Vincent Zarrilli, who's been pushing this idea of a double-decked bridge across Dorchester Bay and Boston Harbor since the 1980s, is still at it. We spotted this flier taped to the side of City Hall yesterday. He's also been busy in his native North End.... Read more
The fleets are in - tall and navy ships from around the world, celebrating July Fourth, the anniversary of the War of 1812 and Navy Week. What to see.
Some photos from this morning:
AlertNewEngland reports that rescue crews, including a dive team, rushed to the North Washington Street Bridge shortly after 11:30 a.m. on a report of somebody plunging into the water and not coming out.
Just kids jumping off the bridge, both witnessed exiting the water at the marina. Everyone clearing the scene
The Cape Cod Times reports the group that owns the Nantucket lightship that's long been docked in East Boston hopes to open it for tours starting mid-July, once it's moved to "a more accessible location nearby," which the Times doesn't specify, it being a paper on Cape Cod and all as opposed to a news outlet in Boston, which might have mentioned where... Read more
Good Morning Gloucester has photos of the Beaver, the first of three ships meant for the Tea Party Museum, leaving Gloucester on its way to Fort Point Channel.
It's scheduled to arrive in the channel tomorrow morning, on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.
The Boston Business Journal reports Harpoon Brewery is expanding its waterfront facilities, in part to make room for more visitors who want to see where the beer happens.
No, not the one who now pushes calcium supplements. The one who got Peter Blute ousted as Massport director for baring her breasts on the infamous Boston Harbor booze cruise. CommonWealth tracked down Gidget Churchill and got her to talk, but also finds evidence to support Blute's claim the whole thing was a setup.... Read more
No, not because Massport would want to buy some 40-story ferryboats if it agrees to take over ferry service from the MBTA but because the FAA is concerned the authority might use some of its airport revenue to subsidize commuter boats, Jon Chesto reports. T officials have floated the idea of handing the ferries over to Massport as a way to keep them running... Read more
Ed. note: I have been schooled on wind things. This is a "cowled turbine," not a rotary windmill - no Dutch people in wooden clogs were harmed in the making of this interesting structure.
Deer Island is a fascinating place to walk around. Look outward as you walk along the path, and there are great views of the water, from Boston Harbor to the open... Read more
The Chelsea Record reports on impending work along Marginal Street that will mean both a new park and an expanded giant salt pile. Some of the old tanks' structure will be reused as shelters and design components of the new park.
Also see: Riders of the Hull ferry talk about the proposed end of their commute:
No, not the Green Line extension. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Boston Conservation Commission is wagging its collective finger at the state over the continued non-existence of a usable dock at Atlantic Wharf on Fort Point Channel, despite a state promise to have one built as part of mitigation for the Big Dig.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on efforts by clammers for compensation for lost wages caused when a large spill at the airport last year that caused the death of clams in beds around the airport.