There will be a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday Dec.4th, beginning at 1:00 PM in Room A-1 of the State House on House Bill 4975. This bill will put pressure on National Grid to end the lockout and take public safety and their obligations to the unions seriously. Be there if you can, but if not, please send a note to your legislator to support this bill. Thank you for all that you do!
See below for Senator O’Connor’s letter to the Telecommunications Committee regarding this issue.
FRRACS welcomes you to join us for a pet blessing in the park. All faiths and no faith are welcome to attend. The event will be held at the public park that is located next to the proposed compressor station site. Come enjoy a nice day in the park with your pets from 2-4pm on Saturday, October 20. The pet blessing will begin at 3pm and will be led by Rev. Gretchen Elmendorf and Rev. Betsy Sowers.
Pets must be on a leash or in a crate/carrier. If your pet gets nervous in social settings, you are welcome to bring a photo of them. Beloved stuffed animals are also welcome.
Please bring a donation of pet food for the South Shore Pet Food Pantry.
Directions: The park is located at 6 Bridge Street in North Weymouth immediately next to the Fore River Bridge. The entrance to the park is on your right just before you go over the Fore River Bridge (on the Weymouth side). See map below for details.
RAIN DATE: Saturday, October 27 from 2-4pm
We’re getting a billboard in Quincy! The billboard will be located near the entrance to Roche Bros at the intersection of Quincy Ave. and Southern Artery. To celebrate the opening of our Quincy billboard, we will be holding a special standout in on Wednesday, October 17 from 4-5pm. We'll gather and hold signs near the billboard. We welcome you to join us!
Hingham Residents Against the Compressor Station (HRAC) presents a Night on the Boardwalk! Join HRACS, FRRACS, and compressor station fighters for an evening of food, drinks, games, music, and contests on the Paragon Boardwalk in Hull. Funds raised from this event will support our legal efforts to stop the compressor station. Tickets and more info are available on the Eventbrite site here.
We're getting a billboard! For three and half years, the community has been fighting Enbridge's proposal to construct a 7700HP fracked-gas compressor station in the Basin, but there are still many people who are unaware of this issue. We are hoping to change that with some new advertising. The billboard will be placed above Bridge-Wey Tailors & Cleaners, 396 Bridge Street in North Weymouth.
Occupy Hingham, a long-time supporter of FRRACS, hosts a weekly standout to help spread the word about the compressor station. They hold signs every Wednesday afternoon in North Weymouth. Feel free to join them! Signs are provided.
Days and NEW Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: They meet at the foot of the Fore River Bridge in Weymouth (6 Bridge Street).
Note about summer weather: Please bring water and sunscreen.
On Saturday, September 8, hundreds will gather in East Boston for the RISE for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights, and Justice event. The day will start with speakers from various local organizations and will lead into two teach-in sessions. The event will end with a march to the proposed site of an Eversource substation. We hope you can attend!
More info on facebook.
11:30 - 12pm: Gather near gazebo, HONK! music
12 - 1pm: RALLY
1 - 4pm: PEOPLE’S SCHOOL (outdoor teach-ins, art activities, music, games for kids, and more!)
4 - 5pm: MARCH to proposed Eversource substation site & epic aerial photo along Chelsea Creek
Location: East Boston Memorial Park
The City of Quincy is having a day-long event to celebrate the opening of their new Common in the city center. There will be various activities throughout the day. Governor will be in attendance, but FRRACS will be there to celebrate with the City of Quincy as they have been very supportive of our fight against the compressor station. More info about the event here.