A city zoning rule that bans more than four undergraduates in an apartment isn't working, city officials said today, so they've begun looking at changes that would let them start levying fines on landlords who persist in overcrowding their units. Read more.
A curious citizen wonders about the suitcase abandoned in some brush at Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street:
Suitcase in batch of poison ivy for weeks now. Was it stolen and dumped here? Is it evidence? We may never know cuz it's in a massive batch of poison ivy!
Grantland has the amazing story of the "drug-addled, beer-guzzling hardcore punks who made the most popular T-shirts in Boston history."
Julio Salado happened upon this SUV inside Nana's Hair Braiding on Huntington Avenue at South Huntington around 10:45 a.m.
A dead T bus on the tracks on South Huntington Avenue means the Green Line ain't going anywhere.
Savage Properties has formally proposed a 15-unit building to replace the foundations for two three-family buildings that were never built at 40 Fisher Ave. on Mission Hill.
The proposed building would have two one-bedroom units, six two-bedroom units and seven three-bedrooms. One of the smaller units and one of the three-bedroom units would be marketed as affordable. The developer is proposing ten parking spaces in a garage and a fitness room, and hopes to begin construction this fall.
Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.
Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.
Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:
A developer is seeking BRA permission to recast a disused New England Baptist Hospital building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. as a 46-unit residential building.
In a filing with the BRA, developer George Wattendorf is also proposing 29 parking spaces for the units, which would run the gamut from studios to two-bedroom units. His application states:
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the bar on Tremont Street, Mission Hill, has ceased to be.
Terrace Street is shut at Tremont as police investigate gunfire on Terrace near Alleghany around 2:45 p.m.
Police are looking for a newer model, steel-blue Tundra pickup. The driver of that pickup may have been firing a gun as he drove - and possibly got off more than a dozen rounds.
Not long after, somebody showed up at Boston Medical Center with gunshot wounds.