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Summer Networking Event – UR Business Network

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Networking Event-Howl at the Moon Making Professional Business Connections in Boston MA Monday July 28th, 2014 @Howl at the Moon 5:30pm-8:30pm Mass Professional Networking and UR Business Network would like to invite you to our Summer Business Networking Event at Howl At The Moon in the Financial District in Boston. Please join us from 5:30pm-8:30pm on Monday, July 28th. UR Business Network launched their internet radio stream in mid-November 2012. UR Business Network is the brainchild … [Read more...]

Taste of South Boston – Sunday the 24th!

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Where Better Than The Seaport Hotel ! All of us here at Media Crush attended this event last year and it was truly one of the best " Tastes Of"  we have been to and we have been to a LOT of them!  The SBNDC puts a lot of work into this event and with such a great line-up this year may outdo last years!  Go with an appetite - and a thirst! The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (South Boston NDC) will hold its 11th Annual Taste of South Boston on Sunday, March 24, 2013, … [Read more...]

Tavern Road 343 Congress Street – 617-790-0808

Tavern Road Restaurant - 343 Congress St - Fort Point Boston

Tavern Road Opens in Fort Point! For those who are just jumping on the Chef Louis DiBiccari fan-wagon we welcome you! The opening of the Chef's first restaurant has been a long time coming  - Congratulations!  It is no accident that The brothers DiBiccari opened in this location - obsessed with innovation in both the hospitality and food sides of the house - what better fit than the Innovation District ?  Next month the adjacent TR Street food, the fast-casual takeout version … [Read more...]

Wormwood Street Resident Rethink Robotics “Baxter the Robot”

Rethink Robotics "Baxter" Wormwood Street Boston

Small Factories Give Baxter the Robot a Cautious Once-Over Rethink Robotics invented a $22,000 humanoid robot that competes with low-wage workers. Article Courtesy of:  Technology Review Automaton: Baxter the robot.Chris Budnick is head of Vanguard Plastics, a small injection-molding operation in Southington, Connecticut, that makes plastic fixtures, gaskets, and other “stuff no one cares about unless it breaks.” On a computer screen, placed where all his workers can see it, … [Read more...]

Gillette Shaving Headquarters Boston at Fort Point Employs 1500 “Against All Odds”

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Manufacturing can thrive but struggles for respect By Scott Malone | Article Courtesy:  REUTERS BOSTON (Reuters) - On a quiet stretch of the waterfront here, about a mile from Boston's main tourist sites, a Gillette factory hums along 24 hours a day making an unlikely commodity: top-of-the-line razors. The factory, which employs about 700 people in manufacturing as well as another 800 in design, engineering and management, is an anomaly in modern America - a manufacturing site in … [Read more...]

Bastille Kitchen & Seth Greenberg Opening on 49 Melcher Street Fort Point

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Bastille Kitchen Expected to Open September in Fort Point Channel By Naomi Kooker Longtime restaurateur Seth Greenberg and chef-business partner Mark Goldberg (Park, Woodward) are pairing up to create an expansive French restaurant, Bastille Kitchen, in the heart of Fort Point Channel in the Seaport District this September. It was known some time ago that Greenberg, a co-owner of the celebrated French/Mediterranean Mistral, was opening in the area, but the name and … [Read more...]

ZipCar Cashe$ In Big @ 500 Million (thank you Avis) & Moves to Fort Point

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Zipcar discloses its new Innovation District address - 35 Thomson Place By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff | Article Courtesy:  Boston.com Zipcar Inc., the Cambridge-based vehicle sharing service that rents cars by the hour, disclosed more details Wednesday on its plans to relocate from Cambridge to the Innovation District in Boston. Zipcar made public its plans last summer but did not announce its new address. In a Wednesday press release, Zipcar said it will move to 35 … [Read more...]

Babbo Pizzeria & Batali on Their Way to Fort Point

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Chef Mario Batali baking up Seaport pizzeria plan By Donna Goodison Article Courtesy:  Boston Herald Fort Point’s restaurant scene is getting hotter, this time with news that a certain flame-haired celebrity chef is in talks to open a Summer Street restaurant. LARGER THAN LIFE: Celebrity chef Mario Batali is eyeing 320 Summer St. in Fort Point for the third location of his Otto Enoteca Pizzeria. It would be on the ground floor of the new headquarters of LogMeIn. Mario Batali … [Read more...]

Fort Point Financial District Expands – Fidelity Headquarters moves to Summer Street

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Fidelity shifts to Seaport - Moves HQ to Fort Point Channel By Marie Szaniszlo |  Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Fidelity Investments is moving its corporate headquarters to Summer Street on the edge of the Innovation District — a change that analysts say signals a major shift in the Financial District toward the Southie waterfront and reaffirms the financial giant’s commitment to Boston. “The hub of the financial services industry is clearly moving … [Read more...]

Design an Iconic Bench or ‘Street Seat’ for Fort Point Channel

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Design Furniture for Boston’s Fort Point Channel Article Courtesy of:  Europaconcorsi Deadline November 11, 2012 Design Furniture for Boston’s Fort Point Channel Design Furniture for Boston’s Fort Point Channel Design brings communities together. Public seating sets the scene for chance encounters, people watching, connecting with nature, or just taking a break. Design Museum Boston invites individuals and groups from around the world to design an iconic bench or … [Read more...]

Micro Apartments Coming to Fort Point

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Everything you need in 450 square feet Developers, city betting tiny apartments will be big thing Karen Stein of GOODGOOD, a design studio, created a mock-up of an micro-apartment unit for a 20-story tower that broke ground in the Seaport District Thursday. By Casey Ross Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe A small platform, painted black with images of kitchen appliances and living room furniture outlined in bright neon, was celebrated Thursday as the future of … [Read more...]

Made in Fort Point! The FPAC Store is Relocating to the Channel Center

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Fort Point artists’ store changing Channel By Donna Goodison | http://www.bostonherald.com Fort Point Arts Community Inc. has found a new rent-free address for its artists’ store. The nonprofit’s Made in Fort Point: The FPAC Store will relocate to the nearby Channel Center after closing its Farnsworth Street location in the South Boston Seaport District on Friday. It will reopen Oct. 1. “We’re super excited,” executive director Gabrielle Schaffner said. “It’s … [Read more...]

Fort Point’s Newest Resident: DIGITAL LUMENS

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Digital Lumens Moves to Boston's Innovation District New Company Headquarters Doubles Square Footage, Expands Research and Development, Sales and Support Space Press Release: Digital Lumens  BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire) Driven by continued growth, Digital Lumens, developer of the market-leading Intelligent LED Lighting System, today announced that it has relocated its headquarters to 374 Congress Street in Boston's revitalized 'Innovation District.' Digital Lumens signed … [Read more...]

$61,000 Pilot Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant

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Fort Point Channel to get art, amenities through grants from local nonprofits By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Local nonprofits recently received a financial boost to create more public programming around the Fort Point Channel, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The six groups chosen will split the $61,000 Pilot Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant, which is funded by the 91 Waterways Regulations License for … [Read more...]

Blue Dragon by Ming Tsai at 324 A Street Newest Fort Point Restaurant

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Chef Ming Tsai fires up ‘Blue Dragon’ for Boston By Greg Turner | Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Celebrity chef Ming Tsai dished details about his new restaurant yesterday, saying it will be dubbed Blue Dragon and serve up East-West cuisine similar to his well-established Blue Ginger kitchen in Wellesley. “I want to offer my style of food,” Tsai said of the 70-seat restaurant he hopes to open by year’s end at 324 A St. in the rapidly changing Fort Point … [Read more...]

Fort Point Channel & Boston’s Innovation District Continue to Attract Young Workers

Caroline Pugliesi, sales executive for a software firm, commutes from her North End home to South Boston. Photo by: Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Young workers pushing companies to locate in cities By Jay Fitzgerald |  Article Courtesy of:  Boston Globe Caroline Pugliesi, sales executive for a software firm, commutes from her North End home to South Boston. When Jeremy Debate searched for a new job three years ago, he wanted the work to pay well, be exciting, and advance his career as a software engineer. The 27-year-old had one more condition that was not negotiable: The job had to be in the city; none … [Read more...]

Greentown Labs at Fort Point Expands Space

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Greentown Labs, an energy-oriented workshop in Fort Point Channel, expands space for 'cleanweb' companies E-mail | Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com  By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Greentown Labs co-founder Jason Hanna tells me that the energy-oriented workshop space for startups is growing this summer, adding about 3200 square feet on a second floor of its building. And with the expansion, another 10 companies will join the 13 already housed at Greentown, which may now … [Read more...]

“New Boston Tea Party Museum Cheesy?”

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Throwing hot water on Tea Party Museum By Margery Eagan | Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Cheesy. Inauthentic. So not Boston. That’s my impression of the unfortunate, much ballyhooed new Boston Tea Party Museum, which just opened for $27 million ($21 million of it from taxpayers). Admission is $25. There’s no parking, and the closest lot cost me $17 for 90 minutes. Fort Point Channel’s new “crown jewel” and tourist magnet, as … [Read more...]

State Street Bank Project @ Fort Point Moves Forward – Residents Unhappy

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Boston gives State Street $12m subsidy to build parking garage and office project  Article Courtesy of:  Fort Point Boston Blog Three days after the close of the public comment period, the city of is making it known that Boston is going to be giving $12m in "blighted district" tax breaks to State Street bank in order to make the 1 Channel Center St. Project happen (if you missed it, see this post for details on the project).  The Globe points out that "State Street reported net income … [Read more...]

Trillium Brewing Fort Point Boston Locating on Congress Street

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Brewery Launching In Boston Innovation District This Summer, Trillium Brewing Article Originally appeared here By Kyle Aspach One new micro-brewery is set to open in the South Boston Innovation District this summer, while a second is being eyed for South Boston in the next few years as demand continues to surge for specialty craft brews. The first is Trillium Brewing Co., which plans to open by August at 369 Congress St., said co-owner Esther Tetreault. The business will be one … [Read more...]

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