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By adamg - 9/7/22 - 11:13 pm

Live Boston reports Boston Fire and BWSC crews reported to A and West 3rd streets tonight after a water main went kablooie. BWSC has shut the water off, but expect road closures in the area.

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 - 2/16/22 - 11:25 am
Shi Mei

Update: Approved.

The owner of Lenox Sophia, 87 A St. in South Boston, today asked the Boston Licensing Board to allow guests to bring in their own bottles of beer or wine to go with his "casual fine dining" fare. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 3:25 pm

An educational concern that replaced an old rivet factory on A Street in South Boston with what it hoped would be its new five-story headquarters has sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of plans to retrofit the new building with "boutique" biotech lab space now that the pandemic means it no longer needs the space itself. 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 - 9/21/21 - 11:33 am
Rendering of proposed 29 A St.

Rendering of proposed replacement for A Street scrap-metal business.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave the owner of a scrap-metal company at 29 A St. in South Boston a year to find a place in the city to relocate so that he can convert his current location into a nine-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 11:22 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously rejected a proposal to convert an unoccupied office building at 69-71 A St. into a "boutique" life-sciences building, because it sits in an area now zoned specifically for residential use - like the condo building next door on West 3rd Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/20 - 12:47 pm
A Street archtect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

Related Beal yesterday filed plans for a complex on what is now a parking lot next to the Gillette plant that would include residences, offices and R&D space. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 6:10 pm
Scene at A Street and Broadway

Crash scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston EMS Incidents reports the crash happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. at A Street and Broadway. Live Boston reports the fatal-crash reconstruction team and the homicide unit were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 9:39 pm

Related Beal has notified the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building complex on a 6.5-acre parcel between A Street and Fort Point Channel that it bought from Gillette for $218 million in May. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 11:33 am
Proposed building

Architect's rendering.

Two developers want to build a six-story life-sciences building on the West 3rd Street parcel now occupied by the Coppersmith restaurant, the one with the food truck inside. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/18 - 4:46 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer has paid $31 million to Gillette for some land between West 2nd and West 3rd streets and A street and the haul road and has begun planning a new development that will include residential units.

By adamg - 2/6/18 - 12:34 pm
KO Pies in South Boston

UPDATE: KO Pies reports the blocking was by a contractor working for Verizon, that the shop will be able to re-open today and that Verizon swore that, in the future, any similar work would only be done when the shop is normally closed.

KO Pies reports it had to close its South Boston outlet this morning "until further notice" when an excavation contractor showed up and blocked off all access, with no advance notice.

Needless to say, they're not very happy: Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/18 - 12:22 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/28/17 - 12:07 pm
Proposed building at West Broadway and A Street

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a developer's plans to replace the Gulf station at West Broadway and A Street with 7-story, 65-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/17 - 12:00 pm

Developers are proposing to tear down a Gulf station at West Broadway and A Street to put up a 65-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/16 - 9:17 am

TruNE_79 wonders:

Holy crap, what was that horrid stench over near the corner of A & Congress this AM? People were nearly puking.

Bob Hammerling adds:

People keep passing by and checking the bottoms of their shoes. would love to know what the smell is.

By adamg - 4/9/16 - 1:37 pm
Proposed 100 A Street building in South Boston

The new 100 A St.

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved the replacement of Williams Tavern, 100 A St. and the Stadium Sports Bar, 232 Old Colony Ave., with the sort of fancy new housing that is rapidly taking over the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/16 - 3:25 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 69 A St. building

Archtect's rendering (no, those are not vultures).

A developer has filed a proposal with the BRA to add three floors to the old Standard Rivet Co. building at 69 A St. and build a new six-story extension to create room for five floors of office space and a fitness club and retail space at the ground level. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/16 - 10:54 pm
Proposed 100 A Street building in South Boston

Architect's schematic.

A developer has filed plans for a six-story luxury condo building at 100 A St. that would feature eight two-bedroom units and one with an almost unheard of four bedrooms on land now occupied by Williams Tavern and My Diner. Read more.

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