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By adamg - 5/9/24 - 9:23 am

A Randolph man with a criminal record going back more than 20 years threatened to stab a woman who didn't want to talk with him at a Silver Line bus stop on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/24 - 10:10 am

A woman suffered possibly life-threatening injuries when hit by a large box truck at Essex Street and Atlantic Avenue around 6:30 a.m. The truck driver remained at the scene.

By adamg - 3/7/24 - 9:22 am

Protesters calling for a Gaza ceasefire blocked Atlantic Avenue in front of South Station around 8:30 a.m. Not long after, Boston Police began arresting the protesters.

By adamg - 2/4/24 - 5:30 pm
Sunset over Boston Common and Charles River

Tony Ursillo watched the sun go down over the Common and the Charles River this evening.

Further upstream, in the ever aptly named Watertown, Pat Miguel Tomaino watched a nice sunset over the Charles as well: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/24 - 2:43 pm

A North Carolina man who was staying with his girlfriend at the InterContinental Boston last November faces charges of assault and battery on a family member after his arrest at their room, where police were called because of a loud argument and found his girlfriend with "multiple bruises" on her chest, back and arms - standing near a bed with what appeared to be blood stains. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 9:47 pm
Smoking manhole

Smoking manhole and its newly upside-down cover. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Shamus Moynihan reports that a manhole exploded at Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Wharf around 7:30 p.m., sending smoke 30 feet into the air and ejecting its heavy cover hard enough it flew up then came down and landed top down back on the hole. "Luckily, no one was hurt," he says.

By adamg - 5/9/23 - 3:39 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a marijuana store on Atlantic Avenue at Beach Street. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/23 - 3:23 pm
Men wanted for Atlantic Avenue attack

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police have released photos and descriptions of five men, three in local sports-team attire, that they say punched and kicked a man at Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street hard enough to send him to the hospital around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:22 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by KinderCare to expand its existing Atlantic Avenue facility into the space left vacant when the Living Room closed in 2019.

At a hearing today, KinderCare attorney William Ferullo said the expansion will let KinderCare expand its tot count from 42 to 68.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 1:37 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state's environmental secretary went too far in approving a plan that would let developers replace the Aquarium garage and the James Hook seafood store with skyscrapers - not on the merits but because the legislature didn't give her specific permission to put her stamp on waterfront projects. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 6:05 pm
Three of the four attackers

Three attackers about to get in an SUV with the fourth and a driver.

Live Boston reports Boston Police are "close to arrests" of four young men who beat a man to the ground and then just kept punching and kicking him as he lay there unconscious while fending off his girlfriend before jumping into an SUV stopped on Atlantic Avenue and speeding off early Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 11:56 am

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.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:33 am

Oxford Properties, which owns the building across Atlantic Avenue from South Station where WeWork no longer works, says it will soon file plans to replace the co-working space with space aimed at attracting some of those up-and-coming life-science companies that seem to be what's keeping Boston's commercial developers afloat these days - and maybe add a ground-floor restaurant to keep those workers and nearby Leather District residents well fed. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 11:43 am
Proposed 25 Atlantic Ave. residential building

Rendering by MGF Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, six-unit residential building on the triangular lot where Commercial Street ends at Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 3:48 pm
Proposed 357-room hotel on current site of James Hook

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi of the view from next to the Barking Crab.

A development team last week filed plans for a 25-story, 357-room hotel with 9,000 square feet of room for the James Hook seafood concern on what is now Hook's almost half acre of land on Atlantic Avenue between the Moakley Bridge and what's left of the Northern Avenue Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Urban Cycles reports a guy disgruntled that workers at the Atlantic Avenue shop wouldn't let him just take a bike came back and threw three pavers through its large front windows: Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 11:15 am

Transit Police report arresting an out-of-state man on charges he attacked a homeless woman who was just sitting outside the South Station bus terminal around 2:30 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:32 pm
Architect's rendering of Pinnacle building

Architect's rendering. Note birds in right view. See larger.

The Chiofaro Co. today filed formal plans with the BPDA for its proposed Pinnacle at Central Wharf, a 42-story, 600-foot-high office and residential tower that would replace the Aquarium garage - 12 years after it bought the garage and after years of an infamous feud between Don Chiofaro and then Mayor Tom Menino. 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.

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