Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.
â€śThis is the first time Iâ€™ve publicly used the words eminent domain, and I am not going to be using powers to remove businesses because of an Olympic bid,â€ť Walsh told hosts...Read more
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.Read more
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.Read more
A concerned citizen kvetches about a snow cone on E Street between W. 7 and Tudor streets in South Boston this morning:
Some idiot has already started with a space saver. Please remove.
The city reports the issue has been "resolved."
In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:
"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, â€śWhat makes a world-class city?â€ť
Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think a world-class city emerges from the benefits incurred by Olympic host cities. However, in a public meeting last...Read more
Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.Read more
A 19-unit condo development proposed to replace an old horse-trolley barn between E. 5 and E. 6 streets in South Boston would come with a 33-lot parking garage, according to the developers' filing with the BRA.
Aidan Gregory Feeney and Brendan Feeney of Feeney Brothers Excavation want to replace commercial buildings at 815 E. 5 and 812 E. 6 streets with ten-unit and a nine-unit...Read more
Developers Kris Meola and Ryan Sillery of City Point Capital plan to buy the shuttered Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at 232 Old Colony Ave. so they can tear it down and replace it with roughly 20 condominiums.
Meola and his attorney, Carolyn Conway, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek permission to include the old bar's liquor license in the property...Read more
Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group has filed plans with the BRA to replace a parking lot at 248 Dorchester Ave. with a 6-story, 33-unit apartment building that would feature retail space at ground level, large enough for a restaurant.
Evergreen, currently building a similar mixed-use building at 22-26 W. Broadway, says the $13-million building across from the MBTA bus depot will be "high quality,...Read more
The Globe reports the owner of the high-end clothing store is throwing in the towel because the owner of its Northern Avenue land wants the space for development and she decided to retire, rather than sign a long-term lease to move into a building next door.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Sam's, the restaurant inside the clothing store, however, will remain open.
An off-duty Boston cop charged with beating an Uber driver was arraigned today on two counts of assault and battery, violating the civil rights of the driver and a man who came to his aid, assault and use of a motor vehicle without authority, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Michael Doherty, 40, of South Boston, was released on $500 bail at his...Read more
Boston Police report a 16-year officer is facing assault and battery charges - after he allegedly beat an Uber driver he accused of taking him to the wrong address and then drove off in the man's car.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owner of the Patriot, formerly the Blackthorn Bar, at 471 W. Broadway to sell its liquor license to Dylan Welsh, the owner of Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square and the South End, for a new restaurant at 22 W. Broadway to be called Worden Hall.
Welsh is seeking a 2 a.m. closing...Read more