Boston Harbor

By - 1/21/15 - 5:09 pm

Boston 2024 released major portions of its bid document today. Boston Magazine has the details and bird's-eye views (including a planned beach-volleyball stadium and related structures that would take up much of the Common). One interesting bit, noticed by Ari Ofsevit, would turn Long Island into the shooting venue.

The bridge serving the island will be restricted for Olympic use only during the

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By - 1/5/15 - 10:37 am
Coast Guard patrols Boston Harbor near the federal courthouse

John Costello photographed the Coast Guard patrol outside the Moakley Courthouse today as jury selection begins for the surviving Tsarnaev brother. He faces 30 counts that could mean the death penalty.

By - 1/5/15 - 8:38 am

Walsh Construction Co. of Chicago today begins a four-month contract to tear down the condemned Long Island bridge. The city shut the bridge in October as unsafe.

Even as Walsh starts its $20.5-million demo, the city has still to figure out how to replace the homeless and substance-abuse treatment programs that were based on the island. The Boston Public Health Commission holds... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 6:59 pm
Converse building with fireworks

Converse lit up the sign atop its new headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf at 5 p.m. today with a fireworks display set to "Enter the Sandman" by Metallica.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:43 pm

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.

By - 11/25/14 - 11:21 am

UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. Cab is out of the sand. Nothing found leaking into the water.

The truck slipped off tracks onto the bard around 11 a.m. and its cab's tires wound up in sand by the island's dock.

According to the mayor's office:

Earlier today, a truck on Long Island partially slipped off of a plank while in the process of being loaded onto

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By - 11/19/14 - 7:33 am

The Massachusetts Oyster Project reports a growing number of local restaurants are saving their shucked shells so that they can be used to start new oyster beds in the harbor and nearby estuaries.

The shells provide the calcium young oysters need to grow as part of the Project's efforts to use oysters as natural filters to keep the harbor clean - not... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 7:45 am

Italian in Boston wonders what the deal is with these floating huts in Boston Harbor.

By - 11/12/14 - 3:08 pm
Coast Guard cutter in the fog off Castle Island

Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.

By - 10/25/14 - 1:47 pm
Giant ship in Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni watched this Leviathan move out of the harbor and wondered what it could possibly be carrying.

Cambridge Cyclist points us to this page, where we learn it's the Bess, outbound to Zeebrugge, Belgium, carrying vehicles.... Read more

By - 10/16/14 - 10:47 am
Reflections on Boston Harbor at Christopher Columbus Park

Mucka Finyardi looked across the water and Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf the other night.

By - 10/10/14 - 4:17 pm
Boston Fire recruits round up chickens

BFD recruits round up chickens on Long Island. Photo by BFD.

Shelter residents and workers weren't the only ones affected by this week's shutdown of the Long Island Bridge. The Boston Fire Department reports its recruits, who train on neighboring Moon Island, were pressed into service today to rescue 17 chickens at the Boston Public Health Commission's farm on Long Island.

They walked across the bridge to help the chickens cross to the other side,... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 7:13 pm

The mayor's office says it remains committed to rebuilding the Long Island bridge that was shut last night, but that even under the best circumstances, design, environmental analysis and actual construction could take five years and cost $80 million.

Even before the bridge was shut as unsafe, the city had been preparing bid documents for $9 million in design work, half of which would be... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 11:23 pm

WFXT reports the city today shut the long decaying bridge to Long Island, forcing the Boston Public Health Commission to find alternate quarters for the more than up to 400 homeless people who normally spend the night at a shelter there.

The commission shut the South End Fitness Center to the public and turned it into an emergency shelter.

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By - 10/5/14 - 7:31 pm
Big ship leaves Boston Harbor

Neal Gaffey watched the Brilliance of the Seas passing Castle Island on its way out to sea today.

By - 9/29/14 - 7:44 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront this morning.

By - 9/28/14 - 12:03 am

State Police report arresting a North Andover man on a charge of boating under the influence after troopers on harbor patrol rescued him and five passengers from his 50-foot Sea Ray boat, sinking between Spectacle Island and the Long Island Bridge shortly after 7 p.m.

State Police say Paul Boulanger's boat hit a rock and began to sink. Some passengers suffered minor injuries as... Read more

By - 9/22/14 - 8:26 am
Shell at Eastport Park

Chris Rich recently visited Eastport Park, an open-air sculpture garden on the South Boston waterfront.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

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