A roving UHub photographer forwards this picture, taken around 4:40 p.m. yesterday, of the handicap parking spaces outside 12 Channel St., an Innovation District building owned by the BRA and EDIC.
They haven't plowed their handicap spaces since the blizzard.... Read more
The Globe reports Zipcar will move its headquarters from Cambridge to South Boston next year.
The Herald reports four development groups have submitted proposals for a city lot next to the waterfront restaurant complex, ranging from more restaurants to a boutique hotel to a "floating event space."
The BRA is hiring an Innovation District manager, the description for which sounds like the description for the people who run the city's Main Street programs in older 'hoods, only more innovationier - the successful candidate will attempt to recruit high-tech and biotech companies, instead of hardware stores and restaurants.
The Boston Business Journal reports some entrepreneurs are now setting up shop in Downtown Crossing rather than pay rents that have jumped dramatically along the waterfront.
The company now building its headquarters on the South Boston waterfront today announced a science-education program at Boston Green Academy and Excel High School in South Boston, the mayor's office reports:
[The] programs will aim to increase student participation and achievement in advanced placement (AP) courses and prepare teachers for the national “Next Generation Science Standards” being implemented next year. Vertex also today announced... Read more
The Globe reports the BRA wants to give State Street an $11.5-million tax break to move into the Innovation District (so there must be innovative new ways to service the financial needs of the bank's rich clients, no?). It would be spread out over several years, the city would make a boatload of taxes on the building and, besides, the CEO made $16 million... Read more
The owner of Packy Connors, 203 Blue Hill Ave., wants to sell his liquor license to a proposed Asian restaurant on the South Boston waterfront.
James Cairns goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission for the deal. Coming on the heels of the Breezeway's decision to shut down this would mean Blue Hill Avenue will not have a single bar in... Read more
Fort Point Blog provides the proof.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Greek International Foods on Washington Street in West Roxbury for a license to sell beer and wine. However, the board rejected a request from Louis, the upscale clothing store on the waterfront, to nestle a full-service liquor store among its suits.
The board took no action on a request from Sugar in Roslindale to offer beer... Read more
These stats just in from the T for the South Boston end of the Silver Line for January through August:
- Total annual year-to-date ridership up 7.0% from 3,148,612 in 2010 to 3,368,580 in 2011.
- Average weekday ridership up 5.7% from 15,015 in 2010 to 15,877 in 2011.
- Average Saturday ridership up 67.3% from 5,550 in 2010 to 9,285 in 2011.
- Average Sunday ridership up 8.0% from 8,422 in 2010 to 9,098 in 2011.
They probably won't be renaming the Seaport Center on D Street New Wingo Square, however.
The Globe reports construction's set to begin next spring on a 21-story residential and retail building on Pier 4. The restaurant named for the pier and founder Anthony Athanas is slated to eventually be torn down, its land turned into a waterfront part; developers say the restaurant may be moved into another building slated for a later part of the pier project.
WBUR reports on the groundbreaking for the new Vertex headquarters next to the federal courthouse.
“They're perfectly suited to do a lot of important jobs in policing," [Commissioner Ed] Davis said of State Police. "They’re not as well suited to doing community policing in the neighborhoods in Boston."
However, Davis doesn't want authority over the Esplanade, also under state control. And the VFW and West Roxbury parkways... Read more