The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start building a 21-story, 230-room hotel at 150 Kneeland St., on a site formerly occupied by a series of nightclubs near South Station. Read more.
Nea looked down at the damage caused this morning when the driver of a city-owned box truck somehow wound up crashing into the front of the recently opened Liuyishou hot-pot place at Kneeland and Washington streets. WBZ reports a pedestrian was hit.
The Hudson Group today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace a defunct nightclub on Kneeland Street between Atlantic Avenue and Lincoln Street with a 230-room, 21-story hotel. Read more.
While the rest of Boston is busy earning its reputation as the City that Always Sleeps overnight, patrons at the South Street Diner on Kneeland Street get their bill when they're served their food. It helps owner Sol Sidell turn over the seats in the small eatery and prevents dine-and-dashing. Read more.
Seven months after his release from a 15-year federal sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Imauri Ivery began repeatedly robbing several stores along Blue Hill Avenue within a short run of his Elm Hill Park home, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the young women staffing Crave Mad for Chicken on Kneeland Street should have been more assertive in trying to get a bunch of obnoxious men from New York out when they refused to leave at closing time, and if so, what punishment to levy. Read more.
Smoke and carbon monoxide from drenched manholes at Washington and Kneeland streets started filling some basement buildings around the intersection of Washington, Stuart and Kneeland streets around 9 a.m. Firefighters evacuated the HI Boston Hostel at 19 Stuart St. due to high carbon-monoxide readings. Read more.
Chinatown residents walked out of a meeting with state and city officials over development next to South Station yesterday after learning much of the "affordable" housing there would not be affordable to them and that state plans call for keeping a park at the site the same size rather than ensuring its expansion. Read more.
The BRA has posted the design guidelines for developers who want to turn 5 1/2 acres of mostly state-owned land next to South Station into a "gateway" project - and a key part is a requirement that any development include a replacement for Reggie Wong Park, which consists mainly of basketball courts on Kneeland Street. Read more.
In addition to retaining the old pagoda-ish overhang and lights, the new Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant is keeping the red and yellow colors of the McDonald's it's replacing at the corner of Washington and Kneeland streets.
Mike McD. shows us what happens when roads around South Station are shut at rush hour to give firefighters easier access to a track fire near South Station, in particular, Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Arturo Gossage was on Kneeland Street near Hudson Street - just down the street from Tufts Medical Center - in Chinatown around 12:45 p.m. today:
I looked away for just a second. When I looked back up I saw this SUV on the sidewalk with people running towards it. One person taken away in an ambulance and another hurt person appeared OK to walk away. Lots of people ran over to help.