Hampshire House Corp., which owns both the original and Faneuil Hall Cheers bars and the 75 on Liberty waterfront bar, this week sued three insurance companies to recoup the losses its incurred since the city and state shut down bars in March due to Covid-19 reasons. Read more.
The Charles River Watershed Association this afternoon issued a public-health advisory for the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. Bridge to the Museum of Science due to a bloom of the dreaded cyanobacteria: Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at 98 Charles St., at Pinckney Street. Firefighters had to rescue some residents via ladders thrown up against the five-story building.
The State Library of Massachusetts recounts the struggle to get the Robert Gould Shaw memorial built across from the State House - including an effort in the 1980s to add the names of the Black soldiers who fell in battle with Shaw added to the names of the white officers whose names had initially been the only ones inscribed there.
WBZ reports volunteers worked overnight to place 1,000 "socially distant" flags on Boston Common to remember Massachusetts residents who died in the service of their country. Earlier plans to place the traditional 37,000 flag were called off due to Covid-19 concerns.
What a difference a few years makes. Compare the 100 or so Trumpists who demanded the right to breathe on other people on Beacon Street outside the State House this afternoon, as photographed by Frog Lane Harpy. with the tens of thousands who protested him on Beacon Street in 2017. Read more.
A federal judge today rejected a plea by onetime Bulger lieutenant Edward MacKenzie that he be allowed to serve the last three years of a twelve-year extortion sentence at home because he suffers from a frequently stuffed nose and high blood pressure - and because he wants to care for his orphaned grandson. Read more.
The licensing board held its first Zoomed hearings last week.
The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans for a bakery cafe in one of the new residential buildings on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and a cafe and lemonade stand on Newbury Street. Read more.