Boston 2024's "2.0" plan for Widett Circle calls for tearing down all the existing industrial and mass-transit facilities in the 83-acre area and turning it into 8 million square feet of office and residential use with the hope Boston gets the Olympics, but under a plan that would continue even if we don't get the games. Read more.
Eric Ballard watched the sun come up over the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Boston Harbor this morning.
Boston 2024 officials are outlining their "Bid 2.0" version of the proposed 2024 Olympics in Massachusetts. Current Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca says the plan still calls for buying out the existing businesses in Widett Circle and building a temporary stadium there - and then turning the land after the games over to a private developer, who would build a whole new transit-oriented development with 4,000 apartments. Read more.
Steve Lynch (D-South Boston) went on NECN's Broadside tonight and told host Sue O'Connell that condemning the existing businesses at Widett Circle for a temporary 60,.000-seat stadium is stupid and something he'll fight. Suffolk Downs might work, he says.
"I don't think you'll build a stadium for three weeks and then take it down," he said. "I really think it's a bad idea."
Police Commissioner William Evans said today a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. proved the perfect - and fortunately harmless - example of why it's absurd Boston Police aren't supposed to respond to calls from land owned by Massport in South Boston:
A call came in for a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. Despite the jurisdictional limit, BPD officers, including the bomb squad, responded immediately - then had to wait 15 minutes for State Police to show up - he told a City Council committee today. Read more.
Artists for Humanity recently submitted detailed plans for its proposed expansion at 100 W. 2 St. in South Boston.
The plans call to use land purchased from Gillette to add some 57,000 square feet of space to the organization's existing 24,000-square foot "EpiCenter" - where teens are matched with design and art jobs at local companies. Read more.
WMEX host and one-time crime reporter Michele McPhee was arraigned today on charges of OUI and attacking the trooper trying to arrest her on an I-93 exit ramp early this morning after he allegedly failed to acknowledge knowing who she was or why that should make him let her go. Read more.
Frank Kosiba watched the storm roll in from his deck in South Boston.
Elsie Kenyon, meanwhile, got to see both ends of the rainbow from the Longfellow Bridge: Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Edward Alemany, 30, of murdering Amy Lord in July, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The verdict means an automatic sentence of life without the possibility of parole.