A homeless man was arraigned yesterday on charges of unarmed assault with intent to rob, assault and battery and violating his victimâ€™s civil rights for a Nov. 13 incident on the Green Line at Park Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, Matthew Franklin, 27, began yelling ethnic slurs at another Green Line rider around 9 a.m. that day.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today conviced Keron Pierre on three counts of first-degree murder for gunning down three people outside a Mt. Ida Road house party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The verdicts mean life without possibility of parole for Pierre, who fled to Trinidad after the murders - and where he fought an unsuccessful battle against extradition to face arraignment for the murders of Shacora Gaines, Chantal Palmer, and Anthony Peoples.
A developer this week submitted a detailed proposal to the BRA to replace the single-story Cornerstone Bar at 14 W. Broadway with an 11-story building with 47 residential units and space for a restaurant and offices.
Also planned, according to developer Ryan Sillery's filing:
The green roof terrace landscape proposes a contemporary, sophisticated urban terrace, designed as an amenity for guests, visitors, and residents alike. A key feature of this green roof terrace landscape is a common dog park area.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Boston 2024 President Dan Oâ€™Connell, who says that the committee has already IDed a North Shore site (hmm, so maybe they're not so short-sighted?) in case the local city councilor comes out against shutting down Franklin Park for use by the horsey set:
If, for example, â€ś[City Councilor] Matt Oâ€™Malley came to me and said there is no support [in his district] for using Franklin Park as a venue, we would look elsewhereâ€ť for another option, he said.
The BRA yesterday approved a 124-unit housing project on the long grassy field on Hyde Park Avenue between Ukraine Way and Tollgate Cemetery.
Urbanica, Inc., is proposing 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on the parcel, which once sat under the end of the elevated Orange Line. Some 44 of the units - 6 of them condos - will be marketed as "affordable." Apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units.