Old fried-chicken place could make way for housing in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday gave Boston Property Development permission to tear down the old fried-chicken place at 3385 Washington St. and replace it with a four-story building with 21 residential units and ground-floor commercial space.

The $3.5-million project will include four "affordable" units. One of the units will have three-bedrooms; the rest one or two. The developer plans 23 parking spaces for the building, which it says will "contribute to the much needed revitalization of Washington Street."

Woman charged with chomping EMT agrees to blood test

A Florida woman charged with biting a Boston EMT in a drunken frenzy last month agreed to have her blood tested to help rule out the odds she infected him with something, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Laura Bell, 28, of Jacksonville, was arraigned today on a charge of assault and battery in connection with a Dec. 10 incident at the Wyndham Hotel on Blossom St. According to the DA's office, the 41-year-old EMT responded to the hotel on a report of a woman slumped in an eighth floor hallway, possibly as a result of overdrinking:

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