South Boston Waterfront
Developer Joseph Fallon says the city and state have made it financially impossible for him to build a hotel on Fan Pier and so is asking the BPDA to let him build up to 245 new residential units instead. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state transportation officials are looking at possible routes for a ferry that would shuttle between the downtown/North End side of the Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront and the East Boston/Charlestown side of the briny shallow. The exact routes and stops are still under study.
MassDOT and the freight railroad CSX are battling the owner of a vacant parcel next to a currently dormant rail line behind the South Boston convention center over his proposal to lease out the space for construction companies to park their trucks there. Read more.
As part of its series on racism, the Globe looks at looks at the development of the Whiteport, um, Seaport.
MBTAinfo.com ponders Millennium Partners's proposal to spend $100 million on a gondola along the South Boston waterfront, concludes that if the developer is serious about throwing $100 million at transportation in that overcrowded corner of the city, there are far better ways to spend it - like on dedicated bike lanes or, gasp, figuring out how to make Silver Line buses go faster.
This is the kind of decision which is sometimes called "not even wrong". A wrong decision would be "we thought about what's bad about Seaport transportation, and this is why a gondola would fix it." This not even wrong decision is "We have $100M, and aren't gondolas great!"
Cottage Cafe, 1227 Hyde Park Ave., is getting ready for its final last call: Next week, the Boston Licensing Board considers letting its owner sell the venerable watering hole's liquor license to about as un-gritty a locale as you could imagine: A large building aimed at "makers, designers, architects, communicators, researchers, manufacturers, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs" on the South Boston waterfront. Read more.
The Globe reports on the new restaurant going into the complex rising on Pier 4.
Tim Colby captured the sunrise this morning.
The Keebler Elf General will be at the Moakley Courthouse tomorrow and so will protesters. The ACLU is organizing an Unwelcoming Party for Jeff Sessions, 2-4 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the courthouse.
The Wine Gallery chain is planning a new outlet in a new Seaport Boulevard building that its attorney says would be the first store to offer everything from beer to hard liquor in the South Boston Waterfront area. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday hears from Better Bagels, seeking a license to bring "New York style" bagels to 83 Seaport Blvd., across from District Hall.
The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.
The Globe reports Millennium Partners is beginning to talk up a $100-million proposal for a tramway from South Station to the Seaport.
The Globe reports some Boston developers have discovered how to get satisfying low-interest loans intended to aid poor communities by drawing up maps that show them as part of such communities, when they're not - one South Boston Waterfront developer is saving millions based on a map that excludes the non-project parts of Southie and extends to Mattapan Square.
A man who didn't feel like leaving a Seaport bar at closing early one May morning now faces criminal charges - and is recovering from the wound he gave himself when he attacked the bouncer trying to get him to leave - a State Police trooper and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
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