Our own Swirlygrrl shows us the ice that's built up on Fort Point Channel in the current cold wave.
The BRA yesterday approved a non-profit group's plans to replace two abandoned buildings between Border and Liverpool streets with 56 apartments and 15 townhouses.
The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing says its Coppersmith Village project will include a mix of affordable and market-rate units - and will include a number of three-bedroom apartments aimed at families. All of the townhouses, which will be sold, rather... Read more
Paul Nutting Jr. shows us the view out his office window this morning.
NorthendWaterfront.com posts photos of flooding along the waterfront today, including Long Wharf (above) and Columbus Park.
The sea level rise from Boston Harbor appeared worse than that seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite significantly less wave action. For example, todayâ€™s high tide showed a record level of water intrusion on the harborwalk at Christopher Columbus Park. Sea level rise and Bostonâ€™s rising tides... Read more
Italian in Boston watched the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.
Firefighters, the Massport harbor unit and a Coast Guard boat are at Constitution Beach in East Boston, looking to see if there's a person associated with the car now in the water there. Nobody was in the vehicle itself.
UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Nobody found in search of area around vehicle; tow truck to pull it out of the water.
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a copy of a Suffolk Superior Court judge's ruling that a group of North End residents can continue their legal action against the BRA's proposal to turn the shelter at the end of Long Wharf into a restaurant.
The ruling requires state regulators - who had already approved the project - to consider new evidence that the National Park Service considers... Read more
UPDATE: Forget about it, ship's owner says.
Harbor Arts, which has already transformed an East Boston shipyard into an outdoor art gallery, is working on a new project to light up Boston Harbor. According to Brian Kane, who is working with the group, an "80â€² x 50â€² flexible mesh video sail" will be installed between the two masts of the old Nantucket... Read more
Boston Harbor Beacon notes the storm meant some 20-foot-high waves in the outer harbor:
Boston Light in the foreground, Graves Light in the distance. I took it at Fort Revere in Hull this morning.
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.