The City Council voted today to form a commission to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn and agreed to back efforts to rename the Ferdinand complex in Dudley Square the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.
The BRA posts some photos from the interior of the Dudley Square Municipal Center being built around the shell of the old Ferdinand building.
The Globe reports on business interest in Dudley Square as the new Ferdinand municipal building gets closer to opening.
City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says a liquor-license vacuum caused by national chains sucking up liquor licenses for downtown and waterfront restaurants will hinder redevelopment of Dudley Square.
Tomorrow, Jackson asks the city council to start work on a proposed petition to the state legislature to give Boston 12 new liquor licenses for the area bounded by Tremont Street, Melnea Cass Boulevard, Harrison Avenue, and... Read more
A man suspected of beating and robbing a woman outside the Walgreens on Washington Street in Roxbury on Oct. 13 was arrested Friday by officers who recognized him from a wanted poster, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
James Keane, 47, had bail set at $5,000 at his arraignment yesterday on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and larceny... Read more
Starts at 6 p.m. at the T stop.
The mayor's office says it will solicit artists to create artwork for the municipal building going into the old Ferdinand site in Dudley Square.
The city has a $500,000 budget - $300,000 from city coffers, the rest to be raised from private donors - for the work, which will include "an outdoor sculptural piece at the project's southeast corner, adjacent to the MBTA bus stop"... Read more
City Councilors Ayanna Pressley (at large) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) say the city needs to figure out how to get liquor licenses to restaurants in Dudley Square, in a city where licenses increasingly go to pricey chains in areas such as the waterfront and downtown.
Pressley, who has been pressing for more liquor licenses for the city in general, and Jackson say the sort... Read more
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Clifton E. Townsend, 22, of Mattapan. His friends knew him as Cliffy. He leaves behind a young daughter.
Yesterday afternoon at Dudley station, WCVB reports.
The male exclaimed, "my friend just been shot, he's over there, he needs help". Officers asked the male to remain where he was in order to answer a few questions. The male dropped his... Read more
The alleged shooter, police say, is 14. He didn't hit anybody.
An MBTA cop saw the shooting and started chasing the pair:
During the foot chase, police observed the male juvenile toss a firearm. The firearm, a 9mm semi automatic was fully loaded... Read more
UPDATE: Alleged shooter is 14.
Boston Police are investigating a burst of gunfire outside the Citizens Bank, 2343 Washington St., around 3:15 p.m. Nobody was hit; three men were quickly arrested after an officer on patrol saw them firing a gun - which was recovered in the parking lot of the old B-2 station house.
Boston Police report arresting a man on charges he tried to rob a Citizens Bank branch in Dudley Square today - six years after he was arrested for robbing a Citizens Bank branch downtown.
Jonathan Napoli told a City Council committee yesterday he wants to add a medical-marijuana dispensary to the hydroponics store he runs in Dudley Square.
That's good news for Councilor Bill Linehan, who says he's worried the city would try to pack all five Suffolk County dispensaries into his South Boston/South End district. But not everybody in Dudley Square is thrilled by the idea.... Read more
City councilors this morning began a formal discussion on how to allow the medical-marijuana dispensaries approved by voters last month while letting neighborhoods have a say on specific locations.
The law approved by voters would allow up to five dispensaries in a county.
City Councilor Bill Linehan, who represents South Boston and the South End, said he understands the need for medical marijuana and... Read more