It's a good thing Adam Castaglioni didn't have his checkbook with him on a visit to a Charlestown marina today.
A federal judge ruled yesterday the BRA cannot lease the pavilion at the end of Long Wharf to a restaurant because its very own documents show the shelter was always intended to be part of a public park, not a structure available for a commercial lease.
The ruling by US District Court Judge Patti Saris, in what she called "the Long War for Long Wharf," is a victory for a group of North End residents who have been battling with the BRA over the pavilion for years. Read more.
Sit at the end of Long Wharf and it's easy to miss the cormorants - the gulls and terns are constantly screaming for attention, and sometimes getting into fights for key perches, such as the top of the flagpole there. But every so often, you might look down and spot a cormorant bobbing on the water, at least, for a few seconds, before it disappears under the water.
Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.
This surveillance video shows the car whose driver plowed through a fence and into the mud of low-tide Boston Harbor off Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston early Sunday. The car, the tires on one side blown out, goes around the turn, then comes back, right before it leaves the road altogether.
Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.
WBZ reports on an incident this afternoon off Rainsford Island.
617 Images was on hand this evening when one of the beacons atop the Nantucket Lightship anchored at East Boston was turned on for the first time in 40 years.
Tim Walsh captured some of the lightning over Boston Harbor during the afternoon storm.
617 Images shows us the Eagle, the Coast Guard tall ship that is now docked at Pier 4 in Charlestown and open for tours today, 10-5 and Saturday and Sunday, 10-7.
Boston firefighters are at the Boston Harbor Marina off Marginal Street, where a 16-foot boat erupted into flames around 10:15 a.m. One person suffered burns.
Paul Nutting captured the scene from across the harbor.
There were several large, ocean-going yachts tied up at Long Wharf today, including one registered to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands: Read more.