The Boston Sun reports the news of the possible impending sale of the former Hotel Alexandra at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street comes in time to quiet neighborhood calls for the city to take the building by eminent domain.
Around 1:40 p.m. at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the Globe reports, adding he is expected to survive.
UPDATE: BFD reports second worker drowned.
A water main gave way shortly before 1:10 p.m. at Dartmouth and Tremont streets, with at least one worker trapped as the water rushed in. Around 2:20 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reported firefighters were draining the trench to recover his body. Read more.
The Huntington News reports somebody was held up at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday at Massachusetts and Columbus avenues, and that the robbers fled "in a black car with the Zipcar logo on the side."
Ronald Brown, 52, was held without bail today on charges he entered a South End apartment early Tuesday, tied up two women and raped one of them.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked the occupants of an apartment at Clarendon Street and Columbus Avenue after entering through a rear window around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
He's described as black, possibly in a hoodie and camo pants with red being the main color. He was last seen running down Clarendon Street.
Possibly as many as eight shots fired around 5:20 p.m. outside 623 Mass. Ave.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
McCreatine ran across this sunrise flipping outside the Ink Block in the South End.
Sarah the roving UHub photographer stopped for a monent or two this morning to ponder this flier posted to a pole at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue in the South End.
Waldo Bros., which has sold building supplies since 1914 on Southampton Street, will be replaced by a car dealership specializing in used luxury cars according to plans filed with the BRA. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board could decide next week whether to grant a Roxbury-specific liquor license to the impending Residence Inn by Marriott South End Boston - and to new hotels downtown and in the actual South End. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. to 73 Rutland St. for a roof fire that quickly went to two alarms.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down around 4:05 p.m., but not before damaging two neighboring buildings. BFD estimates damage at $300,000 for 73 Rutland and $100,000 each for 71 and 75 Rutland. Read more.
On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.