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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tonight's Movie Postponed











Friday, July 27, 2012

Fort Point Stage Movie, 7/31

Fort Point Stage presents an outdoor screening of:

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000)
Director: Kenneth Lonergan

Tuesday July 31, 2012
8:30 PM
Wormwood Park, Fort Point
  
 
More info...
Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/you_can_count_on_me/

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks. Sagarino's will be open until 11 PM.
If rain threatens, check website at 4 PM for cancellation notice.

PS. Our next film in August, date TBA, is
Bill Cunningham / New York.
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/ 
 
Fort Point Stage
http://www.fortpoint.org 
 

OsGemeos Mural on the Greenway





@OsGemeos

http://osgemeos.com.br/

Olympics Light Show, 7/27


Procter & Gamble / Gillette is sponsoring a light show to celebrate the opening of the Olympics:

Olympics Light Show
Fan Pier
100 Northern Ave.

July 27th, 2012
Doors at 9:45pm
Light show at 10:30



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FPAC Sumer Party *Today*

I mistyped the date in the last post.  The FPAC summer party is today, 5-8PM in Wormwood Park.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FPAC Summer Party Tomorrow


FPAC's Summer Party last week was cancelled and is going to be tomorrow (July 25th):

Fort Point Arts Community
6th Annual Summer Park Party
5-8 PM
Wormwood Park (corner of A and Wormwood StreetS)


All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to bring food or drink to share.

Friday, July 20, 2012

One Channel Center Construction Mtg, 7/30

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Please join Suffolk Construction and Commonwealth Ventures at the next community meeting, Monday, 7.30, at 6pm at 10 Channel Center Street to update the residents on the construction schedule. We will most likely have meetings monthly to update residents on the schedule of construction activities occurring on the site and, going forward, we’ll have the community meetings on the web site; information about the web site is forthcoming.


Noah Luskin
Project Manager

Suffolk Construction Company                               
www.suffolkconstruction.com

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Social Wines Grand Opening event this Saturday

Grand Opening Celebration

A Day of Tastings

Join us throughout the day on Saturday, July 21st as we celebrate our new shop by offering a host of tastings. We've invited several of our suppliers to sample you on some of our favorite products.

Between 2:00 and 8:00 (yes that's PM) you can taste a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Products will change every couple hours, so what's being tasted at 4:00 will be different from what's being tasted at 2:00, and the same for what's being sampled at 6:00. You get the picture.

Here's just a taste (pun intended)!

* Fresh margaritas with Zapopan tequila
* Beautiful reds including a Cabernet, Malbec and Rioja
* Refreshing whites like Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Grigio and Riesling
* Local beers from Night Shift, Berkshire, Sam Adams and Mayflower
* Of course some Rosé
* Rum, Vodka and Gin from Ipswich, 44 North and GrandTen

So be sure and stop by, we look forward to seeing you!



Weekly Tastings


Our Thursday beer tasting this week will feature Berkshire Brewing, along with some gin from Berkshire Mountain Distillers and meads from Saphouse.

We're mixing it up on Friday and tasting a cocktail instead of wine (lots of wine on Saturday!) Check us out on Facebook or Twitter for frequent updates.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ming Tsai Cafe Community Meeting, 7/23

“Ming Tsai Cafe”
Community Meeting
Monday July 23rd
6:00 PM @
MADE in FORT POINT
12 Farnsworth Street



Chef/Owner of Blue Ginger is planning to open a new establishment in Fort Point, at the Corner of
A and Melcher Streets.

Come meet the Proprietor and hear his plan for this exciting addition to the Fort Point Neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ming Tsai Coming to Fort Point



It's now official.  Ming Tsai (star of Simply Ming on PBS and Chef/Owner of Blue Ginger)
is opening a 70-seat restaurant in Fort Point at 324 A St, where the A Street Deli used to be.

"I’m incredibly excited to be doing a second restaurant,” Tsai said yesterday. “I have the right team. I love the area; it’s just incredibly vibrant and exciting. Details to follow.”

Herald Article:

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1061146297&format=text

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

BRA Public Hearing on One Channel Center Thursday (7/12)



[UPDATE] Note: This is to vote on the Chapter 121A tax break that One Channel Center will receive.  The scope of the project itself will not be affected.




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BRA Public Hearing on One Channel Center Chapter 121A
Thursday, 7/12
5:30 PM
Room 900
Boston City Hall, 9th Floor


Monday, July 09, 2012

Craft Spirits Seminar at Social Wines

Social Wines on Broadway (at A st.) is having a spirits seminar on Thursday:

44 Degrees North Craft Spirits Seminar
Thursday, July 12th, 6pm
$15
Social Wines
52 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

http://socialwines.eventbrite.com/

 

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Craft Spirits Seminar

We're hosting a very special "seminar" on spirits this Thursday evening, July 12 at 6:00. Join our friend Harold Joyce from 44 Degrees North vodka as he leads a session about the American Craft Spirits movement.

Space is limited to the first 16 who register. Registration is $15 per person, which reserves your seat, and if you purchase a 44 North product the night of the event we'll discount it by $15.

Register now at http://socialwines.eventbrite.com/


Weekly Tastings

Our regular weekly tastings continue every Thursday (beer) and Friday (wine) from 5:30-8:00. We often select the products last minute so stop in and be surprised, or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for lots of information.

We have, however, scheduled Gwen from Berkshire Brewing Company the night of July 19. If you're a fan of Berkshire Brewing beer you won't want to miss this. Gwen will also sample other products from her distribution portfolio, which includes a selection of spirits from Berkshire Mountain Distillers and also a variety of Meads.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris & John

Friday, July 06, 2012

BRA seeking Innovation District Manager

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http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.com/pdf/jobdescriptions/23-12.pdf

BRA/EDIC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PLEASE POST!!
TITLE: INNOVATION DISTRICT MANAGER JOB POSTING NO. 23-12
POSTING DATE: 6/27/2012

GRADE: 19
MIN: $52,848.97 – MID $63,520.81


SUMMARY of RESPONSIBILITIES:Under direction of the City’s Chief Economic Development Officer, lead BRA and City efforts to attract, retain, and grow innovation, entrepreneurism, investment, and development within the South Boston Waterfront/Innovation District. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing outreach and communication with all stakeholders in the District including the entrepreneurial community, property owners, businesses, community groups, and business organizations. Startup companies will be an area of particular focus for the Manager’s efforts. The Manager will cultivate and maintain relationships with participants in the innovation economy and will serve as the sector’s point of contact with the BRA and the City of Boston.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below. Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders in the Innovation District. Facilitate communication among participants in the innovation economy and between stakeholders and the BRA/City of Boston.
Coordinate and attend events to promote collaboration and networking among and within the innovation sector and to raise the
BRA/City of Boston’s profile within the Innovation District.
Be pro-active about recruiting new businesses and other prospects to the District, including identifying target businesses,
preparing marketing collateral and conducting on-site briefings at Innovation District locations. Coordinate social media communication concerning the BRA and City efforts related to the Innovation District. Conduct outreach to startup companies, including making connections for innovators to key business groups, VC groups, and
other professionals who provide the services most needed by new businesses.
Serve as a “concierge” and the City of Boston’s point of contact for stakeholders to assist with permitting and regulatory matters, district-wide planning and networking initiatives, and other services that the BRA/City of Boston provides.
Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:Work requires a Bachelors Degree. Experience working with startups and entrepreneurs is preferred. Familiarity with city government is a positive. Must have strong leadership, analytical, organizational, and
interpersonal skills including presentation skills. Excellent oral and written skills are needed. Must be knowledgeable about and proficient in major social media outlets. Relationship building skills are required.

 To Apply:
Submit resume to: Human Resources, BRA, 43 Hawkins Street, Boston MA 02114.
E-Mail: hr.bra@ci.Boston.MA.US

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED ON DATE OF HIRE

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tasty Burger Coming to Southie

Tasty Burger (www.tastyburger.com) has applied for a license to open a new location at 69-71 L Street, South Boston (near East Broadway).



Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Community Meeting for Market at 12 Farnsworth

Exciting news:

There is a new market opening at 12 Farnsworth Street with plans to include a carry out (Non- Consumption) wine, beer and liquor license.

Please attend to meet the proprietor, and hear the plans for this new neighborhood market.


Thursday July 5th
6:00 PM @

MADE in FORT POINT
12 Farnsworth Street

Monday, July 02, 2012

CVS may be coming to South Station

The Boston Business Journal reports that a two-story CVS may be moving into the space in South Station now occupied by the bar, Clarke's.  View the full article here.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Parking, Traffic for Tall Ships and 4th of July in Boston

via Transportation.blog.state.ma.us

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Tall Ships, 1812 Bicentennial, July 4th Traffic, Parking

The Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, MassDOT, and Massport have announced traffic and parking restrictions for state roads and reservations for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival-1812 Bicentennial Event and the July 4th Esplanade celebration.

The complete list of parking and traffic restrictions, locations, and dates are available after the break.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 (US Navy ships expected to arrive in Boston)

South Boston

NO PARKING will be allowed on the following DCR Roadways in South Boston from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

No street parking on Day Boulevard from Castle Island to East Broadway Extension (Farragut Statue), both sides;

No Parking on Shore Road, both sides;

No parking on Day Boulevard from L Street to G Street, both sides.

The MBTA will run shuttle buses from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from the JFK/UMass Red Line station to Castle Island. The bus fee is $3 for adults, while up to two children under 12 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Motorists should expect heavy traffic and congestion on DCR roads as a result of parking and roadway restrictions. Affected roadways include Kosciusko and Preble Circles, Day Boulevard, Old Colony Road, Babe Ruth Drive, and Shore Road. Parking on Castle Island will be severely reduced to provide access for the planned MBTA bus shuttle.

Seaport District

NO STREET PARKING will be allowed on the following roadways in the Seaport District from the afternoon of Friday, June 29 through the morning of Friday, July 6:

Congress Street from B Street to Northern Avenue; Northern Avenue from B Street to Congress Street.

Massachusetts State Police will monitor pedestrian traffic in the Seaport for the duration of the 1812 events and may close lanes on the above roadways to accommodate pedestrians if necessary.


SATURDAY, JUNE 30 (Tall Ships expected to arrive in Boston)

South Boston

NO PARKING will be allowed on the following DCR Roadways in South Boston from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

No street parking on Day Boulevard from Castle Island to East Broadway Extension (Farragut Statue), both sides;

No Parking on Shore Road, both sides;

No parking on Day Boulevard from L street to G Street, both sides.

he MBTA will run shuttle buses from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from the JFK/UMass Red Line station to Castle Island. The bus fee is $3 for adults, while up to two children under 12 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Motorists should expect heavy traffic and congestion on DCR roads as a result of parking and roadway restrictions. Affected roadways include Kosciusko and Preble Circles, Day Boulevard, Old Colony Road, Babe Ruth Drive, and Shore Road. Parking on Castle Island will be severely reduced to provide access for the planned MBTA bus shuttle.

Seaport District

NO STREET PARKING will be allowed on the following roadways in the Seaport District from the afternoon of Friday, June 29 through the morning of Friday, July 6:

Congress Street from B Street to Northern Avenue; Northern Avenue from B Street to Congress Street.

Massachusetts State Police will monitor pedestrian traffic in the Seaport for the duration of the 1812 events and may close lanes on the above roadways to accommodate pedestrians if necessary.



TUESDAY, JULY 3 (Continuation of War of 1812 Commemoration Events; Concert Rehearsal on Esplanade)

Seaport District

NO STREET PARKING will be allowed on the following roadways in the Seaport District from the afternoon of Friday, June 29 through the morning of Friday, July 6:

Congress Street from B Street to Northern Avenue; Northern Avenue from B Street to Congress Street.

Massachusetts State Police will monitor pedestrian traffic in the Seaport for the duration of the 1812 events and may close lanes on the above roadways to accommodate pedestrians if necessary.

Esplanade

9 a.m.: No public parking along Storrow Drive.

4 p.m.: Storrow Drive will be closed to westbound traffic. Please note that it may be closed earlier if determined necessary by the incident commander.



WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 (Continuation of War of 1812 Commemoration Events, including Blue Angels/Airplane Flyovers; USS Constitution Turn-Around; Esplanade Concert and Fireworks Display)

South Boston

NO PARKING will be allowed on the following DCR Roadways in South Boston from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

No street parking on Day Boulevard from Castle Island to East Broadway Extension (Farragut Statue), both sides;

No Parking on Shore Road, both sides;

No parking on Day Boulevard from L Street to G Street.

The MBTA will run shuttle buses to Castle Island from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from two locations: the JFK/Umass Red Line station AND the UMass Expo Center off Mount Vernon Street. Please note the additional shuttle bus location (Expo Center) for this day only.

Seaport District

NO STREET PARKING will be allowed on the following roadways in the Seaport District from the afternoon of Friday, June 29 through the morning of Friday, July 6:

Congress Street from B Street to Northern Avenue; Northern Avenue from B Street to Congress Street.

Massachusetts State Police will monitor pedestrian traffic in the Seaport for the duration of the 1812 events and may close lanes on the above roadways to accommodate pedestrians if necessary.

Esplanade

12 a.m.: No public parking on either side of Storrow Drive or Memorial Drive.

7 a.m.: Both sides of Storrow Drive closed to traffic. Pedestrian footbridges to Esplanade from Charles Street Circle and Beacon Street will be closed, as will Mugar Way at Beacon Street. Pedestrians wishing to enter the Esplanade will b e directed down Beacon Street to Berkley Street for entry.

4:30 p.m.: Memorial Drive closed in both directions from Massachusetts Avenue to Longfellow Bridge. Longfellow Bridge closed in both directions (bridge may be closed earlier at order of incident commander depending on traffic and pedestrian flow).

6 p.m.: Memorial Drive closed from Massachusetts Avenue to Boston University Bridge (the pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Memorial Drive will be monitored continuously, and the incident commander will determine if the road needs to be closed at an earlier time). Massachusetts Avenue Bridge closed in both directions (bridge may be closed earlier at order of incident commander depending on traffic and pedestrian flow).

Parking for motorists with disabilities: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will open for vehicles with placards at 10 a.m. It will close at 6 p.m. or when it is full, whichever comes first. MBTA shuttle vans for people with disabilities will operate from the lot until it closes. Vans for the return trip will stage on Storrow Drive eastbound. Parking for people with disabilities will also be allowed on the Cambridge Parkway.

Cleanup begins 30 minutes after the fireworks finale. All roads will remain closed until labor crews are safely removed.

Interstate 93

Viewing of the fireworks display from Interstate 93 is dangerous, and is strongly discouraged. Troopers will be assigned to the relevant stretch of I-93 to strictly enforce the “No Stopping” law.