Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Joe Donahue reports the Cumberland Farms at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street in the South End has bought the farm.
WCVB reports BU's goal to ramp up its Albany Street biolab to "Level 4" status still requires final sign off from the Boston Public Health Commission.
Jonathan Andujar, 28, was ordered sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for observation at his arraignment on charges he threw a brick at an occupied Boston Police cruiser this morning, in an incident that sent one officer to the hospital with minor injuries. Read more.
Galen Moore seeks guidance on which neighborhood our patron saint's street is in.
Kathleen O'Donnell paused to admire the scene outside Sault New England on Tremont Street in the South End this morning.
The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.
We’re laser focused on it. It’s the same for Boston Common. We’re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. We’re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problem…You’ll still see homeless people, but we’re hoping to reduce it…
Roving UHub photographer Mike Pineau passed by this Honda flambe on Frontage Road off the Expressway around 6:50 a.m., a few seconds before Boston firefighters pulled up.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Teranga has apparently resolved its issues with the state and is planning on being open this weekend.
The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism posts first-person accounts from people who have been involved in Haley House, including co-founder Kathe McKenna.
A concerned citizen doesn't want any hair of the dog and files a complaint about a South End Starbucks:
Third time in 10 days I have seen a dog in this Starbucks at 627 Tremont in the south end. Management is oblivious. These are not service dogs.
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.