BRA gives nod to two new residential buildings in East Boston

Architect's rendering of 151 Liverpool project.

The BRA board yesterday approved two new residential buildings in East Boston, and changes to a waterfront tower already under way.

The board approved a converting and expanding 151 Liverpool St from its current use as commercial space (which had a fire earlier this week) into 24 residential units, 4 of them affordable. The building will have 35 parking spaces.

Mayor announces Office of Olympic Planning with full-time director, but don't worry: Boston 2024 will pay for it

Mayor Walsh today announced the creation of an Office of Olympic Planning and a full-time executive director: Sara Myerson, formerly chief of staff and director of policy at Preservation of Affordable Housing in Boston:

Court upholds large verdict against drug company for girl permanently disabled after taking Children's Motrin

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a jury decision to award a South Shore teen and her parents $63 million in damages for the permanent injuries she suffered after being given several doses of Children's Motrin when she was 7.

Mookie Betts and that insane steal of third

Bryan Joiner cannot stop marveling over the way Betts stole second, looked around, then just kept going to third against the Nationals on Monday:

And so he will, in Cooperstown, many years from now (unless the BBWAA just recognizes the inevitability of Mookie and makes him the first-ever active player enshrined), where we will tug our exhausted families, with our five children named Mookie, to see him speak. "That’s who you’re named after!," we’ll say, and the kids will know, because you’ve told them every day. "He stole third one time, and nothing was ever the same," you’ll continue, and they won’t care, and then you’ll show them the play, and, for a moment, their eyes will light up.

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