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The Week Ahead Oct 17

Dear Members and Friends:

Monday: Wondering what the Red Sox are up to? Find out at their neighborhood meeting. Deadline for Boston Cultural grant. Coming soon: virtual Fenway Transportation Study; panel discussion on citywide housing and reducing homelessness @ BPL; Impact Advisory meeting on development of 409 Huntington Ave.; election day; and more access to local art!

For this and more, see below:

1. Monday Oct 17, 5:30pm live – 6pm zoom, Red Sox neighborhood meeting, in the Ford Clubhouse at Fenway Park (entrance on Brookline Avenue). You may join in person (doors open at 5:30, ballpark snacks and refreshments to be served), or  listen in via Zoom and utilize the chat function when the program begins at 6 p.m. To join via Zoom, click here (Meeting ID: 964 0985 3986; passcode 320450). 

2. Monday Oct 17, last day to submit grant applications to Boston Cultural Council. For local nonprofits arts and cultural programming: boston.gov/arts-grants.

3. Tuesday Oct 18, 6:00pm – zoom Fenway Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) meeting.

The Fenway NIC, an all-volunteer group of Fenway residents, organizations, and businesses facilitated by Berklee College of Music with the goal of neighborhood stewardship, will be hosting a community meeting to discuss updates and announcements. Join to hear the latest and to share your thoughts and concerns:

https://berklee.zoom.us/j/98996606297?pwd=MGdZeGFGOFI5VjhuaUpEUG04U0o0Zz09

Meeting ID: 989 9660 6297

Passcode: 987215

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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.

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

Thursday Oct 27, 6pm 409 Huntington Avenue IAG meeting The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the mitigation and community benefits for the project. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the IAG and the public. https://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/10/27/409-huntington-avenue-impact-advisory-group-meetin

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.

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.

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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The Week Ahead – starting Monday 10/3

Dear Members and Friends:

It’s Fall in The Fenway — with our neighboring institutions fully staffed, be safe, stay well, and explore! Wednesday, Fenway Cares presents a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, whether it’s your first shot or a booster. Thursday, enjoy free entry at the ISG. Monday, Oct 10, Celebrate Fenway Cultural District’s “Opening our Doors.”  Good things coming up: Back Bay Fens Pathway Design – get up to speed on the zoom meeting! More good news: transport is improving, and the 55-bus route may be extended. UPCOMING: Nov 8 ELECTION DAY, be ready. Nov 12-13 FENWAY OPEN STUDIOS.

For this and more, see below:

1. Wednesday Oct 3, 10am – 3pm – Fenway Cares COVID-19 Vaccine clinic

Symphony Park, 39 Edgerly Road, 02115  

INITIAL VACCINES (Pfizer and Moderna for age 6 months and older) and  BOOSTERS (Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters) available. You should bring proof of vaccination to receive your booster.

You may pre-register for a time-slot by visiting https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/cataldo?calendar=88283ae7-5dba-42b2-8348-1b13ed3b69be and selecting the Fenway Cares East site. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Attendees may receive a $25 gift card to Stop & Shop while supplies last. For questions, please write to fenwaycares@fenwaycommunitycenter.org

2. Free First Thursdays (10/6) – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Registration required – RESERVE YOUR free ticket online

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

3. Monday, Oct 10 – all day – OPENING OUR DOORS – A Celebration of the Fenway Cultural District

All free, all access to Boston’s art + cultural hub, the Fenway Cultural District! Performances, activations, art, music, dance, crafts, spoken word, historic walking tours, nature walks, garden tours, and more. Now in its 21st year, Opening Our Doors is Boston’s longest running & largest day of free cultural experiences! http://www.fenwayculture.org/opening-our-doors What started in 2001 with 12 locations and 16 programs grew in 2021 to a festival that spanned the entire Fenway Cultural District with 18 locations, a temporary stage at Evans Way Park, 31 community partners, and 12,000 attendees.

4. Wednesday, Oct 12, 5:30 p.m. Back Bay Fens pathway design meeting #1 Virtual The project scope includes rehabilitation of pathways at the Back Bay Fens, to improve accessibility and site conditions. Register to join this virtual meeting via zoom: bit.ly/Backbayfens More info on the project page: boston.gov/fens-pathways

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info. Have you attended? Do you have comments? These events are in development, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the use of this space.

Boston Cultural Council accepting grant applications through Oct 17

For local nonprofits arts and cultural programming:boston.gov/arts-grants.

TRANSPORT: 

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

• GREEN LINE D Shuttles – Oct 8-16 & 22-30 MBTA.com/GLTrack

#55 BUS: Your voice is being heard!!!!

MBTA asked for public feedback on fall 2022 route changes. Fenway/Kenmore/LMA was an area that returned the most comments, and thus will see the most changes. The MBTA will be engaging with stakeholders and orgs over the next 6 weeks, with a tentative public meeting early November, and possibly a board vote. Public comments about routes 39 and 55 voiced a preference to a one-seat ride vs transfers. Extending the 55 into the LMA and increasing frequency are also on the table. You can send your comments to publicengagement@mbta.com.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

MAKE YOUR VOTING PLAN – STATE ELECTION DAY – Tuesday, NOV 8

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 will be held on November 12 – 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The Week Ahead – starting Monday 9/26

Dear Members and Friends:

GREEN LINE-D shuttle is now in effect from Riverside-Kenmore. Wednesday, Fenway Cares food distribution on both sides of the Fens. Thursday, take the last seasonal outdoor yoga class, and Berklee will be discussing their Institutional Master Plan. Art for all – reserve your free 1st Thursday at the ISG, SAVE THE DATES Oct 10- Fenway Cultural District’s “Opening our Doors”; and Nov 12-13 Fenway Open Studios – get these unique Fenway experiences on your calendar! Got some free time? Get to know your MA state election ballot, election day is coming up Nov 8. 

For this and more, see below:

1. Saturday, Sep 24 through Sunday, Oct 2: Shuttle buses replace GREEN LINE-D Branch service between Riverside and Kenmore. Additional work is scheduled for Oct 8 – 16 and Oct 22 – 30.   MBTA.com/GLTrack

2. Wednesday Sep 28, 3:30pm – Fenway Cares Food Distribution

Need food? Know someone who does or want to volunteer for a good cause? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. Volunteers are needed at both locations – to sign up to volunteer, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchHNWViNIxuuOXsUN9tUaw9wGSCp2ozwqkZAZyB0g5mqUWnw/viewform

3.  Thursday, Sep 29, 10-11am – Chair Yoga – Symphony Park 39 Edgerly Road

Last event of the season: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/parks-summer-fitness-chair-yoga FREE fitness classes offered by a certified instructor. Offered in partnership by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

4. Thursday, Sep 29, 6-8 pm – The BPDA is hosting a Task Force Meeting for the proposed Institutional Master Plan (IMP) for Berklee College of Music, located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the overall IMP and the potential impacts. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the Task Force and the public. For more detail visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/09/29/berklee-institutional-master-plan-task-force-meeti

5. Free First Thursdays (10/6) – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

registration required – RESERVE YOUR free ticket online

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

ONGOING

The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info. Have you attended? Do you have comments? These events are in development, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the use of this space.

Boston Cultural Council accepting grant applications through Oct 17

For local nonprofits arts and cultural programming:boston.gov/arts-grants.

TRANSPORT: 

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

• GREEN LINE D  – Replaced by Shuttle Service MBTA.com/GLTrack

• #55 BUS: Want the T to return full service hours and route? Send your comments to publicengagement@mbta.com.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Monday, Oct 10 – all day – OPENING OUR DOORS – A Celebration of the Fenway Cultural District

All free, all access to Boston’s art + cultural hub, the Fenway Cultural District! Performances, activations, art, music, dance, crafts, spoken word, historic walking tours, nature walks, garden tours, and more. Now in its 21st year, Opening Our Doors is Boston’s longest running & largest day of free cultural experiences! http://www.fenwayculture.org/opening-our-doors What started in 2001 with 12 locations and 16 programs grew in 2021 to a festival that spanned the entire Fenway Cultural District with 18 locations, a temporary stage at Evans Way Park, 31 community partners, and 12,000 attendees.

MAKE YOUR VOTING PLAN – STATE ELECTION DAY – Tuesday, NOV 8

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 will be held on November 12 – 13 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New! This Thursday – 1st Fens Pathways Design Meeting

Dear Members and Friends:

Are you interested in the Back Bay Fens pathways design and placement?

Here’s your opportunity to influence the decisions at the 1st design meeting:

Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30-7PM -Back Bay Fens Pathways Design Meeting #1 

Attend the project kick off, walk the paths, and give your input into upcoming pathway designs. Free and open to all. Meet outside of James P. Kelleher Rose Garden at 73 Park Drive. Click link for more info: Back Bay Fens Pathways Design Meeting

The Week Ahead – starting Monday 9/19

Dear Members and Friends:

City Hall ‘on the go’ truck visits East and West Fenway Monday afternoon/eve – get your business done! The Station is officially open and running programs throughout the week. Hungry? Check out Taste of Fenway Thursday eve. Still time to get your yoga fix, or join the neighborhood block clean up. ORANGE line reopens, but soon the GREEN LINE D TRAINS will be offline. Mark your calendar: Berklee will be discussing their Institutional Master Plan end of month.

For this and more, see below:

1. Monday, Sept. 19 ORANGE LINE reopens (see transport links below)

2. Monday, Sept. 19  The City Hall on the Go Truck will be stopping in Fenway-Kenmore at Symphony Community Park (39 Edgerly Rd.) from 3:30-5PM and the Fenway Victory Gardens (1200 Boylston St.) from 5:30-7PM 

The Truck saves residents the trip and hassle of getting to City Hall and provides a number of services such as applying for resident parking permits or dog licenses, requesting birth, death, or marriage certificates, paying or appealing parking tickets, registering to vote, and filing claims with the City or business certificates, inter alia. Use this link to request services ahead of time: bit.ly/CityHallOTG. Visit www.boston.gov/departments/civic-organizing/city-hall-go-truck for more information. 

3.  Thursday, Sept. 22, 10-11am – Chair Yoga – Symphony Park 39 Edgerly Road

Chair Yoga https://www.boston.gov/calendar/parks-summer-fitness-chair-yoga Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by a certified instructor. Offered in partnership by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Repeats weekly, until Sept 29.

4. Thursday, Sept. 22, 5-7 PM “Taste of The Fenway” Van Ness St

Van Ness Street (Kilmarnock St. to Richard B. Ross Way—event entrance is behind Fenway’s Target)

This outdoor street festival will feature Fenway’s restaurants, food & drink tastings, live music, and art. Give your taste buds a treat – your $50 ticket gets you all you can eat/drink from 28 different food & beverage purveyors. Kids under 12 eat for free!   https://www.tasteofthefenway.org

5. Saturday, Sept 24, 9am – Noon LOVE YOUR BLOCK CLEANUP – Fenway

Mayor Wu’s Office of Civic Organizing is hosting their annual Love Your Block Cleanuphttps://www.boston.gov/civic-engagement/love-your-block-2022

ONGOING

6. The Station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market

Check The Station website for events and activity info.

7. Boston Cultural Council accepting grant applications through October 17,2022.

For local nonprofits arts and cultural programming:boston.gov/arts-grants.

8. TRANSPORT: 

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

• GREEN LINE D  – Replaced by Shuttle Service UPCOMING

Shuttle buses replace D Branch service between Riverside and Kenmore from Sat, Sep 24, through Sun, Oct 2, for track and infrastructure upgrades. Additional work is scheduled for Oct 8 – 16 and Oct 22 – 30.   MBTA.com/GLTrack

• #55 BUS: the fall schedule was released, with no changes planned for the #55. People are encouraged to ask the T for a return to full service hours and route; send comments to publicengagement@mbta.com 

FOR FALL 2022 ROUTE CHANGE INFO: https://www.mbta.com/service-changes/fall-2022-service-changes

UPCOMING

9. Thursday, Sept. 29 6-8 pm; The BPDA is hosting a Task Force Meeting for the proposedInstitutional Master Plan (IMP) for Berklee College of Music, located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the overall IMP and the potential impacts. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the Task Force and the public. For more detail visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/09/29/berklee-institutional-master-plan-task-force-meeti

The Week Ahead – 9/13

Dear Members and Friends:

Tuesday there’s more development discussion about 1400 Boylston St., Wednesday food distribution, Thursday chair yoga. Also, the Station has opened, cultural grants are available, and transport still an issue. Later in the month: want to help with a neighborhood clean up?

For this and more, see below:

1. Tuesday Sept 13, 6-8pm – 1400 Boylston St CAC meeting  onlineThe BPDA is hosting a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the proposed 1400 Boylston Street (Star Market) project, located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Project Notification Form and its potential impacts. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the CAC and the public.http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/09/13/1400-boylston-street-community-advisory-committee

2. Wednesday Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. – Fenway Cares Food Distribution

CAN YOU HELP? WE NEED VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEK. Need food? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. Volunteers are needed at both locations – to sign up to volunteer, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchHNWViNIxuuOXsUN9tUaw9wGSCp2ozwqkZAZyB0g5mqUWnw/viewform

3. Thursday, Sept. 15, 10-11am – Chair Yoga – Symphony Park 39 Edgerly Road

Chair Yoga https://www.boston.gov/calendar/parks-summer-fitness-chair-yoga Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by a certified instructor. Offered in partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Repeats weekly, until Sept 29.

UPCOMING

4. Saturday, Sept 24, 9am – noon LOVE YOUR BLOCK CLEANUP – Fenway

Mayor Wu’s Office of Civic Organizing is hosting their annual Love Your Block Cleanup

ONGOING5. The Station former gas station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star MarketThe Fenway’s newest outdoor gathering space, The Station, is open!  Check the website first to be sure of opening date, lots of moving parts!

6. Boston Cultural Council is now accepting grant applications through October 17,2022.

The Boston Cultural Council awards grants to local nonprofits with budgets under $2million  that offer arts and cultural programming in BostonMax grant allotment is $5,000. For guidelines and further details:boston.gov/arts-grants.

7. TRANSPORT:  T Suspensions, #55 bus cuts remain for fall 2022 / Blue Bike Passes

• MBTA SUSPENSIONS: full information at  https://www.mbta.com/alerts/subway

• ORANGE LINE suspended through Sun, Sep 18. . 

• #55 BUS: the fall schedule was released, with no changes planned for the #55. People are encouraged to send messages to the T asking for a return to full service hours and route; send comments to publicengagement@mbta.com FOR ROUTE INFO: https://www.mbta.com/service-changes/fall-2022-service-changes

• To register for a Blue Bike Pass: https://member.bluebikes.com/register

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The Week Ahead – starting Monday 9/5

Dear Members and Friends:
Happy Labor Day – then on Tuesday, It’s time to vote! Your vote counts, please see details to find your polling place and even a sample ballot. Wednesday, Bring your family to FCC for covid-19 family vaccine event, Thursday is Chair Yoga… and The Station opening was delayed, but is coming. Work continues on the John Boyle O’Reilly monument, BPS is hiring, and the T is still shuttling along. Get your cultural fix at ISG, or apply for a cultural grant and create!
For this and more, see below:

1. Tuesday, Sept. 6 VOTE! – ELECTION DAY STATE PRIMARY Check your polling location (there was redistricting!) at 
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, Sept. 7: Vaccine Clinic, Fenway Cares, 10AM-12PM at FCC A family event for all ages kids-adults. At the Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Streethttps://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenway-cares-events/

3. Thursday, Sept. 8TH 10-11am – Chair Yoga – Symphony Park 39 Edgerly Road https://www.boston.gov/calendar/parks-summer-fitness-chair-yoga Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by a certified instructor. Offered in partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

4. Boston Cultural Council is now accepting grant applications through October 17,2022 The Boston Cultural Council awards grants to local nonprofits with budgets under $2million  that offer arts and cultural programming in BostonMax grant allotment is $5,000. For guidelines and further details: boston.gov/arts-grants.UPCOMING

5. Sunday, Sept. 11th: The Station former gas station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star MarketThe Fenway’s newest outdoor gathering space, The Station, is opening on September 11! The Station is a creative space committed to the intersection of art and community, a place to celebrate our neighbors, and the new site of a rotating series of playful initiatives. Check the website first to be sure of opening date, lots of moving parts!

6. Wednesday Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. – Fenway Cares Food Distribution Need food? Know someone who does or want to volunteer for a good cause? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. Volunteers are needed at both locations – to sign up to volunteer, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchHNWViNIxuuOXsUN9tUaw9wGSCp2ozwqkZAZyB0g5mqUWnw/viewform

ONGOING
Conservation in progress at John Boyle O’Reilly monument The City has supported Fenway Civic Association’s efforts to conserve and repair the statue through a $40,500 grant. We’re grateful to the Boston Art Commission for their support for this important work (poster attached).
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING! Many available opportunities, as a teacher (permanent, long term or short term substitute), non-academic staffer, service staffer (lunch and bus monitors, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, etc) and more! Visit teachboston.org to apply
TRANSPORT:  T Suspensions, #55 bus cuts remain for fall 2022 / FREE Blue Bike Passes • MBTA SUSPENSIONS: full information at  https://www.mbta.com/alerts/subway • ORANGE LINE suspended through Sun, Sep 18. .  • #55 BUS: the fall schedule was released, with no changes planned for the #55. People are encouraged to send messages to the T asking for a return to full service hours and route; send comments to publicengagement@mbta.com FOR ROUTE INFO: https://www.mbta.com/service-changes/fall-2022-service-changes • Register for your free Blue Bike Pass at: https://member.bluebikes.com/register
Free First Thursdays (10/6) – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museumregistration requiredhttps://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/thursday-nights

Dear Members and Friends:

This week, Restoration of a local landmark begins, PREPARE TO VOTE SEPT 6 IN THE STATE PRIMARY!, pubic hearings on Longwood Place and Cannabis Zoning, and lots of MOVING  IN… Students/parking restrictions, Orange Line shutdown, #55 bus fall schedule, and a NEW space use at “The Station.” For all this and more, see below:


1. Conservation Work Starts AUG 29 at John Boyle O’Reilly monument

The City has supported Fenway Civic Association’s efforts to conserve and repair the statue through a $40,500 grant with work commencing this week. We’re grateful to the Boston Art Commission for their support for this important work.

2. MAKE YOUR VOTING PLAN – ELECTION DAY – STATE PRIMARY Tuesday, Sept. 6

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

3. Sunday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 5 – Traffic Advisory for 2022 Student Move-in

For specific street impactshttps://www.boston.gov/news/traffic-advisory-2022-student-move

4. Monday, Aug. 29 – 3:30 PM Virtual Job Fair BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING!

775 overall positions and 250 educator vacancies to fill. Many available opportunities, as a teacher (permanent, long term or short term substitute), non-academic staffer, service staffer (lunch and bus monitors, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, etc) and more! Visit teachboston.org to apply TODAY or attend the Job Fair.

5. Monday, Aug. 29 – Public hearing on cannabis dispensary zoning – 6-7:30PM

http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2022/08/29/cannabis-amendment-meeting the City of Boston has recommended amending the Zoning Code to treat Cannabis Establishments in the same way that retail uses are treated, allowed in commercial and business sub-districts but remain Forbidden in residential sub-districts. Public comments will be accepted on the proposed amendments until Friday, September 9, 2022 and may be submitted via email to BPDArpz@Boston.gov. To attend the virtual meeting, register at bit.ly/Zoom829

6. Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Boston Civic Design Commission meeting on Longwood Place (305 Brookline Ave) – 6PM zoom meeting

Pre-register for this public meeting at: https://www.boston.gov/public-notices/15918686

7. TRANSPORT:  T SUSPENSIONS, #55 bus cuts remain for fall 2022 / FREE BLUE BIKE PASSES • MBTA SUSPENSIONS: full information at  https://www.mbta.com/alerts/subway • ORANGE LINE suspended through Sun, Sep 18. .  • #55 BUS: the fall schedule was released, with no changes planned for the #55. People are encouraged to send messages to the T asking for a return to full service hours and route; send comments to publicengagement@mbta.com FOR ROUTE INFO: https://www.mbta.com/service-changes/fall-2022-service-changes • Register for your free Blue Bike Pass at: https://member.bluebikes.com/register


8. Thursday, Sept. 1st 10-11am – Chair Yoga – Symphony Park 39 Edgerly Road Chair Yoga https://www.boston.gov/calendar/parks-summer-fitness-chair-yoga Participate in FREE fitness classes offered by a certified instructor. Offered in partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

9. Thursday, Sept. 1st: The Station former gas station at Park Dr & Boylston by Star Market. The Fenway’s newest outdoor gathering space, The Station, is opening on September 1! The Station is a creative space committed to the intersection of art and community, a place to celebrate our neighbors, and the new site of a rotating series of playful initiatives 


10. Free First Thursdays (9/1, 10/6, ongoing) – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum registration requiredhttps://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/thursday-nights


11. Wednesday Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. – Fenway Cares – Needs Volunteers (*Note, no distribution on 8/31 – next distribution is 9/14)

Need food? Know someone who does or want to volunteer for a good cause? Fenway Cares will be distributing fresh produce, grains, and more at Fenway Community Center and Symphony Community Park. Volunteers are needed at both locations – to sign up to volunteer, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchHNWViNIxuuOXsUN9tUaw9wGSCp2ozwqkZAZyB0g5mqUWnw/viewform

See this PDF for more information.

Dear Members and Friends:

A light week as we get through the heavy summer weather:

1. Monday, August 8th, 6:30 p.m. – Kenji Kikuchi performance at Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough Street

Kenji Kikuchi returns to Ramler Park Monday August 8 – 6:30 PM.  This time with his own quartet, Kenji will feature both updated and jazz classics with a renowned rhythm section to share the stage for this season’s last jazz show. Concert is weather permitting. (Rain date, august 16)

2. Register to vote by August 27th

Are you registered to vote? Take time now to register for the state primary election on September 6th. You can register to vote online, by mail, or in person. To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/elections/how-register-vote