Overnight data shows Hurricane Joaquin possibly shifting away from landfall in the Carolinas or the mid-Atlantic, with one model showing a possible direct hit on Long Island and southern New England instead, the National Hurricane Center says in its latest advisory. But the center cautions it's still too early to say that for sure and notes a traditionally reliable computer model still shows the storm blowing out to sea. It adds the current heavy rains means the potential for flooding even if the storm's center remains over water.
Around 5:40 p.m., a man accidentally dropped a vodka nip on the Orange Line tracks, so he jumped down into "the pit" to retrieve it. On getting back up, he was met by T employees, who held him until the arrival of police - who told him to not do that again. Service was not delayed.
J.C. Cannistraro of Watertown today proposed leasing and renovating a large and long vacant building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park - as an assembly plant for construction components.
25 Fid Kennedy Ave. originally went up in the early 1940s as part of the South Boston Naval Annex, which the federal government shut in 1974. In an application filed with the BRA, Cannistraro says:
The proposed Project will substantially rehabilitate the existing, vacant, industrial building for use as a plumbing, HVAC, fire-protection, and related construction industries product assembly plant incorporating fabrication, staging, storage, shipping/receiving and associated office functions. The Proponent will salvage and restore materials when feasible, and where not feasible, will replace materials with materials of similar appearance so as to preserve the historic character of the building.
Cannistraro proposes a 50-year lease with the BRA, which owns the property.
The National Hurricane Center's latest cone of probability shows the storm maybe hitting the Carolinas or the mid-Atlantic states rather than New England, but given all the rain we're getting, we might be in for some flooding should it get within a few hundred miles of us. A 5 p.m. update by the hurricane center says:
Even if Joaquin stays well out to sea, strong onshore winds will create minor to moderate coastal flooding along the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states through the weekend. ...
Many areas of the eastern U.S. are currently experiencing heavy rains and gusty winds associated with a frontal system. This inclement weather is expected to continue over the next few days, which could complicate preparations for Joaquin should it head toward the coast, and greatly exacerbate the impacts from the hurricane. Heavy rains are likely to continue over these areas even if the center of Joaquin stays out to sea.
The center adds the forecast is still far from certain because while most computer models show the storm hitting the East Coast, one model, which is usually reliable, shows it veering off towards Bermuda instead.
It's rarely a good sign when the fire department shows up at a T stop, and this afternoon will not be the exception that proves that rule. A track fire about 20 feet inbound from Broadway station shortly after 4 p.m. brought firefighters to the platform and a shutdown of electrical service so they could take care of business.
The result was "severe" delays on the Red Line, again.
A Dorchester teen who walked out of court Monday morning after a judge reduced his bail on gun charges for a January incident was back in custody Monday afternoon after police found him with a loaded gun, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.