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By adamg - 10/24/21 - 10:07 pm

Mike Manzoni at NBC Boston posts a copy of one of the signs that started going up yesterday in Newmarket Square advising people living in tents there to move along by 7 a.m. on Monday. Acting Mayor Kim Janey signed an executive order last week outlawing tents - and promising people living in them access to treatment and a place to stay, at least temporarily.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:06 pm
Apartments in round building

Floor plans of a couple of rounded apartments in the building.

Round apartment building,

The Boston Housing Authority has filed plans for extensive renovations to Egleston Square's Doris Bunte Apartments, which used to be called Walnut Park Apartments, using a combination of new federal funding and tax credits for historic properties, which the city's tallest round apartment building now is.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 12:03 pm

At Northeastern University, somebody vandalized a mezuzah at the entrance to the campus chapter of the Jewish organization Hillel, while at Tufts, two of the small cases, which contain parchment from the Torah and which are mounted at doorways, were stolen from dorms last month. Read more

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 10:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting four men on a series of charges for the robbery and beating of a man in a Jeep in an incident that began on Vale Street in Roxbury shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 6:49 pm
Late afternoon sky at Madison Park

Roving UHub photographer Michael Campbell captured late afternoon at Madison Park in Roxbury, as football practice was ending and soccer practice was beginning.

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By adamg - 10/14/21 - 2:21 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston firefighters today cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the new home of Engine 42 and Rescue 2 at Columbus Avenue and Bragdon Street in Roxbury - a $23.5-million replacement for the old station there that includes a ventilation system aimed at keeping carcinogens brought in from fires from reaching firefighter quarters on the second floor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:34 pm

A federal judge in Boston has sentenced Lyndon Scott, 32, a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang, to 117 months in federal prison following his admission that both a saleable quantity of crack and a loaded gun were found in his car in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:06 pm
Anderson and Owens

Anderson and Owens in Zoomed forum.

In a forum for District 7 (Roxbury, South End, Back Bay) council candidates tonight, Tania Fernandes Anderson said she would work to increase affordable housing in the district by boosting the minimum number of "affordable" units developers have to provide - from the current 13% to at least 33% - and by making such units actually more affordable by changing the formula the city uses to determine what's affordable to only include the median income in Boston, not richer surrounding communities. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 12:23 pm

The big one is Wednesday, when Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu face off in a debate on WBZ at 7 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 1:02 pm
A Honk band

In the Before Times, activist brass bands from all over the place would join up for a parade from Somerville to Harvard Square. This year, Honk was more spread out - across Somerville, Cambridge and Boston. Greg Cook caught some of the performances yesterday.

Ron Newman was in Nubian Square for some Honking.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 10:51 am

WGBH reports the Pioneers Run Club, will hold a marathon of its own tomorrow - starting and finishing at Malcolm X Park in Roxbury along a route that stays completely in Boston.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:59 am
Welcome to Methadone Mile

A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice this new sign up in Newmarket Square.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 9:43 am

Ed Markey today became the second senator to endorse Michelle Wu, citing her environmental activism: Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 10:26 pm
MLK shooting scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports somebody was shot in Malcolm X Park, along Martin Luther King Boulevard around 5:20 p.m. The homicide unit was called in just in case due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 10/2/21 - 1:00 pm

The BPDA has posted its final draft RFP for the 7.6-acre field of scrub, grass and parking lots on Tremont Street, across from BPD headquarters, which has been vacant since it was almost all bulldozed in the 1960s for an I-95 extension that was never built. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 11:48 am
Essaibi George, Janey and Wu

Photo via mayor's office.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November. 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 - 9/20/21 - 8:56 pm

Angelina Camacho said tonight she has filed for a recount of the results for the District 7 (Roxbury) preliminary, in which she narrowly came in third behind perpetual candidate Roy Owens.

In a statement, Camacho said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 1:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury man on charges he walked towards a group of men standing outside 2241 Washington St. in Nubian Square, took out a gun and began firing. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/21 - 9:45 am
Stabbing suspect

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say stabbed someone at Merengue Restaurant, 156 Blue Hill Ave. around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

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