Boston today released its bid to Amazon that calls for creation of a new Amazonian neighborhood at Suffolk Downs that would include 10,000 new housing units - some even aimed at people who don't work for the company - 1,500 hotel rooms, four new shopping districts and 40 acres of open space and the 8 million square feet of office space Amazon wants. Read more.
WBUR reports Mayor Walsh tomorrow will detail his proposal to love up Amazon, with four possible sites in mind, but, really, he wants the Bezosphere to set up shop at Suffolk Downs.
The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.
Massport has agreed to pay for the operation of a new senior center in East Boston and a 4.5-acre expansion of Piers Park as recompense for its never ending expansion at Logan Airport, the authority and Mayor Walsh's office announced today. Read more.
Santos "Flaco" Portillo Andrade, the leader of the MS-13 East Boston Loco Salvatrucha "clique," was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison on racketeering, drug distribution and assault and battery charges, the US Attorney's office reports.
And somebody in East Boston, as Kristen D. shows us, is obviously in a big hurry to get ready.
CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.
After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.
Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.
So parts of Denzel Washington's Equalizer sequel are being filmed in East Boston this weekend. It did not get off to a good start, at least not for residents, as seen in this report in the East Boston Open Discussion forum:
I was trying to take a left off of Bremen onto porter street to take my Kids to school here was one car in front of me and a movie crew truck was going to take a right into Bremen from beside Santarpios. There was a worker telling us that it will be awhile before we can move. I said we need to get kids to school and he told me “to shut the fuck up lady” so my husband starting yelling at him and he continued to swear at my husband and call him a fat fuck. And he pulled out a wad of money was that supposed to make it better that they talked to me like I was street trash.
Steve Annear reports on that guy who traversed Boston Harbor in a giant pumpkin today - with some help from an outboard motor he attached to the gourd.
Being a sanctuary city doesn't mean much, apparently. Just ask folks on Lexington Street in East Boston tonight - if you can find any of them.
The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force reports that the suspect in the holdup of the Citizens Bank branch at 26 Central Sq. in East Boston on Sept. 14 is also wanted for a bank holdup in Revere the day before. In the Revere case, he fled by pedaling away on a dirt bike.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-680-4525.
A developer is seeking city permission to tear down two two-story houses and a garage on Liverpool Street between Maverick and Decatur streets to put up a five-story building with 22 residential units and some office space. Read more.
A Wakefield developer has proposed replacing an unused garage and tool and die facility at 946 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights with a 42-unit residential building overlooking Noyes Park. Read more.
A concerned citizen files a report about this guy on Orleans Street:
This guy feeds skunks/cats EVERY NIGHT just after dusk in the SAME SPOT. This needs to be addressed as there are skunks all over the neighborhood and he leaves food out that draws the animals near housing and people and dogs have gotten sprayed in the area. I know multiple people have complained to the city about this.
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