With some help from friends, designer Don Eyles today launched Fort Point Channel's latest floating artwork: A pyramid made of plastic blocks painted to look like the paving stones that used to line Boston streets.
Some of the neighborhood's toughest artists - and one little kid - raised the wooden beams on which the pyramid sat and it glided, more or less, into the... Read more
Don Eyles and crew are scheduled to launch this floating pyramid from Necco Court into Fort Point Channel at 2:30 p.m. today.
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.
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:
Heather Parker photographed the car and the building it hit on A Street around 9 a.m., causing traffic problems in the area.
Starts 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at the new A Street Park at Channel Center in Fort Point.
WBZ takes a look at Valore Books - and its 700 Better Business Bureau complaints.
The Fort Pointer shows off the new Channel Center park on A Street - privately funded but open to the public.
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!!
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The struggle for quality public open space in the neighborhood and the likelihood of climate change-induced rising sea levels are the conceptual parents of Tropical Fort Point. Inspired in part by seeing the Sudbury River at spring flood turning the... Read more
Dave Adams watched the lights go by on A Street under Summer Street in Fort Point yesterday. He reports:
The lights were strung in December and have been uniformly blue. Until yesterday.
As an industrial and warehouse district, the areas along Fort Point Channel and the harbor have had more than their share of fires over the decades. The Boston Public Library has posted a number of South Boston fire photos by Leslie Jones, including this four-alarm blaze at the National Wool warehouse on Congress Street in 1913 (above) and a six-alarm fire in 1915:
Updated, 10 a.m.
A fire reported at 4:29 a.m. at 327-333 Summer St. went to 8 alarms. Firefighters found heavy fire on several floors of the five-story brick building; they were ordered to evacuate around 5:05 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.
The five-story former warehouse, the upper floors of which were being converted from artists' studios into office space, brought firefighters... Read more
No doubt there's a perfectly good explanation for this afternoon's six-story geyser on A Street at Congress that doesn't involve a burst water main or an attack by Lord Nemo on the surface people. Photograph by Upstatement.
Robbie Waters provides another view of the eponymous event.
UPDATE: No, it's just a water-main break. The city advises that A Street is closed from... Read more