Modern technology and a 1990s court decision have created a narrow flight corridor off a Logan runway that can mean hour after hour of planes roaring over Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury, from late at night to early in the morning, driving residents nuts. Read more.
The Abbey Group this week filed details plans for a 5.6-acre development that would combine lab and office space aimed at life-sciences and technology companies on the current site of the Boston Flower Exchange on Albany Street next to I-93. Read more.
UPDATE: See the comments - the net has nothing to do with catching falling people.
JB watched the Equalizer 2 crew filming something today in the South End. He notes they also had a net strung over the courtyard at the building roofline, so wonders if some cast member, oh, Denzel Washington, maybe, will be doing heroic jumps or just possibly a battle to the death right on the roof, like, with, oh, Matt Damon to see who gets first dibs on cracking the heads of the evil ganglords taking over the city, but then they both realize they'd be better as a team and the one with the upper hand grins, gives the other a hand up and they go down to Charley's Sandwich Shop to figure out their plans over some hash. Read more.
Molly S. snapped some of the equipment today for "Equalizer 2." No word if the actor himself is in town (he was supposed to be filming in Marshfield in November), but we hear part of the plot involves him battling bank robbers from Charlestown and the trouble he has just getting there because he keeps getting detoured.
The Davis Companies this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to gut an existing warehouse building at 112 Shawmut Ave. and turn it into a 13-floor, 143-unit residential building.
In its project-notification form, Davis said it is working with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England on proposals for their adjoining properties. Read more.
The Boston Police officer who shot Terrence Coleman in the foyer of his apartment building last October had little choice, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says in a report on the incident. Read more.
Dev shows us some old spices in the South End today.
Beth Treffeisen reports on a District 2 City Council forum for the candidates who want to succeed Bill Linehan in the fall elections.
NBC Boston reports on a hero for our times.
Greg Cook watched as the Boricua All Stars tried to clamber to the top of a greased pole at yesterday's Greased Pole Tournament at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s annual Festival Betances. The group, who've done it before, tried eight times, but just couldn't quite make it this time.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. One woman was found inside 521 Massachusetts Ave., another found outside the building and a man found on Northampton Street near Shawmut Avenue. Read more.
The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.
Around 7:10 p.m. in a parking lot off Northampton Street near Harrison Avenue. The shooters seem to have missed each other.
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.
Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.