Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.
WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.
NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.
Around 1:40 p.m. at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the Globe reports, adding he is expected to survive.
Waldo Bros., which has sold building supplies since 1914 on Southampton Street, will be replaced by a car dealership specializing in used luxury cars according to plans filed with the BRA. Read more.
Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.
But that could end starting tonight. District C-6 Capt. Joseph Boyle promised Newmarket Square merchants today he'll have officers assigned to the square tonight to break up the Friday-night races before they begin. Read more.
WBUR reports on the plans by Boston Health Care for the Homeless for "a room with a nurse, some soft chairs and basic life-saving equipment" at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street, which has become an epicenter of the city's opiate crisis:
Gaeta says she and her colleagues are desperate to offer an option for the people they see overdose every day, whom they must sometimes step over to get into the program’s clinic.
In a couple weeks, the Zoning Board of Appeals considers a request for a brewery on Massachusetts Avenue that would feature a 24-foot-high grain silo.
The Dorchester Brewing Co., rebuffed in an effort to move into a building on Bowdoin Avenue in Dorchester, will seek ZBA approval to convert an old sheet-metal warehouse at 1271 Mass. Ave. into a brewery where craft brewers can make their own batches of beer. Read more.
A gagging citizen complains about this truck doing a little coal rolling on Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square today:
Large truck traveling on mass ave near Proctor st spewing thick clouds of black smoke followed by white smoke.
The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow on whether to grant a liquor license to Hector and Nivia Pina's proposed Cuban restaurant in the Hampton Inn on Melnea Cass Boulevard. Read more.
The Southampton/Crosstown Safety Task Force met this morning to survey the mounting problem of drug addicts discarding ever growing numbers of needles in the streets and on the sidewalks of the Newmarket Square area - home to a number of programs for drug addicts and the homeless.
A landscaper working the grounds of a hotel in the area recently got pricked by a needle. Read more.
A police detective said today an investigation into a stabbing outside the Hen House on Mass. Ave. in January has "stalled" because neither the victim nor his friends waiting for him to bring out some food want to tell police what they know.
Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board today the man was stabbed around 4:05 a.m. on Jan. 10, when he and several friends drove over to the Hen House from a "tattoo party" in Roxbury. The man was stabbed in the stomach, badly enough to have the BPD homicide unit called in, just in case.
WBUR reports on city efforts to turn an old sign shop in Newmarket Square into a replacement for all the shelter space lost when Long Island was shut in October.
Victoria's Diner on Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square had its request for an all-liquor license deferred this week because the Boston Licensing Board doesn't have any to dole out.
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