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By adamg - 4/24/19 - 9:26 am
Mosaic map at South Station

Adam Castiglioni shows us some of the mosaic that artist Ellen Harvey is installing at a South Station entrance at Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Harvey's map, titled "Network," uses hand-made glass tiles to show the web of transportation routes in the Boston area: Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/18 - 1:05 pm

UPDATE: The Sail Loft cleared inspection Aug. 11 and was allowed to re-open.

A small fire this morning at the Sail Loft, 80 Atlantic Ave. left the restaurant filled with smoke and water. ISD ordered the restaurant to remain shut until it can clean up all the smoke-laden surfaces, remove the water and fix a wall in the kitchen that was damaged by the fire. The restaurant will also need to pass building and electrical inspections.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/18 - 3:09 pm
Car flip at I-93 entrance in downtown Boston

Pernell Banks came across a car flipped on its side at the ramp down into the northbound tunnel near Rowes Wharf shortly before 3 p.m.

By adamg - 9/19/16 - 4:29 pm
Guy with large Cross near South Station

Liz Devlin watched a man drag a life-sized crucifix past South Station this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/16 - 6:08 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has details on a proposal for the old Lavanderia site at 25 Atlantic Ave.

By adamg - 7/17/16 - 2:51 pm

Boston Police report a security guard at the Boston Harbor Hotel, a Homeland Security agent and a passerby teamed up yesterday evening to detain a man they say was trying to flee his wrecked car after he'd smashed several cars near the hotel, injuring at least one person. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/15 - 6:50 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of James Derepentigny, 50, of Lawrence on a charge of planting a hoax device for this morning's bomb scare that shut Atlantic Avenue, Seaport Boulevard and an I-93 entrance ramp. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/15 - 11:01 am
Remains of the exploded package

Police investigate remains of exploded suitcase. Photo by Jonathan Berk.

Wanted

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Police are looking for a man they say left a large suitcase near a Homeland Security vehicle at the Coast Guard building on Atlantic Avenue around 9:50 a.m., then walked away in a hurry.

Police responding to the scene quickly shut Atlantic Avenue and Seaport Boulevard over the Evelyn Moakley Bridge as the bomb squad arrived. Eventually, an I-93 ramp was shut as well. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/15 - 10:23 am

A concerned citizen complains:

When will Boston PD enforce the do not block the box law? It is constant around the south station roads making very difficult for first responders to get through.

Ed. note: Washington and South streets in front of Forest Hills in the morning is similar.

By adamg - 8/21/15 - 6:28 pm
Clogged roads near South Station

Mike McD. shows us what happens when roads around South Station are shut at rush hour to give firefighters easier access to a track fire near South Station, in particular, Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue.

By adamg - 3/31/15 - 9:52 am
Hubway station being rebuilt on Atlantic Avenue outside Boston's South Station

Claire Blechman watched workers reinstall the Hubway station outside South Station this morning.

By adamg - 2/6/15 - 5:39 pm
Buses in a row in Brighton

KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.

Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out his office window:

By adamg - 12/10/14 - 5:54 pm
Generator outside South Station

Jed Hresko captured a crew hooking up a generator to get the traffic lights around South Station working again after they went out right at rush hour.

By adamg - 10/28/14 - 7:28 am

The Globe reports the family owners of James Hook & Co. are looking to replace their current seaside digs on Atlantic Avenue with a 22-story residential tower - and space for them to keep selling lobsters and other seafood in a new restaurant.

The Herald reports on parking concerns from the Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory Committee.

By adamg - 9/16/14 - 3:49 pm
Bomb squad moves in at South Station in Boston

Updated with the outcome.

An unattended bag forced the shutdown of Atlantic Avenue along South Station between roughly 3:40 and 4:10 p.m. - when a bomb technician opened it up and found it filled mostly with papers.

Another view by Mike McD.

Stephanie B captured the moment when the technician opened the bag, determined it was harmless and gave a thumb's up:

By adamg - 8/21/14 - 9:39 am

In response to a complaint about how the lights at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street downtown now require pedestrians to cross with traffic rather than all alone, the city Transportation Department's engineering team optimistically says drivers will yield to walkers:

By adamg - 4/25/14 - 9:15 am
Turkey at South Station

Ami Chitwood spotted the gobbler this morning, wonders if it was trying to hop on the 705 to Framingham.

By adamg - 4/6/14 - 9:51 pm

UPDATE, Monday morning: The Crimson reports the student died.

The Crimson reports a Harvard sophomore is in critical condition at Mass. General tonight after he fell from a building early Sunday.

The Crimson said Harvard and Cambridge police declined to say where he fell, except that it was not at Harvard or in Cambridge.

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