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By adamg - 1/30/19 - 2:31 pm

City Councilors Michael Flaherty (at large) and Ed Flynn (South Boston) want the BPDA to shove developer's plans for more than 1,300 condos and apartments at the old L Street power station into a drawer until after the developer and Massport can proved the developers actually have the right to build a giant residential complex next to a truck route feeding into the nearby working port area. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/18 - 10:34 pm
Massport police cruiser without the POL

Massport runs a couple parks in East Boston, which has a large population of immigrants from the sorts of places the current administration doesn't want to let into the country because Reasons. So you'd think Massport might have thought twice about sending out one of its new cruisers, which hadn't yet had its complete paint scheme applied, to the Bremen Street park and then parking it next to the splash pad. As JK discovered this evening, though, you'd think wrong.

By adamg - 10/17/17 - 3:53 pm

Massport has agreed to pay for the operation of a new senior center in East Boston and a 4.5-acre expansion of Piers Park as recompense for its never ending expansion at Logan Airport, the authority and Mayor Walsh's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/17 - 2:11 pm

Lufthansa says Massport owes it at least $2.8 million for a 747 engine heavily damaged when it sucked in a good part of a snowbank next to a taxiway at Logan Airport in 2015. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/17 - 10:05 am

City Council President Michelle Wu, who lives in Roslindale, is kind of pissed this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/17 - 12:32 am

The Department of Justice says it's settled a lawsuit against Eversource and the MWRA over a Deer Island power cable under Boston Harbor the government had said was not buried deeply enough to allow for planned dredging to let the Conley Terminal in South Boston handle larger ships. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/17 - 9:07 am

The Globe reports that Boston Common fans worried about shadows from the proposed skyscraper have been joined by Massport, which is concerned the 775-foot tower could cause issues with Logan flights.

By adamg - 9/12/16 - 5:37 pm

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns today added Massport to the federal government's suit against the MWRA and Eversource over an electric cable to Deer Island from South Boston that the feds say will interfere with dredging aimed at letting the Conley Terminal accept larger ships. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/16 - 7:48 pm

The Herald reports Massport is stuck with some 9,400 specially designed concrete barriers for the IndyCar that Wasn't, sitting on land that was supposed to be for maritime uses, but no longer is, thanks to the thousands upon thousands of these things that the local IndyCar promoters are no longer paying to store there.

By adamg - 2/3/16 - 2:19 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a request from at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty for a hearing to try to get Massport, the BRA and the city Economic Development and Industrial Corp. on the same page when it comes to re-use of the city-owned land on Boston Harbor.

Flaherty made his request after news broked that Massport has put land out to bid in the Boston Marine Industrial Park in South Boston and that one bid calls for relocating businesses from Widett Circle, including meatpacking plants, even though the industrial park is supposed to be limited to businesses having some relation to the seas. Read more.

By Shelagh Dolan - 6/10/15 - 4:53 pm

The City Council approved a measure by at-large Councilor Steve Murphy to hold a hearing on a proposed state law that would let Boston police officers respond to calls in what has become one of Boston's fastest growing neighborhoods. H.2107, sponsored by state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston), would give Boston Police joint jurisdiction in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/15 - 11:02 am

Several legislators, including our own reps Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) and Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) have filed legislation that would prohibit the IOC from simply taking over control of billboards and electric signboards owned by the MBTA, MassDOT and Massport in the Boston area should Boston get the 2024 Olympics - unless the IOC pays the going rates for using the spaces.

By adamg - 3/26/15 - 11:09 am

The Chelsea Record reports the Chelsea Conservation Commission rejected plans by Massport to store contaminated sludge from dredging near the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston in "Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells" in Chelsea Creek.

The commission said just because Massport did the same thing with sludge from the Conley Terminal doesn't mean Chelsea Creek can continue as the repository for the stuff.

By adamg - 3/17/15 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Massport will use some land it bought from the MBTA between E. 1 Street and the Reserved Channel for a "freight corridor" that should take trucks off E. 1 and to build a 4.5-acre park.

By adamg - 10/14/14 - 3:23 pm

The Herald reports that Massport is getting ready to build a 1,700-space garage to replace all the parking lots that have been torn up for all the development that is generating all the traffic. that is increasingly clogging the streets of the Innovation District.

By adamg - 3/20/14 - 3:28 pm

Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.

By adamg - 3/2/14 - 10:00 am

Yesterday morning, I drove down to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on Congress Street (I was on a panel discussion).

By adamg - 9/11/13 - 2:16 pm

Massport is apologizing for scheduling routine fire training at Logan today, because not everybody would realize that was only an old fuselage on fire rather than something more sinister on this anniversary date.

By adamg - 5/31/13 - 10:48 am

Massport, which should really be renamed MassPortAndRealEstateDevelopment, has decided it's not going to let a develop build 300 apartments on some vacant land it owns near Bank of America Pavillion because, well, just because:

The statement did not elaborate on why the residential units are not allowed.

By adamg - 10/26/12 - 8:12 am

WBZ reports a state trooper with an annual salary upwards of $200,000 parked his camper on some waterfront Massport land (leased from the city) and set up housekeeping there. Story includes choice quotes from City Council President Steve Murphy on how this guy is worse than participants in Occupy Boston on the Greenway last year.

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