The BRA just approved plans for two new residential projects, one in the Seaport and one in the Fenway:
The massive Columbus Center project, designed to bridge the gap between the South End and Back Bay by building luxury condominiums, hotel, retail, and green space over the Mass turnpike near Columbus and Berkeley Streets (map of project), is showing new signs of life.
I was watching the Olympics last night and was once again startled by the fact that nobody can agree who the winner should be in gymnastics. The commentators were bashing the judges for choosing the Chinese girl (who is actually 7 1/2 years old!) over the American (who is actually Russian!) in the uneven bars. It just exemplifies how silly any sport that requires a judge to decide the winner can become. Nothing against the talented athletes and all their hard work to get to that level, but any time you put the decision of a winner into a judge's hand instead of the athletes themselves, the process can and will easily be unfair. It becomes a subjective decision no matter what. Kind of reminds me of the development process in Boston.