Bay Village

By - 12/11/17 - 8:22 am

The Boston Sun reports a developer is looking at extending the Motor Mart garage on Stuart Street upwards by building a residential tower on top, probably ending any possibility of a helipad there.

By - 8/17/17 - 10:58 am

The Boston Sun reports the Board of Appeal this week approved a 19-story, 131-unit residential building on what is now a Stuart Street parking lot.

By - 7/24/17 - 2:58 pm

Candidates for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown, Bay Village) seat now held by Bill Linehan get a chance to explain why they should succeed him at a forum Wednesday evening. Read more.

By - 6/24/17 - 12:10 am

In the arm and upper back, possibly in the area of Cortes Street around 11:45 p.m., Friday. Injuries not considered life threatening.

Police did not initially find the victim, but instead found a long blood trail that took them into the South End.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:45 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace an old pet-care place at the lonely corner of Tremont and Herald streets with a new seafood place that would offer outdoor seating in warmer months. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:53 pm

The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.

By - 2/26/17 - 2:29 pm

As expected, Edward Flynn, son of the former mayor, is taking steps to run for the District 2 City Council seat that Bill Linehan is giving up. Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/21/16 - 9:43 am

The New York Post reports David Barton Gym's corporate overlords shut their Park Plaza outlet along with gyms in New York, because the finances just weren't working out.

H/t Mike.

By - 12/9/16 - 4:49 pm
Proposed view of tower at 212 Stuart St.

A small parking lot next to a large parking garage on Stuart Street could be replaced by a 131-unit residential building, under plans filed with the BPDA this week.

Developers Peter Spellios, Neal Howard and Bryan Lee hope to succeed where two previous - and smaller - proposals, in 2006 and 2008, failed at 212 Stuart St. Read more.

By - 7/17/16 - 12:22 pm
There's a Midtown Boston?

Pilotblock noticed this map in the window of a South End real-estate broker, who's replaced Chinatown and Bay Village with "Midtown" (and dramatically expanded the range of "Waterfront" and de-annexed the Seaport from South Boston).

By - 7/12/16 - 10:26 am
Cocoanut Grove memorial

Even in a new location, people are still leaving memorials at the Cocoanut Grove memorial plaque, as Brad Squirrels shows us.

By - 7/10/16 - 12:01 am

A disgusted citizen files a complaint:

Move the Coconut Grove plaque to where it belongs. The city needs to stop bending over for the rich. 492 people died, why are millionaires allowed to change history and dishonor the dead. THE CITY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR MEETING THIS HAPPEN!

The citizen probably read the Cullen column: Cocoanut Grove plaque shoved down the street.

By - 1/4/16 - 1:09 pm

Starbucks goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to change the shuttered Melting Pot fondue place in the Park Plaza Hotel into a, well, Starbucks.

Park Plaza guests who now want the Starbucks experience have to walk a full two-tenths of a mile to the Starbucks in the Transportation Building. Read more.

By - 11/29/15 - 4:24 pm

New England Folklore lays out the evidence that Jacque's has a ghost or two.

Via Robert David Sullivan, who offers up some other Boston bars that might be more fitting for hauntings.

By - 9/4/15 - 9:32 am

For the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast at the Park Plaza. So if you have any reason to visit that area, you might want to do it well before Monday morning.

H/t Adam Castiglioni.

By - 8/12/15 - 10:39 am

Michael Schlow told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he's hoping for a September opening for his Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar at 91 Park Plaza - where he closed his Via Matta Italian restaurant this spring after 13 years. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 6:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting Edwin Cervantes, 22, of Framingham, on carjacking charges Tuesday evening.

According to police, a woman was trying to park her ML350 around 7:25 p.m. on Church Street:

She was approached by a male suspect, later identified as Edwin Cervantes, 22, of Framingham. The suspect walked up to the driver’s side of the vehicle, opened the door and stated “Hey mommy, get out of the car.” The suspect then grabbed the victim by both of her wrists and pulled her from the vehicle. The suspect jumped into the car and fled the area in an unknown direction. A description was given out and a short time later, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) observed the vehicle driving on Melnea Cass Boulevard. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect after he was positively identified by the victim.

Cervantes was charged with carjacking, receiving stolen property and driving without a license.

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/13/15 - 8:22 pm

Toronto made the news last week when residents swiftly put together a memorial to a raccoon that died and then just sat there for hours as the city ignored repeated requests to pick it up.

At 10:20 this morning, a concerned citizen reported a "big dead raccoon" at Fayette Street and Marginal Road in Bay Village. The city reported the raccoon picked up at 1:15 p.m.