One thing the Trump shutdown didn't end was a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to set off explosives at the bottom of Boston Harbor tomorrow to deepen a shipping channel. It took a judge to do that. Read more.
M and David Farragut watched the sun come up over Pleasure Bay this morning.
Eileen Murphy noticed what a run on Pedialyte means at the South Boston Rite Aid, with photos of the display case yesterday and then 24 hours later today.
Either a whole bunch of babies got sick or the walking wounded revelers put a big dent in the pedialyte display.
Bill Brett watched people in swimsuits run into the bay during the L Street Brownies' annual event.
The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire at 380 East 8th St. early this morning claimed a woman's life.
Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton spotted this Chitty Chitty Bang Bangish car (without wings or Dick van Dyke, though) perched outside Metro Cafe on Congress Street today. That's not all that far from where the Fort Point Channel seal was spotted yesterday. What will tomorrow bring?
Lis the roving UHub photographer spotted this seal in Fort Point Channel in front of the Children's Museum near Seaport Boulevard today. She reports she alerted the Aquarium so they could check on him or her.
Update: Mere seconds after posting this around 9:15 a.m., we started seeing reports of new delays heading towards Alewife.
A Red Line train died near Andrew during rush hour, causing delays for riders going into town from Dorchester, about an hour after signal problems near Davis caused delays for riders going into town from Cambridge and Somerville.
An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the skunks waddling rampant in South Boston:
Wide spread skunks. There has been widespread skunks all around the neighborhood. My neighbor was sprayed getting out of her car and now our house is overcome with the smell. Is there a way to do some neighborhood wide extermination? It is a really bad problem they're everywhere.
Moooonchiiilldd was up early enough to catch the sunrise over Pleasure Bay in South Boston this morning.
Fidelity Investments, which owns the World Trade Center, has told the BPDA it plans to invest heavily in revamping the Word Trade Center, to add stores, offices and "public realm" space by re-purposing some of the current exposition space. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a recent meeting on the currently closed bridge - which Mayor Walsh has said in the past he wants rebuilt to allow for cars to jam themselves into the existing crush along Atlantic Avenue.
The Dig takes a look at one South Boston condo project in which the developer sold the two "affordable" units she was required to have to herself, then sold them off at market rates. The BPDA only realized what she'd done when updating its databases, not because they were keeping track of the units. The agency says it is now going to be more careful.
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