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.
UPDATE: Forget about it, ship's owner says.
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 go out of their way to ensure families with kids would be sent looking elsewhere.
The building is the latest piece of a 21-acre project between the federal courthouse and the ICA.
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.
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.
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 report a man had jumped into the water from a boat between the bar and the Spirit of Boston boat docked next to the World Trade Center.
At 1 a.m., the crew of a Boston Fire boat reported they were unable to find anybody in the water; the search was to continue along Commonwealth Pier.
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.
The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.
Liz photographed one end of the Long Island Bridge during last night's fog.
Copyright Liz. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
A large plume of black smoke that rose from the harbor around 2:50 p.m. was merely a cruise ship firing up its diesel engines, Brian D'Amico reports.