The BPDA board yesterday approved a large mixed-use development that will include $69 million in renovations to the fume-filled Back Bay T station. Read more.
Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.
UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to turn a former candy shop into a Mediterranean appetizer place on Boylston Street. Read more.
Take note, kids: THIS is how you storrow a truck.
A trolley that flat-lined at Arlington means "severe" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. At 12:16 p.m., Matthew Miller took advantage of that sweet in-tunnel WiFi:
Green line westbound is at a standstill - was saying a disabled train at Arlington while we were sitting at Park for 20 minutes, but now we moved a little bit and are still stuck
Shortly after 2 p.m., Scott noticed several people already in line outside the Apple store on Boylston Street for tomorrow's release of the iPhone Somedamnnumberorletter, which goes on sale tomorrow - including one person who brought her own reclining seat.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays inbound on the Green Line due to a little trolley that couldn't at Boylston.
Jenny Rollins wraps up the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square yesterday.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Anthony Villalobos, whom a jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter and assault and battery for his part in a fatal 2009 beating outside a now closed club on Stanhope Street, because the judge in his trial never conducted an investigation into the impact of two jurors falling asleep. Read more.
Police have closed Newbury Street between Exeter and Fairfield streets to deal with somebody who has barricaded himself in an apartment.
UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. The person at 217 Newbury St. has been secured in custody and is being taking to a local hospital for observation.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Globe Bar and Cafe will move into the space where the Rattlesnake used to be.
Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.
WCVB has video.
Aline Kaplan introduces us to the architecture and possibly haunted history of the Charlesgate, a hotel turned dorm turned rooming house turned dorm again turned condos at Beacon Street and Charlesgate on the edge of the Back Bay.
The glowing spirits of horses that died in a flood have been seen on the ground floor where a stable was supposedly located. The building’s original plans show no stable on the premises, although you can have night-mares without real horses.
Signal problems at Copley Square mean "minor" slowdowns on the Green Line, the MBTA reports.
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