Jody LaFerriere noticed this Groupon deal for a ride on a solar-powered boat in Boston Harbor (note: The ride does not include diving for sponges; it involves casting "a lure that turns into a sponge as it drifts in the water and makes friends with mermaids who haven't bathed in years")....Read more
Jan looked out her office window this morning to see Old Ironsides returning from Castle Island after a salute of volleys.
The nation's oldest commissioned warship goes into drydock for two years of repairs in March.
Jocelyn photographed the Constitution from East Boston, on her way out to Castle Island.
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 WharfRead more
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.
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.
The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?Read more