The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.
BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.
The T is advising "moderate" delays due to a deceased train at Wonderland.
Around 2 a.m., Liam Stapleton, 38, of Revere, drove into a work site in the Callahan Tunnel, causing damage to equipment, but, unlike in similar recent crashes, no injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Shortly before 10 p.m., police were alerted to a woman swimming in Boston Harbor off Maverick Square. Arriving officers determined she was OK, but she refused their entreaties to swim towards them and get out of the water. Before the BPD harbor patrol could arrive, however, she decided to listen to them and swam to shore. EMS was requested for an evaluation.
A five-alarm fire ripped through the multi-family building at 107-109 Chelsea St., next to Santarpio's, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire, in the six-unit, three-story building was reported at 7:23 p.m. It did not cause any injuries, the department says.
Even in overheated Boston, not every development project approved by the city gets built: A developer who won BRA approval for a 24-unit apartment building at 151 Liverpool St. in 2015 never started work and then sold the building to another developer - which is now back before the BRA with a proposal for a 36-unit building that might contain condos instead of apartments. Read more.
The BRA board yesterday approved a $6-million project to replace a multi-family house, an auto-repair garage and a small commercial building with 20 condominiums at 202 Maverick St., at Frankfurt.
The building will include two penthouses and, in an underground garage, 20 parking spaces. Three units will be sold as affordable.
Dan Santry watched an Air France A380 - the world's largest passenger plane - roll across the tarmac at Logan Airport this afternoon after it was diverted here due to bad weather in New York. They remain an unusual sight in Boston because Terminal E is still being fitted with the two-level jetways needed to quickly unload the two-level planes.
Firefighters made short work of a third-floor fire that erupted shortly before 4 p.m. at 294 Chelsea St., between Brooks and Putnam.
A man, apparently in his late 30s, was found in bad shape at the north end of Constitution Beach this afternoon. He was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead around 2:20 p.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A woman was sexually assaulted overnight in Bremen Street Park by three men, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The East Boston Times reports on reaction to the Archdiocese of Boston's decision to transfer Father Wayne Belschner from Sacred Heart Parish to Dedham.
A man already in prison for a 2012 stabbing was sentenced today to 25 to 30 years in prison for a rape and beating on Webster Street in Jeffries Point in 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today backed letting voters decide whether a man who has an agreement to buy a mobile-home park near Suffolk Downs should be allowed to apply for a slots-parlor license for the parcel. Read more.
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Margaret Willison asks:
Does anyone have any favorite restaurants in East Boston? Cheapish ones?
Boston firefighters arrived at 784 Saratoga St. around 11:40 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that burned the building's rear porches. The fire appeared to be knocked down around midnight.
The Boston Fire Department reports 13 residents were displaced and estimated damage at $150,000. The cause is under investigation.