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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT CONVEYING A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND ON EAST FIRST STREET IN THE SOUTH BOSTON SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to facilitate the establishment of a visual and noise buffer along East First street in the South Boston section of the city of Boston to shield area residents from the impacts associated with existing and future industrial uses along Reserve Channel, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Port Authority shall convey the portion of the East First street buffer shown as “East First Street Improvements Parcel” on plan of land entitled “Plan of East First street buffer Established by Chapter 153 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2010,” drawn by John A Hammer, II, PLS, dated September 21, 2015, on file with the Massachusetts Port Authority and more particularly described in section 3, to the City of Boston.  The conveyance shall be used to facilitate the visual and noise buffer authorized in said chapter 153.
     The Massachusetts Port Authority shall establish the value of the property for both the highest and best use of the property as currently encumbered and for the purposes described in this section.  The Massachusetts Port Authority shall place notification in the central register of the conveyance, the amount of such transaction and the difference between the calculated value and the price received.  The conveyance shall become effective upon the recording of the instrument of conveyance in the Suffolk county registry of deeds.  The conveyance shall be subject to the requirement, as agreed upon between the city of Boston and the Massachusetts Port Authority, that parking provided within the East First street improvements parcel may be used by visitors to the East First Street Buffer during the hours the East First Street Buffer is open to the public. 
     SECTION 2.  The legal description of the East First street improvements parcel, as shown on the plan referenced in section 1 is as follows:
     Beginning at a point on the northerly line of East First Street bearing  N 88° 23' 28" E  a distance of 836.70 feet from  Summer Street, thence turning and running:
          N 01° 36’ 32” W a distance of 8.31 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 88° 23’ 28” E a distance of 339.72 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 01° 31’ 44” W a distance of 2.60 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 88° 23’ 28” E a distance of 37.30 feet, thence turning and running;
     Southeasterly along a non-tangent curve to the right of radius 19.62 feet, a distance of 9.14 feet, having a chord bearing of S 23° 18’ 28” E, and a chord distance of 9.06 feet, thence turning and running:
          N 88° 23’ 28” E a distance of 8.44 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 58° 14’ 29” E a distance of 11.96 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 88° 23’ 28” E a distance of 119.45 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 43° 14’ 29” E a distance of 18.34 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 88° 23’ 28” E a distance of 1308.50 feet, thence turning and running;
          S 31° 36’ 26” E a distance of 22.29 feet, thence turning and running;
          N 88° 23’ 28” E a distance of 57.38 feet, thence turning and running;
          S 01° 36’ 32” E a distance of 2.20 feet, thence turning and running;
          S 88° 23’ 28” W a distance of 1908.55 feet by the northerly line of East First street to the point of the beginning.
     The parcel contains 32,933 square feet, more or less, according to the plan.
     SECTION 3.  The Massachusetts Port Authority cruise port, marketed as Cruiseport Boston, located in the port of Boston in the South Boston section of the city of Boston shall be designated and known as the Raymond L. Flynn Cruiseport and shall be marketed as Flynn Cruiseport Boston.  The Massachusetts Port Authority shall erect and maintain a suitable marker bearing the designation in compliance with the standards of the authority.

Approved, August 10, 2016