By - 4/11/17 - 12:54 pm
420 West Broadway rendering

Two stories in front, six stories in back. Rendering by Rode Architects, Inc.

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace the old Broadway Theater, 420 West Broadway, with a 42-unit condo building that will preserve the theater's old facade and lobby on Broadway and replace the seven-story theater space fronting Athens Street with six stories of residences. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 11:26 am

The Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, to run a beer garden on Friday and Saturday evenings at its brewery at 306 Northern Ave. in the marine industrial park. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:48 am

Massport has filed plans with state environmental regulators to stack additional layers on top of the existing economy garage and build new levels on top of the Terminal E parking lot - moves that would require a waiver from the current state ban on new airport parking spaces.

In the filing, Massport explains what might seem counter-intuitive: Read more

By - 4/11/17 - 9:28 am
Repainting Hynes station on the Green Line

Jeff Tamagini watched workers give Hynes on the Green Line some fresh paint this morning.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:23 pm

CommonWealth presents a proposal to make commuter rail faster, more reliable and more popular - by replacing most of the current trains with individually powered electric coaches known as "electric multiple units" like they use in Japan - and Connecticut.

By - 4/10/17 - 5:25 pm

Caught in Southie reports the Dorchester Street Yoberry is gone.

By - 4/10/17 - 5:10 pm

Blue Line service is moving kind of slow due to a train that is moving not at all at Bowdoin, the T reports.

By - 4/10/17 - 4:25 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports police have arrested a Charlestown man for a break-in at Vinoteca di Monica on Richmond Street last month. He's also wanted for other stuff.

By - 4/10/17 - 3:52 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports the woman was in town on April 6 for some shopping with two friends, who told her she had to cut the trip short so she could go fight somebody. The JP woman tagged along, not knowing that by the time the night was over, she'd be in a local ER getting her fresh stab wounds treated.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:11 pm

The Globe reports the move affects some summer and fall classes that some students need to graduate.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 12:42 pm
Suspicious bag

Daniel Gerow shows us the suspicious duffel bag chained to a pole outside 280 Summer St. - just over the bridge from downtown - that brought the bomb squad around 12:20 p.m.

Tim Cooney provides the street-level view: Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 9:33 am

Larry Johnson spent some time recently at the Thompson Center, which some residents want to turn into a multi-use dog park, but which state Rep. Angelo Scaccia is fighting to keep it just the way it is.

Artists have complete freedom of expression here in billboard size pieces and are not fettered by the limitations put upon them by "community standards" or neighborhood associations who govern what can be put on public walls, or commercial concerns, or "acceptable" material teenagers can create on a mural project under adult...

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By - 4/10/17 - 9:16 am

David Bates writes nobody should be surprised a condo at the impending Four Seasons Condominiums on Dalton Street will likely break the $35-million sales price for a condo at the Millennium Tower downtown. He gives various reasons, but key is the question of who really wants to live downtown when you've got the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:58 am

State Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-1st Essex and Middlesex) has filed a bill that would bar Internet service providers from selling customers' Internet browsing and connection data to third parties without the customers' consent.

Tarr's bill would also bar the companies from charging customers a fee to keep their data private.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:51 am

The Globe reports Walsh will seek a change in state law to make those shadow issues with the Common go away in exchange for tighter restrictions on other development downtown and in the Back Bay, which future mayors and the BPDA would never, never, never seek to nullify.

At issue is the $153 million the city would earn by selling the now unused Winthrop Square garage to Millennium Partners.

By - 4/9/17 - 7:16 pm
Where I-95 was supposed to go in Revere

Undead I-95 remains in Revere.

The unfinished northern half of the cloverleaf in Canton where 95 was supposed to head into Boston from the south is perhaps better known, but there's also the undone right-of-way where the highway was supposed to come out of Boston and smash through some marshes in Revere at Copeland Circle - which our own Cybah walked today.

By - 4/9/17 - 6:53 pm
At the scene of motorcycle crash on Wood Avenue

Crash scene. Photo by Kris Kream.

Around 6:40 p.m. on Wood Avenue at Mariposa St. The fatal-accident reconstruction and homicide units were called in, just in case.

By - 4/9/17 - 6:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men and a woman for the stabbing in front of the Dunkin' Donuts yesterday afternoon on Tremont Street at Park - one who wound up at the hospital himself with stab wounds and another who was already under surveillance by BPD drug detectives. Read more.