A Natick developer has filed plans to turn the Immaculate Conception Church at 771 Harrison Ave. into 63 condominiums to be called the Cosmopolitan.
Unlike the Holy Trinity project on Shawmut Avenue, however, developer Ronald Simons's plans show the exterior of the church remaining largely the same. The proposal does call for roof terraces and skylights. Read more.
Michael Ratty reports:
Healthy line to vote at Cathedral in the South End at 7:15.
Marc Choquette gives us a taste of his new afternoon ritual at his office at 500 Harrison Ave. in the South End: Having his retinas fried to a cinder by the blinding light reflected off Millennium Tower.
The view this evening from the Ink Block towards Back Bay.
The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month.
The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.
UPDATE: Barney Fannings has gotten the OK to reopen.
ISD inspectors have shut several restaurants after their sprinkler pipes burst, flooding their kitchens with water and, in some cases, shutting off their water altogether, over the past three days. The tally so far:
Barney Fannings, 99 Broad St., downtown
Boston Beer Garden, 732 Broadway, South Boston
Upper Crust, 683 Tremont St., South End
Viga, 291 Devonshire St., downtown
Whiskey's Steakhouse, 885 Boylston St., Back Bay
Two men face arraignment in Chelsea District Court today on drug-possession charges after police seized large quantities of drugs at locations in Mattapan, the South End and Revere. Read more.
What were those 3 military helicopters flying over the South End about???
Boston Police report a man arrested after a traffic stop on Melnea Cass Boulevard near Washington Street Tuesday night matched the description of a man witnesses saw repeatedly firing a gun behind the Blackstone School minutes earlier. Read more.
The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted a package-store license to Wine Riot for its Web 3.0-enabled wine store at 519 Tremont St.
The board accepted arguments from Tyler Balliet and Morgan First that there was a public need for a shop that caters to users who want to help drive their inventory through app-driven reviews and histories of their own drinking habits, coupled with an emphasis on wine education. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license to Wine Riot, which wants to open an app- and database-driven wine store at 519 Tremont St. in the South End. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the new owners of a bar in Dorchester Lower Mills transfer their liquor license to the bar they want to open in the South End's new Ink Block complex.
But fans of the former Lower Mills Pub shouldn't fret: Read more.
Firefighters have evacuated the 41-unit 585 Columbus Ave. due to a gas leak that forced the shutoff of the building's heating system on one of the coldest nights of the season.
City officials are now on scene trying to coordinate getting residents into someplace warm for tonight.