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By adamg - 9/23/21 - 12:00 pm

The BU board of trustees voted yesterday to begin selling off the university's holdings in fossil-fuel companies, school President Robert Brown announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 11:01 am

The company that owns the retail space between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Rose Kennedy Greenway says it will soon file detailed plans to add more retail - and office - space and to replace the current steel canopy entrance to the marketplace with a "grand portal" across from Long Wharf to draw even more people in. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that four East Boston Bank branches slated to be shut as part of its takeover by Rockland Trust will instead be sold to HarborOne, a Brockton-based bank that will hire their workers and re-open the branches as its own. The deal affects only the buildings and workers; customer accounts at the current branches will still move to Rockand.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:30 am
Proposed new Esplanade visitor center

Rendering via Esplanade Association.

The Beacon Hill Times reports the Esplanade Association has pledged $20 million to spruce up and maintain a long neglected part of the Boston side of the Charles just north of the Teddy Ebersol Fields. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:00 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reviews what's going on with the move of the Boston Community Leadership Academy from the old Hyde Park High School to the McCormack Middle School: Even as BPS promotes its $1-billion "BuildBPS" vision of 21st-century almost suburban like high schools, the BCLA students say they are getting a building without enough classrooms, no auditorium, a smaller gym with no bleachers and maybe even not enough lockers.

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By adamg - 9/22/21 - 5:14 pm

Yesterday, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo declared the Boston Public Health Commission a pack of disorganized buffoons trying to foist Boston's Methadone Mile problems on his fair city by sticking some Mass-and-Cass people in a currently unused Quality Inn there - with no prior notice to him.

Today, acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey says Arrigo knew about the plans: Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 4:20 pm

The Garden announced today that starting Sept. 30, everybody attending a game or event there will have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a recent negative test. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 1:20 pm

At a school already roiling over the way its two co-leaders were put on leave just before the start of the school year, parents at the Mission Hill K-8 School in Jamaica Plain now have to wonder why BPS removed two grade 5 and 6 teachers one recent Friday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 12:35 pm
Proposed condos on High Street in Dorchester

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a single-family home at 22 High St. in Dorchester with a $4.2-million, 15-unit condo building, across the street from where another developer wants to replace a different single-family home with a 23-unit building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 11:11 am
Rendering of first phase of project

Rendering of phase 1 of the proposal.

A pair of developers say they will soon file plans for the first phase of their proposal for three clusters of buildings with 851 housing units, 200 hotel rooms and more than 1.75 million square feet of life-sciences labs and offices on the western and northern sides of Sullivan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 9:40 am
Pumpkin-spice ivermectin

Relax, it's a joke. But apple-flavored ivermectin is real.

WBZ reports a drugstore in Hopkinton is using a Rte. 9 billboard to offer up only the freshest, choicest human-type ivermectin for those Massholes who don't believe in doctors and science and stuff - except you theoretically can't get human-style ivermectin without a prescription. The state Department of Public Health is investigating.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 9:07 am
Firefighters at movie trailer where body was found

Firefighters at the trailer. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that a body was found in a movie trailer at a BCEC parking lot on Cypher Street behind the convention center around 5:30 a.m.

The trailers are possibly for "Spirited," a musical version of "A Christmas Carol" being filmed downtown.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:56 pm
Firmin, Feaster, Ciccolo, Joyce

Eddie Firmin, Joseph Feaster, Robert Ciccolo and Kathleen Joyce in Zoom hearing.

City licensing head Kathleen Joyce is considering cutting back closing time at Savvor, 180 Lincoln St. - and could even revoke its entertainment license - over a string of late-night incidents that the local police captain says is draining his resources when he's already got the Theater District and Faneuil Hall Marketplace to worry about. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:24 pm

IBEW Local 103 is backing Annissa Essaibi George: Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:02 pm

At 8:51 p.m., the MBTA announced "a power problem near South Station" and that trains would be standing by at stations.

The announcement, however, doesn't mention anything about trains that were in tunnels when the power went off. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 4:47 pm

The US government, Massachusetts, several other states and the District of Columbia today filed an anti-trust suit against American and JetBlue - Logan's largest airline - alleging that a route-sharing deal between them will dramatically limit consumer choice and raise the cost of flying to and from Logan and New York-area airports.

In their suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the US and the states charge: Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 4:19 pm

Boston Police report they have opened a murder investigation into the death of Carlos DelRosario, who was shot at 55 Beech Glen St. on April 29, 2013. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 3:41 pm
Turkey on the Greenway

JK spotted this turkey on the Greenway near International Place today.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has shut its eponymous Yard to the public between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. through Oct. 11, partly for Covid-19 concerns, but more to provide some respite for the tender Harvard freshmen who live on the Yard.

The ban on non-Harvard students in those hours even applies to parents - the Crimson quotes one frosh who came back from a Target run with her parents only to learn they couldn't come up to her dorm with her, forcing to carry all of her purchases to her room by herself.