Boston Restaurant Talk gets some details on Ming Tsai's proposed Blue Dragon restaurant.
An eight-story building at 27 Drydock Ave. was evacuated after an apparent electrical fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. The Boston Fire Department struck a second alarm and reported the fire was still smoldering around 4 p.m. as firefighters awaited the arrival of an NStar crew to help deal with the situation.
Nicholas Scricco reports 21 Drydock was also evacuated, and that hundreds of people were milling about on the street.
Boston's Economic Development and Industrial Corp. has gone to court to recover what it says is nearly $570,000 in back rent on a floor in a building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park used to make semiconductor wafers.
EDIC, which runs the industrial park, filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Boston yesterday against the US subsidiary of Umicore, a Belgian company, for back rent owed by Semiconductor Processing Co., to which Umicore has subleased the seventh floor at 12 Channel St. since 2007.
EDIC says Semiconductor Processing stopped paying its rent in June 2009 and that it went after Umicore because that company agreed to be ultimately responsible for rent payments.
In its suit, EDIC asks for the back rent, penalties and lawyers' fees.
OK, now that we've all had a laugh at the expense of that woman in the motorized wheelchair on the TBy adamg - 7/19/12 - 7:14 pm
What are the privacy implications of the MBTA releasing that video?
She pulled the same basic maneuver around 9:45 a.m. yesterday at Colonial Federal Savings Bank, 15 Beach St. in Quincy, the FBI reports.
She's described as being in her mid-to-late 20s or early 30s, 5'2" and weighing about 120 lbs.
The ever present, always hilarious Southie Yuppy/Local feud erupted again last week over at Caught in Southie's Facebook page with an anonymous letter to the editor from a wayward, misunderstood yuppy. As expected, the ensuing comments erupted into spirited vitriol from both sides, eventually breaking the 200 comment line.
Perhaps the most entertaining post of the thread was fittingly the last, where self proclaimed South Boston local and member of the Boston Sports Club's Welcoming Team, Bridget Lee, chimed in with her opinion of the socio-economic forces at play in South Boston's gentrification:
The Boston Licensing Board had scheduled a hearing for next week on Tasty Burger's request for a food-serving license, but the hearing request has been withdrawn. This could mean no Tasty Burger on L Street, or it could just mean the restaurant ran into an unexpected delay and will come back later for a license.
The Herald interviews witnesses who saw two people get hit by lightning in South Boston's Thomas Park on July Fourth.
Boston EMTs and firefighters rushed to Thomas Park in South Boston shortly before 11 p.m. to find and treat a man and a woman hit by lightning. Both were reported conscious when crews arrived.
Update, Thursday morning: Police report the two, both 29, were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital "alert, conscious and talking" and are expected to survive.
Firefighters responded to a roof fire at 191 K St. that quickly went to two alarms, around 1:45 p.m.
Firefighters and EMTs responded to Traveler and Albany streets around 1:30 p.m. when a cab overturned. One person was trapped inside; two people were taken to Boston Medical Center.
The Boston Business Journal reports some entrepreneurs are now setting up shop in Downtown Crossing rather than pay rents that have jumped dramatically along the waterfront.
Protesting under a hot sun can wear you down, so protesters at the Bio show at the South Boston convention center came prepared with snacks, from cheesey puffs to boxes of cereal. Or maybe they were protesting genetically modified food stuffs in those treats. Courtney Sacco took some photos.
Photo copyright Courtney Sacco.
Sara Kelly, charged with stabbing a South Boston woman to death, is at the Solomon Carter Fuller Center for evaluation to determine whether she is competent to stand trial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Kelly had been scheduled for arraignment in South Boston District Court today for Friday's murder of Shannon McCormick, but will not be arraigned until at least July 6, the DA's office says.
The company now building its headquarters on the South Boston waterfront today announced a science-education program at Boston Green Academy and Excel High School in South Boston, the mayor's office reports:
[The] programs will aim to increase student participation and achievement in advanced placement (AP) courses and prepare teachers for the national “Next Generation Science Standards” being implemented next year. Vertex also today announced the dedication of a new 3,000 square foot learning laboratory being constructed at its future headquarters in the Innovation District. The learning laboratory will be available for use by BPS and other community groups, allowing students and teachers to conduct scientific projects alongside Vertex scientists.
Up to 20 students at the schools will be selected as summer interns at the company once it moves from Cambridge; the company will also award two scholarships a year and create a research fellowship program for science teachers at the schools.
Updated Saturday morning.
Sara Kelly, 20, was arrested and charged with her murder, police say, adding the two "were known to each other."
The Herald reports another woman was taken into custody and that the victim leaves five children. Friends of her children identified her as Shannon McCormick.
McCormick is South Boston's fourth murder victim this year. On May 27, two people were stabbed to death and their Linsky Barry Court apartment set on fire. On April 16, a woman was stabbed to death on E. 7 St.
So it's come to this: A cast member on the next Real World who says he's a hustler from the mean streets of "Boston's infamous Southie" may, in fact, be just a poser from Quincy.
A water main broke around 5 p.m. on Southampton Street, sending water gushing into the Andrew T stop, buckling the road and causing headaches for area motorists and police officers trying to keep them away from Andrew Square.
The Boston Fire Department reports the main was shut off, but now Southampton will have to be dug up and the T will have to re-route buses. The Red Line stop is back open for business.
The Globe reports the BRA wants to give State Street an $11.5-million tax break to move into the Innovation District (so there must be innovative new ways to service the financial needs of the bank's rich clients, no?). It would be spread out over several years, the city would make a boatload of taxes on the building and, besides, the CEO made $16 million in salary and other compensation last year.