Coronavirus Update: Due to public health concerns, the hearings that normally would be held on a week have been postponed or canceled due to 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.
From the July 7 Conservation Commission meeting, 6 p.m., online (HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/6864582044):
•Notice of Intent from SOLitude Lake Management on behalf of the DCR Lakes and Ponds Program for the creation of an Aquatic Management Program at the Charles River to control nuisance and non-native plant and algae growth utilizing treatment with USEP/MA State registered aquatic herbicides, algaecides, and other BMPs, Boston.
•Request for a Determination of Applicability from CDM Smith on behalf of the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the removal and replacement of three dead heritage trees, the removal of geocells, and the removal of in-water fencing located along the Muddy River, Fenway.
•Request for a Certificate of Compliance for the playground renovation located on the Charles River Esplanade, Back Bay.
From the July 9 School Committee Nominating Panel, 3 p.m., online:
Review and discuss School Committee applications received, Determine list of candidates to interview on 7/13/21 and 7/14/21, and Public Comment.
From the July 13, 11 a.m., Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing: Message and order approving an appropriation order in the amount of $91,270,000 for the purpose of paying cost of designing, construction, equipping, and furnishing a new building for the William E. Carter School, that is to be built on the site of its current location at 396 Northampton St. in the City of Boston, including the payment of all cost incidental or related thereto, and for which the City of Boston may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), said amount to be expended under the direction of the Public Facilities Department on behalf of Boston Public Schools. This matter was sponsored by the Administration, and was referred to the Committee on June 23.
From the July 13, 2:30 p.m., Council Committee on Government Operations Hearing: Ordinance amending the City of Boston Code, Ordinances, paid Parental Leave for City of Boston Employees. This matter was sponsored by Councilors Lydia Edwards, Michelle Wu, and Annissa Essaibi George and was referred to the Committee on March 31, 2021.
From the July 13 Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural District meeting, 5 p.m., online via Zoom (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/88696945539): DESIGN REVIEW
•587 Beacon Street: CONTINUED FROM 6-8-2021: Replace light pole and attach wireless communications antenna at top of pole and equipment at base.
•147 Bay State Road: Replace light pole and attach wireless communications antenna at top of pole and equipment at base.
•27 Bay State Road: Replace eleven windows in-kind.
•52 Bay State Road: Replace twenty windows in-kind.
From the July 13 New JQ Upper School building meeting, 6 p.m., online and in-person:
•Presenting the Construction Management Plan and Preconstruction Survey plans for the Josiah Quincy Upper School Building. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and also in person at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School Auditorium located at 885 Washington St.
From the July 14 Air Pollution Control Commission hearing, 1 p.m., online:
•Application for a Modified Downtown Boston Parking Freeze Permit from Animal Rescue League of Boston for 25 exempt parking spaces located at 425 Tremont St. This permit is to add 15 exempt parking spaces to be shared between the public, lessees, employees, patrons, customers, clients and guests. Issuance of the permit would have no effect on the Downtown parking freeze bank.
•Application for a Modified Downtown Boston Parking Freeze Permit from Animal Rescue League of Boston for 20 exempt parking spaces located at 7 Appleton St. This permit is to add 4 exempt parking spaces to be shared between the public, lessees, employees, patrons, customers, clients and guests. Issuance of the permit would have no effect on the Downtown parking freeze bank.
From the July 14 Back Bay Architectural Commission meeting, 5 p.m., online via Zoom (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/81078226870):
•545 Boylston Street: At roof installation of two exhaust fans.
•149-155 Newbury Street: Landscape plan and site plan related to construction of a new, mixed-use (retail/office) building on the site of the existing surface parking lot.
•390 Commonwealth Avenue: At front facade entry replace lighting, entry doors, flooring and railings.
•382 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace roof and expand existing roof decks.
•407 Beacon Street: Construct roof deck and headhouse, replace windows in-kind, replace slate roof in-kind, and replace gutters and downspouts in-kind.
Annual Meeting – Election of Officers and Appointment of Violations Committee.
Chester Square Neighbors Summer Festival, Chester Park, July 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Chester Square Neighbors for food, fun and music to celebrate the summer and formally dedicate new signs marking the historic significance of Chester Park. A speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Reporting Workplace Safety Concerns
•Workers in any size organization have options if they feel they are being pressured into an unsafe situation. Attorney General Maura Healey has created resources 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.
How to Report a Problem Property
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.