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By adamg - 5/27/20 - 12:38 pm

Mr. Magoo for General Electric!

General Electric announced today it's getting out of the light bulb business that helped propel the company back when it was formed in 1889 as the Edison General Electric Co. to bring together various companies started by Thomas Edison, whom you might have heard of. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 2:49 pm

WBUR reports Gov. Baker announced today that with Covid-19 hospitalization numbers in the area continuing to decrease, the field hospital's no longer needed. But he added that it will stay in place through the end of the summer, just in case.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 8:32 pm

A disgusted citizen files a complaint with 311 about the situation over the beach at M Street: Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 2:04 pm

For one thing, you can't just drive there because the state's shut the Castle Island parking lot and all the spaces along Day Boulevard. Also, as Boston Restaurant Talk reports, no more of that crowding into the small place to wait for your order and stuff.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:31 pm

Draw A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, shows how to do some social distancing on the beach this weekend.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 11:31 pm

Around 11 p.m. at 246 Dorchester St., near East 9th Street, Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 1:05 pm
Boston sea-water flood zones

Boston areas that could see sea water in the streets in coming decades.

City officials are looking at a possible zoning overlay that would require homeowners looking at extensive renovations consider how to deal with seawater flooding that will come as sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, and they've developed some possible guidelines for retrofitting those most Boston of dwelling units: Triple deckers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 10:14 am
Proposed new Northern Avenue bridge

Proposed bridge plaza from city presentation.

Under trusses paying homage to the original span, pedestrians and bicyclists would be able to get across Fort Point Channel on a new Northern Avenue bridge that would include access to a sort of lounging area just above the water, under a plan presented by city officials last week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:25 am
Downed tree on East Broadway

Katie Kat was witness to the awesome power of wind and gravity at East Broadway and G Street this morning.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 11:53 pm
Circling plane

Eileen Murphy wonders:

Anyone know who has been doing sky donuts over Southie, Dot, South End for hours at a time past 5 days?

Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 8:24 am

WBUR gives us a tour of the "respite shelter" at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 who have no or only very mild symptoms but who want to self isolate.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 11:48 am
Lone sailboat on Boston Harbor waters

Not much activity on the water around 11:20 a.m.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 10:44 am

WGBH reports on the coronavirus-related postponement of the national convention, which had been set for July 25-30 at the South Boston convention center, which is now in use as a Covid-19 field hospital.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 8:47 pm

Former City Councilor Josh Zakim is calling for Mayor Walsh or Gov. Baker to make outdoor mask use mandatory after what he saw on a run through the the Back Bay, downtown, Fort Point and Chinatown today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 11:30 am
Sun shines through Dorchester Heights Monument this morning

Kevin Wolf had a front-row seat - his porch - for the semi-annual Southiehenge, when the sun rises and shines directly through the top of the Dorchester Heights Monument. The next solar oculus will be in mid-August.

By adamg - 4/20/20 - 9:36 am

WBUR reports on a visit by Army Chief of Staff - and Quincy native - Gen. James McConville to survey work by the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Reserve medical units to help build and staff the state's field hospitals in places such as the South Boston convention center.

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 10:54 pm

Live Boston reports shots were fired on East 8th Street near Mercer Street around 10 p.m.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:39 pm
Flooging on Harrison Avenue

A major water-main break under Harrison Avenue at Perry Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. has buckled the street, swallowed cars, created water problems as far away as G Street in South Boston and forced Eversource to turn off the power in nearby buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 2:16 pm

Hoppy Easter

Jennifer Rice watched the Easter Bunny dance up a storm today on Hillview Avenue in Roslindale.

In South Boston, meanwhile, Samuel Brian watched His Bunness came by on the back of a truck, with an escort: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 10:36 am
Flaming motorcycle

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that shortly before midnight on Saturday, two motorcycle drivers collided at C Street and West Broadway in South Boston. The drivers, and a passenger on one of the bikes, ran away before firefighters or police arrived.

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