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By adamg - 4/19/24 - 11:57 am

The Heights provides a rundown of the legal wrangling involving a suit by some employees over the college's alleged mishandling of retirement funds. US District Court Judge William Young rejected BC's request for him to simply throw the case out, calling its strident efforts to block a trial "a monumental waste of time."

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 2:31 pm
Two people holidng signs alerting runners they are faster than the Green Line

Martin Lieberman noticed a developing theme among signs people held to cheer on the runners today. Another example.

Hugmajesty watched the runners rolling by near Cleveland Circle: Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/24 - 1:07 pm

The Harvard Crimson talks to City Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) about the city's proposed budget for capital projects, noting that supposed projects to build a new Jackson-Mann school and community center are still only marked as "to be scheduled" and that the neighborhood is dead last in proposed capital projects, behind even smaller neighborhoods.

By adamg - 4/12/24 - 12:08 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Leon Robinson got a fair trial on charges he gunned down Recardo Robinson in Robinson's Commonwealth Avenue barbershop during an argument in 2001, which means Robinson will spend the rest of his life in prison. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/24 - 3:00 pm
77 Bigelow rendering

Rendering by O'Sullivan Architects.

Location, location, location: A couple hours after rejecting plans by one property owner to turn a two-family home on East 5th Street in South Boston into a five-unit condo building after nearby residents and the district city councilor strongly objected, the Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by another property owner for a similar conversion on Bigelow Street in Brighton that was supported by the district city councilor. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/24 - 12:45 pm

Boston will get its annual pre-Marathon background nuclear radiation check Thursday through Monday, s o that's why you'll see (and hear) a blue and white copter flying loud and low over downtown and the Marathon route and downtown Boston - like 150 feet up at 80 m.p.h.

By adamg - 3/28/24 - 1:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man for peering into windows on Donnybrook Road and a few blocks away on Beechcroft Street, both in Brighton - and trying to enter one of the residences. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/24 - 3:39 pm

Mayor Wu today announced six Open Streets events in Boston, adding Hyde Park to the list of streets that will be shut for several hours as a sort of neighborhood-wide block party. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/24 - 12:43 pm

Randolph Abraham, athletic director at Brighton High School is asking for some help in rebuilding the school baseball program:

We are rebuilding the program stronger than ever and have some incredible young men who are in need of cleats and gloves. If anyone wants to donate gloves and cleats you no longer use, please bring them to the high school and ask for Coach Abraham. Size 9, 9 1/2, 10. Or anything.

By adamg - 3/15/24 - 9:45 am

Around 8:45 a.m., Boston's Leslie Knope reported this potentially fowl problem on the Green Line in Brighton, but based on the lack of T alerts, the gaggle was gone by the time any trolleys pulled through.

By adamg - 3/13/24 - 9:06 am
Rendering of proposed 500 Western Ave.

Rendering by Hendren Associates.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by the owner of the former Irving gas station at 500 Western Ave. to replace it with a six-story, 116-unit apartment building that will feature a new vest-pocket park, new street trees and a parking garage that will include 64 metered parking spaces for use by the public, to replace the on-street spaces the city is planning to remove along Western Avenue to make way for dedicated bus and bicycle lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/24 - 11:40 am

The MBTA switched back to bustitution between Copley and Babcock Street on the B Line this morning after a trolley derailed near Kenmore Square shortly before 9 a.m. Also:

Cleveland Circle and Riverside trains will terminate at Kenmore. Westbound service will be rerouted to the E Branch at Copley. Riders can also use local bus route 57 for service between Babcock St and Copley.

By adamg - 2/18/24 - 10:41 pm
Suspect with torch

Surveillance photos of suspect via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say failed to break into Quality Market, 140 N. Beacon St. in Brighton, despite bringing a portable propylene torch with which to try to melt the front-door lock. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/24 - 1:03 pm
Rendering of proposed new Faneuil Gardens development

Rendering by J. Garland Enterprises/Moody Noland/MVRDV.

The Community Builders has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the 1940s barracks-like apartment buildings at Faneuil Gardens, off Faneuil and North Beacon streets, with five taller buildings that would have apartments for current residents and 183 apartments for new tenants - as well as a new community center and a tree-lined pedestrian "boulevard." Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/24 - 9:51 am

The Green Line's day started inauspiciously per an MBTA announcement at 5:59 a.m. about 20-minute delays due to an earlier deceased trolley at Chiswick Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 9:30 am

The American Prospect reports, in hindsight, it should have been easy to figure out how Steward Health Care would begin circling the drain more than a decade ago. Key point:

For ten years, the hospital chain, which originated as an agglomeration of nun-operated Boston-area neighborhood hospitals known as Caritas Christi, was owned by the private equity firm Cerberus, which extracted more than $800 million in excess of its investment out of the hospitals, then left during the pandemic.

By adamg - 1/26/24 - 11:10 am
2000 Commonwealth Ave. after it collapsed

Photo by Stanley Forman, from the BPL Brearley Collection.

On Jan. 25, 1971, a nearly finished 16-story apartment building at 2000 Commonwealth Ave., near Boston College, collapsed, killing four construction workers and injuring a couple dozen more in a slow domino-like pancaking that started with a roof collapse. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/24 - 10:09 am

At 8:46 a.m., the MBTA reported 25-minute delays on the B Line due to a trolley approaching rigor mortis near Warren Street. The trolley was shoved out of the way and service resumed about a half hour later, the T updated.

By adamg - 1/25/24 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports the financial crisis at the company that owns St. Elizabeth's - and Carney Hospital in Dorchester - can have direct patient impact, like when a woman is bleeding internally but the hospital no longer had the embolization coils that might have stopped the bleeding because it couldn't pay for them, and she has to be transferred across the city to another hospital, but by then it's too late and she dies.

By adamg - 1/13/24 - 5:33 pm
Rainbow over Uphams Corner

After the overnight torrents, we got another mini-torrent this afternoon, followed by a rainbow that water-weary Bostonians rushed out to see. Danny in Boston shows us the double rainbow over Uphams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

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