Avoid Mass Ave. and Beacon Street: Repaving underway

Repaving project Mass Ave and Beacon

After working overnight doing preparation work Thursday and Friday, crews are repaving Massachusetts Avenue from the intersection of Beacon Street to Marlborough Street today.

A construction worker told a detail police officer that they hoped to complete this part of the project today.

Three arrested in connection with July murder in Ashmont

Boston Police report charging Tyshawn Pereira of Mattapan, 21, with the July 11 murder of Jean Louis on Bailey Street. Two other men, Michael Johnson-McNeil, 19, and and Bobby Robinson-Gilmere, 21, both of Dorchester, were charged as accessories after the fact.

Police report Pereira was already in custody on an unrelated matter. Johnson-McNeil and Robinson-Gilmere were arrested today by detectives from the homicide, gang and drug-control units, police say.

The three are scheduled for arraignment Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court.

Innocent, etc.

Wynn wins state environmental permit; Everett gloats, Boston sulks

Late Friday, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on the Wynn casino planned for Everett, removing a major hurdle for the project.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria was all woot woot:

Secretary Beaton's announcement today means more than just a significant milestone for this project. It is the validation of the planning, hard work and perseverance of everyone involved in making Wynn Everett a reality. The Wynn team has put forth an ambitious development that fully mitigates the impacts of their project. Their attention to detail and careful planning are the reasons I chose to work with them in the first place - and the reasons the MEPA Certificate was issued by Secretary Beaton today.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh asked where he's going to get the $175 million he says the casino will force the city to spend on fixing Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue:

I will work with the Baker Administration and my colleagues in federal and state government to ensure that adequate funding mechanisms are in place for a regional project of this magnitude. We will also coordinate with these partners to push for an accurate and expert-based transportation plan in order to fully understand and then mitigate this development's impacts on Boston's streets.

And don't worry, the city lawsuit continues.

State urges colleges, truck-rental places to inform students about our quaint river roads

DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city.

So naturally, they've asked Boston colleges and companies that rent trucks to students to remind them of the height restrictions on the three roads.

“The roads along the Charles River are a vital access point for the hundreds of thousands of students returning to Boston from around the world within the next few weeks,” said DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez. “I urge all drivers, students and nonstudents alike, to remain constantly vigilant and heed posted height restrictions during this busy period.”

State Police Col. Richard D. McKeon also urged students to remember what red lights mean when they are walking across local roads.

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