Boston and New York developers say they're on track to begin work this spring on a 265-room hotel on Blackstone Street between Hanover and North streets that will include upgrades to Blackstone Street - including a place for Haymarket vendors to stow trash. Read more.
Rose Kennedy Greenway
A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to assert that visitors don't need to be reminded of bodily functions on the Greenway:
These porta potties on the walkway of the greenway are a terrible example of poor judgement. whoever made the decision to allow:approve these in this location where people are eating/ drinking and enjoying the city needs to rethink how the city should be represented.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports how the BPDA and developer Don Chiafaro have figured out how to get around pesky open-space requirements that would otherwise limit the size of his perpetually proposed plan to replace the Aquarium garage with a mega-complex: Buy the IMAX theater and then raze it. Read more.
Adam Castiglioni captured the snowman out on the Greenway this afternoon.
Chris Templeman's Make and Take is a 3D printer that aims to spit out 2,000 plastic replicas - which the public can take - of a Chinese rooster at the MFA.
The printer uses spools of plastic filament to assemble the roosters. As roving UHub photographer Christina Michaud discovered this afternoon, though, one of the spools completely unraveled.
The state has made similar threats in the past about the funding it provides for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, but this year, it may really mean it, the Globe reports.
Boston Police report a woman was sexually attacked as she walked on the Greenway near State Street, towards the carousel, around 4:10 a.m.
The suspect was either white or Hispanic, in his 40s or 50s, about 5'5" with a scruffy face and thin. He wore a dark Bruins jersey and a baseball hat.
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