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By adamg - 8/3/23 - 9:37 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports state environmental officials have ordered the developer of 3.6-acre project at the tip of Dorchester's Port Norfolk, where the Neponset meets Dorchester Bay, to come up with plans to reduce the impact of the proposed residential units and marina.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 9:43 pm
Proposed Neponset Whart

Bird's-eye rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today mostly approved a project that will replace some decaying boat-repair sheds at the end of Port Norfolk with 120 residential units, office space and a wide walkway along the Neponset River where it flows into Dorchester Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/22 - 2:56 pm
Old Seymour's sign in Port Norfolk

Seymour's, maker of Nutty Buddies and other cold treats, was based at Dorchester's Port Norfolk. They're long gone (closed in the 1980s), but as Justin Thompson shows us, their sign is once again visible from at least the northbound side of the Expressway. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 10:07 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that in addition to the usual concerns about traffic and rootless condo dwellers, opponents of developer's plan to put 96 condos on the very tip of Port Norfolk have a new issue: Ever higher tides caused by climate change. A BPDA planner told a recent meeting that "over the next 50 years or so, the 2018 village will shrink to a sliver in the center as tidal waters eat away at the edges."

By adamg - 7/30/18 - 12:24 pm
Lots of egrets at Port Norfolk

Eileen Murphy reports she saw three dozen egrets at low tide at Finnegan Park in Dorchester's Port Norfolk yesterday.

By adamg - 5/6/18 - 12:33 pm
Rendering of proposed Port Norfolk development

Architect's rendering.

The developer of a proposed condo project at the tip of Port Norfolk, filed plans with the state on Friday that show a much smaller development in response to vociferous neighbor complaints about a large project in an area largely cut off from the rest of the city by I-93 and Neponset Circle. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/17 - 9:15 pm
Wood and ice in the Neponset River

The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.

By adamg - 5/26/17 - 11:29 pm

City Point Capital today formally proposed replacing the current MarineMax Russo complex in Port Nortfolk with 150 residential units, a 25-room hotel and a boathouse. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/16 - 10:45 pm

Cinnamngrl watched the action in Garvey Park in Dorchester today.

By adamg - 10/8/15 - 12:40 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on early planning for a possible luxury complex at what is now a marina at Port Norfolk, next to the Venezia.

By adamg - 3/14/15 - 6:09 pm
Ice chunks washed up at Port Norfolk in Dorchester

Eileen Murphy captured some dirty Dotbergs washed up at Port Norfolk today.

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