Home 'n' hearth

By - 6/13/13 - 2:37 pm

Curbed reports the IRS sold two foreclosed parking spaces in back of 298 Comm. Ave. for $560,000.

Yes, $560,000 for two parking spaces. Two uncovered parking spaces. Two uncovered parking spaces that are actually just one parking space long enough to fit two cars. Two uncovered parking spaces that cost more than the 2013 assessed value of one of the units in the... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 11:43 pm

WBZ reports on findings by state regulators that the contractor failed to even check with DigSafe before its workers hit a gas main during road work, which caused an explosion that leveled Michael Burns and Bob Houser's home in 2010. The company fought the state all the way and the couple is now planning to cut their losses and sell the still house-less... Read more

By - 5/10/13 - 8:24 pm

A pissed-off citizen reports from Stratford Street in West Roxbury:

Dirty Tap and Toilet water due to Water and Sewer work in WR. Someone could have warned us?

Complete with a photo of a toilet with the lid up so you can fully appreciate what discolored toilet water looks like.... Read more

By - 4/29/13 - 10:31 pm

Stop that pool!

A concerned citizen reports from Kilsyth Road in Brighton:


Or even worse?

H/t Stratis.... Read more

By - 3/19/13 - 3:05 pm

The Globe reports it's starting to happen, due to the tight rental market in Boston. Also, undergrads looking for fall apartments? So, so screwed.

By - 2/19/13 - 9:40 am

WBZ reports there's no money left in the till to help people who can't afford their home-heating bills in a winter with oil prices now above $4 a gallon.

By - 1/17/13 - 8:06 am

Well, not them, of course, but all those other developers. The Boston Business Journal explores the angst among developers about the 6,000 or so luxury apartments that could be built in Boston over the next couple of years.

By - 10/5/12 - 8:50 am

Jennifer Forman Orth, our go-to expert for invasive species, reports that with falling temperatures, more residents can expect their homes to be invaded by these brown bugs that, when startled, smell up the joint.

In most cases, she writes, they're actually western conifer seed bugs, which showed up here in the 1990s and which, fortunately, are not messing with local ecosystems:

You can

... Read more
By - 8/10/12 - 8:28 am

A disgusted citizen - no doubt hoping the city doesn't forget Allston in its newfound zeal to go after the rat warrens of the Fenway - posts a photo of a very dead, very flat rat in the middle of Park Vale Avenue, and adds:

A growing regular scene in the neighborhood - large dead rats on the street.

The city promptly... Read more

By - 7/23/12 - 6:36 am

“Farmers To You” Announces Roslindale Service Starting August 1

For Immediate Release

Calais, Vermont. July 23, 2012

Farmers To You, a partnership between Boston area families and Vermont farmers, is pleased to announce the addition of Roslindale to their served communities starting August 1.

The Roslindale Congregational Church will be the pick up site. Located on Cummins Highway just a few... Read more

By - 7/15/12 - 12:57 pm

Steve asks:

Anyone know a garden center near Dorchester that sells ladybugs insect control? Want to try natural b4 resorting to chems.

By - 7/13/12 - 12:13 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com chronicles some of them.

By - 6/27/12 - 9:09 am

Trapped birdBird is the word.

Update, 10:09 a.m.: Animal Rescue League on its way.

At 8:42 a.m., butterh urgently tweeted from his Dorchester apartment:

Bird in my apt. Live adult, injured, ARL not open - What do I do?! We're freaking each other out. Need help.

Cyn Donnelly ... Read more

By - 6/24/12 - 12:27 pm

Purple glass isn't the only reminder Beacon Hill homes have been around awhile, as Mike the Mad Biologist shows us.

By - 6/11/12 - 7:56 am

Southie planters

Across the city now, people are complaining about homeowners gone wild with beautification. In South Boston, a concerned citizen complains:

These things make it impossible to use sidewalks and force pedestrians, many with small children, to walk in this narrow street. This can't be allowed, in fact

... Read more
By - 6/5/12 - 10:00 pm

Baby giant baby heads

Our own Stevil brings us this photo of the replicas of the MFA giant baby heads now on sale at Circle Furniture in the Back Bay. Just imagine these on your coffee table, staring at you. It'd be like that Twilight Zone episode with ... Read more

By - 5/21/12 - 3:49 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports the Heritage Elderly Housing building, 30 S. Bremen St., was evacuated this afternoon after a worker dislodged the building's gas meter, causing a gas leak that spread inside the building.

Nobody was injured; MBTA buses were brought in for residents while National Grid repaired the leak.... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 9:42 am

Spring Seedling Sale May 19th and 20th 9am-3pm
Wake up the Farm Pancake Breakfast May 19th 9am-11am

Join us to celebrate the start of the 2012 season. Enjoy delicious pancakes with friends and stock up on seedlings for your home garden.

There will be a variety of vegetable, herb and flower plants available for purchase, all grown on the farm using organic practices. We... Read more