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.