EFSB Public Comment Hearing on Eversource Substation

The state Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) will hold a public comment hearing on the proposed electric substation on the Chelsea Creek in East Boston. Following a presentation by Eversource of a proposed project change, public officials and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments . A Spanish/English and a Portuguese/English interpreter will be present.

Date: February 5, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Location: East Boston High School
More Information: mass.gov/files
En español: mass.gov/files

The City Talks: Environmental Extremes

Join Boston-area thinkers, institutions, entrepreneurs, activists, city officials, and artists for a discussion inspired by themes found in “Ansel Adams in Our Time,” on exhibit now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Date: February 13, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Linde Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
More Information: mfa.org/programs

Charlestown/Lower Mystic Community Meeting

The Mystic River Watershed Association is hosting a community meeting to share feedback and initial ideas for new parks, walking and biking paths, and opportunities for better access to the waterfront. Enjoy free pizza and good conversation at this kid-friendly event! RSVP encouraged but not required.

Date: January 30, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: Harvard-Kent Elementary School
More Information: mysticriver.org/calendar

Charlestown Navy Yard Waterfront Activation Plans Review

Join the Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”) to hear from proponents looking to collaborate with the City to activate the Charlestown Navy Yard waterfront and watersheet. You can access the proposals ahead of time here: bit.ly/BPDA_CNYRFP.

Date: December 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

Community Meeting/Open House on Northern Avenue Bridge

The City of Boston is hosting a community meeting about the Northern Avenue Bridge project. It will begin with an open house where participants can view project materials, learn more about the current bridge’s structural analysis, mobility evaluation, placemaking, and design process, and speak with members of the project team. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by time for Q&A.

Date: November 28, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: District Hall
More Information: northernavebridgebos.com/news-meetings

New England Aquarium Lecture Series: Inclusive Community Resilience Building in East Boston

Three East Boston leaders [Magdalena Ayed, The Harborkeepers; Alex DeFronzo, Piers Park Sailing Center; and Kannan Thiruvengadam, Eastie Farms and The Friends of the East Boston Greenway] are taking steps to engage diverse residents in activities to help foster community resilience in light of the challenges. The New England Aquarium is collaborating with these leaders on a project called Communities Advancing Science Literacy. The panelists will discuss why they do their work, how it is making a positive difference, and how more people can get involved to foster community resilience.

Date: November 1, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium IMAX Theatre
More Information: support.neaq.org

Suffolk Downs Development Public Meetings & Comment Period

The Suffolk Downs proposal by HYM includes 10.5 million square feet of mixed-use development and 40 acres of open space on the 109 acres of the site in the City of Boston (additional space is in the City of Revere). Public meetings are ongoing (see link below) and public comments on the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) are accepted through mid-December.

Date: Various
Location: Various
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

Suffolk Downs Public Meeting

State Senator Boncore, state Representative Madaro, and city Councilor Edwards, along with the HYM Investment Group, will hold a public meeting to discuss the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) filing for Suffolk Downs. Representatives of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will be in attendance.

Date: October 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: East Boston High School
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

Resilient Places + People: An open space vision for Boston’s future

In connection with “Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces,” an exhibition now on view at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and NBBJ are hosting a conversation to discuss and debate what Boston’s priorities should be as we build upon a great legacy today and look ahead to future needs.

Date: September 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston
More Information: eventbrite.com/e/resilient-places-people-tickets

PLAN: East Boston Open House & IPOD Information Session

BPDA will host an information session about the PLAN: East Boston neighborhood planning initiative, the Interim Planning Overlay District (IPOD), and how community members can get involved. Light refreshments and Spanish interpretation services will be provided.

Date: September 25, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Location: Mario Umana Academy Gymnasium, East Boston
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

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