The Portland Press Herald reports a giant box on a barge built by Google for God knows what reason left the Maine port Tuesday for a trip down our way for dismantling. Seems Google never actually used the shell for anything.
Dig reporter Bill Hayduke boards the bus at the Woods-Mullen Shelter in the South End for the bus ride to the Long Island shelter:
By nighttime Iâ€™ve declined several offers of pills, shared a joint with some people, and narrowly avoided starting my own fight with a guy who needed someone to punch. I concede defeat to the mosquitoes and go inside to sleep... Read more
On Tuesday at Long Wharf
UPDATED with new information from the Coast Guard.
Passengers who left Boston on a three-hour whale watch yesterday afternoon spent the night at sea after an underwater cable got tangled up in their boat's propeller and the ship stopped dead in the water.
If Wynn gets the state's casino license for greater Boston, it says it will pay a local clean-water group to "seed" the Mystic's mouth with up to 250,000 oysters as a natural water-filtration system that could also help re-establish an estuary ecosystem there.
The ship, in drydock off the eponymous avenue in South Boston, got quick attention from the Coast Guard, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Boston firefighters, after the leak was reported around 9 p.m., the Coast Guard says:
Response teams placed 600 feet... Read more
A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TODAY. THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE STRONG WIND GUSTS WITH A SECONDARY CONCERN FOR HAIL.
Around 9 p.m. from the Provincetown II between Long Island and Deer Island. State Police troopers found the 39-year-old, pulled him up and got him to a Boston Police dock Deer Island for transportation to a local hospital to be checked out.
Already, the old locomotive that used to be parked out front is gone. Somewhere, no doubt, Anthony is escorting Liz to her table overlooking the water.
Italian in Boston watched the sun set from Deer Island tonight.
The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?
Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.
Christian Ilsey shows off the striped bass he caught yesterday on his boat out of Jeffries Point.
Mike Dash introduces us to the strange story of James McClintock, a Confederate engineer who built the H.L. Hunley, a submarine that sank the Union ship Housatonic in 1864, and who later showed up in Boston to work with a con man on recruiting investors for a new type of naval mine. McClintock disappeared after an explosion in Boston Harbor in 1879. But did... Read more