FEMA yesterday released preliminary flood-zone maps for the coastal parts of Suffolk County, which, if adopted, could more than double the number of Boston property owners who have to buy increasingly expensive flood insurance.
The Globe reports that the number of affected properties could jump from 8,000 today to more than 18,000.
The mayor and officials from the Fallon Co. put their ceremonial shovels in the ground today to launch 22 Liberty, a 14-story luxury condo building on the waterfront that features a stepped design so that residents can get views of both the harbor and downtown.
Fallon says some of the units will feature three or more bedrooms, unusual in a city where developers seemed to... Read more
A group of East Boston clamdiggers yesterday sued Massport and a company that gases up jet planes for a fuel spill they say ruined some of the most productive clam beds in Boston Harbor - and possibly jeopardized the future of the clamming in the entire state.
The Boston Clamdiggers Association says that until the Oct. 7, 2010 spill, clam beds on flats next... Read more
A 53-year-old Somerville woman fell off her husband's boat early this morning and drowned, despite his efforts to save her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The preliminary investigation suggests that the woman, who had been living for the summer with her husband on their boat, fell into the water at some point early this morning after the two spent a night out together.... Read more
Ryan Ruel stitched together 147 photos he took this morning from Piers Park in East Boston to create a giga-zoomable image of the other side of the harbor, from South Boston to the North End - 1.55 gigapixels of zoom-in action.
Update, 1:30 a.m.: BFD crews getting ready to leave, no man found.
Firefighters and police officers started searching the water off Whiskey Priest around 12:45 p.m. on a... Read more
The Boston Business Journal introduces us to the new owners of the Graves Island lighthouse.
Somebody is kind of unhappy with the people renting houseboats at Lewis Wharf in the North End:
The folks renting these trashy houseboats are indeed the Trash of the Universe.
The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.
A large plume of black smoke that rose from the harbor around 2:50 p.m. was merely a cruise ship firing up its diesel engines, Brian D'Amico reports.
The Boston Fire Department alerts us, and so we alert you, that a private party will be shooting fireworks up over Boston Harbor from Fan Pier between 10 and 11 tonight.
Boston and Quincy police today found a body between Spectacle Island and Castle Island and identified it as that of a 41-year-old Wilmington man who plunged off the third story of the Provincetown II during a country-music harbor cruise late Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Harbor patrols found his body using sonar around 1:15 p.m., the DA's office says, adding his... Read more
Crews from numerous federal, state and local agencies searched for more than 17 hours and covered more than 151 square nautical miles with no sign of the man.
The... Read more