Seems people in South Boston disliked the emergency one-way streets enacted during the winter snow crisis so much that the city is returning them to their former two-way status starting this Wednesday. Read more.
Boston 2024 organizers face tough sell in South Boston
By Michael Levenson, May 03, 2015
After listening to a city official describe Bostonâ€™s effort to host the 2024 Olympics, about 70 members of the City Point Neighborhood Association in South Boston took an informal poll: By a show of hands, how many in the room support the bid?
The Globe reports the Baker administration wants to study the ramifications of the proposal.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.
Ocean Prime is seeking permission to spend $315,000 to buy the liquor license of the old Mantra restaurant in Downtown Crossing for its $3.8-million restaurant at 100 Pier 4, attorney Joe Hanley told the board this morning.
Jennifer Che reports on her visit to Mario Batali's new pizza place on Fan Pier, where pizzas are cooked for just 90 seconds - in a 1,000-degree oven.
It doesnâ€™t replace the North End by any stretch, and if youâ€™re a visitor looking for one place to enjoy Italian food in Boston, I would probably still head to the North End. However, if you work or live in the area (or are attending a conference at the Boston Convention Center), itâ€™s an excellent place to enjoy a great meal.
Yep, it's the trailer for the Johnny Depp version of the Whitey Bulger story.
H/t Patty Palmer.
A series of fire crews rushed to Fan Pier off Northern Avenue around 4 p.m. when a 911 caller said he was the new owner of the restaurant at Louis and had gotten trapped in a duct under the building.
Firefighters methodically searched the building and basement for the man - whom the 911 operator told to tap loudly on the walls if he heard any voices. They were getting ready to break out a "thermal imager" that can detect heat sources - when 911 got another call alerting them that the supposedly trapped man was, in fact, in an apartment in Charlestown.
A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:
The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes everywhere. This has been going on for months. I have called the news stations and reported this to the city and no one has done anything. I walk by this everyday on my way to work. I have many photos of this disrespectful behavior.
Eileen Murphy reports:
He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.
A groggy citizen complains about the playground on W. 5 Street in South Boston:
There is loud screaming and basketball played 24 hours a day, including the middle the of night. The noise is a nuisance to its residential surroundings, especially those with children trying to sleep.
With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.
The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from the owner of the failed Tonic bar in Forest Hills to sell his all-alcohol license to the owners of the Envoy Hotel, scheduled to open this summer across from the Barking Crab and the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston.
The hotel is planning two bars: A ground-level watering hole called the Outlook and a rooftop bar called the Lookout. Also planned: A 50-seat sidewalk patio.
Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.
In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:
The BRA and UDR, which is turning Pier 4 into a mixed-use development, are soliciting bids for civic or cultural use of 20,000 square feet of space at the pier's first new building - a 21-story apartment building.
Qualified uses could include museum, library, exhibition, gallery, theater, performance, or aquarium space. The exterior and first floor civic and cultural areas are intended to be interconnected with similar space on the buildingâ€™s mezzanine level, in terms of both design and programming.
The space is divided between two floors and includes some outdoor space at the ground level.
Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.
Eileen Murphy caught the moonrise over Pleasure Bay tonight.
Eileen Murphy was amazed by how dirty the waterfront snow pile has gotten.