Malia Lazu reports she went down to Carson Beach with a paddle board yesterday, figuring she'd get a little water exercise in. But, she continues: Read more.
South Boston Today reports that faced with continued losses in court, the developer who wanted to turn the Gate of Heaven school on East 4 Street into 31 condos has given up and not renewed his purchase-and-sale agreement with the Archdiocese of Boston.
Neighbors who have fought the plan say the archdiocese should look at alternative educational uses, such as renting or selling the building to a charter school.
Vinod Johnson watched the Bandaloop dance troupe help the Fallon Co. inaugurate its new 12-story office building at 100 Northern Ave yesterday.
Jen Richard watched construction workers install a cross atop the new Our Lady of the Good Voyage chapel in the Seaport this morning. The chapel was moved from its original location on Northern Avenue to make way for one of the many fine luxoprojects going up along the South Boston waterfront.
Krista Easterly also watched the work.
Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.
A relieved South Boston citizen is loving the moth balls scattered around outside on G Street by the high school:
Kudos to whomever put the moth balls around the area of 95 G Street. I actually enjoy the scent of the moth balls. It is not toxic, unlike the dog excrement that these moth balls are preventing. Please keep up the good work!
Nick Cosky took photos of a guy who'd strung up a wire in Moakley Park to do various feats of acrobatic derring-do today.
City officials have had the asphalt islands recently installed at Emerson and East 3 Streets painted to look like cobblestones.
Officials had to step in this week to try to calm a burgeoning text war being fought over the city's 311 system over the new raised islands that has pitted people who don't understand the preference for asphalt over trees and bushes and people who love how asphalt acts as a dog and addict repellent. Read more.
WBUR reports on the new obelisk near District Hall, which honors American service people who have died since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" sparked a fire around 11:45 a.m. on the roof of 57 W. 7 St. that jumped to the siding at 55 and 59 W. 7 St. - "specifically using a rooftop planter as an ashtray."
The department reports no injures; six residents of 57 W. 7, however, were displaced.
Lauren Demarco discovered today that the pay toilet that used to sit in front of the new wing of the Copley Square library has been relocated to a lot on Dot Ave. in South Boston.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.
Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.
Earlier this year, the Boston Licensing Board didn't grant a liquor license to developer Michael Norton's proposed Italian restaurant at L Street and Broadway in South Boston (and then rejected a Starbucks there).
Tomorrow, though, the board considers a request from the owner of Mirisola's, 200 L St., to serve beer and wine with his Italian food. Read more.