Wednesday, October 28, 2009

City of Boston iPhone App

The City of Boston has released an iPhone app called 'Citizens Connect'. It allows residents request service for a variety of issues including:

* Removing graffiti
* Filling potholes
* Fixing Traffic Lights

It takes the GPS coordinates and allows you to send a photo and note describing the problem. Once an issue has been logged, it goes into the normal Mayor's hotline system.

The app can be downloaded from the iPhone App Store. More details on the City's Website:

Made in Fort Point Opening, 11/5

Adam Yothers is the featured artist for November at Made in Fort Point, the FPAC store. There will be an opening on November 5th.

Adam runs printing studio Dyslexicpress which he describes as:

"'The Dyslexic Press,' besides being a provocative name, is about the printing of a visual language. Dyslexia is an impairment comprehending written language. While not dyslexic myself, I'm interested in exploring the visual language generated by our culturally loaded imagery and iconography."

Opening for Adam Yothers
Thursday, November 5, 5-7 PM
Made in Fort Point
12 Farnsworth Street, Boston MA

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Louis Boston Moving to Fan Pier

Louis Boston is moving to Fan Pier. The high-end retailer which has been on Berkeley and Newbury Streets in the Back Bay since 1988, has signed a 10 year lease. The build out is part of temporary retail buildings Fan Pier developer Joe Fallon had petitioned for the right to build in September. The 22,000 sf., two-story building will be located across from the ICA, where the 'Puma City' was built for this summer's Volvo Ocean Race events and will open this Spring.

The BBJ and the Globe have coverage:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fort Point Open Studios this weekend!

FPAC's 30th annual Open Studios is this weekend. Come explore Boston's oldest arts community: tour studios, meet artists, see art installations throughout the neighborhood, and participate in art activities for all ages.

Friday (10/16): Preview, selected studios open 4-7 PM
Saturday and Sunday (10/17-18): all studios open 11 AM to 6 PM

Open Studios is free and open to the public.

There is free parking (look for signs on A St. near Binford St.) or take the redline to South Station stop and walk down Summer St. over Fort Point Channel.

Open studios locations map: FPAC_map.pdf

-Photos from last year
-Participating artists
-The FPAC Gallery
-Studio Soto

Gillette Opens New Headquarters

New headquarters about the best Gillette can get
By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff | October 14, 2009

Gillette, the Boston shaving giant, yesterday unveiled its $50 million renovation and expansion of the World Shaving Headquarters in South Boston.

The manufacturing and research complex, totaling more than 1.65 million square feet, will soon accommodate between 400 and 500 employees who previously worked at the Prudential Center corporate headquarters. The 44-acre site features perks including a convenience store, coffee bar, and an “Art of Shaving’’ shop that with an onsite barber.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino toured the renovated building yesterday, admiring the 9,000-square-foot fitness center and exercise bicycles that connect to the Internet.

All of the corporate employees will complete their move by Nov. 1, trading large offices and views of the Charles River for the more low-key South Boston digs. The new offices feature open layouts, and even top executives will have offices without doors, similar to the design at Gillette’s parent company, Procter & Gamble Co.

The renovations also include an upgraded cafeteria, two-story glass lobby, and state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities. Gillette, which once occupied more than 19 floors in the Prudential, announced two years ago that it planned to vacate the tower when its lease expired in 2009.

“It’s like coming back home,’’ said Chip Bergh, P&G’s president of global grooming. “This is where it all began.’’

Friday, October 09, 2009

Neighborhood Safety Meeting, Mon 10/19

Please Join:


for a

Public Safety Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, 10/19/2009
6 - 7 PM
Lobby of 33 Sleeper Street
Dockside Condominium

For more information, please contact:
Casey Flynn-Hines
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Opening Thursday: Made in Fort Point

This Thursday evening (10/8) come see the newly-redesigned Made in Fort Point, FPAC's Store located at 12 Farnsworth Street.

October's featured artist is Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano (

Opening Reception featuring Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano
October 8th, 5-7pm
Made in Fort Point
12 Farnsworth Street (next door to flour bakery)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Fort Point 2009 Open Studios, 10/16-17

FPAC's 30th Annual Open Studios

The weekend of October 16th: Pick up a map and explore the studios of over 150 artists. The historic warehouse buildings of Fort Point house artists and craftspeople working in all media: tour studios, meet artists, see art installations throughout the neighborhood, and participate in art activities for all ages. All of our buildings are in easy walking distance of each other.

Friday Preview: 10.16: 4-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.17 & 10.18: 11am-6pm

Free to the public
Free parking (look for signs on A St. near Binford St.)

Artists include:

Jose Santos

Christine Vaillancourt

Kate Gilbert Miller

View all participating artists