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MBTA Customer Support &Transit Police Links

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Transit Police: 617-222-1212

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Upcoming Community Events

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City Of Boston Apps

Everyone loves a good app! Well the City Of Boston has a few of it's own... just to make ones life easier!

Illegal fireworks pose significant dangers to your safety !

Fireworks are not just a public health issue — it’s illegal to use fireworks in the state of Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Fireworks Law (MGL Chapter 148, S.39), it is illegal for private citizens to: use, possess, or sell fireworks in the state.
You also cannot buy them legally elsewhere and then transport them into Massachusetts.
Call 311 - File a non-emergency complaint using BOS:311. You can dial 3-1-1, download the App, or Tweet @BOS311. For more information, visit: boston.gov/311
Call 911 - In the need of an immediate emergency response, call 9-1-1 More info here

We pick up Christmas trees in January to be shredded for compost. If you have two recycling days, we pick up trees on your first recycling day. Check the Trash and Recycling Day app to find your tree collection dates.What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulchPlease place your trees on the curb by 6 a.m., without ornaments or lights.

Illegal fireworks pose significant dangers to your safety !

They do not belong in our communities.

Boston Fire Department Safety Programs

Moakley Park Cleanups

When cleanups are: Cleanups occur on the third or fourth Saturday of the month from March through September with a special celebration of flowers on May 13 and a planting of bulbs on October 21st.

A volunteer session is 2 hours long, beginning at 9:00am and will require picking up litter and natural debris. We’ll give you everything you need to keep you safe.

Just bring a positive attitude as you help make a difference in this City of Boston Park. Please meet in the park near the picnic tables by the basketball courts. More info here

Don't Forget to vote... The Polls are open now!

Mayor Wu Declares Heat Emergency, Opens 16 BCYF Cooling Centers To All

Sherry Dong - Chairwoman, City of Boston Board of Appeal
Administrative Office of the Board of Appeal
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02118.
Re: 457-469A West Broadway Ward 6 Applicant: South Boston Das, LLC
Dear Chairwoman Sherry Dong,This correspondence is in reference to Case: BOA-1552194 Address: 457-469A West Broadway Ward 6 Applicant: South Boston Das, LLCAs lifelong residents of South Boston and organizers of South Boston Beat a community collaborative advocacy group, we are writing in opposition to this hearing being held on February 6, 2024.
The applicant has not successfully completed the City Of Boston 'Community Process' aspect of their appeal.
○ Community Review — Once your appeal is submitted, you will need
to reach out to the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) to
begin your community review process. This may include an abutters
meeting coordinated by the ONS Neighborhood Liaison that
represents the neighborhood in which your project is proposed, and
often attending a meeting with the local civic or neighborhood
○ Zoning Board of Appeal — After your community process is
completed, ONS will notify ISD that your appeal is ready to be
scheduled for a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA),
which meets every other week. Due to case volume and legal notice
requirements, it can take up to several weeks before your appeal will
be heard. The ZBA Tracker and ZBA Appeal Process guides are also helpful resources.
This proposal to which South Boston Das LLC wishing to make change of premise use, and fit out for an American Family Care - Urgent Care Clinic is totally void of community engagement, open communication, and transparency.
We have created a survey on our website (www.southbostonbeat.com) for community input and feedback to gauge the level of neighborhood concern. As such many in the neighborhood have raised issue with this proposal's lack of accountability for addressing and giving answers to their / our questions. We have been left totally in the dark with regards to this proposal.
For these reasons we respectfully request the hearing to be deferred until a date the proponent brings their proposal in line with the City Of Boston Permit Process
Council President Ed Flynn, Councilor At-Large Erin Murphy, State Senator Nick Collins, Congressman Stephen Lynch, COB - DD ONS Conor Newman, COB - ONS Lydia Polaski, COB - BPDA DD/CEM Mark McGonagle

Proposal 29 Jenkins Street: Erect vertical and rear additions, with rear balconies. Change legal occupancy from three-family dwelling to four-family dwelling. Install new code-compliant egress windows in basement to correct violation V691274.

Good morning everyone and thank you for your attendance and participation in this open community meeting addressing development & construction concerns & overall public safety. As Dan Lynch from the office of Congressman Stephen Lynch mentioned we have limited time this morning, as a result of scheduling time constraints. We will allow the electeds and / or their representative of the office.... the City department heads to speak first with follow up questions and points. . We ask that you be respectful when an individual is speaking and mindful of a 2 minute limit to question or give input.Quite disturbing is the development / renovation status of the property at 309 Old Colony Ave, - commonly known as Rotary Variety and the associated sidewalk pedestian safety staging / scaffolding. In the handout; these are but some of the existing issues that directly impact the neighborhood. As a result of substandard and unacceptable building practice, and lack of responsible property ownership our community has been subject to many quality of life issues.These are but some of the community's concerns..... Violent crime, trash, graffiti, posted billboards, the unkept area and lack of lighting (for safe nightime pasage - REQUIREMENT) on the pedestrian safety staging. What is the status of the sidewalk staging and the renovation that it is part of. It appears work has stopped with no sight of completion any time soon. The permits issued from COB ISD are #ALT1280417 & ammended A1487456 having been issued on 8/2/2023 expiring on 2/2/2024.
Along with not having lights the sidewalk staging lacks a permit 'posted in a conspicuous place'. Has the sidewalk permit for the staging been renewed? A cursory look for such issuance was not found. The pedestrian sidewalk pathway is compromised with some areas barely having 24" to pass.
Please note this timeframe applies to the most recent permit as work and the staging associated have been in place for some time longer.A concern that should not be taken lightly is that the renovation / construction plywood wall is compromised and encroaching onto the public sidewalk.
The property does have exterior mounted cameras, but this staging creates blind spots where reports of muggings and assaults have occured.
These issues have gone on for some time now. With winter soon to be upon us, bringing snow & icing conditions, this renovation project and the staging associated with it needs proper review and remedies found.

The property Alexandria bought at 307 Dorchester Ave. in Boston.

BOSTON–The Stubblebine Company/CORFAC International announced that the company has sold 307 Dorchester Avenue in Boston MA to Alexandria Alexandria Real Estate Equities for $43 million.The 48,900-square-foot industrial showroom building is located on a 1.8-acre parcel of land It is a former FW Webb site.The property was not publicly marketed. The closing of the transaction coincides with F.W. Webb’s opening of a larger store and showroom at 58 Hampden Street, a 3.4 acre parcel in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston which The Stubblebine Company also sold in a separate transaction recently for $25,000,000.David Stubblebine, President, Co-Founder, and Principal of the Stubblebine Company, represented the Buyer in this transaction. The seller was represented by David Skinner.

Boston To Offer Textile Collection Program

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Proposal 31 Jenkins Street: Erect vertical and rear additions, with rear balconies. Change legal occupancy from three-family dwelling to four-family dwelling. Install new code-compliant egress windows in basement to correct violation V6912767.

Neighborhood News

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Holiday wreaths in The 'Square'

*** Thank You to our community partners and 'good neighbors', the Development Teams of ; Core Investments - National Development - Samuels & Associates***

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212 Old Colony Ave. - Existing & New Rendering

ZBA Hearing Date - 7/11/2023

Additional Proposals & Development News

Political Corner

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Update from State Senator Nick Collins

Mass. State Representative David Biele

Update from Mayor Michelle Wu

City Council President Ed Flynn

City Councilor Michael Flaherty

City Councilor, At-Large Erin Murphy

City Councilor Frank Baker

City Councilor, At-Large Ruthzee Louijeune

City Councilor, At-Large Julia Mejia

Mayor's 'ONS' - So. Boston Liaison - Anna White

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Membership Registration & Donations

As South Boston changes, we would like to invite all residents who live within the Andrew Square Civic Association boundaries to become members.We look forward to working together to embrace coming changes, yet maintain the close-knit ties that make our community unique. Come join us in building a better neighborhood.By joining, you become eligible to vote on all official ASCA topics.Membership must be renewed each year if you would like to remain a full ASCA member. New members can join at any point of the year, but memberships expire on August 31st each year.Annual dues are: $10 for an individual membership, $15 for a family membership, and $50 for businesses.Online payment includes $1 to cover online processing fees.Rather pay via check to avoid the online processing fees?Click the link below to download the ASCA Membership application.Please fill out completely and mail with payment to:

P.O. Box 455
South Boston, MA 02127

Alternatively; applications and payments will be accepted at all scheduled ASCA meetings.

Let's all "Care About The Square" Thank You

Public Safety

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Video & Photos Of Alleged So. Boston Package Thief

Residents who live in South Boston are sounding the alarm about a potential package theft problem, sharing home surveillance video of a man rummaging through their deliveries.One of the clearest door camera videos shows the unidentified man running up to one stoop, attempting to stuff a package in one of several bags he is carrying. Full story here. Video here & here

"Person hospitalized after stabbing at South Bay Theater"

One person was hospitalized after a stabbing at the AMC at South Bay. According to Boston Police, around 11:38 p.m., on Saturday, officers responded to the area of 25 District Avenue, for a report of a person stabbed. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There are no arrests and the investigation is on going. Story here

Boston-Based Floating Hospital Grabs Attention in Mass & Cass Discussion

"A proposal to explore converting a decommissioned cruise ship into a floating recovery treatment hospital is grabbing attention in the continuing conversation around Mass and Cass." Full story here

Security Cameras To Be Installed At Eversource Substation Location

Coucilors Frank Baker - Ed Flynn - Michael Flaherty filed Docket #1106 and supported the motion to unanimous approval of the Council Vote.

"Docket 1106 Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-One Dollars and Eighty Cents ($19,691.80) in the form of a grant for the Eversource Agreement, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the purchase and installation of security cameras in the vicinity of the Andrew Square Substation"

Link to Council Meeting recorded minutes as it applies to the aforementioned docket: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wSnNiOpFT9ReRDOXjPU1Fs1T9LMFaBHH/view?usp=sharing

Mayors filing here

A proposal to explore converting a decommissioned cruise ship into a floating recovery treatment hospital is grabbing attention in the continuing conversation around Mass and Cass.The idea was discussed during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of the South End-Newmarket-Roxbury Working Group on Addiction, Recovery, and Homelessness.State Senator Nick Collins made the proposal that has already been approved by fellow senators as an amendment to their fiscal 2024 budget.The Boston Democrat discussed how he believes it could help the crisis on the Mass and Cass corridor.

"Fire officials said one person lived in the home, and they were able to escape safely. A firefighter was taken to a local hospital with a hand injury. Story here"

Links below for: community feedback & continued email updates.

Recording is on YouTube - South Boston Beat - 'Summer Street Pilot Program'

Reminder - Street Sweeping Season

The Daytime Street Cleaning Program runs from April 1 to November 30 in most Boston neighborhoods. Check the posted street sweeping signs on your street for the schedule and parking restrictions.

For further information regarding particular street dates and times please click the link below.

Boston Fire Prevention Education

Boston Police Safe Exchange Zones

BPD Issues Guidance for Reporting Loud Parties

Residents are encouraged to contact the Boston Police Department to report loud parties in the community. In addition to the disruption that loud parties create, reporting these gatherings help prevent late-night disorderly behavior and reduce the incidents of possibly further criminal conduct.

Residents may report a disturbance to 911.
Community members wishing to report anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.
Residents may also report any disturbance to their neighborhood district station.

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Dot Ave. bridge will stay closed through next fall.

A bridge that carries Dorchester Ave. over MBTA tracks into South Boston and Dorchester will remain closed through next fall.

A key Dot Ave bridge that links Dorchester and South Boston that closed last June will remain shut down through next fall as work continues to replace the aging MBTA-owned span that carries people and cars over Red Line and commuter rail tracks below it.
The $34.5 million project involves a full replacement of the bridge and the Red Line tunnel roof and the rehabilitation of a retaining wall on adjacent Von Hillern Street.
The bridge was supposed to re-open to cars, bikes and people on Nov. 7, but the MBTA announced on Oct. 28 that the closure will stay in place through fall 2023 “at the request of the City of Boston.”
A statement by the T said that “this extension allows for acceleration of work by the Boston Water & Sewer Commission.”
This delay comes after the T had already extended the closure from August into this month after workers found “obstructions” that delayed the job, according to an MBTA spokesman.
The existing bridge is slated to be demolished and replaced with new steel girders and concrete bridge deck, T planners say.


South Boston Public Safety Community Meeting - June 13

Sponsored By:

Council President Ed Flynn, Councilor Michael Flaherty, Councilor Frank Baker, Councilor Erin Murphy, Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Senator Nick Collins, State Representative David Biele

Boston can rebuild its bridge to Long Island

"The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled, upholding a state decision to allow the project despite implacable opposition from the city of Quincy."

About Us

South Boston Beat exists to bring awareness and shed light on areas of development, and events in the community. We believe that the community voice needs to be heard in all aspects of city planning. It is our hope that with the dissemination of information, informed residents will become involved.We encourage neighborhood improvement and embrace well planned development; the likes of which contribute positively to the vitality, and betterment of the community. Development that preserves the historic character of our neighborhood, protects our remaining open space, and enhances the viability of our residential and commercial corridors is paramount.Our hopes are for long-term quality residency, whether it be in the residential or commercial sectors. That our community be vibrant, resilient, and sustainable, having great places to live, work, and play.

Petitions & Surveys

Sign the petition to support affordable housing on D Street

South Boston NDC demands the inclusion of affordable housing in the Request for Proposals (RFP) currently being considered by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. We believe that affordable housing is a fundamental right and a crucial element for the well-being and sustainable development of our community.Three parcels totaling 6 acres of unoccupied land along D and E streets across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center are available for development. Two community meetings have already been held on the RFP process to get community input, with one more to come on June 8 at 6 p.m. at 105 W. First St.The planned RFP calls for developing the area to provide a mid-price market to support the hotels and businesses open in the area. There is no mention of affordable housing. But SouthBoston residents have suggested adding affordable housing and open space to the RFP.As South Boston continues to experience rapid growth and development, the rising cost of housing has reached alarming levels, making it increasingly difficult for low- and mid-incomefamilies and individuals to secure affordable homes.We recognize the RFP presents a unique opportunity to address the pressing need for affordable housing and open space in our area. Please sign our petition requesting that MCCA incorporate affordable housing and open space in the final RFP. THANK YOU!

Please consider taking MBTA Customer Survey - MBTA wants riders feedback.

Help Support The Effort To Rebuild The Long Island Bridge

The Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a state decision to allow the project.Our neighborhood has been greatly impacted by the removal of Long Island bridge in 2015. Since then, the City of Boston has overcome many obstacles to gain approval to rebuild. While the end is in sight, it is important that we continue to assist in the process.We ask that you submit letters in support for the last U.S. Coast Guard permit.The navigation determination public comment period on the Long Island Bridge Superstructure Replacement Project is now open, and the USCG will collect public comments through January 6, 2023. Public comment in support of the Long Island Bridge Superstructure Replacement Project is critical.PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMISSION DETAILS:All written public comments must be addressed to the following USCG Official:
United States Coast Guard
First Coast Guard District
408 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Public comments may be submitted by mail, e-mail at SMB-D1Boston-Bridges-PublicNotices@uscg.mil, or both.

South Boston Neighborhood Corporation

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South Boston Community Heroes

South Boston

Born and raised in South Boston, Victor Baldassari is grateful to the West Broadway Task Force (WBTF) for his first job as a youth worker. Before long he was running the West Broadway Youth Center, and he stayed on until 2011. “It was the greatest job ever.”For a time in the late 90s, the overdose and suicide rate among South Boston teens was four times the national average. Victor was on the frontlines, always there for the youth and their families.When he was a teen, he found sports to be a great outlet, and through the years he became a manager, coach, and certified professional basketball referee. Now a supervisor with the City of Boston’s Water & Sewer Commission, he continues to volunteer, most recently with the Kickoff for Kids Youth Flag Football league which his friend Allison Baker launched last year. The co-ed league for 6- to 13-year-olds has doubled in size from 200 players to 400. “It’s a great group of people behind Kickoff for Kids,” he said, also crediting Al Mallon, Jackie Beggan, Lily Joyce, Hailey Dillon, Ashley Miller, and Lisa Maki, and sending a special shout-out to the DCR’s Bobby Ferrara.Reflecting on the loss of many friends from his youth, Victor feels lucky to have gotten his start as a youth worker, noting that that opportunity sparked his desire to help others. “I paid it forward – and I keep paying it forward. That’s how I’ve always lived my life.”