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By adamg - 2/20/24 - 3:22 pm
46 Winchester St. in Bay Village in 1954

In 1954, 46 Winchester St. in Bay Village was home to the Latin Quarter nightclub.

Until very recently, it was an unassuming parking lot that doesn't look at all like the sort of spot that would play a role in transgender history and Boston's mid-20th-century reputation as a center of puritanical small-mindedness (and now it's nine-unit luxury townhouse): Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/23 - 1:06 pm
Space saver in Roslindale

Roslindale space saver back when we got snow.

Mayor Wu today announced the city will continue its 48-hour post-storm grace period for saving parking spaces for the coming winter, except in the South End and Bay Village, where space saving is never allowed. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 4:05 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced former Boston Center for Adult Education Executive Director Susan Brown, 70, of Marblehead, to two to three years in state prison for embezzling funds from the group over nine years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 9:49 pm
Statler under construction in 1926

Hotel under construction in 1926. Source.

Sunstone Hotel Investors of Aliso Viejo, CA, announced last week it's sold the 1,050-room Boston Park Plaza in Park Square for $370 million, to Parks Hospitality Holdings, which is returning "Hilton" to the hotel's name. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 11:50 am

Boston Restaurant Talk gets the salty scoop: The steak guy with the funny way of putting salt on steaks has closed up shop in Boston, where, you may recall, he opened up in Park Square at the height of the pandemic only to get shut down after barely a week for violating the city's Covid-19 restrictions.

By adamg - 8/9/23 - 1:52 pm

City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) today declared a "public health crisis" being caused by having the same city street sweepers that brush up debris at Mass and Cass also go along the curb in the South End, Chinatown, Bay Village, Beacon Hill and Back Bay - an idea blasted as fearmongering by one of her colleagues. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 9:12 am
Abandoned shopping car

The abandoned cart on Winchester Street yesterday morning.

WBZ reports DPW workers dumping a blue bin that had just been dropped off at the DPW yard on Frontage Road yesterday saw a human arm come tumbling out. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/23 - 8:39 am

Boston Police report three men spotted spray-painting the building at 131 Arlington St. proved unable to outrace responding officers, even the one who tried to lighten his load by tossing aside cans of spray paint as he ran early Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/23 - 8:27 am

The Boston Sun recaps the forum with Montez Haywood and Sharon Durkan, running in a July 25 special election to replace Kenzie Bok as city councilor in District 8 (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Bay Village, Fenway and Mission Hill). They're competing for a term that runs until just Jan. 1, when the winner of the November regular election will take the seat.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 1:05 pm
Man wanted for hotel room robberies

Surveillance photos of suspect via BPD.

Boston Police have released surveillance photos of a man they say has broken into guest rooms at two local hotels. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 2:21 pm

But not the same location it left in 2020, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 10:50 am

The Boston Sun reports on the Bay Village installation of a test electric lamp, designed to look like ye olde gas lamps, but with a new reduction of carbon emissions and a much longer lifespan.

By adamg - 1/6/22 - 12:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by a pair of entrepreneurs to turn a part of the Park Plaza Castle into a place for giant displays of art - just in time for their first show, featuring the work of Frida Kahlo, next month. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 10:37 am

Jacques Cabaret announced yesterday the delta variant has made it change its admission policy, starting Aug. 6: Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 8:48 pm
Donna Summer disco ball

Greta the roving UHub photographer was among the people in Copley Square at the Donna Summer disco party tonight.

By bostonpads - 5/12/21 - 11:47 am
Downtown Boston apartment inventory begins to thaw

The rental supply glut in Downtown Boston has received quite a bit of attention in the past 12 months. The pandemic caused a shift in demand for housing in Boston, and many Downtown neighborhoods went from being the hardest areas to find an apartment to the easiest seemingly overnight.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 10:10 pm
Proposed 25 Isabella Street condos

Rendering by Finegold Alexander Architects.

A Lynnfield developer has filed plans with the BPDA to turn the former Our Lady of Victories Church on Isabella Street in Bay Village into 26 condos, with four of them duplexes and one a triplex. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/20 - 3:07 pm

WBUR reports workers today removed that Park Square statue that, however, well intentioned it may have been when first cast, is still a statue of a half-naked Black man on his knees in front of a white man. It'll be put in a warehouse somewhere as the city figures out what to do with it - and what to replace it with.

By adamg - 12/18/20 - 11:00 am
What would you put on this statue pedestal

What would you put on this Park Square pedestal? Boston wants to know.

Boston Public Arts Director Karin Goodfellow reports the city hopes to remove that "Emancipation" statue in Park Square and stick it in storage somewhere really soon.

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