Fort Point Channel
Joanne Chang just tweeted about an incident at her Fort Point Channel Flour:
No wonder bathroom @ F2 keeps clogging-plumber found pair of sunglasses when he pumped pipes. Guess sign saying "TP only pls" not big enough.
The Fort Point Channel Blog details the proposed 184-unit building at 319 A St. Rear.
Karen Cord Taylor finds much to like about the SimCity-like development happening on the 1,000 acres between the Reserved and Fort Point channels, but worries about what isn't being defined in the plans:
So far no plans call for schools, a community health center, post offices, a Y, baseball fields, a soccer pitch, public tennis courts, a skating rink or libraries - public realms as important as green spaces where you sit and enjoy fountains. ...
A Boston Police boat recovered a body from the channel, near the Children's Museum, around 10 a.m. today. The body was first sighted in the harbor near Rowes Wharf, but winds and currents pushed it under the Northern Avenue and Moakley bridges and into Fort Point Channel.
The Northern Avenue bridge was opened to let police and Coast Guard boats into the channel to assist firefighters, themselves on scene in a Zodiac inflatable boat.
Fort Point Blog reports BTD is working to increase the number of resident-only parking spaces in the neighborhood, but has rejected local requests to start issuing Fort Point resident stickers, rather than continuing to give residents South Boston stickers:
Their position is that South Boston is one neighborhood and will not be separated.
The Boston Fire Department ordered the evacuation of the InterContinental Hotel around 2 a.m. after fire broke out in electrical conduits in the hotel basement. Some guests were put up to the ballroom of the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf for the duration, others were brought to a nearby Hilton, the department reports.
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he broke into cars along Congress Street in search of electronics.
Police say they found Tony C. Goforth, 48, shortly before 2 a.m. with a knapsack full of "electronic items including cameras, cell phones, I-Pods and GPS systems."
He was charged with breaking and entering motor vehicles, receiving stolen property and possession of burglarious tools. Police say he was also charged of possession of illegal prescription medicine.
Fort Point Blog alerts us the Intercontinental Hotel will be shooting fireworks above Fort Point Channel starting around 9 tonight.
Acidgalore takes us on a tour; discovers what appears to be the world's largest vuvuzela.
An earthquake in Quebec near the Ontario line sent tremors through the Boston area shortly before 2 p.m. A residential building at 1180 Beacon Street in Brookline was evacuated after it began shaking, possibly because of the quake, Neal Simpson at Brookline Patch reports.
Boston Police are investigating how the woman's body came to be in Boston Harbor at Fort Point Channel around 5:30 this morning.
The Boston Licensing Board today considered incidents outside bars in Roxbury and Fort Point Channel that police said may be linked to the board's decision last year to reduce the hours at Packy Connors on Blue Hill Avenue.
An early-morning riser files this around 7:40 a.m.:
On Congress across from luckys @ work. Whole building has lost power, and there were about 5 fire trucks at the Reuters building when I walked by 45 min ago. Not sure what the deal is, but whole block seems to be down...
He filed another dispatch shortly after 8: The power's back on; the problem seems to have been a flaming transformer atop the Reuters building.