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By adamg - 9/27/23 - 9:09 pm
Routes to White Stadium from possible parking lots

Routes from areas where the team might seek to set up parking. The numbers refer to total van rides, not the number of vans in use.

The team that won a professional women's soccer franchise for Boston tonight sketched out a preliminary transportation plan for roughly 20 home games a year at a renovated White Stadium in Franklin Park that could include shuttle vans from for-fee parking areas in more remote areas in places, possibly as far away as areas near Rte. 128, I-93 near the Neponset and north of Jackson Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 7:53 pm
Plan for property showing the old oak tree

Plan submitted to zoning board by the developer last year shows the old oak tree in the upper right.

The oak tree

Residents say the BPDA has jumped into a battle - in which it's yet to take sides - to save 72 Hyde Park Ave., across from the Forest Hills station parking lot, where a developer who tore down a two-family house to replace it with a six-unit building has hired a tree service to take it down. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 2:08 pm

Seven Roslindale residents today sued the Zoning Board of Appeal and a Dedham developer to block an apartment building on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway that they say would just be far too large for their neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 11:51 am
Holly Mulone

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to grant a food-serving licensing to Holly Mulone for her proposed Painted Plover Provisions, which would serve "fresh sodas and seltzers," made to order with fresh fruits and herbs, as well as offering up salads and gelato, and sell hand-made gifts and other items from across New England at 152-154 Liverpool St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 11:32 am
Douglas Bacon

Local restaurant operator Douglas Bacon today described his planned Hobson's Bar& Kitchen at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston as an American restaurant that will also serve pizza.
Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 10:38 am
Guy driving down the bike/pedestrian path along the Charles River

Joe Kidston looked out his window overlooking Soldiers Field Road this morning to see somebody in an SUV zooming along the Paul Dudley White path, which, last we checked, was just meant for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 9:40 am

MIT News reports on research by an MIT linguistics professor and one of his students on an emerging phrase in English: "Whom of which." Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 9:26 am

J.L. Bell recounts the story of Polly Summer, a doll which, as the saying goes, has seen some things - it arrived in Boston just before the Revolution and survives to this day, although not in the best of shape.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 9:10 am

The MBTA announced today that the Fairmount Line will be free between Oct. 14 and 29, at least to people with CharlieCards - as a possible replacement for the Mattapan Line and Ashmont service on the Red Line, which will be shut then for track repairs. The T will also be running shuttle buses along the Mattapan and Ashmont lines then.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 11:26 pm

The Globe reports on new wicked slooooow zones on the Green Line Extension, in particular in spots where the rails have gotten slightly closer to each other, an issue that left at least one expert with 40 years of experience scratching his head because rails in use generally widen in distance, not narrow.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 9:14 pm

WBUR reports that Eastie Farm has gotten a $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation tohelp local teens get into "urban farming, coastal restoration and social science-driven community involvement to create a vibrant green economy with improved resilience to climate change."

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 9:06 pm

Watertown News reports on what turned out to be an apparently bogus call today.

By Sasha Patkin - 9/26/23 - 4:12 pm
 Loaded Latkes with smoked salmon and dill sour cream

Loaded Latkes with smoked salmon and dill sour cream. Photo by Sasha Patkin.

“Knish Happens," "Love you a latke," "Almost Kosher," and "Got Matzo Balls?"

Zaftigs in Brookline knows its brand, and its tongue-in-cheek T‑shirts are as iconic as the fresh takes on Jewish cuisine that it serves. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 2:38 pm

A dispute over a shove inside El Jefe's Taqueria, 269 Huntington Ave. in the Fenway, early one May morning ended with a woman beaten to the ground and a man whipping out a gun and shooting up a car that had nothing to do with either the victim or any of her attackers, police and the restaurant's owner told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 1:56 pm

Two men arrested by Boston Police on child-sex charges in June - and still held in a Suffolk County jail - were arrested again this week on federal charges related to the same incidents involving 14-year-old girls in an apartment in a Dorchester three decker. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/23 - 11:31 am
Proposed new billboard and landscaping

Proposed new billboard and landscaping.

A billboard company that has a deal with the Sons of Divine Providence to replace its current old-fashioned billboards outside the Madonna Queen of the Universe Shrine on Rte. 1A in East Boston with a single, larger electronic signboard yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeals, which twice rejected the proposal earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 9:55 pm

A Charlestown man was arrested Sunday night on gun charges by officers who recognized his freshly repaired Audi as the one that had gotten shot up a couple weeks earlier on McNulty Court near Walford Way in Charlestown's Bunker Hill development, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 8:57 pm
Car that hit the trolley

Photo by Transit Police.

Transit Police report two people suffered minor injuries when a drive heading towards Cleveland Circle turned left against a red light and hit an outbound C Line trolley that had the right of way at Beacon and St. Paul streets around 6:50 p.m.

The driver was cited for running a red light, police say.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 3:11 pm

Bus/bike lanes on Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainborough Street will be made permanent by the end of the year with the addition of red paint, after the MBTA and BTD said today that 39 and CT-2 riders are saving up to two minutes per trip during the morning and evening commutes when compared to the same period in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 2:58 pm
Car on Green Line tracks

Transit Police report on a crash at Brigham Circle around 8 p.m. on Saturday: Read more.