The Herald reports on opposition from residents along the dormant Track 61 to the T's plan to electrify much of the route so it can test the new Red Line cars we'll be getting in a few years.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Marco Polo deli at 274 Summer St., has closed after a quarter century in business.
The Board of Appeal today approved a 114-unit, six-story residential building on Dorchester Avenue near B Street that takes advantage of new city zoning for the Dot Ave. corridor to rise higher than normally allowed in exchange for more affordable units and affordable commercial space. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the Castle Island-based Sullivan's is looking to take over operation of the giant Hood Milk Bottle outside the Children's Museum.
Maybe the MBTA needs a summer-resiliency program: Around 3:50 p.m., Boston firefighters responded to Broadway station because a power cable burst into flames just past the station on the inbound side. That was good for "severe" delays on the Red Line. The fire was quickly doused, but service was held for firefighters to check things out.
At least four shots, around 5:50 p.m. outside 139 Orton Marotta Way in the West Broadway project.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a proposal for a dueling-piano bar in the new Element Seaport Boston Hotel at 391 D St., across from the Lawn on D. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Certified Meatball Company is planning to open later this month at 429 West Broadway in South Boston, which is good, because who needs uncertified meatballs?
WBZ reports on the new convenience-store battle on East Broadway between the chain and a former franchisee who objected to being forced to sell hot food nobody was buying.
WFXT reports on the growing problem along Day Boulevard in South Boston, which is supposed to be off limits to large trucks.
Titanium Cranium shows us the small group of pro-measles anti-vaxxers who showed up in front of the Herald offices today to express their outrage at a Herald editorial accusing their Minnesota kin of putting Somali immigrants at risk by making them forego measles shots on the discredited theory they could cause autism.
No word if the Herald is planning an editorial in favor of fluoridation.
The developers working on transforming the 15-acre Boston Edison power-plant site today filed formal plans with the BPDA and state environmental regulators for 2.1 million square feet of development, including 1,588 residential units, a 150-room hotel, 340,000 square feet of office space and 68,000 square feet of retail, 987 parking spaces and more than an acre of public space along the Reserved Channel. Read more.
Kyzr Willis's did not drown in the water off Carson Beach last summer because of any malicious action, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.