Bay Village

By - 1/30/15 - 8:21 am

Oh, ouch: A peeved Dorchester citizen complains about conditions on Woodcliff Street:

Please plow my street when Thomas Menino was alive we would have never experienced nothing like this I am so disappointed and I voted for you!! There are seniors in all the houses and nobody cares.

Meanwhile, a Bay Village citizen turns to the classics to express concern about a crossing... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 5:27 am

In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:

"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?”

Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think a world-class city emerges from the benefits incurred by Olympic host cities. However, in a public meeting last... Read more

By - 8/29/14 - 10:04 am
Mystery item at old Cocoanut Grove site

Phil spent some time the other day sidewalk supervising construction of Piedmont Park Square, which is rising above the site of the Cocoanut Grove disaster. Among the things he spotted was this wire-connector thing mounted on a basement wall.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 9:35 pm
Firefighters on Melrose Street in Bay Village

Firefighters on Melrose Street. Photo by Jay Porter.

Firefighters are on Melrose Street, where a building under construction suffered a partial collapse tonight - a wall gave way.

Jay Porter reports that what appeared at first to be an explosion might have been a burst of dust coming from a collapsing fireplace.

In March:
Floors collapse in Chinatown building under construction; one worker trapped... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 1:27 pm

A content citizen offers praise:

On Friday, April 10, a city worker swept and cleaned the streets of Bay Village. He did a beautiful job and I can see the difference he made. I just thought you should know. He was over 6 ft tall, dark skin, husky build with an easy smile. I hope this message will reach his supervisor. Funny, a neighbor

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By - 3/15/14 - 9:02 am

A concerned citizen complains about a set of traffic lights on Marginal Street:

The crosswalk sign goes from 42 seconds down to 31 and then 0; a few seconds later the car light turns green!!! This is new. Quite similar to the crosswalk by park plaza Arlington st and Stuart st that would go from 16s to 0s, but at least that one truly

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By - 3/9/14 - 8:31 am
Car crashes into building on Arlington Street in Boston

WoofWellington reports being awakened shortly after 5 a.m.:

Woof we were just awoken by a car crashing into the front of our building on Arlington St.

Between Isabella and Cortes, involving an Infiniti and a taxi; two people to the hospital to be checked out.

By - 10/1/13 - 7:47 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Boston Licensing Board rejected a proposed 1 a.m. closing time for a restaurant in the former Renaissance charter-school building because we can't have restaurants in that area staying open that late.

In fairness to residents, the developer of the school-to-apartments project did promise them any restaurant in the building would be open no later than 12:30 a.m., but... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 7:11 am

Boston Police report a woman, 80, died of head trauma after being hit by a car at Stuart and Charles streets around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday.

The driver said he did not see the woman.

At present, the cause of the accident is still under investigation and no violations have been issued at this time.

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By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 10/31/12 - 12:13 am

From the BPL's Cocoanut Grove photo collection. Used under this license.From the BPL's Cocoanut Grove photo collection. Used under this license.

Boston Police announce that with the help of the BPL, they've made public three volumes of witness statements... Read more

By - 9/5/12 - 12:09 pm

BPD brass, managers of the Wang Theater, the Charles Playhouse and the W Hotel and elderly residents of a Tremont Street building turned out en masse at a licensing hearing this morning to oppose Royale's request to increase its capacity from 770 to 1220, saying the area has enough trouble already with the club goers it has now.

Royale argues the increase would actually make... Read more

By - 4/9/12 - 1:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the end of Darryl Settles' plans for a hotel.

By - 3/14/12 - 6:35 am

Boston Police report that as of 4:15 a.m., NStar had restored power to Bay Village, Chinatown and the area east of Clarendon Street.

Police also provide a tip for motorists who find themselves at an intersection with no functioning traffic lights and no police to direct traffic, and no, it's not to re-create that scene from Gremlins:

Motorists are asked and instructed to

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By - 11/23/11 - 12:00 am

Liberty Mutual

BostonCityWalk stopped on a walk to snap the new Liberty Mutual headquarters going up on Columbus Avenue.

Copyright BostonCityWalk. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more