The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Playwright, 658 E. Broadway in South Boston, could have done anything to prevent a Feb. 6 incident in which a patron decided it was a good idea to beat another man in the head with a beer bottle - and to keep beating him in the head with the bottle even after it broke, opening a gash that required both staples and stitches to close. Read more.
A developer has proposed a 5-story condo building on what is now half of a parking lot at 377 W. 1 St. in South Boston.
Donald Clancy is proposing to use the roughly 8,000-square-foot lot for a building with nine condos - six with two bedrooms and three with three bedrooms - and 15 parking spaces in a first-floor garage. Some space on the first floor would be set aside for commercial use - likely a restaurant - according to his filing with the BRA. Read more.
Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports:
Easter Bunny arrested no permit for Easter Eggs.
The Globe reports that GE probably won't actually be buying those two Necco Street buildings from Proctor and Gamble - instead, the BRA will buy them, then let GE occupy them rent-free for 20 years.
A worker at a Stavis Seafood facility at 7 Channel St. died from ammonia exposure tonight, Boston Fire officials report.
Firefighters responded shortly before 6 p.m. and tried to go into the Stavis Seafood cold-storage facility in the Boston Marine Industrial Park but were driven back by the ammonia, John Walsh, BFD chief of operations said. Firefighters in special hazmat suits were able to enter the building around 6:48 p.m. Read more.
City councilors deserve a chance to get answers to questions about the proposed IndyCar Boston race this fall, City Councilor Bill Linehan says.
The council today approved his request to look at a possible hearing where councilors can pose questions to IndyCar organizers and city officials who are backing the plan to shut down streets around the South Boston convention center over Labor Day weekend for the race.
A North Attleboro man was ordered held on $25,000 bail yesterday on gun charges affter an incident on an MBTA shuttle bus after the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Being investigated as a hate crime, the Herald reports.
A Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a house in South Boston, but the device failed to ignite and no one was hurt, the Boston Herald reports. It's being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Greta Gaffin captured a roly-poly runner in the St. Patrick's 5K in South Boston today.
Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.
More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):
District C-6 Capt. John Greland recounts how one of his officers helped a man out last night:
So last night my CSO [Community Service Officer] Sgt Tim Gaughan meets an elderly gentleman who is upset and crying turns out his wife was getting admitted to the hospital and now his car is missing, it turns out it was towed which really upsets him. So Sgt Gaughan drives him to the tow lot. The Sgt tries to advocate for him buts it's a no go. So the elderly gentleman is really crying that he has to get back to his wife.
Eileen Murphy brings the glad tidings that the L Street Cumberland Farms has re-opened after some remodeling.
Still, in possible deference to the changing socioeconomic composition of the neighborood, it now carries some new hot-dog toppings: Zucchini relish and something called Chicago Sports Relish.
On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.