Innovation District

By - 10/29/14 - 11:18 am

A ten-screen complex being planned for Seaport Square across from Fan Pier will feature reserved seating in custom recliners for moviegoers who will be able to sup on small plates and sip from their wine or beer.

Kerasotes Showplace Theatres has begun work on its proposed Showplace Icon for a building in front of one of the current Vertex buildings. The company highlighted its proposal... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 3:23 pm

The Herald reports that Massport is getting ready to build a 1,700-space garage to replace all the parking lots that have been torn up for all the development that is generating all the traffic. that is increasingly clogging the streets of the Innovation District.

By - 10/8/14 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let restaurateur George Aboujaoude open a small-plates restaurant in one of the new Vertex buildings.

With the board's approval, Aboujaoude will pay $325,000 for the liquor license being given up by Elephant Walk in Audubon Circle as it moves to a new location.

Aboujaoude's attorney, Karen Simao, said there's a growing need for restaurants in the waterfront... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 10:40 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a deal to open a Wagamama on the other side of Fort Point Channel has fallen through, but that the chain is continuing to look for space in the up-and-coming area.

By - 9/29/14 - 7:44 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront this morning.

By - 9/25/14 - 9:13 am

Capt. John Greland of District C-6 reports the owner of a car parked for a week at 391 Congress St. came back the other day to find his or her rear window smashed with an ax. Greland says police know an ax was used because whoever did it left the ax behind.... Read more

By - 9/1/14 - 10:18 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, a brawl outside 1 Marina Park Dr. ended with several participants injured and on their way to local hospitals.

Greland reports no arrests at this time.... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 9:58 am

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh is trying to lure a grand-prix race to the South Boston waterfront.

By - 8/20/14 - 12:28 pm

Mario Batali will pay $410,000 for the liquor license of the closed Castlebar on Washington Street so he can serve libations to patrons of his planned wood-fired pizza place on the South Boston waterfront

Batali's attorney, Joseph Hanley, told the Boston Licensing Board that Batali will spend $2.5 million in total to outfit his planned Babbo on Fan Pier.

As required, Hanley answered the question... Read more

By - 8/16/14 - 3:18 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from New York celebrichef Mario Batali to buy the liquor license of the recently shuttered Castlebar in Oak Square.

If the board approves, Batali will be able to serve harder libations to customers of his planned Babbo pizzeria in a new building under construction on Fan Pier.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday... Read more

By - 8/16/14 - 10:23 am
Water main break in Fort Point in South Boston

People in parts of South Boston woke up this morning to little or no water pressure. LVRII photographed the Northern Avenue site of the water-main break that caused the problem.

Above is Boston's newest lake. Below is the bubbling source of the lake:

By - 7/14/14 - 2:21 pm

The city IT department plans a hackathon next month to let developers use a new gateway into city systems to build an online permitting system that might replace the current confusing system that often forces people who want to set up a restaurant or add a porch to their homes to spend months battling paperwork and bureaucracy - and sometimes make trips to offices miles... Read more

By - 7/11/14 - 10:33 am

The Patriot Ledger reports that Ras Labs, which is developing synthetic muscles, found itself priced out of its original Innovation District digs and has moved to Quincy.

"I can see Quincy becoming the next Cambridge," the Patriot Ledger quotes the company CEO as saying.

By - 6/30/14 - 10:01 pm

The Globe reports New Yorker Mario Batali is opening a wood-fired pizza place on Fan Pier.

You may recall how last year, Batali was all set to buy Todd English's liquor license from his defunct Kingfish Hall for a wood-fired pizza place on Summer Street, only there was all the unpleasantness over English's license being seized and all and then Batali's would-be landlord... Read more

By - 6/25/14 - 3:39 pm

Hashi K. Said, a.k.a. Said Said, of Quincy, was ordered held in lieu of $35,000 at his arraignment today on charges he raped and robbed a woman who flagged him down in the Seaport district early Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Said allegedly took her to a nearby but deserted location, where investigators believe he got in the rear of the

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By - 6/25/14 - 8:13 am
Old Anthony's Pier 4

Chris Rich photographed a forlorn Anthony's Pier 4, now just sitting there, awaiting its demolition to make way for a park to go with the towers planned for the pier.

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.

By - 5/29/14 - 7:38 am
Trash atop a Dig box on Congress Street

Cynthia Donovan reports that now that people are once again using the tops of news boxes to avoid the onerous task of taking their lunch detritus back to their office trash cans, now that the city has removed all the BigBelly trash containers along Congress Street on the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel. Sounds like a district in need of some innovation... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 7:31 am
Two exotic cars parked at a hydrant

An irate citizen complains about where some valet is parking the more exotic cars on Congress Street near the Children's Museum:

Four hours ago it was a Masserati parked in front of the hydrant. Now it's a vintage Caddie and Bentley. Are you going to do something about this valet or do special cars get special treatment? PLEASE!!

Earlier:
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By - 4/29/14 - 10:21 am

The owners of the Fan Pier development said today they'll be leasing space to a Starbucks, a Mediterranean meze restaurant and a daycare center.

The Starbucks, which will take 2,100 square feet, will join existing starbucks at the Manulife Financial building, the Renaissance Harbor Hotel and the Westin Boston Harborfront. It's slated to open this summer, according to the Fallon Company, which is building out... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 9:19 am

Capt. John Greland reports on an incident at Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd., last night:

Person refused to pay his bar tab but left his Russian passport on the bar.

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