To be fair, not many new developments look good until the cranes go home. But after youâ€™ve made all the allowances you can, youâ€™re still stuck with the fact that the Innovation District is a serious failure of urban design.
A Walpole man now facing his fourth OUI charge was arrested early this morning after flipping his car on Enneking Parkway near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways, killing his passenger, then leaving the scene, State Police report.
Dave Zirin at the Nation reports on Boston's efforts to get the 2024 Olympics - and on efforts to block that:
I spoke with someone connected to the International Olympic Committee who told me that Boston has rocketed to the top of their consideration list because of how the city was able to shut itself down after the Boston Marathon bombing. Few things expose the disturbing thought processes of the IOC quite like this logic. The post-marathon paralysis of police and surveillance and the frightening exercise of total power that was whipped out as quickly and lethally as a switchblade would become the Olympic-norm for three weeks. ... A city that brands itself as a cradle of liberty would be defined by drones, thousands of new cameras and a level of military hardware that - based upon what I saw in Rio for the World Cup - has to be seen in order to be believed.
The BRA board of directors gave its OK for an $80-million, 132-unit residential complex to replace warehouses at 3521-3529 Washington St.
A five-story building will house 88 apartments; a four-story building 44 condos. The project will also include 25,000 square feet of retail space and a self-storage facility, as well as 166 parking spaces - 116 of them in underground garages.
When you're mayor, you get to play with the best toys. Photo by the mayor's office.
Work officially began yesterday on the $600-million One Seaport Square project off Northern Avenue in South Boston, which will feature more than 800 residential units in two 22-story buildings, a luxury movie theater, a luxury bowling alley and a luxury health club, as well as space for additional luxury shops and restaurants.