After hearing reports of violent closing-time incidents outside a cluster of Bennington Street bars, the Boston Licensing Board said today it would haul the bars in for a hearing to determine what's going on and what to do about it. Read more.
A Salvadoran national living in East Boston admitted in federal court yesterday that, as a national MS-13 leader, he ordered the deaths of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.
The Chelsea Record reports the MBTA has sprung for money to buy some software that will let the operator of the Chelsea Street Bridge give the T a head's up when the bridge is about to be lifted to let boats through - so the T can re-route the new Silver Line buses on detour routes, rather than just sitting waiting for the bridge to come down.
The T plans to start up the Silver Line extension between Chelsea and Logan Airport on April 21. The route mostly uses a recycled railroad right of way - but includes travel over the bridge, the center section of which is lifted for the tankers that traverse Chelsea Creek.
Liam and a friend, both Alaskan natives and so a bit familiar with snow, were trekking through the South Boston waterfront as the storm wound down last night and wound up at Fan Pier, where they got to see a plane taking off from Logan just as a band of clouds was moving out.
Holy parking spot! Vienne spotted this sacred space saver in East Boston today.
The Revere Journal recaps a recent meeting between Tom O'Brien, whose HYM wants to turn Suffolk Downs into a mixed-use development and the Revere City Council, which featured much bantering between the current mayor and the guy he replaced, who is now a councilor, as well as some favorable comments about the proposal by another councilor:
"I’ve always said Shirley Avenue is like a volcano about to explode, and this is going to help"' said Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky
When the two licensing detectives walked into Billares Colombia on Bennington Street around 12:40 a.m. on Jan. 15, an employee who had been overseeing shots of aguardiente fled, leaving the bottles just sitting on a pool table, where anybody could drink from them. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded around 12:45 p.m. to 238 Havre St. for what turned into a four-alarm fire that caused an estimated $1.2 million damage, sent a firefighter to the hospital with burns and four residents to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.
A four-story residential building at 4 Winthrop St. is going to need some major repairs before it even is ready for occupancy, Greater Boston Radio reports. Read more.
Roving UHub photographer Marmarin Nasirahmad stopped to admire the Super Bowl display at Danilchuck Auto Body in East Boston, which always uses wrecked vehicles to come up with a display as Boston teams make their championship appearances. They've gotten a lot of practice over the past decade.
A Blue Line train died at Maverick Square, but the MBTA says it's been disposed of and now everything's hunky dory.
300 Bennington St., at Chelsea Street, around 10:40 p.m. The suspect is described as white, 5'6" or 5'7", wearing a black North Face jacket with a fur hood over a red hoodie and a black face mask.
A New York developer has filed formal plans for 270 residential units in two buildings off Addison Street in East Boston that look more like office or hotel buildings than the sort of five-story developments we've become accustomed to, on a site that will feature plantings and building designs able to withstand the periodic flooding and storm surges that come from being in a flood plain. Read more
The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.
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