For the Record

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Due to public health concerns, the hearings that nor-mally would be held on a week have been postponed or canceled due to the guidance of Mayor Martin Walsh and the order of Gov. Charlie Baker. Some meetings, however, have been moved to an online or teleconference format under the emergency order on the Open Meeting Law issued by Gov. Baker.


Beginning October 26, BPS Super Sites open for Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. BPS families can pick up free breakfasts and lunches. Some locations also provide free toiletries and free groceries on select days.


Boston Latin School – 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur


Boston Chinese Evangelical Church, 120 Shawmut Ave. Wednesdays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Chinatown location at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School near the South End is open on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From the Nov. 4 License Board meeting, online:

•Holly Crab Boston, Inc. D/B/A:  Holly Crab; 1098  COMMONWEALTH Ave., Back Bay.

Has applied for a Common Victualler License to be exercised on the above – 1500 SF Restaurant on first floor with basement for storage, bathroom and 4 tables. Manager:  Kenneth Kang. Hours of Operation: noon to 11 p.m.


The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. on a request to remove one public shade tree in the Fenway. The request is for the removal of one Hornbeam tree measuring 2.5 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) adjacent to 74 Kilmar-nock Street as part of the 60-80 Kilmarnock Street residential project at the corner of Kilmarnock and Queensberry Streets in the Fenway.

From the Nov. 5 Public Improvements Commission hearing, 10 a.m., online:

•545 Washington Street; Boston Proper – Projection License – On a petition by Back Deck Inc. (d/b/a French Quarter)

•177 West Eighth Street, Lark Street; South Boston – Specific Repairs  – On a petition by Lark St Better Built LLC

•60 Kilmarnock Street, Queensberry Street; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Ease-ment, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by 60 Kilmarnock (Boston) Owner LLC

•212 Stuart Street, Church Street, Shawmut Street; Boston Proper – Specific Repairs, Projection License – On a set of petitions by GUGV II 212 Stuart Prop-erty Owning LLC

From the Nov. 5 Boston School Committee Nominating Panel, 4 p.m., online:

•Determine deadlines and process for filling the remainder of the term of Mi-chael Loconto.

•Review School Committee application.

From the Nov. 5 South End Landmarks Hearing, 5:30 p.m., online via Zoom (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/89676523476):

Please note: This hearing is rescheduled from Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in observance of Election Day.


34 Clarendon Street. Continued from 3/03/2020 SELDC Public Hear-ing. Proposed work: At the front and rear façade which faces a public street, replace six-over-six wood windows.

•11 East Newton St. (Tentative – pending subcommittee review). Continued from 8/04/2020 SELDC Public Hearing. Proposed work: At the roof install solar collectors and associated safety railings; at the side elevation install associated piping.

•54-102 West Newton St. Continued from 8/04/2020 SELDC Public Hear-ing. Proposed Work: Replace aluminum storefront systems at 25 rowhouses with wood doors, transoms, and sidelights; and replace handrails (modify Certif-icate of Design Approval).

•12 Concord Sq. Proposed work: Construct a roof deck.

•135 Dartmouth St. Proposed work: Replace a single acorn light fixture/ utility pole with double acorn light fixture/ utility pole and antennae.

•535-539 Shawmut Ave. Proposed work: Install new signage at the storefront.

•16 Lawrence St. Proposed work: Construct a roof deck; replace historic win-dows.

From the Nov. 6, 11 a.m., COMMITTEE ON CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES HEARING:  Order for a hearing to discuss house parties and gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. This matter is sponsored by Councilor Ed Flynn and Councilor Mi-chael Flaherty and was referred to the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services on October 21, 2020.

•Mass/Cass 2.0 Task Force Pubic meeting, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., online via Zoom.

From the Nov. 10, Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 9:30 a.m., online:

•11 Bond Aly, South End. Applicant: FDJGA, LLC. Purpose: Change Occupancy from 3 Apartments, 1 Retail Store to 3 Executive Suites, 1 Retail Store no work to be done existing condition

•2 Board Aly, South End. Applicant: Bricco Realty, LLC. Purpose: Change Occu-pancy from existing condition 8 Apartments and Commercial space in Base-ment (Bakery) to 8 Executive Suites and Bakery no work to be done.

•293 Northampton St., South End. Applicant: Northampton Parking, LLC. Pur-pose: The Applicant seeks to continue to use the Premises as a public parking lot for a fee, capacity nineteen (19) vehicles with one (1) handicap parking spaces and eighteen (18) regular parking spaces under Permit For Use of Premises

From the Nov. 10 Bay Village Historic District Commission, online, 4 p.m.:

Design Review

•132 Arlington St.: Construct three residential units on existing surface parking lot.

•10 Edgerly Place: Construct two residential units on existing surface parking lot.

From the Nov. 10 Boston Landmarks Commission, 6 p.m., online via Zoom (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/87691988329):

•Demolition Delay Hearing – 1252-1268 Boylston St. Demolition of existing commercial building.

•Demolition Delay Hearing – 1270 Boylston St. Demolition of existing commer-cial building.

•Review of properties and Vote on eligibility of Community Preservation Act funding

From the Nov. 12 Back Bay Architectural Commission, 4:30 p.m., online via Zoom (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/81570423097):

VIOLATIONS – 4:30 p.m.

•305 Beacon Street: Unapproved installation of deck at rear elevation.

•329 Commonwealth Avenue: Unapproved installation of HVAC units at rear deck and on top of penthouse roof.


•48 Gloucester Street: Re-design storefront and add window signage.

•353 Beacon Street: Construct roof deck and relocate access hatch.

•126 Marlborough Street: Construct roof deck and penthouse.

•53 Marlborough Street & 300 Berkeley Street: At courtyard: remove two ex-isting condensers, replace two windows in-kind, masonry infill at one window and one door; reverse swing of existing door, and install new make-up air hvac unit, with duct penetration through new masonry infill; at roof of 300 Berkeley Street: remove three existing rooftop condensers and install thirteen new con-densers on spring isolation dampers; and at entrance to 53 Marlborough Street: replace handrail at entrance.


•252 Newbury Street: At front façade add bump out and redesign dig-out area at lower level.


The Mayor announced an extension of the Outdoor Dining Program beyond its original end date of October 31. Restaurants using private outdoor space can continue to do so for the duration of the public health emergency. And restau-rants using public space on streets and sidewalks can continue until December 1. The City will also waive application fees for the use of outdoor propane heat-ers in dining areas. Restaurants will still need a permit from the Fire Depart-ment, and safety regulations around their use will remain in place. Restaurants can use electric heaters without a permit, as long as no cords are crossing sidewalks.


First Thursdays are back at the Gardner Museum! Entry is free on the first Thursday of each month from 3-9 p.m., however, timed ticket reservations are required and guests must adhere to all safety protocols once inside. Visit the museum’s ticket website to reserve now.


Students who wish to get a free breakfast Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 am.,

have three sites to choose from in the South End and Fenway. This is the BPS initiative,

but other organizations are also serving meals in the area as well.

•Blackstone Elementary School – 380 Shawmut Ave. (South End).

•Boston Chinese Evangelical Church, 120 Shawmut Ave. (Monday, Weds., and Friday

only – South End).

•Boston Latin School – 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur (Fenway).


•Workers in any size organization have options if they feel they are being pres-sured into an unsafe situation. Attorney General Maura Healey has created re-sources for workers to report safety concerns during reopening. They include an online form at the Attorney General’s website and a dedicated Fair Labor hotline at 617-727-3465. People can also find those resources by calling 311.


Since taking office in 2014, Mayor Walsh has made fixing quality of life issues a priority

in his administration. From investing in Public Works to making sure community policing

is a staple in every neighborhood, we are making sure every neighborhood is clean,

safe and a great place to live and work in. Unfortunately some properties in Boston

need more help than others, and that's why we are here. If you know of a property that

fits one of the following criteria: multiple calls to 911, one that's blighted or just a general concern, we encourage you to reach out to your neighborhood liaison.

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