Boston Harbor

By - 9/23/16 - 9:03 pm
Map showing area covered by federal grant

Portion of smoking-gun map. Shaded area covered by federal grant includes pavilion site.

A federal appeals court today ruled the BRA can't turn a Long Wharf pavilion into a restaurant because the structure is protected from commercial use as part of a federal grant detailed on a map the BRA signed off on, then lost - but which a couple of retired National Park Service workers found three decades later. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:02 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Environmental Protection has ruled the developers of a proposed hotel at Lewis Wharf can't using harbor pilings that are currently submerged at high tide, which poses a bit of a problem since much of the project was planned for those pilings.

By - 9/16/16 - 9:31 pm
Harvest moon over Graves Light

John Gage watched the harvest moon come up over Graves Light and Boston Harbor. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 2:37 pm

Charles Larner, who owns Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, said today he'd hire a "launch boat" to offer free shuttle service between the that restaurant and the one he wants to build on the East Boston waterfront - and that he would look to eventually expand the boat runs to other waterfront neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 5:37 pm

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns today added Massport to the federal government's suit against the MWRA and Eversource over an electric cable to Deer Island from South Boston that the feds say will interfere with dredging aimed at letting the Conley Terminal accept larger ships. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 4:11 pm

Blake Stacey wonders what this "persistent water splashy thing" off the UMass Harbor Walk is.

By - 9/10/16 - 8:21 pm
Sunset over Winthrop.

Teresa Polhemus watched the sun go down this evening from Winthrop.

Jesse Talbot watched the sunset in Allston: Read more.

By - 9/5/16 - 11:14 pm
Couch in Boston Harbor off LoPresti Park in East Boston

A concerned citizen reports this couch is just sitting on the rocks off LoPresti Park in East Boston.

By - 9/3/16 - 8:51 pm

It's fireworks to celebrate Boston Harbor or Labor Day or just our ability to shoot giant explosives into the air.

By - 8/30/16 - 9:17 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge

John Gage captured the sunset over the Tobin this evening.

By - 8/29/16 - 12:14 pm

Massport wants in on a federal lawsuit against Eversource and the MWRA over an electrical cable that feeds the Deer Island sewage plant, which the government says was not installed as deeply under Boston Harbor as required, which means it's now in the way of a $350-million dredging project. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:34 pm

UPDATE: Helicopters are buzzing the area around Egleston Square as well.

Once again, reports are flooding into Helicopter Central here of low-flying, buzzing, really loud choppers just making loops around Boston Harbor, from Logan to Aquarium and back again, over and over again, so we're going to assume they're part of the same mysterious Pentagon/police training exercises we're not supposed to know about, except it's kind of hard to ignore giant blacked out eggbeaters roaring over your heads. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 11:19 pm

Yes, there are military-type helicopters flitting all over downtown, the South End and the harbor tonight. Boston Police acknowledge they're part of some training exercise involving the Defense Department and local police that BPD was really hoping nobody would notice, except it's hard to keep the local twitterati quiet when helicopters are afoot: Read more:

By - 8/23/16 - 2:12 pm

There's this yacht that's been docked this summer at Commercial Wharf with a helicopter on it. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports it's for sale.

By - 8/20/16 - 7:25 pm
Sunset over downtown Boston

Kristie Helms watched the sunset over downtown from an island in Boston Harbor this evening.

By - 8/14/16 - 10:48 am
Tree comes down on South Boston Jeep

Roving UHub photographer Frank Kosiba spotted this reminder of the overnight thunderstorms on K Street in South Boston.

For a more immediate view of nature's fury, take a look at this amazing photo of lightning crashing down around Graves Light during one of the storms.

By - 8/13/16 - 10:24 am
Two boats go bump in the day

Sid Murlidhar was on Long Wharf this morning for a little boat on boat action: One boat apparently had an engine fire and it bumped into a second boat, which then entered the personal space of the third boat.

WBZ has some more details.

By - 8/4/16 - 8:28 pm
Plane landing at Logan Airport at sunset over Boston Harbor

Photos of Boston watched a plane landing at Logan at sunset this evening.

Adam Castiglioni, meanwhile, watched the sunset from the top of the Pru. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:03 am

Five years ago, Rodrique Ngowi interviewed a worker and program director at the Boston Public Health Commission's farm on Long Island - beyond the food, the farm helped shelter residents learn work and life skills.

Why did Mayor Thomas M. Menino cross the road? To get to his new chicken farm.

By - 7/24/16 - 11:01 pm

The Globe reports:

The decision to allow the b.good restaurant chain to take over Boston’s only city-owned farm - at no cost, and without seeking other proposals - has enraged its former managers, who view the new arrangement as a violation of the public trust and a waste of scarce urban community farmland.

Also: City no longer committed to re-opening the bridge.