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By adamg - 3/24/24 - 9:42 pm
Crash scene

Crash scene. The F150 is on the other side of the cruiser. Photo by On the Channel.

Drew Karedes reports a 4-year-old died at Congress and Sleeper streets after being hit by the driver of a Ford F150. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/24 - 2:29 pm

On the Channel explores the pothole that just keeps getting bigger on Thomson Place, an increasingly busy Fort Point Street because Boston Public Works won't fix it, not because the department is shirking its duties but because of the street's oddball status as a private way. With a detailed history of why the street remains a private way, going back to the turn of the 20th century.

By adamg - 1/11/24 - 9:34 am
Birds at dusk over Wormwood Park

The Fort Pointer watched starlings doing some synchronized flying over Wormwood Park in Fort Point at dusk the other day.

By adamg - 1/5/24 - 12:43 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that Barbara Lynch has abruptly closed her Menton, Sportello and Drink outlets in Fort Point, blaming her landlord. Her other restaurants, all outside Fort Point, remain open.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 12:09 pm

A grossed-out citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about situation on A Street under Summer Street in Fort Point: Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/23 - 3:21 pm
A Street stars, now gone

One last look at the A Street stars, by the Fort Pointer.

The Fort Pointer reports that "Starry Night," above A Street on the underside of the Summer Street bridge, has blinked out after 14 years: Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 9:52 pm

A judge yesterday ordered 20 days of evaluation for a Boston man arrested after, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges, he tried to throw his wife into Fort Point Channel from the South Boston side of the Summer Street Bridge Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 10:09 am

A New York developer that paid $80 million for a slice of Gillette's land in South Boston in 2021 says it will soon file detailed plans for a new building there that will have both lab and retail space, or as it calls it, "a vibrant, inclusive mixed use project that integrates into and complements the Fort Point neighborhood." Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 1:34 pm

Life Is Good, the Melcher Street purveyor of optimistic T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, today sued a company that claims to have a patent on the way clothing companies sell their wares online, saying the company needs to stop badgering it about patented techniques Life is Good says it isn't using on its Web site. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 11:16 am
Rendering of proposed 7 Channel Center St.

Rendering by Perkins + Will.

The owner of a long vacant and boarded up former Boston Wharf Co. building at 7 Channel Center St. has filed plans with the BPDA to replace it with a nine-story building aimed at Boston's burgeoning research-and-development market. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 5:17 pm
Big knitted dandelion on an A Street fence

The Fort Pointer shows us Fort Point artist Kristen Alexandra's latest knitted work, on A Street.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 5:15 pm
330 C St. rendering

Rendering by Group One Partners.

City Realty of Brookline, best known for its residential projects, has filed plans with the BPDA to build a six-story, 74-room hotel at 330 C St. in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 5:33 pm

Rue Gilt Groupe, in Fort Point's Channel Center, today sued the Zurich American Insurance Co. for refusing to pay a claim based on the physical damage Rue Gilt says the coronavirus caused not only to the desks and other "non-porous" surfaces - and also the very air itself - in its headquarters, but to similar surfaces and air or five miles around. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 10:58 am

The Globe reports that Eli Lilly, an Indianapolis-based drug company, will establish a $700-million genetic-medicine hub in a 12-story building now under construction on Necco Street - on what was originally supposed to be part of the GE campus. Lilly already has a relatively small outpost in Kendall Square.

By adamg - 12/10/21 - 9:45 am
51 Melcher St.

51 Melcher St., from the filing.

GI Partners, a San Francisco-based equity firm, has filed plans with the BPDA to convert the nine-story 51 Melcher St. into life-sciences space. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 1:40 pm

A Connecticut chain that serves Japanese ramen and Vietnamese pho wants to open its first Boston restaurant at 44 Thomson Pl., but the Fort Point Neighborhood Association is asking the Boston Licensing Board to scale back its proposed 12:30 a.m. closing time to a more Boston time of 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:36 pm

A joint venture between a New York developer and a Los Angeles biotech venture-capital firm last week paid Gillette $80 million for a 2.4-acre parcel at A and Binford streets that Gillette now uses mainly for parking. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 10:50 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today that Frank Salemme and henchman Paul Weadick got a fair trial in 2018 on charges they murdered the owner of the Channel nightclub to keep him from talking to federal investigators looking into Salemme's criminal activities. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 3:26 pm
#BentBrunch Halloween flyer

Flyer for what turned into a stabby brunch.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher St., was nearing the end of just its third Sunday brunch after being closed most of the summer when a fight broke out that ended with two men stabbed and a third sliced in the hand. Read more.

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