South Boston Street Fest - Saturday, September 17th!

The 22nd Annual South Boston Street Fest is Saturday, September 17th on East Broadway from 11 AM to 4 PM. Come for the entertainment, food, shopping and children's activities. More details are available at www.southbostonstreetfest.com.

Join us online! BCDC Design Committee, Tuesday August 9th at 5PM

The MEM Redevelopment Team is presenting to the Boston Civic Design Commission Design Committee on Tuesday August 9th, 5PMThe presentation will be focused on the Master Plan with addition details regarding Massing, Scale, Design Guidelines and Neighborhood CreationYou can participate in this meeting by going to: bit.ly/BCDCAugust9 or by calling in to 669 254 5252, meeting ID: 160 438 6531. 

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments on our site. We’ll also be posting a meeting recap and slides so you don’t miss out on any new details. Thank you!



South Boston National Night Out - Tuesday, August 2

Celebrate National Night Out with your South Boston Neighbors on Tuesday, August 2 at Moakley Park!

The event will feature free kids activities, food, entertainment and awards for Boston's crime watch groups. Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston Police Department Command Staff and local elected officials are set to attend the festivities.

More information can be found on the flyer below.

Unity Day 2022! Friday, August 5th at 4 PM

The MEM Task Force, Boston Housing Authority and WinnCompanies are thrilled to share that Unity Day will be held on Friday, August 5th in Sterling Square from 4 - 7 PM. Spread the word to your neighbors!

Residents are invited to enjoy an afternoon of food, music and family fun, and to learn about community resources available to them. We hope to see you there!



MOAKLEY PARK PUBLIC MEETING: TONIGHT July 20, 6-7:30pm

MOAKLEY PARK PUBLIC MEETING:  July 20, 6-7:30pm This is the second Moakley Phase 1 community meeting. Come join Parks staff and their design team to hear about progress and see what changes (we are getting into the details!) have been inspired by the community. For more information click here.  Hope to see you there and please feel free to share with family and friends or post flyers in your organization, flyers attached.  

Can't join us? No problem, we will post the meeting on our website within a week. Feel free to reach out with questions directly to me as well.  


Join us online! BCDC Design Committee, Tuesday July 19th at 5PM

The MEM Redevelopment Team is presenting to the Boston Civic Design Commission Design Committee on Tuesday July 19th, 5PM. The presentation will be focused on the Master Plan with addition details regarding Regional and Neighborhood Context, Massing, Scale and Neighborhood Creation. You can participate in this meeting by going to: https://bit.ly/BCDC719 or by calling in to 669 254 5252, meeting ID: 161 529 3428. 

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments on our site. We’ll also be posting a meeting recap and slides so you don’t miss out on any new details. Thank you!

MEM's Summer Sizzler Basketball Tournament - this Saturday, July 9!

Mary Ellen McCormack's Summer Sizzler Basketball Tournament is this Saturday, July 9th from 2 to 6 PM at the Moakley Park Field House, 450 Old Colony Ave.

The tournament is free and for all ages. Come for the basketball and for hot dogs, art and family activities.

View the flyer for more details!

Mark your calendars! Teen Beach Bash on Friday, July 1

Save the date for Teen Beach Bash at Carson Beach on Friday, July 1st from 12 noon to 3 PM.

The event is FREE and includes activities including kayaking, music, dancing, food, prizes and more. Please visit the QR Code on the flyers below to register.


Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program Now Recruiting for September

Building Pathways Union Pre-Apprenticeship Program is looking for qualified people who want to jumpstart their careers as skilled building trades men and women in construction and transportation. Building Pathways is a free 200+ hour career exploration program with hands on exposure to the trades. This program opens doors to a union apprenticeship where you’ll earn as you learn and gain benefits, a pension, and more for you and your family. The program is actively seeking women participants.

The next training class with take place in September 2022.

To apply, you MUST attend one of these Virtual Information Sessions, listed below. Visit www.BuildingPathwaysMA.org to register.


June 23, 2022 at 6 PM

June 29, 2022 at 10 AM

June 30, 2022 at 6 PM

July 6, 2022 at 10 AM

July 7, 2022 at 6 PM


Requirements:

  • Be a resident of Middlesex, Norfolk, or Suffolk counties
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED/ Hi-Set
  • Driver's License
  • COVID Vaccinated
  • Physically able to work in construction
  • Drug free

For questions, call:

Alicia Lewis - 617-804-6850

Azell Martin - 617-988-4091




Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program Now Recruiting for September

Building Pathways Union Pre-Apprenticeship Program is looking for qualified people who want to jumpstart their careers as skilled building trades men and women in construction and transportation. Building Pathways is a free 200+ hour career exploration program with hands on exposure to the trades. This program opens doors to a union apprenticeship where you’ll earn as you learn and gain benefits, a pension, and more for you and your family. The program is actively seeking women participants.

The next training class with take place in September 2022.

To apply, you MUST attend one of these Virtual Information Sessions, listed below. Visit www.BuildingPathwaysMA.org to register.

June 8, 2022 at 10 AM

June 9, 2022 at 6 PM

June 15, 2022 at 10 AM

June 16, 2022 at 6 PM

June 22, 2022 at 10 AM

June 23, 2022 at 6 PM

June 29, 2022 at 10 AM

June 30, 2022 at 6 PM

July 6, 2022 at 10 AM

July 7, 2022 at 6 PM


Requirements:

  • Be a resident of Middlesex, Norfolk, or Suffolk counties
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED/ Hi-Set
  • Driver's License
  • COVID Vaccinated
  • Physically able to work in construction
  • Drug free

For questions, call:

Alicia Lewis - 617-804-6850

Azell Martin - 617-988-4091




Join us online! Presentation to Boston Civic Design Commission, 6/7, 5PM

Mary Ellen McCormack Community!

The Mary Ellen McCormack Redevelopment Team has been invited to present to the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) this Tuesday June 7th, at 5PM. We’ll be going over the Master Plan and Building Designs with BCDC. You can join us virtually by following the link: bit.ly/BCDCJune7 or dialing in to: (669) 254-5252, meeting ID: 160 645 5127. 

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments on our FEEDBACK SECTION HERE. We’ll also be posting a meeting recap and recording so you don’t miss out on any new details. This is open to public testimony if you wish to attend. Thank you!

June Project Update

Dear project followers and existing Mary Ellen McCormack residents:

We’ve been listening! Your input has been extremely valuable in shaping the future of the Mary Ellen McCormack redevelopment, and over the years we have incorporated your feedback into the overall project.

Time and again, you told us that affordability and high-quality appliances are incredibly important to include within the new buildings. We would like to reiterate that the redevelopment will provide one for one replacement of all existing, deeply affordable, BHA units, preserving affordability indefinitely for these apartments.

We are also proud to share with you that for the affordable replacement units, all non-telecommunication utilities - your electricity, heat, hot water, air conditioning, and water/sewer –will be included in the rent. In addition, all residents, regardless of income and household size, will also have a washer and dryer in your unit to make laundry day a breeze. 

Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program Now Recruiting for September

Building Pathways Union Pre-Apprenticeship Program is looking for qualified people who want to jumpstart their careers as skilled building trades men and women in construction and transportation. Building Pathways is a free 200+ hour career exploration program with hands on exposure to the trades. This program opens doors to a union apprenticeship where you’ll earn as you learn and gain benefits, a pension, and more for you and your family. The program is actively seeking women participants.

The next training class with take place in September 2022.

To apply, you MUST attend one of these Virtual Information Sessions, listed below. Visit www.BuildingPathwaysMA.org to register.

May 26, 2022 at 6 PM

June 1, 2022 at 10 AM

June 2, 2022 at 6 PM

June 8, 2022 at 10 AM

June 9, 2022 at 6 PM

June 15, 2022 at 10 AM

June 16, 2022 at 6 PM

June 22, 2022 at 10 AM

June 23, 2022 at 6 PM

June 29, 2022 at 10 AM

June 30, 2022 at 6 PM

July 6, 2022 at 10 AM

July 7, 2022 at 6 PM


Requirements:

  • Be a resident of Middlesex, Norfolk, or Suffolk counties
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED/ Hi-Set
  • Driver's License
  • COVID Vaccinated
  • Physically able to work in construction
  • Drug free

For questions, call:

Alicia Lewis - 617-804-6850

Azell Martin - 617-988-4091




Moakley Park Community Meeting - March 23

The City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department will host a public meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to share the Moakley Schematic design and Phase 1 design kick-off. All are invited to join Parks staff and the Moakley Park design team to hear about progress and see what changes have been inspired by the community.

To register for the meeting, please visit: Meeting Registration - Zoom


Building Pathways Now Recruiting for Union Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program is looking for qualified people who want to jumpstart their careers as skilled building trades men and women in construction and transportation. Building Pathways is a free 200+ hour career exploration program with hands on exposure to the trades. This program opens doors to a union apprenticeship where you’ll earn as you learn and gain benefits, a pension, and more for you and your family.

The next training class with take place in June 2022.

To apply, you MUST attend one of these Virtual Information Sessions, listed below. Visit www.BuildingPathwaysBoston.org to register.

03.09.22 @10:00am

03.10.22 @ 6:00pm

03.16.22 @ 10:00am

03.17.22 @ 6:00pm

03.23.22 @ 10:00am

03.24.22 @ 6:00pm

03.30.22 @ 10:00am

03.31.22 @ 6:00pm

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of Middlesex, Norfolk, or Suffolk counties
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED/ Hi-Set
  • Driver's License
  • Fully COVID Vaccinated
  • Physically able to work in construction
  • Drug free

For questions, call:

Alicia Lewis - 617-804-6850

Azell Martin - 617-988-4091


Moakley Clean Ups 2022

Make Moakley Yours!

The City of Boston Department of Parks and Recreation and Boston Harbor Now have released this year's Moakley Park Clean Up schedule. Join your friends and neighbors for a day of volunteering when convenient for you. Clean ups are held from 9 am to 11 am.

For more information and to sign up, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moakley-park-cleanup-tickets-155843376735?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Winter Warmer at Moakley Park: Saturday, February 12

Beat the cold during the Winter Warmer at Moakley Park on Saturday, February 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. A free, fun afternoon with hot cocoa, games, music and more will be held at the Field House at 450 Old Colony Ave.

For more information, please visit bit.ly/MoakleyWinterWarmer

Join us! Mary Ellen McCormack BPDA Public Meeting

We’ll be hosting a virtual meeting on THURSDAY DECMBER 9th, 6PM. Please register for the meeting using the following Zoom link: bit.ly/3oK2e85. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed Redevelopment of Mary Ellen McCormack. We’ll be going over the proposed Mary Ellen McCormack Redevelopment and Phase 1 Project, as submitted to the Boston Planning & Development Agency in the Project Notification Form. The development team has worked endlessly with residents and neighbors to develop this proposal and look forward to continuing this public planning and permitting process.

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments to the BPDA project page here. A recording of the meeting and presentation materials will be posted to the BPDA project page and we'll also provide a meeting recap so you don’t miss out on any new details. Thank you!

If you are unable to join online, you may participate by phone, by dialing the number below and providing the meeting ID:

Toll-Free Call-in Number: 833.568.8864

Meeting ID: 160 554 9423

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Hot Diggity Dog & Bumpin' Burger Night is Back! August 13th from 4-7PM

Join us! Friday August 13th from 4PM to 7PM - Sterling Square

Organized and hosted by residents, MEM Task Force, BHA and WinnCompanies. This celebration will feature food, music, games, raffle prizes, and more. There will also be backpacks filled with school supplies for children. Come hang out with your neighbors and meet new ones! Learn about community events, resource partners and the upcoming redevelopment.

POSTPONED DUE TO HEAT: MEM RESIDENTS MEETING now July 8th @ 2PM and 6PM

Due to the Heat Advisory, we are postponing the MEM Residents meeting previously scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29th, 2PM and 6PM, at Sterling Square. 

The meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday July 8th at 2PM and 6PM at Sterling Square. We will be going over the HUD processes related to the redevelopment and starting/continuing a conversation on the permitting timeline.

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments on our site. We’ll also be posting a meeting recap so you don’t miss out on any new details.

Thank you, stay cool, and stay safe!

Join us! MEM RESIDENTS MEETING. June 29th @ 2PM and 6PM - Sterling Square

We’ll be hosting a meeting on June 29th, 2PM and 6PM, at Sterling Square to discuss Mary Ellen McCormack Redevelopment. We’ll be going over the HUD processes related to the redevelopment and starting/continuing a conversation on the permitting timeline.

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments on our site. We’ll also be posting a meeting recap so you don’t miss out on any new details. Thank you!

Thanksgiving Gift to MEM Residents

We hope you and your family safe and healthy in this challenging year. Last year, WinnCompanies and our partner, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, celebrated the holiday with you and your family by hosting the Thanksgiving Project at Mary Ellen McCormack in Sterling Square, providing fresh groceries and holiday meal ingredients to over 1,000 families. This year, given the Governor’s most recent Executive order and with rising COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Thanksgiving Project in order to keep you and your families as safe as possible.

We remain committed, particularly during this time of unprecedented need, to the mission of the Thanksgiving Project and to providing Mary Ellen McCormack families with the means to have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and food during the holiday.

This year, instead of meal bags, WinnCompanies and the United Way are providing each household at Mary Ellen McCormack with a $50.00 gift card to Shaw’s as a Thanksgiving gift, so you can purchase what you need and want for a full Thanksgiving meal for your family. These cards will be activated for your use on Thursday, November 19th. In addition, you may pick up a roasting pan and reusable shopping bag at the property management office at 10 Kemp Street.

WinnCompanies is proud to partner with you, the United Way, and the Boston Housing Authority in the redevelopment of the Mary Ellen McCormack community. We look forward to working with you in the years to come and hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with those closest to you.

Fresh Truck Weekly Market Moves to Sterling Square

The Fresh Truck has relocated its weekly fresh and affordable produce market to Sterling Square:

What: Fresh Truck Weekly Fruit & Vegetable Market

Who: Anyone

Where: Sterling Square

When: Thursdays, 10AM - 12PM

Cash / Credit / EBT & HIP All Accepted

Contact: info@thefreshtruck.org / (617) 297-7685 / @freshtruck

Free Meals, Fresh Truck Weekly Market & Free Internet Service

Dear Mary Ellen McCormack Community,


COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives of individuals and families in Mary Ellen McCormack, the City of Boston and across the Globe. The City of Boston, Boston Housing Authority and local organizations have been incredibly responsive to this pandemic and continue to increase programs and services to all residents. Below please find a list of meal programs and markets taking place in Mary Ellen McCormack and available to all:

What: FREE Grab-and-Go Meal

Who: Anyone

Where: Sterling Square

When: Monday through Friday, 10AM - 12PM

Click here for all City of Boston COVID-19 Resources


What: Fresh Truck Weekly Fruit & Vegetable Market

Who: Anyone

Where: 60 Devine Way, near MEM Task Force Building

When: Thursdays, 10AM - 1PM

Cash / Credit / EBT & HIP All Accepted

Contact: info@thefreshtruck.org / (617) 297-7685 / @freshtruck


Additionally, Comcast has extended its commitment to non disconnects or late fees and 60 days of FREE internet access for low-income families through Internet Essentials. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.

COVID-19 Resources

Dear Mary Ellen McCormack Community,


The rapid spread of COVID-19 has understandably prompted concerns within your community.  We wanted to reach out and ensure that you had access to resources that the City of Boston is making available to all residents about COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Below, we have attached the Spanish and English version of COVID-19 Resource Flyer. This flyer is available in six other languages and can be found on the City of Boston's COVID-19 page.


A list of emergency meal sites is also included, and a full listing of sites can be found on the COVID-19 page.

Building Pathways Workforce Training Opportunity

Have you ever considered working in the building trades? Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about enrolling in the Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

You're Invited: Thanksgiving Fixings, Nov 22, 10 am - 6 pm, Sterling Square

Watch your mail for a letter from the BHA inviting you to receive all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner - plus a $15 gift card toward your turkey! WinnCompanies and the United Way will welcome Mary Ellen McCormack families at Sterling Square on Friday, November 22, from 10 am to 6 pm. Bring the ticket included in the letter and a form of identification. Complete the resident survey with United Way volunteers and receive your FREE Thanksgiving dinner kit!

Let's continue the conversation!


Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! We’ve appreciated all your feedback and it’s helped us get a better understanding of the community’s interest in the project. To continue the dialogue, we’ve added some new questions about:

Employment Services, Family & Community Programming, and New Retail

Click through these new topics in our comments section and post your ideas to help us continually improve our project. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Come to Mary Ellen McCormack Unity Day - Sat. August 3rd, Sterling Square

Join the fun and meet your neighbors. Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and more!

12PM to 4PM this Saturday, August 3rd in Sterling Square.

Thanks for meeting with us! What’s next?

Thank you to everyone who came out to the resident meetings last Wednesday. If you missed the event, don’t worry, you can view the presentation slides from the meeting in the Info and Plans section of our site.

To recap, during the meeting we presented on the proposed site plan, Phase 1 and next steps/ timeline. For those concerned about moving and relocation, please remember that any household requiring temporary relocation will be given at a minimum, twelve months notice. We hope to begin construction on the first Building in early 2021. This Building requires no relocation.

 It was great to see the turnout at the meeting. We really appreciate the community's focus on making sure this redevelopment creates a safe and accessible space for residents and neighbors. We'll be continuing office hours (Task Force Building - 345 Old Colony, Tues 1-7PM, Thurs 8AM-2PM) and resident meetings through the next few months to make sure we're considering all of your feedback as we progress.

 Please also continue to share your feedback and questions in the comments section. Thanks!


We hear you!

We appreciate those of you who have been voicing your thoughts and ideas. We are working hard with our partners at the Boston Housing Authority to finalize the proposed site plan and move forward with the redevelopment. We hope to have a Community Meeting later this spring to open up room for in-person discussion and feedback.

Thank you again for participating and sharing your input and questions. We’ll follow up with more updates as soon as we can. In the meantime, please visit our comments section.


Let's continue the conversation!

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! We’ve appreciated all your feedback and it’s helped us get a better understanding of the community’s interest in the project. To continue the dialogue, we’ve added some new questions about:

Community Services and Features

Click through these new topics in our comments section and post your ideas to help us continually improve our project. We can’t wait to hear from you!


National Night Out - Meet Mayor Walsh, BPD Commissioner Gross and More

All are welcome to celebrate National Night Out this Tuesday August 7th in Moakley Park.

When: August 7, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: Moakley Park - Dorothy Curran Playground Entrance

What: Free kids' activities, food, entertainment and much more.

Who: Meet Mayor Walsh, Police Commissioner Gross and BPD Command Staff

Share Your Ideas for Moakley Park

The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Environment Department is in the process of creating a comprehensive long-term plan for Moakley Park which balances recreational needs and community gathering spaces, with protection against climate-change impacts such as flooding from increased rainfall and sea level rise. 


Please join Parks & Recreation's Moakley Park Vision Plan design-team members during WinnCompanies' normal Office Hours. The Moakley team is interested in listening to residents' ideas and thoughts for the park.

When:

Thursday July 26th from 8AM to 11AM

Tuesday July 31st from 4PM to 7PM


Where: Mary Ellen McCormack Tenant Task Force Building - 345 Old Colony Ave., South Boston


Community Tennis at Veteran's Park

Come join the Boston Police Tennis Program every Sunday at Veteran's Park from 3-5 p.m.!

6.27.18 Mary Ellen McCormack Resident Design Open House Boards

Thank you to everyone who attended last week's Resident Design Open Houses. Our team enjoyed interacting and gathering feedback from residents. If you were unable to make it, please click on the Guiding Principles (below) to see all meeting materials in English, Spanish and Chinese. We always welcome comments and questions here:

Mary Ellen McCormack All-Resident Design Open House - 6/27/18 2PM & 6PM

All Mary Ellen McCormack Residents are invited to attend a Design Open House Wednesday June 27th in the basement of St. Monica-St. Augustine Church, 331 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, MA 02127.

The meetings will be held at 2PM and 6PM, come to one or the other depending on your schedule. The presentation and meeting format will be the same.

Join WInnDevelopment and its consultants as we look to residents to provide feedback on things you would like to see incorporated into the Master Plan. Get your questions answered, and be part of planning the future of your community! Click below for Spanish and Chinese translations.

Building Pathways Union Pre-Apprenticeship

One of our Opportunity Collaborative partners, Building Pathways, wants to let Mary Ellen McCormack residents know about a pre-apprenticeship program for people interested in the building trades. Take a look (click to enlarge):

Community Update

We are continuing to maintain an active presence in the community to keep residents and neighbors updated on the project and gather their ideas and feedback. We will be providing a progress report to Andrew Square Civic Association this Wednesday, May 9th at 6:30PM at the Washington Village Office at the corner of Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street. Currently, we are in the process of updating our Master Plan for the redevelopment based on resident and community feedback. We look forward to sharing the revised plan with residents and community this summer. WinnCompanies staff will continue hosting office hours every Tuesday from 1-7PM and Thursday from 8AM-2PM at the Mary Ellen McCormack Resident Task Force Building, 345 Old Colony Avenue. Please drop by to meet the team, provide input or ask questions.

Visit Us In-Person at Mary Ellen McCormack!

Members of the WinnCompanies development team will be available in-person to provide information on the redevelopment project and to answer your questions every Tuesday and Thursday. Our Open Door Office Hours will be held at 345 Old Colony Ave, South Boston, MA 02127 in Tenant Task Force Building, located on the corner of Old Colony Avenue and Devine Way.

Office hours began on Tuesday, Nov. 14. We will be on site:

  • 1 pm to 7 pm on Tuesdays;
  • 8 am to 2 pm on Thursdays; and,
  • 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of every month.

Please feel free to stop by. We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome to the Mary Ellen McCormack Redevelopment website!

Thanks for visiting our new website. WinnCompanies is using this interface to help you follow and participate in the redevelopment process for Mary Ellen McCormack.

Click the Follow button to receive news for residents or neighbors via email, and visit the Comments tab to share questions and thoughts with us. We'll respond as soon as we can.