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By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:22 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by KinderCare to expand its existing Atlantic Avenue facility into the space left vacant when the Living Room closed in 2019.

At a hearing today, KinderCare attorney William Ferullo said the expansion will let KinderCare expand its tot count from 42 to 68.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 1:37 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state's environmental secretary went too far in approving a plan that would let developers replace the Aquarium garage and the James Hook seafood store with skyscrapers - not on the merits but because the legislature didn't give her specific permission to put her stamp on waterfront projects. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 6:05 pm
Three of the four attackers

Three attackers about to get in an SUV with the fourth and a driver.

Live Boston reports Boston Police are "close to arrests" of four young men who beat a man to the ground and then just kept punching and kicking him as he lay there unconscious while fending off his girlfriend before jumping into an SUV stopped on Atlantic Avenue and speeding off early Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 11:56 am

The Boston Licensing Board could decide Thursday whether Howl at the Moon on High Street shares any of the blame for the way one of its patrons wound up in Fort Point Channel, from which he managed to climb out shortly before police found him between the Congress Street and Moakley bridges, wet, shivering and clad only in his underwear and one sock - several hours after he was booted from the bar. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:33 am

Oxford Properties, which owns the building across Atlantic Avenue from South Station where WeWork no longer works, says it will soon file plans to replace the co-working space with space aimed at attracting some of those up-and-coming life-science companies that seem to be what's keeping Boston's commercial developers afloat these days - and maybe add a ground-floor restaurant to keep those workers and nearby Leather District residents well fed. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/23/21 - 11:43 am
Proposed 25 Atlantic Ave. residential building

Rendering by MGF Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, six-unit residential building on the triangular lot where Commercial Street ends at Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 3:48 pm
Proposed 357-room hotel on current site of James Hook

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi of the view from next to the Barking Crab.

A development team last week filed plans for a 25-story, 357-room hotel with 9,000 square feet of room for the James Hook seafood concern on what is now Hook's almost half acre of land on Atlantic Avenue between the Moakley Bridge and what's left of the Northern Avenue Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Urban Cycles reports a guy disgruntled that workers at the Atlantic Avenue shop wouldn't let him just take a bike came back and threw three pavers through its large front windows: Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 11:15 am
Elliot

Transit Police report arresting an out-of-state man on charges he attacked a homeless woman who was just sitting outside the South Station bus terminal around 2:30 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:32 pm
Architect's rendering of Pinnacle building

Architect's rendering. Note birds in right view. See larger.

The Chiofaro Co. today filed formal plans with the BPDA for its proposed Pinnacle at Central Wharf, a 42-story, 600-foot-high office and residential tower that would replace the Aquarium garage - 12 years after it bought the garage and after years of an infamous feud between Don Chiofaro and then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:42 pm

The Chiofaro Co. told the BPDA today it will soon file detailed plans for a 600-foot-tall tower to replace the garage in front of the New England Aquarium - a garage Donald Chiofaro has been trying to replace for more than a decade now, at first under the specter of a feud with then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 9:18 pm

WBUR reports ISD today cited Corolla Contracting for violations that led to "an unsafe and dangerous worksite" at a site off Atlantic Avenue that left a woman walking nearby with critical injuries after metal construction material fell on her from several floors up yesterday.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 9:45 am
Aftermath of Beach Street crash

The Boston City Archives has posted some photos of the aftermath of a crash on July 22, 1928 when a four-car elevated train crashed on a sharp curve at Beach Street and Harrison Avenue, killing two and injuring several others. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 9:26 am
Mosaic map at South Station

Adam Castiglioni shows us some of the mosaic that artist Ellen Harvey is installing at a South Station entrance at Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Harvey's map, titled "Network," uses hand-made glass tiles to show the web of transportation routes in the Boston area: Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/18 - 1:05 pm

UPDATE: The Sail Loft cleared inspection Aug. 11 and was allowed to re-open.

A small fire this morning at the Sail Loft, 80 Atlantic Ave. left the restaurant filled with smoke and water. ISD ordered the restaurant to remain shut until it can clean up all the smoke-laden surfaces, remove the water and fix a wall in the kitchen that was damaged by the fire. The restaurant will also need to pass building and electrical inspections.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/18 - 3:09 pm
Car flip at I-93 entrance in downtown Boston

Pernell Banks came across a car flipped on its side at the ramp down into the northbound tunnel near Rowes Wharf shortly before 3 p.m.

By adamg - 9/19/16 - 4:29 pm
Guy with large Cross near South Station

Liz Devlin watched a man drag a life-sized crucifix past South Station this afternoon. Read more.

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