Fort Point Channel
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to convert the old C-6 police station on D Street into apartments for veterans.
Coupled with a planned extension to the building, the new project will provide 23 apartments - 11 studios, 10 2-bedroom units and 2 apartments with one bedroom apiece.
Two residents said the project would bring Level 3 sex offenders into a neighborhood already... Read more
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... Read more
The obituary confirms that the body found floating in Fort Point Channel earlier this month was that of the 25-year-old North Andover engineer, last spotted by a friend standing in front of the waterside hotel early on Feb. 20, after attending a... Read more
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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.
The department struck a second alarm when officials realized... Read more
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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.
Officers testifying in hearings on a bottle-smashing brawl outside the Breezeway on Blue Hill Avenue on Nov. 15 and a "Western-style shootout" in the parking lot next... Read more
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... Read more