Community Real Estate

BRA Announces 7th Meeting on Greenway District Planning Study

The Boston Redevelopment Authority invites you to attend the seventh public meeting on the Greenway District Planning Study. Thursday, April 29, 2010 6-8 PM at the BRA Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, Board Room BRA staff and the consultant team will present the final design guidelines and massing recommendations for the Rose Kennedy Greenway District. If Read More…

Business Event Notices Health & Environment

Beacon Hill Village Reception in North End/Waterfront

Beacon Hill Village is a membership organization in the heart of Boston.  Created by a group of long-time Beacon Hill residents as an alternative to moving from their houses to retirement or assisted living communities, it was founded in 2001. Beacon Hill Village enables a growing and diverse group of Boston residents to stay in Read More…


Election of FOCCP Officers & Directors

Election of FOCCP Officers and Directors

The election for Officers and Directors at Large will be held on Tuesday May 11, 2010. FOCCP is accepting nominations for Officers and Directors. The specific positions up for election are:

Vice President
Director At Large (2)

Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 27th.  As stated in the By-laws of the organization, “there shall be no nominating committee.”  This means that members in good standing (members who have paid their annual membership dues of $15.00) who wish to run for election, nominate themselves.

If you wish to nominate yourself to run for any of the Officer or Director positions, please submit a nomination statement to the Clerk, Liz Greene, by emailing her at:  Your nomination statement must include your name and address, the position you would like to run for and we encourage you to submit a statement in support of your candidacy.  This information will be posted on the FOCCP website before the May 11th meeting so all members will have an opportunity to see who the nominations are for each position.

We are accepting self-nominations through Tuesday, April 27th.

Government Schools

12 State Reps Take Action To Keep All Library Branches Open

Much to the dismay of the Mayor’s Office and BPL Trustees, a group of State Representatives from Boston, including our local 3rd Suffolk District Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, have co-sponsored three amendments in the State budget that would force the City of Boston to keep all the branch libraries open in order to receive $3 million in State funding. While the North End and West End branches survived the City’s proposed budget cuts, four branch libraries remain at risk of closing. (See BPL Trustees Vote to Close 4 Branches; North End/West End Stay Open).

Note: The 12 State Representatives are: Reps. Forry, Moran, Basile, Wallace, Allen, Fox, Honan, Malia, Michlewitz, Rushing, Sanchez and Walz.

Press Release:

Boston State Representatives Mobilize to Save Local Libraries

Twelve State Representatives from the Boston delegation in the Massachusetts State House co-sponsored three amendments that seek to keep all Boston Public Library (BPL) branches open.

“The Trustees of the Boston Public Library and the Mayor of Boston have made clear their budget priorities,” Representative Michael Moran said. “Today, as a united group of legislators from neighborhoods throughout Boston, we are standing together and clearly stating that our priorities are to keep every branch library open.”

The BPL receives over $3 million worth of funding via three separate line items in the state budget. The amendments filed today would add additional language onto each line item, making their allocation contingent upon all 26 local branches remaining open in 2011.

“We had hoped that the Board of Trustees would do the right thing by keeping each branch open,” Representative Carlo Basile said. “Today we are taking steps to make sure that the right thing for our neighborhoods does happen.”

Food & Drink Real Estate Transportation

NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing & Construction Meeting Agenda – April 27th

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:00 PM, The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue Zoning and Licensing Applications 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Caffe Graffiti, 64 Cross Street, Luigi DeMarco, has applied to the Licensing Board to amend the restaurant’s existing malt and wine with Read More…


The Greenway Conservancy’s Money Trees

Below is my letter to the editor of the Boston Globe in response to its flawed assertion that the Greenway Conservancy needs more money in its article, “Greenway funds fall short as costs rise” by Casey Ross. The Greenway Conservancy’s Money Trees The April 19th Boston Globe article, “Greenway funds fall short as costs rise,” Read More…

Community Event Notices

Greenway Parks Update at GLC Meeting

The April 14th meeting of the Greenway Leadership Council (GLC) included updates on a number of issues. Greenway Parks update: Spring cleanup is currently going on. The parks sustained less damage during the winter than expected. The Greenway Conservancy (GC) will be replacing dead trees throughout the corridor. The GC is considering a horticulture website Read More…

Business Health & Environment

Clean Streets Committee Learns About Mayor’s Hotline

Janine Coppola, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, visited the Clean Streets Committee to give an update on the “Mayor’s Hotline.” The office runs a 7-day, 24-hour hotline where residents can call 617-635-4500 anytime day or night to report a problem. Requests can also be made online at While acknowledging some stumbling Read More…