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.
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.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has details on a proposal for the old Lavanderia site at 25 Atlantic Ave.
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.
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.
Claire Blechman watched workers reinstall the Hubway station outside South Station this morning.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
Ami Chitwood spotted the gobbler this morning, wonders if it was trying to hop on the 705 to Framingham.
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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