NBC Boston reports Boston firefighters who responded to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 35 West Walnut Park around 8 a.m. had problems due to the amount of material piled up in the house.
Spare Change News reports the BPDA yesterday approved new development guidelines for the Washington Street corridor that call for 40% of new residential units to be affordable. Activists, who had staged a two-day sit-in in Mayor Walsh's office to press demands the number be at least 55%, were ejected by police.
The Bulletin reports on the infighting that has delayed a BPDA vote on what to do along Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, which has devolved into people involved in the process only agreeing to talk to a reporter off the record.
Around 5:40 p.m. at 18 Wardman Rd., off Walnut Park
WBZ reports on the 12:20 p.m. crash at School and Washington streets.
WBZ reports the carjacking happened tonight on Washington Street at West Walnut Park. The car was found about a block away, with the baby unharmed.
A man shot twice outside 5 Cleaves Ct., off Columbus between Washington and Seaver around 10:55 p.m. was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A bullet fired into an apartment air conditioner a few blocks away on Abbotsford Street might be related.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports one of the co-owners of James's Gate is looking at moving into the equally deceased Coco's Lounge on Washington Street with a new place called the Gate.
Around 9 p.m. at Walnut Park and Waldren Road, Crime Hub reports.
Around 10:45 p.m. on Dixwell Street. EMTs found him on Columbus Avenue, although he may have been shot closer to School Street. A window in a house on Dixwell midway between School and Columbus was shot out.
WBCA will start broadcasting at 102.9 FM, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., under the direction of Boston Neighborhood Network.
The signal, beamed from a 100-watt transmitter, might reach as far as five miles away from its location at BNN's Egleston Square studios.
BNN will hold three public meetings to help figure out just what it should be broadcasting: Read more.
Around 11 p.m. Victim was apparently in a car and shot at from another car.
A week ago, a man was shot near the same location.
Developers have filed plans with the BRA for a 49-unit, five-story condo building at 3193 Washington St. at Montebello Road - across the street from a proposed 73-unit residential building.
Developers Fred Starikov, Stephen Whalen and Josh Fetterman are proposing 24 parking spaces - and 58 bicycle spaces - for a $13-million building they say is an eight-minute walk to Green Street and Stony Brook on the Orange Line and an easy walk to pretty much everything else that makes JP JP. Read more.
Updated with arraignment info.
Dondre Crawford, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail at his arraignment today in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling and resisting arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Stanley Staco reports one person was shot on Walnut Park around 11:15 a.m. and that a suspect is in custody.
The Jamaica Plain News reports on a developer's proposal for a five-story building at 3193 Washington St., across the street from where another developer won BRA approval for another six-story building.
Jamaica Plain News reports on the opening of CityPOP Egleston in a building slated to be torn down in a year or so.
A concerned citizen complains about conditions at the Mendell School on School Street in Egleston Square:
The Mendell not only does not have a gymnasium, but our parents have to buy the shovels AND clear the snow in the outside play area ourselves if we want our kids to have space to play in the winter.
Ed. note: 311 devotees should notice a flood of school-related complaints today as parents use 311 to protest proposed school budget cuts by pointing out problems at BPS schools.
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