The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.
A man sitting in a car on Proctor Street, around the corner from the Hen House, was shot shortly after midnight. KMV reports the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.
The Daily Mail highlights Methadone Mile.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Carlos Montalvo, 33.
Boston Police report a man was shot around 6:40 a.m. at Southampton and Topeka streets.
The victim, in his 30s, was taken to nearby Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Around 11:20 p.m. outside 850 Mass. Ave. Injuries not considered life threatening.
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.
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