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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 to address neglected pieces of our waterfront and assure that these valuable but extensive community assets remain in the public domain


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Real work starting now at Pier 5Preserve open space — but how and for what? CHRISTOPHER NICODEMUS Jan 1, 2022SHARE11THE BOSTON PLANNING and Development Agency’s decision to reject the three proposals advanced for privatization of Pier 5 in Charlestown is […]

Marine Life in Boston – See how Pier 5 will Contribute

Marine Life in Boston – See how Pier 5 will Contribute Christopher Nicodemus Charlestown, MA 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 […]

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 […]

Where Pier 5 probes the Water

Where Pier 5 probes the Water Writing on behalf of pier 5.org, I have used the iconic pier 5 location at the confluence of the Charles and Mystic Rivers to reflect on our nation’s history, the flourishing aquatic life, the […]

Shoreline at Pier 5

Shoreline at Pier 5 Storm Tides in the Navy Yard  Storm tides have breached the top of drydock 2 at its western end by First Ave and the Constitution Gate House  both in 2018 and 2019  Sea-Wall at Pier 5 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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 to address neglected pieces of our waterfront and assure that these valuable but extensive community assets remain in the public domain


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 […]

SHORELINE AT PIER 5

Marine Life in Boston – See how Pier 5 can contribute Storm Tides in the Navy Yard  Storm tides have breached the top of drydock 2 at its western end by First Ave and the Constitution Gate House  both in […]

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 […]

Marine Life in Boston – See how Pier 5 can contribute

Marine Life in Boston – See how Pier 5 can contribute February 27, 2021 Christopher Nicodemus Charlestown, MA Tidal Wetlands and the Value of Pier 5 to the Community and our Harbor When I came to school in Boston in […]

Tidal Wetlands, the Value of Pier 5

Why city dwelling fisherman come daily to this location on foot and bicycle carrying buckets and rods to fish the waters near the pier. It has teaming with marine life for many years now? Pier 5 steel piles themselves form […]

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 to address neglected pieces of our waterfront and assure that these valuable but extensive community assets remain in the public domain


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 to address neglected pieces of our waterfront and assure that these valuable but extensive community assets remain in the public domain