Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paper Chase Friday: 100 $100 Works on Paper

100 works on paper in all media are installed in the FPAC Gallery
Each piece is available for the special price of $100 plus tax, with proceeds to support the Fort Point Arts Community.

Reception: Friday, September 27th from 5:00-8:00pm

Sales will take place at the Reception, Friday 9/27, beginning  at 5:30pm.
No sales can be made before that time.

The Reception will be staffed until 8:00pm for sales; work will be removed as it is sold. The FPAC Gallery will also be open on Saturday September 28th from noon-4:00pm.
The FPAC Gallery is located at 300 Summer Street, on the lower level adjacent to the Channel Cafe

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mayoral Election Tomorrow - LET'S VOTE!

The election is tomorrow.  Fort Point's polling place remains the Condon School, 200 D Street (map).

Politicians do look at how many voters there are in each neighborhood, so the more votes from Fort Point, the better.

Details on the election:
Today, the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Boston released plans for tomorrow’s 2013 Preliminary Municipal Election.

The top two vote getters for Mayor, top eight vote getters for City Councilor At-Large and the top two vote getters for District City Council will progress to the final Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
The City of Boston has well over the number of ballots to satisfy each of the more than 365,000 registered voters eligible to participate tomorrow. Of the more than 1,500 election officials that will work tomorrow, more than 400 are fluent in second languages. Boston has a total of 255 precincts at more than 150 polling locations, which will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

All precincts will have English/Spanish ballots. English/Chinese and English/Vietnamese ballots will be available in precincts where they are needed. Tomorrow, interpreters will be available to assist voters in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects), Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean and Russian as well as a number of other languages.

For more information about tomorrow’s election, please visit

Monday, September 09, 2013

Mayoral Debate Tonight 8pm - Watch Online

Tonight's mayoral candidates debate will be streamed by the Herald.  Click this link to watch:

It starts at 8pm.  All 12 current candidates to be Boston's next Mayor will be participating:
  • Felix G. Arroyo, city councillor
  • John Barros, former Boston School Committee member
  • Charles Clemons, former Boston Police officer and co-owner of TOUCH 106.1FM
  • Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney
  • John R. Connolly, city councillor
  • Robert Consalvo, city councillor
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, former State Representative
  • Michael P. Ross, city councillor
  • Bill Walczak, community organizer
  • Marty Walsh, State Representative
  • David James Wyatt, candidate for city council in 2007
  • Charles Yancey, city councillor
Connolly and Walsh were the front-runners in the last poll with 12% and 11% of likely voters.

"Rising Tide" Tues at Made In Fort Point

The Boston Harbor Association
presentation of
“The Rising Tide”
With Follow Up Question / Answer Period

Tuesday September 10th
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Made in Fort Point
30 Channel Center Street

Friday, September 06, 2013

Convention Center - Back Bay Rail Link

Globe columnist Shirley Leung (@leung) reports that the state has "set aside tens of millions of dollars" to create a rail link between the BCEC and Back Bay station, using dormant rail lines that run along the haul road, along the MBTA rail facility off Dot Ave, and out to Back Bay Station.  It hopes the service will be operation within two years.

The service would use Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) cars, similar to this one:

 The article is here (requires Boston Globe account):

Live/Work Units Available in 300 Summer

The Artist Building at 300 Summer (limited equity building, prices lower than market) is seeking visual artists to add their contact info to the Applicant Pool if interested in purchasing a space in our 47-unit cooperative. Units come up for sale once or twice a year. 

To sign up, use the Prospective Applicant page on the website. In place of sending images and resume on a CD as website instructs, you may submit your website address instead.

A live/work space is presently available. On Sept 13, we will email the details of the live/work space that will be available.