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Monday’s 3 Things: In 1620, Harbor Collision, BRA Approves Seaport Tower

Three Things to Know for Monday, August 15th!

1. There were some big moves over the weekend, literally and figuratively. . .

BRA gives key approval to waterfront Seaport tower

A luxury condo tower that is planning to be built along Boston Harbor took a big step forward getting the approval of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Although, the proposed 22-story building at 150 Seaport Boulevard still faces opposition from an influential environmental group, The Boston Globe has more on the $260 million, 124-unit proposal.

Engine Malfunction Causes Collision Between Boats In Boston Harbor

Regency, a Boston Harbor Cruises ship had an engine malfunction that prevented the captain from disengaging the forward propulsion on the outboard starboard engine when the boat was approaching Long Wharf, leading the Regency collided with three other boats. Luckily nobody was harmed, read more on the story and view the video coverage, via CBS Boston.

2. Fun Fact and event of the day:

On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims on board.

6:00pm Free Zumba Class at Christopher Columbus Park. Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series free fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer.

3. “North End National Anthem” captured on Instagram:

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

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2 Replies to “Monday’s 3 Things: In 1620, Harbor Collision, BRA Approves Seaport Tower

    1. Hi Mary, I didn’t get to those meetings so I don’t know much more (and the Seaport isn’t our focus). Tim Logan at the Globe has a series of articles, these are the most recent about the approval and the opposition:

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