Hugmajesty stopped to watch a worker put up a new sign at the Barking Crab.
Fort Point Channel
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A New York developer that paid $80 million for a slice of Gillette's land in South Boston in 2021 says it will soon file detailed plans for a new building there that will have both lab and retail space, or as it calls it, "a vibrant, inclusive mixed use project that integrates into and complements the Fort Point neighborhood." Read more.
City, feds ponder next steps for protecting Boston from rising seas, including Providence-like flood barriers
A consultant hired by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission is recommending a new barrier system where Boston Harbor meets Fort Point Channel, to keep rising sea levels and more intense storms from letting the ocean reclaim what was once South Bay - a large swath of Dorchester, South Boston and Roxbury. Read more.
Michael Spicher spotted some geese littles taking advantage of a puddle near the Expressway and the narrow end of Fort Point Channel that splits the South End from South Boston today. Amy Deveau, who lives nearby, though, is not liking the scene:
this stresses me out. I helped escort a family of geese under 93 and stopped traffic in both directions and when we all made it to the other side I burst into tears. I hope these lil guys make it back to the channel.
How did a young man wind up in Fort Point Channel after a bar party early one November morning? We may never know; he says he can't remember
The Boston Licensing Board could decide Thursday whether Howl at the Moon on High Street shares any of the blame for the way one of its patrons wound up in Fort Point Channel, from which he managed to climb out shortly before police found him between the Congress Street and Moakley bridges, wet, shivering and clad only in his underwear and one sock - several hours after he was booted from the bar. Read more.
Only problem is, it's not supposed to bubble: Read more.
Get ready for more life sciences along the water: Biotech developer pays Gillette $80 million for a parcel on A Street
A joint venture between a New York developer and a Los Angeles biotech venture-capital firm last week paid Gillette $80 million for a 2.4-acre parcel at A and Binford streets that Gillette now uses mainly for parking. Read more.
Court upholds Cadillac Frank Salemme's conviction for killing the owner of the Channel; he will now die in prison
A federal appeals court ruled today that Frank Salemme and henchman Paul Weadick got a fair trial in 2018 on charges they murdered the owner of the Channel nightclub to keep him from talking to federal investigators looking into Salemme's criminal activities. Read more.
Michael Spicher spotted this small house on the Harborwalk along Fort Point Channel, near the Gillette plant - not all that far from the spot on Congress Street where Nate Swain once "patched" a wall hole with a Lego community.
The MWRA and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission are reporting that "combined sewer outfalls" dumped raw and treated sewage, along with lots of rainwater, into area waterways overnight because of all the rain - but that the flow means people didn't have to worry about sewage backing up into their homes and businesses. Read more.
A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about all the wheelchairs, bicycles and shopping carts getting dumped into the Fort Point Channel by the Jimmy Kelly Bridge. Read more.
As if the pandemic weren't enough, the Barking Crab on Fort Point Channel has been burglarized repeatedly over the past nine months. Early this morning, somebody broke in again, but this time, the restaurant reports, Boston Police caught the suspect red clawed. BPD records show officers cracked the case around 1 a.m.
The Fort Pointer captured artist Zy Baer at work on what will soon be Fort Point Channel's latest art installation, Polarity, which will show a future in which the channel floods and rises until only the upper floor and copper cornice of a building remains above water. Read more.
An aghast citizen files a 311 report over the idea that some people want to return the unmoored channel pyramid to its position midway between Fort Point and the post office, at least not without some major glue work or duct taping or something:
The Fort Pointer reports that the pyramid that has been moored in Fort Point Channel since 2014 came loose and is now jammed against one of the channel's walls, where volunteers tied it down until it can be floated back to its original location.
Developer proposes three-building complex on Fort Point Channel, including large berm to hold back the tides
Related Beal yesterday filed plans for a complex on what is now a parking lot next to the Gillette plant that would include residences, offices and R&D space. Read more.
A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the yellow paint coating the rocks and flowing into the water along Fort Point Channel on the South Boston side between the Summer Street Bridge and the Gillette plant.
Under trusses paying homage to the original span, pedestrians and bicyclists would be able to get across Fort Point Channel on a new Northern Avenue bridge that would include access to a sort of lounging area just above the water, under a plan presented by city officials last week. Read more.
Steve Klise watched the sunset from the South Boston side of the channel:
Damn, Boston, winter evenings look good on you.
Tim Colby watched daybreak over Fort Point Channel and the South Boston waterfront this morning.
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