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By adamg - 11/13/19 - 3:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk chews over plans by the local chain to open an outlet, possibly with beer and wine, at 48 Winter St., near Tremont Street, and a short walk from the competing Shake Shack on Washington Street and Burger King on Tremont Street.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 1:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today reinstated a Connecticut finance company's defamation and conspiracy lawsuit against a Newton lawyer for a man who owes it more than $20 million, ruling the lawyer is not protected by Massachusetts case law that bars suits against lawyers for statements they make involving lawsuits they're involved in. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 11:56 am
Crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Adam Balsam.

The Globe reports somebody was taken to Massachusetts General in bad shape after being hit by a vehicle at Merchants Row and State Street around 9 a.m. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide and fatal-crash reconstruction units were called in.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:56 am
Street scene in old Boston with two young kids

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene in old Boston. See it larger.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:51 am

The MBTA is reporting southbound Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to bum signals at Andrew.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:19 am

The Dig reports on the Boston Drone Film Festival, the city's first film festival devoted to footage taken by drones, on Friday.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:11 am

Boston Police report officers looking for a man who's been indicted for home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon found him Monday night outside a house at the corner of Schuyler and Maple streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:46 pm

The Washington Post announced today it's hired Globe Spotlight Team reporter Nicole Dungca for its own Investigative Unit.

Dungca becomes the latest Globie to join a southward migration to DC. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA is blaming a deceased train at Savin Hill for mounting Red Line delays. Stuart Spina reports:

57 minutes to travel ~1,700 feet. That is all.

Jon adds some people are just walking: Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 4:05 pm

The owner of Home Run Cafe, 1269 Massachusetts Ave., is looking to increase the restaurant's capacity from 88 to 136 people. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 1:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Playwright, 658 East Broadway, to expand its capacity and add residential units on floors above it - but board members said they are concerned by complaints from nearby residents about boisterious, often angry customers, especially at closing time. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 1:10 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 15-unit residential building at 181-183 Coleridge St., on the water at Wood Island. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 12:26 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to replace a derelict single-family home with five condos on a nearly 19,000-square foot lot on Plain Street in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 11:47 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Lisa Fonseca-Depina to convert the current Eglise Baptiste les Sentinelles, 417 Adams St., into a six-seat nail salon called Glam Gawds. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 11:34 am

Deval Patrick might stage a Bloombergian late entry into the presidential race, which would bring the number of Massachusetts candidates back up to three - four if you include El Bloombito, who spent his formative years in Medford. Patrick is, of course, upset that none of the roughly 5,000 moderates in the race (remember Seth Moulton?) seem to have put wooden stakes in the Warren and Sanders campaigns yet.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 10:13 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by B'nai B'rith Housing New England for 60 affordable apartments in a building between VFW Parkway and Baker Street, to the rear of Savers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:55 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a one-year extension for a company that wants to open a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., so that it can finalize a formal "host agreement" with the mayor's office and win state approval. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:13 am

The Bay State Banner surveys the shifting of the line between Dorchester and Roxbury over the centuries.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 8:47 am
Weston salt piles

Matt Reed at WCVB was up before the crack of dawn this morning and reports:

For all of you playing local news bingo at home, first live shot of the season at a salt pile.

But also: Read more.