As you might expect, Boston 311 logs are rapidly filling with reports of excessive trash in Allston, Brighton, the North End, Mission Hill and, um, South Boston. One of the more unusual is this detritus on Parsons Street in Brighton.
A developer this week filed plans with the BRA to build a new synagogue and mikvah at 101 Washington St. in Brighton and to supplement them with a 73-unit, seven story apartment building. Read more.
Sarah Sahni reports she snapped this photo at 4:15 p.m. today. Better luck next year!
The Boston Fire Department reports a second-floor kitchen fire at 116 Warren St. reported around 9:20 p.m. did an estimated $350,000 in damage.
Power to the four-story building had to be turned off due to water from firefighting on the second and first floors. There were no injuries.
Video by Jesse Talbot.
Cabot, Cabot & Forbes officials took careful note of Brighton residents' objections to the density and types of tenants at its proposed St. Gabriel's project off Washington Street and said: Eh, we know better. Read more.
Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."
Boston School Police report arresting a 16-year-old Brighton High School student they say came to school with a loaded handgun yesterday morning.
Police say the teen had a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings J-22 handgun in his pants pocket when pat frisked around 8:50 a.m. Read more.
Finally this man is being held for these heinous crimes, though unfortunately not soon enough. If only sexual assault charges were taken more seriously the first three times around.
Cabot, Cabot & Forbes CEO Jay Doherty told Brighton residents last night he'll reevaluate his company's plans for a 680-unit apartment complex aimed at grad students, post docs and young researchers on the hill behind St. Elizabeth's Hospital after they told him it's too dense and that the last thing Brighton needs is more apartments for transients in a neighborhood already flooded with them. Read more.
The agenda for the Brighton-Allston Civic Association this Thursday is top-heavy with residential development proposals - most notably a plan to turn the old St. Gabriel's monastery off Washington Street into a 680-unit complex aimed at graduate students.
Also on the agenda: Another project with up to 300 units at 139 Washington St. - next to the 12-acre St. Gabriel's property. Read more.
Anyone else encounter door-to-door solicitors for electricity service in Brighton? Talked to them yesterday. I don't know if they're legitimate, but they were pretty keen on seeing my electric bill and left once it was established that it's online and I couldn't remember my password. They left me with a business card with no business name or website, a gmail address, and an address that didn't appear on GMaps to be a permanent office. No website, pamphlets or info to review. Heads up, could be one of those scams where they want to see your bill to get enough info to switch you over.
Two longstanding Jewish facilities on Washington Street are working with a developer to raze and replace their existing buildings and add a 73-unit residential building. Read more.
The BRA board yesterday approved a proposed 132-apartment building at 530 Western Ave., the current home of a long unused Dewalt/Black & Decker repair shop.
Then Boston Police arrive and release him because they didn't have probable cause for arrest, the Heights reports. And they took him to the hospital for the injuries he suffered when tackled.
Mike shows us what it looks like when a car hits a pole on the Green Line along Comm. Ave. at Sutherland Road.
WBZ reports workers turned on fountains at the Lee and Mather schools in Dorchester, the Curley school in Jamaica Plain and Another Course to College in Brighton by mistake and that students may have drunk from them before they were shut off again because of elevated lead levels.
Parents are not amused:
[A BPS administrator] met with staff on January 29th to discuss the water situation. But didn’t notify school families until February 12th. In addition, the families were told not to worry, there were no health risks associated with the elevated levels. BPS was just being proactive by turning off those fountains. If she knew about the issues at the Mather, why did she not include it in last week’s count of schools impacted by elevated levels of lead.
The Boloco outlet at 1940 Beacon St. sent mail to customers today that today's its last day ever, more than 18 years after it opened and despite the continued patronage of singer James Taylor and the sale of an estimated 2 million burritos: Read more.