Around 1:10 p.m. Firefighters recovered the body shortly after 1:30 p.m. Police are now on scene to try to determine how the person died and wound up in the water.
The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.
The BRA yesterday approved John Drew's plans for a 23-story addition to his Waterside Place project on Congress Street at World Trade Center Avenue. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports a state official says building a temporary helipad in Boston by September is "doable," says that that would be like a bus stop, while the permanent location would be more like a bus station. No word on whether they'll take CharlieCards - or, for that matter, where they want to put it. We need to get this thing in place quickly because we'd hate to disappoint GE, which is, of course, moving here in part because we're a world-class city and world-class cities have helipads.
Around noontime today, a fog came in from the outer harbor, blanketing the islands near Castle Island and Dorchester Bay in gray and even giving a hint of a chill along with water.
We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.
Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.
The East Boston Savings Bank branch at 708 East Broadway was held up around 9:30 a.m.
The branch was also held up on March 4.
Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.
The Herald reports Massport is stuck with some 9,400 specially designed concrete barriers for the IndyCar that Wasn't, sitting on land that was supposed to be for maritime uses, but no longer is, thanks to the thousands upon thousands of these things that the local IndyCar promoters are no longer paying to store there.
UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.
A Boston man faces OUI and other charges while the MassDOT worker he allegedly hit early this morning remains in the hospital with serious injuries, State Police report. Read more.
General Electric on Thursday filed a letter of intent with the BRA to renovate two existing buildings on Necco Street and build a new 12-story building. Read more.
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