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By adamg - 10/19/19 - 3:52 pm
Tremont Street project to get canceled

If a mall gets built, somebody else will build it, BPDA says.

The Bay State Banner gets the scoop: BPDA Director Brian Golden says his agency won't renew a Roxbury group's development rights to a seven-acre parcel on Tremont Street when they expire at the end of the month, 12 years after it first proposed a large multi-use complex with residential towers, a mall, office space and a museum. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:23 pm

A car crashed into several other cars on Shawmut Avenue near Lenox Street shortly after 10 p.m. Several people suffered injuries; four cars were damaged enough to require tows. The driver fled on foot.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:58 pm

The Boston Guardian reports City Councilor Kim Janey has convinced BTD that people who live along Washington Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard need to have their South End parking permits replaced with Roxbury parking permits. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 4:30 pm
Massachusetts Avenue suspsects

Transit Police report they are looking for four men for an attack at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line station around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 10:43 pm

Live Boston reports repeated gunfire - possibly as many as 19 shots fired in the area of Codman Park and Townsend Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 11:40 am
Workers fixing gas leak outside 1065 Tremont St.

Leak fixers. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a gas leak in the street outside 1065 Tremont St., near Melnea Cass Boulevard, forced the evacuation of the building after readings showed elevated gas levels inside the building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 3:00 pm

Boston Police report officers looking for a guy wanted for a Sunday armed robbery on Humboldt Avenue and Waumbeck Street found him at the Trotter School playground across the street around 5:25 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 9:40 am

Mayor Walsh today released details of a plan to clean up Methadone Mile and Newmarket Square through additional resources and workers aimed both at "deconcentrating" addicts and homeless people by getting more of them into treatment and shelters - some created outside those areas - and through faster cleanup of the needles and other detritus they leave behind and stepped up police presence. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 11:16 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Zoo New England has been using Franklin Park to train Koda to find eastern box turtles, an increasingly rare species in New England, so that researchers can better figure out ways to keep them around.

By Rosabri Mejia - 10/2/19 - 1:10 am
Pill man

Pill Man and Huntley.

Stand at the intersection of Mass Ave. and Washington Street long enough and you'll see a lot of unusual things. But even there, Frank Huntley and Pill Man stood out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 10:55 pm

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology announced today it has purchased the former Harrison Supply Co. site at 1011 Harrison Ave., off Melnea Cass Boulevard, to create its new home, one that will include "an advanced manufacturing center and walk-in optical shop" among its other features. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 10:44 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 135 Dudley St. buildings

Architect's rendering of proposed 135 Dudley Street buildings.

Developers last week filed plans for three mixed-use buildings on Dudley Square land awarded them earlier this year by the city as part of a program to turn city-owned parking and vacant lots into affordable housing, stores and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 11:07 am
Seized gun

The gun in question.

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old from Dorchester on gun charges yesterday after, they say, officers found him at the Trotter School playground at Humboldt Avenue and Waumbeck Street with a gun loaded with four bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 3:17 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 75 Dudley St.

Architect's rendering

The Madison Park Development Corp. this week filed plans with the BPDA to use both land it owns and a city-owned vacant lot for a four-story, 20-unit condo building at 75 Dudley St., at Guild Row - next to another condo building it is currently constructing. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 10:06 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody was stabbed around 1:20 a.m. near the O'Bryant on Malcolm X Boulevard.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 11:14 pm

Multiple shots fired on Maple Street between Sonoma and Schuyler streets around 11 p.m. At least two cars hit.

The location is in roughly near where six people were shot in July.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 2:31 pm
Councilor Flaherty and former Councilor Chuck Turner

Councilor Flaherty discusses the ballot question as former Councilor Chuck Turner listens.

The City Council yesterday approved a non-binding question on this November's ballot that asks voters whether they would approve formally changing Dudley Square's name to Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 5:57 pm

A state trooper who was part of a highway-shutting blockade to corral stunting dirt bikers and ATV riders on I-93 last year now faces felony charges for shooting one of them in the foot with a rifle. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 9:35 am
Car crash at Northampton and Washington streets

A two-car crash this morning at Washington and Northampton streets in Roxbury sent one of the cars into the front of Shamso, a new hair salon that is the first in New England for women who wear a hijab.

The other car in the crash ... Read more.

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