Boston Harbor

By - 5/24/11 - 8:43 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports two BFD divers recovered a body from Fort Point Channel by the Congress Street bridge tonight. Boston Police report the body appears to be that of a male in his early 40s and that a preliminary investigation shows no visible signs of trauma.

By - 5/24/11 - 7:40 am


Greg MacKay captured the Mexican Navy's Cuauhtemoc at the World Trade Center. The training vessel is docked there through Thursday; tours are available.

By - 5/4/11 - 6:50 am

Water from below. Photo by BFD.Divers spray the fire from below. Photo by BFD. More photos.

Post updated at 12:30 p.m.

A stubborn wharf fire that erupted around 5 a.m. sent five firefighters to the hospital and did an estimated $3 million in damage to the two-story Sarrouf Law building at 95 Commercial Wharf, the Boston Fire Department reports.

By - 5/3/11 - 4:03 pm

Imagine this with windows and tables and steaming bowls of chowderImagine this with windows and tables and steaming bowls of chowder.

A lawsuit by North End residents has tied up a proposed restaurant at the end of Long Wharf for so long the Boston Licensing Board held a hearing today to help decide whether to revoke the proposed eatery's liquor license.

The board votes Thursday on whether to continue to give the proposed operator of Doc's Long Wharf enough time to await a Suffolk Superior Court decision on the suit and to turn what is now a largely ornamental structure into a restaurant or to rescind his liquor license and award it to somebody else.

By - 5/1/11 - 5:26 pm

Babies outside on Long Island

The Boston Public Library has put up more than 300 Harbor Island photos and drawings from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a photo of some nurses and babies on Long Island, back in 1930, when it had a hospital and a Civil War-era photo of Ft. Warren on Georges Island, when it still had live cannons.

Ft. Warren

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By - 4/10/11 - 8:52 pm

Shopping carts

Vikas Anand stopped by Carlton Wharf in East Boston today.

Copyright Vikas Anand. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 4/5/11 - 5:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they tried to abscond with copper wire from a public-health facility on Long Island.

Mike Zampitella, 43, of Quincy, Jarrod Hurley, 36, of Abington and Scott Otto, 44, of Boston, were arrested around 8:30 a.m. on Monday after, police say, they were unable to account for all the copper wiring in the back of their pickup truck. Police found the alleged bright bulbs at the island's security gate, where Boston Public Health commission guards had stopped them. Police charged them with receiving stolen property.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/10/11 - 7:38 pm

Boston Police report the body of a 36-year-old man was pulled out of the Reserve Channel by Summer Street and Pappas Way around noon today. A preliminary investigation found no obvious signs of trauma on the body, police say.

By - 1/30/11 - 10:50 am

Paul Levy, who oversaw the creation of the MWRA, explains why it makes no sense not to dump snow in the harbor, instead of using all that fuel to truck it to snow farms or melt it.

Yes, I know that snow on city streets picks up all kinds of chemicals and pollutants from the city environment, and I know it also picks up salt and chemical de-icers during its residence time.

By - 1/1/11 - 11:05 am

Matt Conti posts some video of the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.

By - 12/22/10 - 2:27 pm

The federal government wants to join a local environmental group's lawsuit against Boston for allegedly failing to keep crap out of rivers feeding into Boston Harbor.

By - 12/4/10 - 7:19 pm

State Police report arresting two people who allegedly motor-boated over to a Harbor island to strip copper out of a building there.

By - 11/8/10 - 10:07 am

UPDATE: Body identified as that of Gene Losik.

A Boston Police boat recovered a body from the channel, near the Children's Museum, around 10 a.m. today. The body was first sighted in the harbor near Rowes Wharf, but winds and currents pushed it under the Northern Avenue and Moakley bridges and into Fort Point Channel.

The Northern Avenue bridge was opened to let police and Coast Guard boats into the channel to assist firefighters, themselves on scene in a Zodiac inflatable boat.

By - 10/25/10 - 8:47 am

And not a one will end up on ice at some old wooden bar: The bivalves will be lowered into Boston Harbor as part of the Massachusetts Oyster Project's multi-year effort to help clean the harbor by re-establishing colonies of the amazing little filters.

By - 10/17/10 - 12:17 pm

Boston Police report the harbor patrol unit rescued the skipper and sole occupant of a 28-foot boot after it erupted in flames around 11 a.m. today between Long and Lovells islands. Police say he jumped into the water and that he was taken to Tufts Medical Center for observation.

The Boston Fire Department's marine unit also responded to the fire.

By - 8/29/10 - 12:41 am
By - 8/26/10 - 7:04 pm

City officials gather on Long Island tomorrow morning to dedicate the addition of free-range chickens to the Serving Ourselves farm, which provides organic food - and job training - for the city's homeless. The Boston Public Health Commission, which oversees Serving Ourselves, says this is Boston's first free-range chicken farm.

By - 8/25/10 - 4:48 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency today sued the city of Revere, alleging its sewers often send raw human waste into storm drains that discharge into creeks leading into the harbor and Massachusetts Bay and that for more than a year, three residential sewers were illegally connected directly into a storm drain at Washburn Avenue: