Community News

Please check back here for the latest news and notes on activities happening in the Charlesgate neighborhood.

  • Pam Beale, co-founder of the Charlesgate Alliance, was on hand for the groundbreaking of the new Fenway Center on January 30th. Pam spoke in her role as chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Parcel 7 air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike. The name of that project became Fenway Center. Also speaking were Kelly Saito, Managing Partner of Gerding Edlen, John Rosenthal, president of Meredith Management, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and Brian Golden, Director of Boston Planning and Development Agency, The Boston Arts Academy Chorus then performed before the groundbreaking. For more information, see this Boston Globe article.IMG_8262
  • The Citgo sign will remain visible with new development around it.
  • The Kenmore Square Holiday Tree Lighting happened on December 5th at 6pm on the sidewalk in front of Qdoba. Light refreshments were served.
  • Winter lights on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall extend through the Lief Erikson park and were turned on November 30th.
  • Construction continues on the underpass for Commonwealth Avenue beneath Mass. Ave., restricting traffic.
  • The Boston Globe had a good map for navigating during the construction occurring on Commonwealth Avenue last summer.
  • The City of Boston’s Vision Zero initiative held a public meeting about improvements to Beacon Street. The meeting materials, including the presentation, design alternatives and concept plan, have been posted online. They accepted written comments on these plans via e-mail ( through June 30. Also, a short survey was available to collect ideas on how they should connect the Beacon St. facility to the rest of the bike network.
  • Traffic in the Charlesgate neighborhood is being affected by two Massachusetts Department of Transportation bridge projects. Use the links below for more information and to see project updates.

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement