Yes, of course there are delays on the Red Line this fine rush hour. Only "minor" ones, due to track problems at Broadway, the T assures us.
The BPDA today approved a mixed-use building where West Broadway becomes East Broadway that will require the demolition of a Dunkin' Donuts.
The proposal, which calls for ground-floor retail - but not a replacement Dunk's - 18 condo units and 23 parking spaces would also replace Perkins Supply at 482 West Broadway, in a roughly $8.4-million project.
The Red Line station is shut, but the Red Line continues to run, just more slowly, as firefighters work to extinguish a fire in an air duct in the lower level of 141 Dorchester Ave.
Among the people on a Red Line train that gave up the ghost between Broadway and South Station this morning: former state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi, who reports: Read more.
Police stopped the Red Line in both directions shortly before 9:45 p.m. because of a guy dumping things on the tracks at Broadway, including what appeared to be one of those heavy bomb-resistant trash barrels. Read more.
The East Boston Savings Bank branch at 708 East Broadway was held up around 9:30 a.m.
The branch was also held up on March 4.
Transit Police report a man in his mid-50s was hit by an outbound train at Broadway around 2:35 p.m.
He suffered serious injuries but is expected to live, police say. Police declined to say how he wound up on the tracks.
Red Line service was replaced by buses until the completion of the investigation.
Mayor Walsh, city councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu and state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry this morning backed residents opposed to a Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway, saying there are already enough coffee options in the area, that a Starbucks would exacerbate morning traffic woes at the intersection and would help to eat away at the family-oriented, mom-and-pop nature of the commercial district east of Perkins Square. Read more.
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.
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