Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.
The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed....Read more
A federal jury yesterday convicted John Perry, 62, of Woburn and Joseph "Jo Jo" Burhoe, 46, of Braintree, on a variety of racketeering charges related to the use of extortion and actual and threatened physical violence to get jobs for family members and friends out of local companies and to maintain control of their now defunct Local 82, the US Attorney's office reports.
Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.
What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings...Read more
Problems on the Red and Green lines mean crankytime for evening T commuters. Christie F. gives us a taste:
35 minutes ago my train pulled out of Lechmere. We still haven't reached Haymarket.
Southbound Red Line service has yet to reach standstill proportions, but that's of little solace to people jammed onto platforms who can't even sardine themselves into trains....Read more
UPDATE: Around 5:15 p.m., somebody called in a bomb threat the the CVS at 942 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park - which was the ninth or tenth drug-store bomb threat of the day. About ten minutes later, a bomb threat was phoned into the CVS on Market Street in Brighton.
Somebody is keeping BPD busy this afternoon by calling in bomb threats to drug...Read more
The Globe's architecture critic damns the area as less than the sum of its parts:
To be fair, not many new developments look good until the cranes go home. But after youâ€™ve made all the allowances you can, youâ€™re still stuck with the fact that the Innovation District is a serious failure of urban design....Read more
Work officially began yesterday on the $600-million One Seaport Square project off Northern Avenue in South Boston, which will feature more than 800 residential units in two 22-story buildings, a luxury movie theater, a luxury bowling alley and a luxury health club, as well as space for additional luxury shops and restaurants.
Mayor Walsh and city and state officials joined representatives of Berkshire Group,...Read more
The BRA yesterday approved a plan to replace an auto-repair shop and car lot at 150 W. Broadway, at B, with a new building with 24 condos, 3 of them considered "affordable."
The $8-million proposal by developers Stephen Pitrowski and Joe Hassell also includes 33 underground parking spaces and space for four small shops.
Most of the units will have two bedrooms; two will have...Read more
The Boston Globe reports on the new Seaport Square development that's now approved to move forward. The project will include 832 apartments (from from 365-square-foot studios to 1,335-square-foot three bedrooms), 30 new shops & restaurants, 775 parking spaces, a 17,000 square foot park and a bowling ally.
96 units will be designated as affordable housing, but whether or not those residents can...Read more
The newly convened commission charged with figuring out a way the city can permanently honor former Mayor Ray Flynn recently held its first meeting. According to a press release from City Council President Bill Linehan:
The Commissioners all came with ideas for how to best commemorate the legacy of Mayor Flynn. The brainstorming session produced such ideas as renaming the Massachusetts Convention Center, which connects...Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that five seafood companies are on the hook to Boston for several years' worth of back taxes on their operations at the Massport-owned Fish Pier.
The five companies have not paid any taxes to Boston - save for one company's single payment - since 1998. The city did nothing to try to collect back taxes until 2004, when the...Read more
Martin Jiminez of South Boston pleaded guilty today to bludgeoning Melissa Hardy to death in June, 2013, and was sentenced to life in prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Because he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, Jiminez will be eligible for parole in 15 years.
According to prosecutors, Hardy had broken up with Jiminez, who had beaten her, the month before, but...Read more