Mike took a look at the three cruise liners docked at the Black Falcon Pier today: The Norwegian Dawn, the Queen Mary 2 and the Serenade of the Seas.
People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.
And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.
Out in Boston Harbor today, Ryan Meador noticed two boats that had run aground - the first on Nix's Mate, a little nothing of an island on which colonial authorities once gibbetted the bodies of executed pirates - they hung their bodies up to sway in the wind as a warning - the second in an area called Lower Middle.
Ryan went for a walk this morning and captured Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge.
UPDATE: Board rules no violation.
A Brighton man who celebrated his 24th birthday last month by taking a leap into Boston Harbor from the top of Legal Harborside on Northern Avenue got the restaurant hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to explain how it will keep that from happening again. Read more.
On Pier 4, near the road on the World Trade Center side, you can now buy any of several types of frozen bait from a vending machine that is open for business 24 hours a day: Clams, squid, pogies, herring and, of course, whole mackerel. Read more.
MadTy watched a boy learn some fishing skills at Marina Bay in Quincy today.
In the second judicial defeat for the BRA in a week involving waterfront land, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the developer of an apartment complex in Charlestown has to comply with a state order to set aside most of its ground floor for "public accommodation" uses under state waterfront regulations.Read more.
Guy was puttering around the water in front of Christopher Columbus Park today, and his dog spent most of the time in the bow.
Saul Blumenthal reports spotting these couches floating off Peddocks Island today, wonders if anybody knows why, given that there probably aren't too many college students moving in there.
Manu enjoyed the sunset from Thompson Island this evening.
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.