StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.
A progressive slate of 35 candidates, who include city councilors Michelle Wu and Ricardo Arroyo, today won control over the Ward 18 Democratic Ward Committee in Hyde Park, Mattapan and part of Roslindale over an old-guard slate that included former city councilors Steve Murphy and Rob Consalvo, unofficial city numbers show. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports Boston Fire and Police hazmat and special-operations units responded to 96 Radcliffe Rd. around 1:30 p.m. after the discovery of a mysterious red powder in the basement there. Crews were released after testing showed that whatever the powder was, it was not hazardous.
The present day nation of Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society as a place to send free Black people in an effort to uphold US slavery. Join founder of UHRI & Liberian refugee, Rev. Torli Krua, to:
The Boston Fire Department reports that around 4:45 p.m., firefighters and EMTs responded to Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice - and her owner, who did the same trying to rescue her pet but who managed to make her way to one of the islands in the pond. Read more.
Lenny's Tropical Bakery on Blue Hill and Morton in Mattapan closing after 40 years! Today is the last day. We visited and said goodbye to the staff, the owners are retiring they tell us. Some of the best Jamaican beef and chicken patties in Boston's history.