Edward Everett Square could get new condos

Architect's rendering.

A used-car dealership at 1258 Massachusetts Ave. would make way for 40 condos in two six-story buildings under plans recently filed with the BRA.

The plans, from developer Douglas George of Roseclair Boston, LLC, also show almost 1,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. He's proposing 37 parking spaces and says five of the condos would be marketed as affordable.

The units would be split between studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

George hopes to begin construction of the $12.5 million project this fall, with completion scheduled for the end of 2017.

Small-project review application (11.1M PDF).

The T provides some Night Owl service on the Riverside Line

The MBTA reports workers teamed up to help a dazed owl that butted heads with a trolley in Brookline last night.

The bird somehow came into contact with a Riverside Line trolley around 11:25 p.m. in Brookline Village, the T reports. Driver Hoa Tran got out, carried the bird off the tracks and to a bench at the station and radioed in for help.

Two supervisors arrived, confirmed the bird was an owl and still alive, put it in a cardboard box and then started calling around for more help. Animal control officers in both Brookline and Boston, the MSPCA and Mass. Environmental Police all expressed regrets - they had nobody to send. The Tufts veterinary center in North Grafton reported it could care for the bird, but also had nobody to send out.

Inspector McLaughlin volunteered to transport the owl on his own to the Grafton facility when his shift was over.

Woman sought in connection with East Boston teen's murder

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. Boston Police report they've found and interviewed the woman.

Boston Police report they are looking for a woman who might have something to do with beating death of Blanca Lainez, 19, on Princeton Street on June 15.

Jose Hernandez, 16, was charged with Lainez's murder last month.

If the woman looks familiar, contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

Wanted for East Boston murder investigation

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