

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Meeting: System-Wide Service

Virtual, Boston, MA

Upcoming Regional Meetings

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Meeting: Boston and Milton (Region 3)

NOVEMBER 14, 2020, 1:00 PM

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Meeting: Boston and Milton (Region 3)

Virtual, Boston, MA

Forging Ahead Virtual Public Meeting: Inner Core (Region 4)

With overall ridership down 75% from pre-COVID-19 levels, the MBTA is considering a package of service cuts. Subway service may see frequency reductions of 20%.  Some bus service may be reduced or eliminated.  The 55 and 43 would both be eliminated under the initial proposal. The MBTA has scheduled a series of zoom hearings over the next couple of weeks. Learn more about the proposed changes and the hearing schedule here. Scroll down on that page to see a map of service changes and the coming hearing schedule. Some cuts are inevitable, given the scale of ridership loss, but I will be following the conversation closely with concern, especially for the loss of the 55 and 43.

Boston Cannabis Commission hearing for Cypress Tree, November 12, 1:00 p.m. (via Zoom) A proposal to open a cannabis store at 1114 Boylston Street will be part of the Boston Cannabis Commission’s hearings on November 12th at 1:00 p.m.Testimony is open to the public, limited to 2 minutes, and written comments may also be submitted.For more information on how to testify or comment, visit: https://www.boston.gov/public-notices/13671381 or write to: cannabisboard@boston.gov

Save the date – Neighborhood Improvement Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 18, 2020            More information to come!

220 Huntington Avenue Impact Advisory Group meeting, November 18, 6:00 p.m. (via zoom) Register in advance for this meeting at:www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Gv9Ao7VeQJyiIYpLp3Kdaw.          A public meeting will be held to review redevelopment of the Midtown Motel, located at 220 Huntington Avenue.  Comments are welcome and due by November 28th, and may be submitted by visiting: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/220-huntington-avenue