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Firefighters responded to 33 Union Park around 4 p.m. for a roof fire, which they quickly knocked down, but not before it poured thick black smoke into the air. Fire investigators are now trying to determine the cause; the Boston Fire Department estimated damage at $200,000, said there were no injuries.
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The Turnstile Theater Company's Blogoliloquy, at the Boston Center for the Arts next week, is a play that focuses on "life and people in Boston" as told through the posts on six actual local blogs.
The Boston Courant's Mich Cardin reported two weeks ago that developer David Goldman has signed an agreement to purchase the South End rowhouse located at 38 Upton Street, currently owned by the Pine Street Inn (PSI).
According to the Courant (no online edition):
Goldman, who began negotiations with PSI around December, bid on the property, eventually matching the appraisal price of more than... Read more
I appreciate the wreaths in Blackstone Square for Christmas, but it's now 25 Feb and they are still up. Please remove. Look forward to fresh ones next Christmas.... Read more
Sullivan's at Castle Island re-opens this Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
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The man, 21, known to his friends as Humz and Hum Greazy, is Boston's third homicide victim this year and the second Villa Victoria resident to be gunned down since September, when Alex Sierra was murdered.... Read more
City officials today marked the case of the font-challenged Appleton Street sign "closed" after DPW workers replaced the sign that was driving one South End resident insane enough to keep filing complaints with the city over the way the initial letter was so much bigger than the rest and how the letters were all crooked.
But is this the last we've heard... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred action on the proposed Boston Chops on Washington Street because it has no liquor licenses left to hand out.
At a hearing on Wednesday, the attorney for the latest venture by the group responsible for Deuxave in the Back Bay and dbar in Dorchester, said they would likely have to just keep hoping a license frees up, because... Read more
The team behind Deuxave in the Back Bay is looking to transform the home of two failed South End restaurants into what their lawyer called "an urban, modern steakhouse concept."
Brian Piccini's proposed Boston Chops would move into the vacant space at 1375 Washington St. where Banq and Ginger Park both went out of business. Attorney Joseph Hanley said Piccini and his team -... Read more
David Noble, owner of Pops, 560 Tremont St., went before the Boston Licensing Board today for permission to hire a new manager with plans to slightly alter the place's menu under the name Smithfield Kitchen.
The board votes tomorrow on Noble's request to bring on Scott Herritt and to change the name.
Herritt told the board he will basically be keeping Pops the same, but... Read more
Boston Police report finding a 29-year-old man with a stab wound inside a Union Park Street residence around 7:30 a.m. today. As they rushed the man to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, they charged Soren Capawanna, 26, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police say the man is expected to survive the "domestic violence related stabbing."
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Just as neighbors requested; plans show four buildings housing residential units and stores, arranged in four buildings designed to look like "an authentic city block" and called the Ink Block.
The Daily Free Press goes on a tour of BU's new South End biolab, which is set to begin work on less-dangerous pathogens next month as it gears up for eventual work on killers such as Ebola. The Free Press describes the measures the lab is taking to keep killer bugs out of our air; conspicuous in their absence: darts set to fire automatically... Read more