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Fort Point Channel
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Rob Sama reports from an office building made waterless this morning by a punctured water main:
... You can clearly see where the Cat machine dug into the water main, and in one of the pics you can see where the water burst up four stories against the building. The tractor tried to plug up the hole, and that stopped the geyser effect, but... Read more
The Herald reports on those alleged outlander graffiti artists arrested at a Red Line yard yesterday before they could mark up trains and attend a naked-dancer soiree at a secret Fort Point location (oh, OK: 327 Summer St., but don't let anybody know) tonight. The Globe explores the possibility that one of our favorite LiteBriters was slated to attend the party.
One... Read more
Capn Ho reports an interesting sight on the way to work from South Station yesterday:
... Many of the offices are on the first floor and you can see in through the windows, not that I make a habit of peeking in.
So, as I'm walking down the street, I notice this guy sitting at a desk with his back to the window. He's... Read more
Jay Fitzgerald likes the idea of turning those old brick buildings in Fort Point Channel into a new neighborhood. But then he reads the developers want to label the area BWCo:
... These guys think they're so hip. But they don't have an original thought in their bodies. FYI: The word 'brand' is mentioned. Can't just call it 'Fort Point' or 'Boston Wharf.' Too... Read more
Spatch reports that birds of the falcony ilk buzzed him last week by Fort Point Channel:
... Two of 'em there were, swooping out over the water. One swooped so close to me that I could hear the fwoosh as it went by. ...
Michael reads the news that that alleged drug lab where MIT graduate Kevin McCormick died was actually set up to make more sophisticated drugs than meth and says it all might just be a continuation of a long tradition at Cambridge colleges:
... We remember, thirty years ago, the organic chemistry departments of Harvard and MIT were locked in thier own intercollegiate space... Read more
But a "designer drug" lab, instead. The Globe reports on court papers in the case of that alleged sex club / meth lab at 369 Congress St. No meth, but plenty of other drugs and drug pre-cursors, including LSD, magic mushrooms and plenty of chemicals for making West Coast-style designer drugs:
... "Almost exclusively, these labs are going to be in California, in the... Read more
... It's a sad, sordid, and quite unclear tale. What is evident is that the South Boston waterfront really doesn't need this sort of thing. Not like meth labs are exactly wanted... Read more
His death will probably forever outshadow his life, but Kevin McCormick was a sculptor who worked in an unusual medium: Blinking lights. You can see some of his work online:
You just know that at least one "Law & Order" associate producer is cutting and pasting today's Globe and Herald stories about the death of MIT-educated artist Kevin McCormick in lurid circumstances in Fort Point. ...
Michael ponders his death:
... Heard on the radio news on the way to work - HAMSTERS were discovered in the basement of... Read more
Somebonnie photographs the floating pyramid in Fort Point Channel.
Spatch's new job is in one of those big old brick buildings near Fort Point Channel, and he is loving the walk to work:
... Scale and proportion play tricks on you in Fort Point, especially crossing the Summer Street bridge back towards South Station. You are exposed on the bridge, out in the open, to the right is that tall tall tall thin... Read more