IT IS obvious from Shirley Leung’s column (“This developer’s prospects may be looking up,” Page A1, April 18) that Leung, developer Don Chiofaro, and Mayor Marty Walsh are each campaigning for construction of a high-rise building between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Aquarium and waterfront in Boston. The location is the site of the existing Harbor Garage.
As a building boom transforms Boston’s skyline, construction cranes have popped up in places where they haven’t been seen in years.
WHILE KEVIN Hartnett’s “The ‘future-proof’ city: a proposal” (Ideas, April 13) deserves applause for highlighting the search for climate-resilient solutions that is underway in many cities, the piece should have given more credence to Sofie Pelsmakers’s “whimsical” ideas for flood protection.
AN OVERABUNDANCE of caution on the part of state health officials leads to scores of unnecessary beach closures each season. That could change as early as this summer, under a new and sensible water testing proposal from the state Bureau of Environmental Health.
BOSTON – It seems that there’s always something new popping up on the Boston Waterfront, but this is THE spot where you and your friends are going to want to “Gather”.
Brand new to the neighborhood, Gather restaurant is a stunning space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Boston Harbor, and funky light bulbs hanging from high above.
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.
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.
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.