Charlestown Navy Yard
The BRA board yesterday approved a new way to spur more development in the Charlestown Navy Yard: Issue bonds to clean up decades of pollution that would then be repaid through the new tax revenue the development would bring.
The BRA today approved a developer's plan to turn a long empty Navy Yard building once used to make ship chains into a 230-room extended-stay hotel.
Under his proposal, developer Tom Kavanagh will keep many of the Chain Forge building's unique industrial components in the hotel lobby for public viewing.
Kavanagh's roughly $90-million project will include about $10 million worth of removal of PCB- and...Read more
The BRA tonight approved a developer's plans to turn the historic but long-vacant Ropewalk building at the Charlestown Navy Yard into a new residential project and museum.
Some 30 of the proposed 90 apartments will be "affordable."
The bulk of the units will be in the long two-story-high Ropewalk building, which stopped making rope for the Navy in 1971. The adjacent Tar House will also...Read more
In a ruling rendered temporarily moot by the semi-government shutdown, a federal appeals court yesterday said a National Park Service ranger did nothing wrong by arresting a man for drunk driving even though the arrest took place off federal land.
The man, Kevin Ryan, was found guilty of "unsafe operation" but not OUI after a federal judge ruled the ranger lacked the authority to arrest...Read more
The Esmeralda, a Chilean tall ship, was docked for a couple of days at the Charlestown Navy Yard, and amazingly, the city did absolutely nothing to keep people from seeing it. Faegirl took a lot of photos and provides some history of the ship, including its role as a torture chamber during the...Read more