By Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle Published 3:00 pm CDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 Commissioners with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority have approved a 50-year lease for a project that will support a crude oil export terminal capable of serving some of the largest tankers in the world. Commissioners with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority have approved a 50-year lease for a project that will support a crude oil export terminal capable of serving some of the largest tankers in the world. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Commissioners with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority have approved a 50-year lease for a project that will support … [Read more...] about Port of Corpus Christi takes step forward on Harbor Island crude oil export terminal
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Emily Sweeney Globe Staff March 08, 2019 Picture yourself driving on the Central Artery through Boston in 1969. You’re heading toward Quincy, zipping past a Howard Johnson’s restaurant and billboards advertising Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky, Paragon Park, and the Sheraton Motor Inn. You eventually reach Squantum and then take a helicopter ride over Boston Harbor. From the air, you get a bird’s-eye view of the gritty, industrial landscape along the city’s waterfront. You fly over Moon Island, where sewage is discharged into the harbor, and Spectacle Island, which is covered in deep layers of garbage.All of this is featured in “Boston — Harbor/City/Islands,” a 50-year-old film that shows a side of Boston that many have forgotten and proves just how far we’ve come. Advertisement Larry Rosenblum, 77, was a student at … [Read more...] about How dirty was Boston 50 years ago? ‘The harbor was used as a waste bin’
By Sean Philip Cotter | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 10:49 pm | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 11:15 am Welcome to Boston’s new target growth zones: A big park, the harbor islands and several cemeteries. Those, plus census tracts dominated by city-owned public housing and University of Massachusetts Boston, are the primary areas the city designated as “opportunity zones” under a federal tax incentive program. Boston officials say in naming those unlikely areas, they’re operating out of an abundance of caution to avoid possible serious displacement of locals, but critics say the city’s missing the boat. City Council President Andrea Campbell said there are plenty of places that would welcome investment. “If you look at the demographics and the criteria, the opportunity zones were intended for communities that are under-resourced or where you cannot get investors to look twice, like in Mattapan, for … [Read more...] about Zones of contention: Tax benefits for cemeteries, parks, islands?
By Robert Earle Howells Published 8:15 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Southern California’s coast is so blessed by nature, yet so densely developed, that it’s only natural to imagine what it must have looked like 150 years ago. That’s when it’s time to look offshore — namely to the Channel Islands. Call them Bonus California — mirrors of the mainland, with sea cliffs, beaches, rugged canyons thick with scrubby chaparral, profusions of wildflowers — but missing the crush of humanity. In fact, their human population is effectively zero - just a few park rangers and researchers. That’s all. No towns, no stores, no paved roads. But such natural abundance that they’ve been clichéd into the moniker “America’s Galapagos.” Not that they need the branding help. Five of the eight islands make up Channel Islands National Park, which receives upwards of 380,000 visits per year. The Channel Islands are rife … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about visiting the Channel Islands
By Robert Earle Howells Published 8:02 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 When most people think about visiting Catalina Island, they picture galleries, souvenir shops, the Casino and ocean-view lodging. That’s what you’ll find in the resort-flavored town of Avalon, Catalina’s upscale port town. But if you want to ditch the mobs and enjoy a more barefoot-in-paradise vibe, venture 12 miles up island to Two Harbors, and congratulate yourself. Set on a narrow strip of land known as The Isthmus, Two Harbors, which is 22 miles from the mainland, feels as though you’ve stepped back into a 1950s beach town. There’s just one restaurant, one bar, one café, one inn, one campground, one store, and a lot of boats. Locals and visitors are noticeably friendly and pretty much indistinguishable from one another. That’s no doubt because everyone is drawn by the same thing — extraordinary natural beauty and the opportunity to play on or near the … [Read more...] about On Catalina Island, Two Harbors is not to be missed