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By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:52 pm
Disintegrating pyramid

An aghast citizen files a 311 report over the idea that some people want to return the unmoored channel pyramid to its position midway between Fort Point and the post office, at least not without some major glue work or duct taping or something:

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 10:27 am

The Fort Pointer reports that the pyramid that has been moored in Fort Point Channel since 2014 came loose and is now jammed against one of the channel's walls, where volunteers tied it down until it can be floated back to its original location.

By adamg - 7/28/20 - 12:47 pm
A Street archtect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

Related Beal yesterday filed plans for a complex on what is now a parking lot next to the Gillette plant that would include residences, offices and R&D space. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 2:50 pm
Yellow paint at Fort Point Channel

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the yellow paint coating the rocks and flowing into the water along Fort Point Channel on the South Boston side between the Summer Street Bridge and the Gillette plant.

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.

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By adamg - 12/7/19 - 5:05 pm
Sunset over Fort Point Channel

Steve Klise watched the sunset from the South Boston side of the channel:

Damn, Boston, winter evenings look good on you.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 8:46 am
Sunrise over the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point Channel

Tim Colby watched daybreak over Fort Point Channel and the South Boston waterfront this morning.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:17 am
Ice along Fort Point Channel

Alexis Deise reported shortly before 8 a.m. that "all that glitters is... ice," along Fort Point Channel.

NBC Boston reports multiple car crashes in the Boston area due to black ice.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 9:39 pm

Related Beal has notified the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building complex on a 6.5-acre parcel between A Street and Fort Point Channel that it bought from Gillette for $218 million in May. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 4:49 pm

The Fort Poin Boston Blog reports that Proctor and Gamble has started the early stages of a study of its Gillette plants in South Boston and Andover aimed at creating "new, world class, high tech production facilities, a cutting-edge innovation center and modern office space" - with an emphasis on a major continuing presence along Fort Point Channel.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 10:48 pm
Red Lobsters at climate protest

Extinction Rebellion shut the Congress Street Bridge at rush hour this afternoon in a protest over climate change. Among the protesters: Women dressed as lobsters (photo by Chris Walton). Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 9:52 am
Great blue heron in Fort Point Channel

Amid all the muck and decaying bikes and pilings and stuff exposed at low tide in Fort Point Channel yesterday, a great blue heron stood looking for a meal - one that wouldn't absorb too much of the oily sheen on the water - Johnmcboston observed.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:37 pm

Gaston reports spotting ten syringes floating in Fort Point Channel, which flows into Boston Harbor, this morning.

By adamg - 5/9/19 - 10:28 am
Geese in Fort Point Channel

Roving UHub photographer Wendy S. spotted a new goose family at the very far end of Fort Point Channel, way past Gillette, where it gets all small and curvy and hemmed in by highways and train tracks and stuff.

By adamg - 12/22/18 - 12:17 pm
Flooding along Fort Point Channel

Justin Teman took a walk along Fort Point Channel this morning, at least, the part that wasn't flooded. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/18 - 6:29 pm
Seal in Fort Point Channel

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.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 9:24 am

Josh Brogadir at WCVB reports a man who apparently stole a cab at South Station early this morning crashed it on the Summer Street Bridge, then jumped into Fort Point Channel, where he realized how cold the water was and climbed up on a coral-reef art float, from which cops eventually grabbed him.

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 - 10/17/18 - 10:13 am
How to protect Seaport Boulevard from flooding

Creative seawalls could protect Seaport Boulevard and provide new seating for pedestrians.

The city today released plans for keeping rising seas from reclaiming all the parts of South Boston that sit on fill - which is much of the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/18 - 4:19 pm
Little marker at the Intercontinental Hotel

One toe over the line, sweet Jesus, and that's a potential citation.

Four InterContinental Hotel guests enjoying some wine and mixed drinks one August night decided to stroll the hotel's grounds along Fort Point Channel. But then they went too far - they walked from the hotel's granite walkways onto the bricks of the Harborwalk just as two BPD detectives were arriving for a snap inspection. Read more.

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