A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the fresh "White Power" and swastika painted on the pathway near the Frances Appleton footbridge - the one near the Longfellow. The swastika was painted backwards.
Earlier this month, the Unification Church sold the 46 Beacon St. residence and former club it had owned since 1976 to a pair of local developers, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports on plans for a proposed Nite Life Cafe at 89 Charles St. on Beacon Hill - and reminds us that that's the same name as a Hanover Street joint where two men were murdered as they tried to rustle up bail money for Joe "The Animal" Barbosa in 1966.
The Beacon Hill Times reports four successful break-ins and one failed attempt this past weekend along Charles Street; quotes one business owner who no longer feels safe on the street after moving there from Newbury Street. Read more.
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.
The Boston Sun reports on Sharon Durkan's victory over Montez Haywood to represent District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway) for the next few months as a replacement for Kenzie Bok. The two will reprise their battle in November for a two-year term.
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.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant beer-and-wine licenses to two long-time markets - the East Broadway Market at 869 East Broadway at O Street in South Boston and the Beacon Hill Market, 55 Anderson St. at Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill.
The board's hearings on the two applications this morning were as varied as the neighborhoods themselves. Read more.