Caution, no joy in Massachusetts over collapse of Republican plan to end health insurance for millions

WBUR interviews people who think a lot about health care, including the CEO of Boston Medical Center, on what happens now that Republicans who campaigned against Obamacare for seven years couldn't repeal it even after taking control of the federal government.

Developer who won approval for South Boston apartment building now proposes hotel instead

A developer who won city approval for a six-story, glass-sheathed apartment building on Dorchester Avenue between A and B streets is now asking city permission to put up an eight-story hotel with 159 rooms instead.

In a filing with the BPDA, a lawyer for Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group says a non-chain boutique hotel will "provide a distinct hospitality use at a design-forward development that better activates the street frontage along Dorchester Avenue," and would comply with the BPDA's new design and zoning guidelines for Dot Ave.

The hotel would have room for valets to park up to 64 cars, as well as outdoor terraces and a pool.

The site currently is used as a rental-car parking lot.

246-248 Dorchester Ave. letter of intent (1.4M PDF).

Owner of Mission Hill hardware store shot and killed there

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:05

WCVB reports the owner of AC Hardware, 1562 Tremont St., was shot during a robbery attempt around 4 p.m. Three men were arrested at Cedar and Lambert streets in Roxbury - two of them with injuries from the encounter serious enough to put them in the hospital. Read more.


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