The MBTA today announced that a long planned upgrade to Ruggles station should get underway next year. In addition to a new 800-foot long commuter-rail platform that will let more trains stop at the station, the T is also planning an overhaul of the lower busway, replacement of four elevators and the addition of a fifth and expanded pedestrian canopies at either end of the station. Read more.
Subway, 961 Tremont St., held up around 10 a.m. by two men, one with a gun. Both suspects were described as black, one about 6' and in his 20s or 30s and wearing a black coat with a gray hoodie, the other about 5'8" and wearing a cream coat and 45 to 50.
The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.
Weâ€™re laser focused on it. Itâ€™s the same for Boston Common. Weâ€™re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. Weâ€™re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problemâ€¦Youâ€™ll still see homeless people, but weâ€™re hoping to reduce itâ€¦
City and federal housing officials gathered at the Whittier Street development today to announce a $30-million grant to help replace the aging buildings - and spur development of the surrounding neighborhood while keeping it from becoming another yuppie enclave. Read more.
Our own Ron Newman shows us the packed seats inside the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization's "Out of Many, One" rally at the Islamic Society of Boston in Roxbury tonight. Among those who spoke: Sen. Warren and Mayor Walsh, as Mark Smith shows us: Read more.
Boston firefighters responded around 12:20 p.m. to a vacant building at 33 Roxbury St. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. It was declared knocked down shortly after 12:40 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $200,000 and says the cause is under investigation.
Around 5:10 p.m. at 19 Harold Park. A gun was recovered across MLK Boulevard on Bower Street.
Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.
So far just "minor" delays due to the unmoving train, the T reports.
Around 1:20 p.m. at 25 Wayne St., although the victim was found around the corner at 108 Maple St.
The Bulletin reports on the infighting that has delayed a BPDA vote on what to do along Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, which has devolved into people involved in the process only agreeing to talk to a reporter off the record.
Shortly after 10 p.m. in an apartment at Tremont and Coventry streets.
Transit Police are investigating two separate attacks with liquids this month - one at the Dudley Square T stop, the other aboard a T bus in Codman Square
The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism posts first-person accounts from people who have been involved in Haley House, including co-founder Kathe McKenna.
Around 11:50 p.m., a man entered the Walgreens on Warren Street with a gunshot wound to the hand. He may have been shot a couple blocks away, on Weldon Street.
Stores near Roxbury that aren't out of fresh cranberries. Go.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge last week sentenced Robert Heckstall to 7 to 8 years in state prison for his role in a 2014 armed home invasion on Maple Street in Roxbury - from which he was tracked both through an iPhone he stole and the GPS device he was wearing. Read more.