Zoo New England announced today somebody who wants to stay anonymous has given $1 million towards the cost of building a new "Nature's Neighborhoods" children's zoo in Franklin Park.
Zoo New England had already raised $5.65 million in pledges towards the cost of the new... Read more
This is not an architect's rendering of some new development. JB Parrett reports:
Kendall Square at lunch. Beautiful but everyone is inside.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that supermarkets cannot shush away signature collectors from their entrances, because they are public spaces where state constitutional rights apply.
The ruling comes in the case of Steven Glovsky, who was told by the manager of the Westwood Roche... Read more
The Crimson provides an overview of what's going on with all the buildings that Gerald Chan has snapped up of late.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a dispute between neighbors on Greenley Place over a colony of feral cats that one couple feeds and provide shelter for but which another neighbor wishes would stop using his property as a litter box.
Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).
WPRI reports that the Providence Phoenix will publish its final issue next Thursday, ending nearly 36 years of service to Rhode Island. The Boston Phoenix stopped publishing in March 2013.
With the Providence paper's closing, only the weekly Portland Phoenix remains... Read more
The mayor's office says it remains committed to rebuilding the Long Island bridge that was shut last night, but that even under the best circumstances, design, environmental analysis and actual construction could take five years and cost $80 million.
Even before the bridge was shut... Read more
The station wishes them well. Shortsleeve had been with the station for 20 years.
The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.
The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed... Read more