The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:
They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.
Two Globe reporters spend time with the addicts on the stretch of Mass. Ave. now known as Methadone Mile.
It's an interesting, sad read, worth the time - and maybe an e-mail to the mayor's office asking whatever happened to Long Island.
Perhaps there'll be a part 2 in which they talk to the people who live in that area (yes, there are apartments there) on how their lives have been changed by the influx.
Because, sure, who hasn't had an urgent need to cash a check at 3:30 a.m.?
Steve Fox at the South End Forum is sounding the alarm over a proposal by PLS Check Cashing at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street to extend its current closing time from midnight to never, which would make it Boston's first non-stop check-cashing place: Read more.
Boston Police report a man in his 60s was pronounced dead after being hit by an SUV at Albany Street and Paul Sullivan Way around 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Police say the crash remains under investigation. The driver stayed at the scene and no charges have been filed.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports an 18-year-old was shot around 1:25 a.m. yesterday at 647 Harrison Ave. She's expected to survive. Two cars were also hit.
Matt Karolian spotted this note on the mirror of a gas guzzler parked in the space next to an electric-vehicle recharger at the South End Whole Foods. Either the note writer is from down South or was so annoyed he couldn't be bothered with the niceties of spelling.
A family that's run a liquor store in Providence for three years wants to branch out to the South End, but is already running into opposition from neighbors who say enough's enough. Read more.
BosGuy woke up without water this morning, went outside to investigate and found a water-main break at Washington and Waltham.
Jess Ernst asks:
Need to find a tailor who is good with men's suits, in the Roxbury/JP/South End part of the world.
Nordblom has filed formal plans with the BRA to build offices atop an existing parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street and to make renovations to the current building next door to create a new matched set of office buildings on the block. Read more.
About 10:15 p.m. One victim was shot in the back, the other in the leg; both are expected to survive. Both were also found closer to W. Concord. Multiple shots fired.
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