The owners of a Fields Corner cafe have filed plans with the BPDA for a building with 14 studio apartments they say would rent for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water included. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started on the second floor of 184 Adams St. spread to the third floor.
Firefighters responded around 1:15 p.m., the department says. Damage was estimated at $100,000 and the cause is under investigation.
Around 9 p.m. on Thursday, a roving UHub photographer snapped the long abandoned building at 499 Geneva Ave., at Vinson Street, in Fields Corner after parts of it collapsed to the sidewalk. Fortunately, she reports, nobody was hurt (unlike what happened last fall in Allston).
Red Line service came to a halt on the Ashmont branch around 8 a.m. after a person wound up under a train at the Fields Corner station. The T is using buses instead between Ashmont and JFK/UMass.
NBC Boston reports the person was extricated shortly before 9 a.m., conscious, with possible broken bones.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a proposal to designate a formal Little Saigon district in Fields Corner to celebrate the area's large Vietnamese population. Not everybody is thrilled:
"How does the Blarney Stone fit into Little Saigon, or Antonio’s Pizza?" he asked. "It's an exclusive name, and you can be certain there’s gonna be signs going up that are going to drop the Fields Corner identity."
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the proposal.
The Board of Appeals ruled yesterday a Fields Corner resident has to get a school bus he's turning into a camper out of his driveway. Read more.
After finding a bit of cable on the sidewalk on the way home last night, a Fields Corner resident took a look at the day's video from her surveillance system - and watched this slob getting the bike ready for the taking, only he couldn't cut through the second chain securing it and gave up.
She adds she knows the bike's owner, who told her he had not asked for help from this Lance Armstrong doppleganger to free it.
Bobert Fallon reports the station lobby is filled with water, but that you can still catch the train there, as long as you don't mind wading through a few inches of water to get to the track level.
Fields Corner Main Street shows us the sunset over Dorchester Avenue tonight.
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