Fort Point

By - 10/20/16 - 9:44 pm

WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.

If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.

By - 10/20/16 - 6:01 pm

The board was scheduled to annoint GE's plans for two buildings on Necco Street at its monthly meeting today, but put off the discussion and vote because of a clerical error involving the agenda for the meeting.

By - 10/10/16 - 1:37 pm
Orange people in Fort Point Channel

M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):

S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.

Artists Ann Hirsh & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom, responding to the current global refugee crisis?

By - 8/12/16 - 12:37 pm
Batman wanders around a South Boston waterfront construction zone

Jen Richard looked out her Fort Point window at lunchtime and saw the Caped Crusader determinedly walking up the street. She wondered how he keeps his cool in that uniform on a day like this.

H/t Res2cue Jake for the headline.

By - 7/7/16 - 9:41 pm

Attorney General Maura Healey announced a deal today in which the national IndyCar organization will reimburse fans who paid for tickets to the failed Boston Grand Prix race - and that her office is suing the local promoters to try to recoup those payments. Read more.

By - 6/24/16 - 12:05 am

General Electric on Thursday filed a letter of intent with the BRA to renovate two existing buildings on Necco Street and build a new 12-story building. Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 9:37 am

The Providence Journal reports on the discovery of the remains of Steven DiSarro, who disappeared in 1993, his car still parked outside the Channel, the venue he managed.

FBI statement.

By - 6/2/16 - 10:05 am
Colored panels on bridge across Fort Point Channel in Boston

Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 6:21 pm

The Globe reports Bostonians have once again crushed the dreams and hopes of rich people who just wanted to have some fun. Yes, IndyCar Boston is dead.

City Hall blames IndyCar:

The City of Boston will always be open to opportunities that will positively showcase our city, however as we continued to work with Boston Grand Prix they were unwilling or unable to meet the necessary requirements to hold an event of this size. The Mayor feels strongly in protecting the taxpayers and limiting the impact to residents, and we are not shy that we held them to very high standards."

By - 4/4/16 - 8:00 am

The Globe reports on a possible residential tower at 7 Channel Center. Current zoning there would only allow roughly seven stories, but that wouldn't be financially feasible, the developer says.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:25 pm

UPDATE: Original "World Refrigerator Headquarters" headline changed, because GE is selling off its consumer-appliances division.

GE announced today it's buying a couple of buildings and land on Necco Street from Proctor and Gamble for its new world headquarters. Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 5:32 pm

There's a meeting this evening for Fort Point residents to learn more about the IndyCar race. IndyCar organizers don't want to take any chances that boo birds dominate the discussion, so they're offering a little something to supporters who show up: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 3:48 pm

Dan Feidt reports:

The bees are officially out and landing on people like me in Ft Point Boston. February bees!

By - 1/20/16 - 9:54 am

Corrected to note that the No group registered its domain first.

Our own John Keith noticed yesterday that when you go to, you're immediately redirected to - and that the "no" domain is registered to Kathryn Norton, a.k.a. Kate Norton, a.k.a. the PR person for the proposed annual car race through the streets around the convention center. The actual No IndyCar Boston is at

By - 11/17/15 - 7:38 am
Cloth elephant on the move in South Boston

Payette, a Congress Street architectural-design firm, designed itself Pearl the elephant as part of a circus-themed display at the International Interior Design Association's fall New England fashion show earlier this month. Yesterday, staffers wheeled Pearl over to the South Boston convention center for the Architecture Boston Expo.

Read more.

By - 6/20/15 - 11:57 am
Artists for Humanity proposed building in South Boston

Architect's rendering, not by Elkus Manfredi.

Artists for Humanity recently submitted detailed plans for its proposed expansion at 100 W. 2 St. in South Boston.

The plans call to use land purchased from Gillette to add some 57,000 square feet of space to the organization's existing 24,000-square foot "EpiCenter" - where teens are matched with design and art jobs at local companies. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 2:34 pm
By - 5/31/15 - 12:46 pm
Inside the Fort Point Pentalum on the Lawn at D

Brad Kelly took a walk through the newly opened Pentalum on the Lawn at D. Read more.