A fire that raced through a Washington Street apartment building displaced 30 residents but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire at 247-249 Washington St. was reported around 7:05 a.m. and did an estimated $750,000 in damage, the department says.
Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from rear porches, the depatment says, adding the cause remains under investigation.
If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.
The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose athletes compete in five separate sports - and for equestrian events.
Neil the roving UHub photographer ran across this countdown sign on Franconia Street in Dorchester today.
A roving UHub photographer captured this girthy space saver on Jones Hill today.
The Confucius Institute of UMass Boston rang in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat this afternoon with a series of musical, dancing and opera performances in the campus center ballroom.
Some opera, sung to the accompaniment of an erhu player:
Around 10:30 p.m. on Wales Street near Harvard Street.
Snow mound or car? On Westmoreland Street, the answer would seem clear - if not for the sign sticking out of the snow, as roving UHub photographer Neil found out last night.
A roving UHub photographer who happened to be at the 88 Wharf building in Milton this afternoon watched a couple of guys settle in on the Dorchester side of the Neponset River for some ice fishing.
The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story esidential building with 81 units on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Carruth and the Ashmont T station.
The building, which will also have ground-level retail space, will have 53 units marketed as affordable on what is now the home of Ashmont Tire, under plans by developer Trinity Financial. The project will have 44 parking spaces and storage space for 81 bicycles.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko had to pause to take in the snowy peak outside the South Bay Home Depot tonight.
Around 9:20 p.m. on Franklin Hill Avenue. The suspects used knives to force the victim inside an apartment there, then stole a car.
The two suspects are described as 17 to 19. One is white or Hispanic, wearing a gray and red sweater, the other black and wearing a dark sweatshirt. They escaped in the victim's low-ride Honda SUV, Mass. registration 319 XA2.