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Don Chiofaro’s prospects may be looking up

Original Author: 
Shirley Leung

Three decades ago, a young union laborer named Marty Walsh worked for Don Chiofaro, helping to build the city’s biggest office complex, International Place.

Walsh was just a kid back then, moving cinder blocks. Now as mayor, he’s everyone’s boss, and the fate of Chiofaro’s most ambitious project since International Place is in his hands.

Original Publication Date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Begins Public Process in May

Original Author: 
Staff
The Boston Transportation Department, the Boston Public Works Department, Boston Convention Center, Massport, MassDOT, A Better City, and the BRA are collaborating develop a sustainable transportation plan for the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood. 
Original Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, a fixture of tranquility on the South Boston Waterfront for half a century, is moving

Original Author: 
Garrett Quinn

BOSTON — Near the water's edge on Northern Avenue in the rapidly developing South Boston Waterfront neighborhood stands a squat red brick building fronted by a row of exclusive parking spaces.

There's a small pathway to the left of of the building that leads to Seaport Boulevard. A lush green lawn hemmed in by trees and shrubs extends to its right with a 4-foot statue of the Virgin Mary in the center.

Original Publication Date: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cheap parking disappears on the South Boston Waterfront

Original Author: 
Shirley Leung

One of the greatest joys of going to lunch at Sam’s on the South Boston Waterfront has been the free parking.

It was a small lot, maybe a dozen spaces, but I could drive up and a few steps later be inside eating oysters and taking in the postcard views. A completely suburban experience in the most exciting part of the city.

Original Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bostonians Pause In Quiet Cultural Spaces On This Anniversary

Original Author: 
Andrea Shea

Museums and cultural institutions in the Boston area opened their doors to the public Tuesday hoping to offer solace to visitors on the marathon bombing anniversary.

The Institute of Contemporary Art’s gesture was free admission. Looking out at Boston Harbor through the museum’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows, director of external relations Kelly Gifford reflected on the role she believes the museum should play for the community.

Original Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Provincetown rescue team comes to Boston minke's rescue

A Cape rescue team out of Provincetown came to the aid of a minke whale ten miles out of Boston Harbor Friday. According to a release from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), the organization's Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team was called away from the Cape after Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) researchers reported seeing the whale in distress.

The whale was first seen earlier this week by NEFSC researchers, but inclement weather prevented a rescue at that time.

Original Publication Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014

Entangled whale freed outside harbor

Members of a marine rescue team on Friday released a minke whale that had become entangled in fishing gear about 10 miles outside Boston Harbor. Earlier in the week, whale researchers found the juvenile whale, which had a buoy line wrapped tightly around its lower jaw. Staffers from the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team returned to the location on Friday and saw the whale swimming in large circles, indicating that it was anchored in place by the fishing gear. After the response team cut the line, the whale swam off, a spokeswoman said. (AP)

Original Publication Date: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Waterfront revival sought by City Hall

Original Author: 
Casey Ross

Restaurants, outdoor cafes, floating docks, and spaces for music concerts and festivals would be added to Boston’s waterfront under a City Hall plan to rejuvenate a section of downtown that planners say has fallen short of its potential.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority this week unveiled plans for a 40-acre strip of land and water between the North End and Fort Point Channel. The area is dotted with small parks, open spaces, public walkways, and wharves that are rich in history, but poorly connected and often not as crowded as newer attractions nearby.

Original Publication Date: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014

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