The Boston Sun reports the Back Bay Architectural Commission rejected dormers proposed for 197 Commonwealth Ave. after a neighbor complained their location would let people stare at her as she sat on her toilet.
The commission, which has a say in all building exterior work in the Back Bay historic district, however, did approve a company's plan for wireless-Internet antennas on 19 light poles in the neighborhood, after determining it did not have standards for historic wireless antennas in the neighborhood.
Somebody's launched a distributed denial of service attack on Dyn, Inc., which provides DNS (basically site lookups) for a number of large providers, such as Twitter. Basically, the effect is if your phone burped and wouldn't let you access your contacts and you'd have to look up all the people you want to call by hand.
Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21th-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time.
WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.
If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.
The Boston Business Journal reports state regulators gave the go-ahead for the expansion, which will see an 11-story building rise on what is now a garden where patients and families go for breaks during care.
The board was scheduled to annoint GE's plans for two buildings on Necco Street at its monthly meeting today, but put off the discussion and vote because of a clerical error involving the agenda for the meeting.
The BPDA board today approved a developer's plans to tear down an eyesore of an old gas station at Belgrade Avenue and Beech Street and replace it with a three-story, 18-unit condo development.
Attorney John Pulgini said the site's prominent location at a key crossroads for both Roche Bros. shoppers and commuters deserved a design that was "nothing short of spectacular."
The building will have 33 parking spaces in an underground garage. Two of the units will be marketed as affordable.
BPDA board member Carol Downs, who used to live in Jamaica Plain but now lives in Roslindale, praised the project, saying it's about time denser projects were developed in neighborhoods like West Roxbury to take some of the pressure off JP.
The board also approved an a plan for affordable units in an 11-unit building earlier approved by the ZBA at 312 Spring St.