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By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/21/19 - 10:07 pm

Grace Hightower's soon-to-be-ex husband Robert De Niro is kinda going through some sh*t. His "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta got a guest voice spot on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and he didn't. Some deranged former male stripper sent him some very crazy fan mail. Someone buy De Niro a drink...and you can do just that with this Broadway World promotion commemorating A Bronx Tale: The Musical coming to Boston:

By JohnAKeith - 3/19/12 - 3:30 pm

The Boston Courant's Mich Cardin reported two weeks ago that developer David Goldman has signed an agreement to purchase the South End rowhouse located at 38 Upton Street, currently owned by the Pine Street Inn (PSI).

According to the Courant (no online edition):

Goldman, who began negotiations with PSI around December, bid on the property, eventually matching the appraisal price of more than $1 million.

38 Upton Street is one of three adjoining buildings originally purchased by Pine Street, back in 2008. The non-profit's plans to turn the properties into transitional housing unleashed the fury of some neighbors, who expressed concern that the development was too big for their bucolic, narrow, one-way street. Pine Street eventually bowed to the pressure and the three-building project was reduced to two, with PSI agreeing to sell the third on the private market.

Some of those same neighbors are still unhappy. According to the Courant, a 2009 written agreement signed by Pine Street and the Union Park Neighborhood Association set out specific deadlines for the sale of the third building; according to it, Pine Street was supposed to immediately begin efforts to sell the property.

By adamg - 11/6/09 - 12:01 pm

John Keith reports the Upton Street agreement means the Inn will only turn two of the three buildings it owns there into housing for previously homeless people and sell of the third building at market rates.

Some residents objected to the plan as too large, even though it would have meant fewer residents in the buildings than under the previous non-profit that owned the buildings.

By adamg - 10/29/08 - 8:21 pm

The Southender returns from wherever he's been hiding to dissect the yuppies who unsuccessfully opposed the Pine Street Inn's purchase of an Upton Street purchase for some low-income housing.

By adamg - 6/20/08 - 7:34 pm

The Urban Paramedic is back from basic training and blogging again.

By adamg - 4/10/08 - 8:02 am

When last we discussed Upton Street, it was to point to a South End News story about neighbors bemoaning the ruination of their tiny street by a Pine Street Inn proposal to convert three houses that had been used as transitional homes for people with problems into permanent housing for them.

Now the News reports:

By adamg - 3/20/08 - 11:50 am

This is possibly the longest NIMBY story you will ever attempt to read. I'm exhausted.

By adamg - 11/30/06 - 8:59 am

Lissa Harris documents the blanket situation at the Pine Street Inn, when a guest there shows up at Dig offices with a blanket full of holes:

... While Pine Street Inn denizens get nasty old blankets, homeless people on the streets get new ones, Bunker says ... Not one to stand for such holey outrages, Neal admitted to periodically stuffing Pine Street's most degenerate blankets into dumpsters, thereby forcing the shelter to buy new ones. ...

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