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By adamg - 6/18/19 - 10:03 am

Bloomberg BusinessWeek takes a look at the booming Seaport at sea level at a time when sea levels are rising and reports that the newly opened Martin's Park, in addition to serving as a memorial playground for Martin Richard, is also the first in what could be a series of raised surfaces aimed at protecting the area from climate-change-induced flooding.

City officials have proposed spending up to $1 billion on a series of berms, seawalls, raised surfaces and dunes to protect the Seaport and other vulnerable parts of South Boston.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:34 pm

WBZ reports on yesterday's opening ceremonies for Martin's Park, the new playground near the Children's Museum named for Martin Richard of Dorchester.

The Dorchester Reporter has more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 12:03 am
Rabbit at the ICA

Julia spotted this bun at the ICA on Wednesday.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 5:26 pm

Developer John Hynes told the BPDA yesterday he will soon file detailed plans for a two-story complex on land owned by Massport near the World Trade Center Silver Line stop that will feature ongoing cultural programming. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 2:46 pm
Red Line shed in South Boston

New shed being built next to Track 61. See it larger.

John Keith snapped a photo of a new shed and siding near Cypher Street that the MBTA is having built along Track 61 - a former freight line and the last rail connection to the South Boston Waterfront - where the T will test those new Red Line trains we should see someday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 11:59 am

The developer of the Waterside Place residential towers on Congress Street says that after five years, it's been unable to find any start-up incubators or other innovative tenants to lease roughly 3,600 square feet of space it had set aside for "innovation" work space, so it's asking the BPDA to let it lease the space to people the neighborhood actually needs: Veterinarians. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/19 - 4:02 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police have released a photo of the guy they're looking for some mayhem on Northern Avenue Friday morning that made all the evening news broadcasts thanks to the surfeit of reporters and camera people already in the area for the arraignments at the Moakley Courthouse in the college-admissions araignments. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 9:20 pm
Mayor Walsh, add a fire station to the waterfront

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Ed Flynn say that with the South Boston waterfront nearing a buildout - what with 20,000 residents forecast for 2030 - it's past time to begin thinking of public amenities, from a police station to a library and schools. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 11:10 pm
Seaport Boulevard Crosswalk

The crosswalk on Seaport Boulevard. Photo by Joe Phalen.

On Seaport Boulevard at Sleeper Street, shortly before 10 p.m. The homicide and fatal-accident units were called in due to the severity of the woman's injuries.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 11:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Grand, 25 Northern Ave., to close for two nights because of an incident last fall in which a manager let a table of men finish their drinks even after their server told him one of the men had grabbed her and inserted his finger in her. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/19 - 12:23 pm

When a server at the Grand on Northern Avenue reported that one of the men at a table she was hosting had grabbed her buttocks and inserted a finger in her, her manager did not call the police or even kick them out. Instead, police detectives testified today - and the club acknowledged - the man said he would give the men "another chance" and let them stay and enjoy the Grey Goose vodka they'd ordered. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 1:44 pm
Guy climbing a really tiny tree along the waterfront

Dave Shea captured this Darwin Award contestant outside Liberty Wharf on Northern Avenue after the Patriots parade.

By adamg - 2/3/19 - 1:44 pm
Danilchuk Super Bowl display

Greg Cook Danilchuk Auto Body's annual Super Bowl prediction in East Boston.

Along the South Boston Waterfront, people - and cute, fluffy baby goats - made their preferences clear: Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/18 - 5:29 pm
Fancy old car on Congress Street

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?

By adamg - 12/19/18 - 9:08 am

The mayor's office reports GrubStreet, which offers creative-writing classes, has been awarded space in a Fan Pier luxury condo building to create "a literary destination with year-round programming." Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/18 - 10:00 am

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.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 2:25 pm

Boston Police alert us that between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. both tomorrow and Saturday, the Navy will have cannons blasting and fighter jets zooming over the Reserved Channel to help celebrate the formal commissioning of the USS Thomas Hudner.

The ship is named after Fall River native Thomas Hudner, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for crash landing his fighter jet in Korea in 1950 in an attempt to save another pilot who had been shot down by the Chinese.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 11:49 am

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.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 5:58 pm
Atlantic Beer Garden gets torn down

Neil watched the Atlantic Beer Garden come down this morning to make way for one of those trendy waterfront residential towers. Read more.

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