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By adamg - 12/3/20 - 4:31 pm
Socially distanced Orange Line riders wait for a bus at Jackson

Socially distanced Orange Line riders wait for a bus at Jackson. Photo by La Bibliotequetress.

A man was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train at Massachusetts Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 8:51 am

Sari Sanchez has started a GoFundMe page to help her mother and sister, who lost everything in the fire on West Newton Street Wednesday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 9:19 am
Firefighters from Ladder 4 rescue child at West Newton Street fire.

Firefighters from Ladder 4 rescue child. Photo by Jason M. Pratt.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 68 West Newton St. in the South End at 9:05 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 10:53 am

Harriet Tubman House Demolished for Luxury Condos!

An opponent of the Harriet Tubman House's demolition posted this video yesterday of the work now going on to replace the former community center at Columbus and Massachusetts avenues with a six-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 3:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Gaslight Brasserie du Coin on Harrison Avenue will be closing permanently after brunch on Sunday.

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By adamg - 11/19/20 - 11:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week rejected plans for a new basement at a West Canton Street manse now on sale for $6.9 million because the developer basically dug it out and finished it even though he didn't have approval. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 3:55 pm

With a grant from the Boston Foundation, the MBTA says it will provide CharlieCards to several Boston community health centers in neighborhoods where residents might otherwise have trouble getting one of the fare cards. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 10:28 am
Black squirrel

Way down here in remotest Roslindale, our squirrels seem to come in one variety: Gray. So on a trip up to the South End this morning, this black squirrel, foraging along Harrison Avenue, came as a bit of a surprise.

Well, at least to us. He has quite the fan base already: Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 10:17 pm
Darkened Prudential Center

Update: Lights started coming back on around 10:48 p.m.

Back Bay residents started reporting a power outage around 10:10 p.m., from Mass. Ave. all the way to Arlington Street, and down to Columbus Avenue in the South End. Traffic lights are out - and even the Citgo Sign fell dark. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:44 pm

The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association today called on its members to boycott a Lower Mills taco place whenever a particular bartender is on duty because of the way she tangled with cops while protesting white supremacists in Copley Square over the weekend. Only problem: She hasn't worked there since 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 11:47 am

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., State Police reported: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 3:50 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire on San Juan Street in Villa Victoria last night arrested a teenager nearby who they say had a loaded gun in his waistband. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 6:11 pm
Downed tree in Cambridge

That was some storm that just came through. Josh Bitker snapped Huron Avenue in Cambridge, where a tree came down, taking trackless-trolley lines with it as it crashed onto a car parked in what turned out to be the wrong place. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 2:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven men in recent days on charges they sold a variety of drugs, including fentanyl, crack, marijuana and Gabapentin, in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. Police add that another 25 people will be summonsed to court to face drug-possession charges after they finish addiction treatment.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 9:01 am

The ACLU of Massachusetts today sued the city of Boston for what the organization says is the city's refusal to turn over documents related to the planning and carrying out of "Operation Clean Sweep" - in which police swarmed the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard for several days in August of 2019 after a Suffolk County corrections officer was beaten just outside the South Bay House of Corrections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 12:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting Hyde Park man they say jumped behind the wheel of a Peapod delivery truck outside 10 East Springfield St. in the South End this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:50 am

The Boston Sun reports the Hingham Institute for Savings is closing its Beacon Hill branch and that Cambridge Trust is seeking permission to shut its branch on Tremont Street in the South End.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 10:20 am
New senior-care building proposed for Franklin Institute site.

Rendering of proposed senior-care building by Hacin + Associates.

Related Beal this week filed its plans for turning the current 1.2-acre Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology site between Berkeley, Tremont and Appleton streets into a mixed-use complex featuring a new 13-story, 241-bed building for seniors and reuse of the existing Franklin Union building for office space, once the institute moves to its new home on Harrison Avenue in Roxbury. Read more.

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