Residents of buildings in the Back Bay and Fort Point say they realize they live in the city and that means a certain level of sound - that's why they've bought white-noise machines. But the devices have proved no match for a nine-piece band in one case, and throbbing bass in another, the residents told city licensing head Christine Pulgini today. Read more.
Peter Franchi snapped the barriers State Street put up outside its building off A Street near Fort Point Channel today in anticipation of super-moon-caused high tides spilling over into the street.
Brandy shows us the flooding starting this morning along the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel.
News that GE is in a spot of financial trouble has set Shirley Leung to thinking about the $60 million the state spent on buying those Fort Point buildings for GE (and the $60 million it set aside for renovations and infrastructure upgrades) and what happens if the company just leaves Boston altogether or stays here a shrunken husk of its former self. Read more.
A guy asked to stop talking trash to a woman at a Summer Street bar reacted by getting enraged and smashing a beer bottle with which to stab the requester last month - after first getting on a stool to confront him and then, after the man briefly subdued him, biting him in the chest to free himself, a Boston Police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
First the basement flooded at Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon on A Street. Then a water-main break sent water up into the restaurant's grease traps, causing a second, and smellier, flood. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer spotted this Batcycle with a fresh Boston parking ticket on Summer Street in Fort Point today.
Associated Press reports the company is leasing space in a Fort Point building.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Marco Polo deli at 274 Summer St., has closed after a quarter century in business.
WCVB reports the guy behind the plan to have race cars speed around the South Boston Waterfront has filed a $15-million law suit against Boston environment chief Austin Blackmon, alleging Blackmon failed to tell him about revised federal flood maps that were yet another straw that made the race plan collapse.
One minor, teensy-tiny possible problem: FEMA presented the revised maps to the Fort Point Neighborhood Association on Jan 26, 2016, at a meeting attended by several of the race guy's underlings.
WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.
The BPDA (formerly BRA) board yesterday approved GE's $200-million plans to turn two old Fort Point buildings into its new corporate headquarters.
In addition to housing GE brass and support staff, the buildings on Necco Court will house "Brilliant Lab" lab and work spaces available to BPS students and the public at large and a bistro and cafe. The company will also expand the neighboring Harborwalk and design the building's for energy efficiency and to survive increasingly high tides as the seas rise.
WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.
If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.
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