The Boston City Council tomorrow considers asking the state legislature for 12 new liquor licenses for the South Bay Town Center project in Dorchester and 3 for the Seaport Square complex in the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.
Yes, of course there are delays on the Red Line this fine rush hour. Only "minor" ones, due to track problems at Broadway, the T assures us.
The BPDA (formerly BRA) board yesterday approved GE's $200-million plans to turn two old Fort Point buildings into its new corporate headquarters.
In addition to housing GE brass and support staff, the buildings on Necco Court will house "Brilliant Lab" lab and work spaces available to BPS students and the public at large and a bistro and cafe. The company will also expand the neighboring Harborwalk and design the building's for energy efficiency and to survive increasingly high tides as the seas rise.
Developer Mark Edwards has filed plans with the BPDA for a 150-unit building - with 70 marketed as "workforce" housing for middle-income residents - at Dorchester Avenue and B Street in South Boston. Read more.
A man in his late 70s or early 80s, whose last known address was in Walpole, was found dead this morning near a bench in Marine Park near Castle Island in South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Neither the man’s body nor the scene showed signs of violence or a struggle, but the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.
Roving UHub photographer Jiaan Hyland gives us a look at the scene on D Street just off Summer, where an 18-wheeler was resting comfortably on its side around 1 p.m.
WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.
If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.
The board was scheduled to annoint GE's plans for two buildings on Necco Street at its monthly meeting today, but put off the discussion and vote because of a clerical error involving the agenda for the meeting.
The BPDA today approved a mixed-use building where West Broadway becomes East Broadway that will require the demolition of a Dunkin' Donuts.
The proposal, which calls for ground-floor retail - but not a replacement Dunk's - 18 condo units and 23 parking spaces would also replace Perkins Supply at 482 West Broadway, in a roughly $8.4-million project.
As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.
He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.
WBZ reports that's one possibility for dealing with South Boston bus stops that are bursting at the seams - although state Rep. Nick Collins, who suggested the idea said the real answer is more bus service.
M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):
S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.
Artists Ann Hirsh & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom, responding to the current global refugee crisis?
Shortly before midnight on the 300 block of East 8 Street, Boston EMS Incidents reports.
The T is reporting the dreaded severe delays on the Red Line inbound due to a train whose poor heart gave out at Andrew.
Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.
Sure, Matthew Sisk wasn't looking too good after using DCR resources for a private party for Republicans, but the Herald reports what got his superiors to show him the door was the way he used the sirens and lights in his state car to blast through traffic on Congress Street.
The Herald quotes City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) as saying officials are looking at fulfilling our sacred promise to General Electric for a helipad by building one that floats on the water. But not just some "rinky-dink" crappy little floating thing - something grand and majestic that would be the envy of all of New England, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Hartford.