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By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:52 pm
Disintegrating pyramid

An aghast citizen files a 311 report over the idea that some people want to return the unmoored channel pyramid to its position midway between Fort Point and the post office, at least not without some major glue work or duct taping or something:

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 10:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Mul's Diner on Broadway has moved into space in Amrhein's across the street.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 10:27 am

The Fort Pointer reports that the pyramid that has been moored in Fort Point Channel since 2014 came loose and is now jammed against one of the channel's walls, where volunteers tied it down until it can be floated back to its original location.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:09 pm
401 Congress St. architect's rendering

401 Congress St. rendering by Sasaki.

Developer John Hynes last week asked the BPDA for permission to convert several floors in a proposed 18-story building on Congress Street from office space, which few now want, to life-sciences R&D space, which is suddenly in great demand, both because of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 10:11 pm
Egg nog and elf creamer

Aren't there a couple of holidays to promote the heck out of first? In any case, Eileen reports the South Boston Stop & Shop is now pushing Christmas stuff.

Ad:
By adamg - 9/6/20 - 6:04 pm
South Boston crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by T.

At E and West 1st streets, around 5 p.m. The homicide unit and fatal-collision reconstruction team were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 12:25 pm
Janet Wu at Castle Island

Somebody called 911 this morning when a woman who said she was with WCVB began going up to the unmasked and asking why and videoing them with her camera. One person took exception and snapped her right back and then posted about "this lady [who] says she works for channel 5 and is provoking citizens." Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 3:26 pm

A war of words between Massport and city planners broke out this week over a city proposal to create dedicated bus lanes in the "Summer Street corridor," with each telling local business owners to ignore anything the other side says. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 9:14 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of the Legal Test Kitchen on Northern Avenue.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 3:52 pm
Trump graffiti on Day Boulevard in South Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about a Trump supporter running around with a can of yellow paint, as demonstrated on Day Boulevard at M Street in South Boston.

Update: Either the city or DCR responded quickly.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 11:19 am
Locomotive on the Southeast Expressway

See it larger. From the BPL Brearley Collection.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Aug. 21, 1969, a crew of Penn Central workers had just gotten three locomotives ready to haul freight from the Dover Street yard in South Boston to a yard in Albany, NY. The fuel tanks were full and the engines were on to await the "hostler," the yard engineer who would drive the locomotives over to the freight area to connect them to the cars for their trip. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 1:26 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports that surveillance cameras at the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston shows Tatianna Morales of Fall River and Djovany Pierre of Roxbury going into the water in Morales's white Ford Escape at 10:32 p.m. last Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/20 - 3:04 pm
Water off Black Falcon Pier in South Boston

Search underway in Boston Harbor at Black Falcon Pier. Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports crews have recovered one body and are looking for a second - and a car - in Boston Harbor off Black Falcon Pier. BPD, BFD and State Police boats are on scene.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 9:35 pm

The Fort Point Boston Blog reports World Shaving Headquarters' land will shrink by another 2.5 acres that P&G plans to put up for sale between Fort Point Channel and A Street across from Binford Street. The move does not affect the actual manufacturing plant.

Earlier:
Developer proposes three-building complex on Fort Point Channel.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 4:14 pm
Man down a hole in South Boston

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters and EMTs joined up to rescue a worker who fell eight feet into a hole at 354 West Broadway, near E Street in South Boston and then get him to the hospital this morning.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 7:38 pm
Archtect's rendering of 555 East Broadway

Architect's rendering.

A trio of developers has proposed a five-story, 14-unit condo building at 555 East Broadway at H Street - with 14 underground parking spaces - to replace a convenience store. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 10:55 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man and a Roxbury teen on charges they held up a man with what turned out to be a replica Glock early this morning outside the Yotel, 65 Seaport Blvd. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 pm

8th Congressional Democratic Debate

The Walpole League of Women Voters sponsored an Eighth District debate between incumbent Steve Lynch and challenger Robbie Goldstein for the Sept. 1 Democratic primary.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:45 am

An agitated South Boston resident files a complaint about the situation on L Street near East 8th Street:

Trash put out from someone moving in or out. This isn't Allston

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 9:14 am
Tractor trailer stuck at E. 2nd and M streets in South Boston

Eileen Murphy reports the driver of a tractor trailer somehow wound up on East 2nd Street last night, where he clipped a park car and then basically wrapped the trailer around a hydrant as he tried to make the 90-degree turn onto M Street. Read more.

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