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By adamg - 2/19/20 - 3:13 pm

The Washington Post, which has lots of ex-Bostonian staffers these days, takes a long look at what Boston's trying to do to stave off rising sea levels now that we've apparently rejected plans to build a giant dam around the harbor. Naturally, while Seaport buildings lay in "aqua fences" to keep themselves dry, "there are no sea walls where most of Boston’s poorest residents live," although it does note the city's planning for a new seawall along Day Boulevard and a re-do of Moakley Park to turn it into a giant sponge during really high tides.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 4:45 pm

The BPDA board on Thursday will consider letting Cape Air dock seaplanes at Long Wharf to fly people to and from New York. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 4:26 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a temporary ferry dock will be install at Lewis Mall, next to the Maverick Square T stop, this summer, with a permanent dock to come next summer. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:42 pm

The Chiofaro Co. told the BPDA today it will soon file detailed plans for a 600-foot-tall tower to replace the garage in front of the New England Aquarium - a garage Donald Chiofaro has been trying to replace for more than a decade now, at first under the specter of a feud with then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 12:26 pm
Large boat at the Black Falcon pier

Gary Waldeck couldn't help but notice the MSC Meraviglia docked at the Black Falcon pier this morning. With a capacity of 4,500 passengers, it's the sixth largest cruise ship in the world - and the largest to ever dock in Boston.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 10:23 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the identity of the man whose body was found floating in Boston Harbor off Border Street last Friday.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 1:03 pm

NBC Boston reports the body was recovered from Boston Harbor off Border Street after it was called in around 10:45 a.m.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:52 am
Boat on dry land after storm

Matt Conti shows us a boat on dry land in the North End after the storm overnight. He has more photos of damage in the North End.

John Hanzl surveyed the damage along Harbor Towers: Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:32 pm

It was five years ago today. Rev. Laura Everett considers what it meant and what's happened since.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 9:52 pm

The annual Illuminate the Harbor fireworks.

By adamg - 8/27/19 - 8:33 am
Sloop passes in front of downtown Boston

Matt Frank visited East Boston last night and took some time to gaze across the water at downtown.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 8:09 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com snapped the Emerald Ace, which uses solar power and lithium-ion batteries to help it carry up to 6,400 cars at a time, as it passed through Boston Harbor yesterday.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 11:55 am
Red Arrows over Boston Harbor

AgentSarcasm got to watch the RAF Red Arrows from a Charlestown wharf.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:47 am

Around 11 a.m., an RAF jet squad will zoom down along Boston Harbor from the north, to promote STEM learning, not to try to avenge Bunker Hill.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 11:58 am
Downtown Boston in the fog

KMV took in a foggy Boston Harbor and downtown from East Boston this morning.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:41 am

WCVB reports a ferry from Hull ran aground on Long Island this morning after being cut off by a "sport fishing boat." Photos from the evacuation.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 12:48 pm
Paddling across Boston Harbor

Photo by Rob Pyles.

Steve Holt, who lives in East Boston but works in Charlestown, reports that he and Rob Pyles commuted over to Charlestown this morning via inflatable paddleboards.

Holt reports they spent about 45 minutes on the water but that part of that time was spent admiring Old Ironsides at the Navy Yard.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 9:53 am

WCVB shows video of a whale feeding and breaching near Deer Island yesterday.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 8:56 am
Scene being taped off at Charlestown Navy Yar

William McAdoo reports from the Charlestown Navy Yard this morning.

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