Boston firefighters responded to Causeway Street around 4:20 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire on the 25th floor of a building under construction next to Boston Garden. Read more.
Massachusetts General Hospital this week filed its plans for a $1-billion project that would not only provide "21st century care in a 21st century environment" but create "a place of refuge" where hospital staffers and patients could shelter for up to four days in the face of the worst nature - or man - could throw at Boston. Read more.
WBUR reports on Mass. General's plans, which includes two new 12-story buildings and 450 single-patient rooms.
Rick Macomber reports:
The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night
The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved what would be Boston's first recreational pot shop, in the old Hilton Tent City building on Friend Street, near North Station. Read more.
A man who came under attack by a group of other men outside West End Johnnies, 138 Portland St., was thrown through a bar window into the bar shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 28, a Boston Police detective and the bar's attorney said today. Read more.
The guy was just not doing well at West End Johnnies on Super Bowl Sunday: The Patriots had lost, the bar wanted him to leave because he'd had too much to drink and then the cops showed up when he refused to leave. Read more.
John Gage watched the sun go down through the cupola of the Liberty Hotel and over the Charles River.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the West End Civic Association next week discusses "what needs to be done to control the proliferation of AirBnBs and illegal rentals in West End apartment buildings."
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the Amy Lowell Community Room, 65 Martha Rd.
Half of the drawbridge near the Museum of Science refuses to go down and so traffic near there is "a huge mess," Jill Neblett reports.
The driver of this truck didn't shred it while making a run for Storrow Drive near Mass. Eye and Ear this morning. Shamus Moynihan provides the evidence. State and Boston Police had to shut the ramp while the driver backed up and awaited his obligatory ticket.
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