How about Patriots Point to celebrate the Legacy?

Christopher Nicodemus Charlestown, MA (excerpts from December blog post at www.pier5.org) The Pier 5 Association is celebrating the decision by BPDA to reject the three development proposals advanced for privatization of pier 5. The BPDA has expressed willingness to allow the community to actively find preferred solutions for this critical location at the head of BostonContinue reading “How about Patriots Point to celebrate the Legacy?”

The Legacy of Our Waterfront

Christopher Nicodemus, Charlestown, MA What began as a group of concerned citizens concerned about the public process address the fate of pier 5 has turned into the establishment of a new organization focused on neglected pieces of the Boston waterfront, especially here in Charlestown. The P5A is now a 501C3 organization focused on bringing togetherContinue reading “The Legacy of Our Waterfront”

Envisioning an Iconic Waterfront and Aquatic Park

Pier 5 is a public amenity that can be an iconic waterfront and aquatic park providing amazing city and open harbor views from this Head of the Harbor location; adjacent to the beloved Courageous Sailing Center; and across from the USS Constitution, our treasured historic and venerated frigate, which is an internationally known tourist attractionContinue reading “Envisioning an Iconic Waterfront and Aquatic Park”

Marine Life in Boston – Pier 5 can contribute

February 27, 2021 Christopher Nicodemus Tidal Wetlands and the Value of Pier 5 to the Community and our Harbor When I came to school in Boston in the 1970’s, Boston Harbor was renowned as one of the nation’s dirtiest harbors. While my classmates and I would occasionally visit the difficult to access waterfront, one hopedContinue reading “Marine Life in Boston – Pier 5 can contribute”

WHERE PIER 5 MEETS THE LAND

CHRISTOPHER NICODEMUS In my last installment of this blog, I discussed the unusual steel & concrete construction of pier 5. This pier’s support is dense with closely placed steel piles. I speculated on the intertidal zone reef which has formed through it over its 80 year existence and which sustains an increasingly healthy aquatic environmentContinue reading “WHERE PIER 5 MEETS THE LAND”

WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR PIER 5?

Marine Life in Boston – See how Pier 5 can contribute Christopher Nicodemus, Charlestown, MA The Pier 5 Association (www.pier5.org) and sister organization Restore Pier 5 (restorepier5.org) had a highly successful public meeting on overlooking Pier 5 Wednesday evening June 16.  The balloons on 30 foot tethers were strung on the BPDA fence to illustrateContinue reading “WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR PIER 5?”

THE LEGACY OF OUR WATERFRONT

What began as a group of concerned citizens concerned about the public process address the fate of pier 5 has turned into the establishment of a new organization focused on neglected pieces of the Boston waterfront, especially here in Charlestown. The P5A is now a 501C3 organization focused on bringing together the broader community toContinue reading “THE LEGACY OF OUR WATERFRONT”