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By adamg - 11/1/22 - 1:19 pm
The new Roxbury Prep

Rendering by SMMA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Roxbury Prep's plans for a four-story, 800-student high school at 71 Proctor St., across from the troubled Clifford Park - which the school pledged to help clean up. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/22 - 10:27 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a proposal by Casa Bonita, 1033 Massachusetts Ave., where the Hen House used to be, to add live mariachi music to its Mexican food. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/22 - 12:40 pm
Proposed marijuana facility on Hampden Street

For once, not a bird-infused rendering; instead an infused-bird rendering, by 2WR+ Partners.

An heir to the Brookline Ice and Coal concern has filed plans with the BPDA to build a three-story "cannabis production and cultivation facility" on a "distressed" parcel owned by his family at 100 Hampden St., a couple blocks away from the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/22 - 3:12 pm

An alleged Mass and Cass pimp was arraigned yesterday on human-trafficking charges and for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident in March in which he allegedly beat the woman he had been forcing to work for him for three years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 1:31 pm

A Boston Police officer who shot a man eight times on a deserted Newmarket Square street early on Feb. 22, 2019 was justified because the man had just shot the officer's partner twice after they woke him up and then tried to drive away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 12:18 pm
Lots of cruisers in Newmarket Square

BPD responded in force to the train station. Photo by Night Ridah.

Gavin Schoch reports one man was found stabbed on Topeka Street while another was found stabbed by police following a blood trail to the Newmarket commuter-rail station, around 9:30 a.m.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 3:48 pm

A charter school rebuffed for years by both nearby residents and the BPDA said today it's found a new location for a high school on what is now a parking lot on Proctor Street, off Massachusetts Avenue in Newmarket Square. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/22 - 1:48 pm

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) wants to cut a break for property owners in Newmarket Square for everything they have to put up with these days. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 11:54 pm

Live Boston reports crews removing tents from the Mass and Cass area or patrolling the area n Monday and Tuesday found two bodies. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 5:00 pm
Southampton Street fire

Photo via Live Boston

Live Boston reports firefighters responded to Southampton Street around 3:30 a.m. for a fire that engulfed several tents before it was put out. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:52 pm

Drew Starr reports that Boston Animal Hospital on Southampton Street has notified customers they are closed "until further notice" due to staffers coming down with Covid-19.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 11:56 am

Update: Request approved, pending availability of a license.

Felipe Duran, who has been serving Dominican food at La Guira & Tambora on Washington Street in Roslindale for 13 years, is working to turn the closed Hen House at 1033 Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square into a Mexican restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 8:42 am

The Dig takes us on a tour of Bully Boy Distillers, which uses super-sized sacks of corn to make spirits at its distillery on Cedric Street in Roxbury.

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 - 10/7/21 - 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 - 8/10/21 - 11:03 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by CubeSmart to add a one-bedroom apartment to its self-storage facility at 968 Massachusetts Ave. - for a manager to live in to help assure 24-hour security for the storage units. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 1:14 pm

Victim identified as Ricardo Garcia, 34.

Boston Police report officers found a man with a stab wound at Massachusetts Avenue and Peirson Street around 8:35 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 9:14 pm

Boston Police report a man was robbed and stabbed outside the city shelter at 112 Southampton St. around 6 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 10:14 am

F.W. Webb, which sells plumbing supplies, plans to build a 66,000-square-foot warehouse and store on Hampden Street between Melnea Cass Boulevard and Norfolk Avenue. Read more.

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