Fort Point Channel

By - 12/5/10 - 10:48 am

Hood bottle

Vikas Anand shows us the holiday Hood bottle.

Copyright Vikas Anand. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 11/8/10 - 10:07 am

UPDATE: Body identified as that of Gene Losik.

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 police and Coast Guard boats into the channel to assist firefighters, themselves on scene in a Zodiac inflatable boat.

By - 11/5/10 - 7:48 am

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.

By - 8/21/10 - 8:15 am

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.

By - 8/19/10 - 6:14 pm

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. Police say he was also charged of possession of illegal prescription medicine.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/10/10 - 12:57 pm

Fort Point Blog alerts us the Intercontinental Hotel will be shooting fireworks above Fort Point Channel starting around 9 tonight.

By - 6/29/10 - 3:15 pm

Acidgalore takes us on a tour; discovers what appears to be the world's largest vuvuzela.

By - 6/23/10 - 3:04 pm

Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.Guess when the earthquake hit the Boston area: From Boston College's Weston Observatory.

An earthquake in Quebec near the Ontario line sent tremors through the Boston area shortly before 2 p.m. A residential building at 1180 Beacon Street in Brookline was evacuated after it began shaking, possibly because of the quake, Neal Simpson at Brookline Patch reports.

Louis Cameron tweets he felt it at 253 Summer St. on Fort Point Channel. At 1:53, he exclaimed:

By - 4/15/10 - 9:50 am

Boston Police are investigating how the woman's body came to be in Boston Harbor at Fort Point Channel around 5:30 this morning.

By - 2/26/10 - 5:38 pm

Jeff Tamagini is taking a series of photos on the theme of "blue." Here he captures the sign for the Blue Wave on Congress Street in Fort Point Channel.

Copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 1/12/10 - 6:12 pm

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.

By - 11/5/09 - 7:12 pm

By none other than Goldman, Sachs, at 319 A St., the Boston Business Journal reports, adding the proposed development is "considerably smaller" than an original proposal.

The new tower

From the BRA page on the project.

By - 10/9/09 - 8:00 am

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 to have been a flaming transformer atop the Reuters building.

By - 8/18/09 - 9:05 am

Greg MacKay watched workgers yesterday getting ready to tear down what's left of the old bridge keeper's house at the old Northern Avenue Bridge.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 7/30/09 - 5:08 pm

Christine Liu tweets that the Achilles Project is closing this weekend.

By - 6/4/09 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report the video below shows two suspects in two high-end burglaries at the luxury Channel Center complex over Memorial Day weekend:

In one case, on the 11th floor of 25 Channel Center, "assorted antique jewelry valued at approximately $213,000 was stolen." In the other case, on the 8th floor of the same building, "assorted antique jewelry, Flamet painting, and a Dell laptop" worth a total of $30,000 was lifted.

These guys look familiar? Contact Area C-6 detectives at 617-343-4730, or call the anonymous CrimeStoppers line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463). Oh, and there's a $1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen goods.

By - 5/28/09 - 2:39 pm

District C-6 reports two jewelry heists sometime this past weekend at 25 Channel Center, part of a complex where prices start at $759,000. In one case, on the 11th floor, "assorted antique jewelry valued at approximately $213,000 was stolen." In the other case, on the 8th floor, "assorted antique jewelry, Flamet painting, and a Dell laptop" worth a total of $30,000 was lifted. In both cases, police say, there were no signs of forced entry.

By - 3/2/09 - 8:07 pm

BOLOBoston Police are looking for a 40-something guy on charges he ordered a worker at a South Boston convenience store to fill his backpack up with "all the store's money" shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 23.

After getting the money, the man left Metro Convenience, 253 Summer St. and fled toward South Station, police say.

If you know him, contact Det. Peter Norton at 617-343-4742. You can drop a dime at the CrimeStoppers Tip Line, 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).

By - 2/14/09 - 10:10 am
Fort Point Channel at night

Greg MacKay posts a Fort Point Channel photo.

Copyright, Greg MacKay.