A community meeting tonight on a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway repeatedly veered towards Parks and Rec style chaos as residents battled each other on issues that often had little to directly do with the coffeehouse - such as which local restaurants drove other local restaurants out of business. Read more.
The 7-Eleven at 473 W. Broadway was held up around 9:30 p.m. by a white man, about 5'10" with a scruffy beard and wearing a red mask and a dark jacket with a gray lining.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Playwright, 658 E. Broadway in South Boston, could have done anything to prevent a Feb. 6 incident in which a patron decided it was a good idea to beat another man in the head with a beer bottle - and to keep beating him in the head with the bottle even after it broke, opening a gash that required both staples and stitches to close. Read more.
Greta Gaffin captured a roly-poly runner in the St. Patrick's 5K in South Boston today.
The owner of Perkins Supply on West Broadway, where it turns into East Broadway, has filed plans to tear down the building and the neighboring Dunkin' Donuts and replace them with a five-story condo building with an underground garage and first-floor retail space. Read more.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 430 W. Broadway was held up around 9:25 a.m. yesterday by a white man clad in black, about 6' and 190 to 200 lbs.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533.
Michael Norton, who has long owned buildings that house restaurants, wants to open one of his own: He's applied for a liquor license for vacant restaurant space in a building he renovated at East Broadway and L Street.
Norton, who is "Southie born and raised," his attorney assured the Boston Licensing Board this morning, wants to open a restaurant there with chefpreneur Brian Poe and area restaurant owner Gordon Wilcox. Read more.
A pair of South Boston residents who set out for Broadway station on the Red Line refused to let the fact that the 9 bus never came stop them from getting to Newbury Street for a gallery show. They set out on foot down Broadway to the station - making sure to stop at every bar on the street for a fortifying shot of whiskey. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but stop to marvel at the backbreaking work that obviously went into clearing this space on East Broadway in South Boston tonight.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved the transmogrification of Urban Art Bar, 709 E. Broadway, into a restaurant serving tapas and small-plate stuff. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday rejected a request from Foodies, 230 Broadway, for a license to sell beer and wine.
The proposed license had been opposed by Al's Liquors - which had put out a protest sandwich board a few doors down.
In addition to Al's, Foodies customers can stock up on "curated craft beers and spirits" at Social Wines across from Amrheins.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Transit Police report:
A male, age unknown , while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an inbound Red Line subway train. Boston Fire extricated the male and he was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. Shuttle bus service was set up between JFK and Park Street.
UPDATE, 5:10 p.m Trains began rolling again.
It's rarely a good sign when the fire department shows up at a T stop, and this afternoon will not be the exception that proves that rule. A track fire about 20 feet inbound from Broadway station shortly after 4 p.m. brought firefighters to the platform and a shutdown of electrical service so they could take care of business.
The result was "severe" delays on the Red Line, again.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owner of the Patriot, formerly the Blackthorn Bar, at 471 W. Broadway to sell its liquor license to Dylan Welsh, the owner of Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square and the South End, for a new restaurant at 22 W. Broadway to be called Worden Hall.
Welsh is seeking a 2 a.m. closing time for his restaurant, which would also have a 16-seat patio open until midnight.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Justin Holmes captured the scene at Broadway shortly before 8 p.m. when a truck driver had a bit of trouble with a turn.
The BRA yesterday approved a plan to replace an auto-repair shop and car lot at 150 W. Broadway, at B, with a new building with 24 condos, 3 of them considered "affordable."
The $8-million proposal by developers Stephen Pitrowski and Joe Hassell also includes 33 underground parking spaces and space for four small shops.
Most of the units will have two bedrooms; two will have just one bedroom.
Developers hope to begin work on the project this spring.
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