Columbia Point

By - 8/16/18 - 11:45 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the state has appointed BPS veteran Michael Contompasis as receiver of the Dever School on Columbia Point to try to turn around the low-ranking school.

Contompasis long served as headmaster at Boston Latin School before serving as superintendent and BPS COO. He retired, then went back to BLS as interim headmaster in 2016 after Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta quit following the Black Lives Matter controversy there.

By - 6/7/18 - 9:29 am

Usually we just have one mayor, but this week, we have hundreds, here for the US Conference of Mayors, and they'll be celebrating with a fireworks display from the water off the Kennedy Library, starting around 9:30 p.m. So get yourself to a Dorchester or South Boston beach or high point, or just get your dog's thunder blanket ready.

By - 5/31/18 - 10:37 am

Schoolyard News brings us up to date on the tussling between City Hall - which wants to take a school yard now shared by kids at the Dever and McCormack schools and turn it over to some private group that could build its own recreational facility and improve public space there. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:39 pm

James Lau watched the fireworks being shot off near the JFK Library from his home in Quincy. Seems somebody rented out the library for an event tonight and figured, hey, why not shoot off fireworks for 20 minutes? Read more.

By - 5/2/18 - 9:18 am
Boston firefighters lift woman out of water at Columbia Point

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rescued a woman who had somehow wound up in the water off the JFK Library around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. She was semi-conscious when brought up to shore and handed over to EMS for transportation to a local hospital.

By - 4/6/18 - 6:55 pm
Quick hug before he's released

A farewell before Larry is released. See it larger.

Ever since Roche Bros. in West Roxbury re-opened its seafood department before Valentine's Day, one lobster went unsold: The biggest of them all, a lobster so large the other lobsters crowded around the edges of the tank just to stay away from him, so large that shoppers would bring their kids over to see him.

The poor plight of the lobster began to bother some people over in Roslindale, who used a neighborhood Facebook group to begin to ponder doing something about Larry's fate - yes, of course they named him Larry. Read more.

By - 3/12/18 - 10:13 pm

Emmanuel Callwood, 34, was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison today following his conviction on charges he stabbed a man in the lobby of the victim's apartment building,, then took his keys and dragged him up and down a hallway trying the keys to find his apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 2:19 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that UMass Boston is looking to sell the 20-acre site where the Bayside Expo Center used to be. UMass bought the land for expanding its campus but now hopes to use the money it'll earn from its sale just to shore up its existing buildings.

By - 1/7/18 - 10:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting Marquis Martin today for the October 29 murder of David Cole in the Columbia Point complex. Read more.

By - 11/25/17 - 12:05 pm
Columbia Point as an island

Paul Lukez Architecture design for Columbia Point canal. Morissey Blvd. on the left.

Paul Lukez Architecture of Somerville reports it's won an award at the annual World Architecture Festival in Berlin for its Hydroelectric Canal that would run from Carson Beach to Savin Hill Cove along Morrissey Boulevard as part of a complete re-do of Columbia Point to make it better able to withstand rising seas. Read more.

By - 10/29/17 - 8:42 pm

At 7 Peninsula Pl. around 7:45 p.m., Boston Police report.

By - 8/8/17 - 6:53 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets a look at UMass Boston's latest ideas for the Bayside Expo Center it owns - which call for building "a modern-day Harvard Square."

By - 5/1/17 - 10:57 pm

A federal grand jury has indicted Adarbaad Karani, 37, of West Roxbury, on two counts of making false statement during the purchase of firearms and two counts of making a false statement in a record, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/21/16 - 11:52 am

The Krafts think the old Bayside Expo Center, now owned by UMass Boston, would make a great location for a Revolution stadium. And Shirley Leung, on the rebound from the Olympics, swoons.

Some may say I have never met a stadium I didn’t like. But I really like this one. What’s most exciting is the opportunity to build something different in a part of the city that could use an economic jolt. It’s not another strip mall, big-box retailer, or luxury condo tower — and that’s a good thing.

Bidding for the sprawling Olympics tore the city apart, but a Dorchester stadium could be the project that brings everyone together.

By - 10/19/16 - 8:28 am

Uncle Joe is coming for a visit.

Expect significant delays between 2 and 6 p.m. as Secret Service and law enforcement officers work to secure the area for the vice president's visit. A security check-point will be set up at around noon between the Kennedy Institute and the end of University Drive North to search all vehicles traveling toward the institute and the Campus Center.

By - 9/12/16 - 4:11 pm

Blake Stacey wonders what this "persistent water splashy thing" off the UMass Harbor Walk is.

By - 6/14/16 - 11:24 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to a roughly 230-year-old, 13-star American flag now on display at the Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:01 am
Dead shark off Columbia Point in Dorchester

On Tuesday, police and Aquarium biologists investigated the remains of a basking shark in the Reserve Channel. This morning, Nichole spotted what appeared to be the same shark floating in the water off the JFK Library on Columbia Point.

In 2012, a whale carcass that washed ashore on one of the Harbor islands eventually floated out to sea and headed north, winding up on a beach in Rockport.