A decision by the mayor's office to approve two marijuana shops less than a half mile apart - in potential violation of a city ordinance - sparked an unusually volatile Zoning Board of Appeals meeting today, during which the board chairman slammed his gavel to the table to restore order at one point, not long after he yelled at a city councilor that she was out of order. Read more.
A developer is signalling its intent to replace "a series of non-descript automobile repair structures," a parking lot and a small house on Bremen Street, between Brooks and Putnam streets in East Boston, with a six-story, 165-unit residential building. Read more.
A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Domenic D'Amore, 29, on numerous charges related to sex with children and making and distributing pornographic images of children, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
In East Boston did a developer
A stately complex decree.
Developer Ryan Acone has filed plans for a three-story, 19-unit two-building complex at 181-183 Coleridge St. with a 22-space garage and a "facility of public accommodation," or community room and a stretch of public Harborwalk. Read more
The MBTA says it hopes to resume Blue Line service through the waterlogged Orient Heights station with the start of service Monday morning. Still, just in case, the T advises riders to allow some extra time. Read more.
Update, 10:25 p.m. Nearby residents being allowed to return to their homes.
A fire that erupted on the roof of the New England Casket Co., 1141 Bennington St. in East Boston shortly after 3 p.m. spread throughout the building and spewing toxic smoke that forced the evacuation of nearby residents as it went to nine alarms. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved the East Boston Community Development Corp.'s plans for a seven-story, 42-unit apartment building behind its existing apartment building at 187 Sumner St. in Maverick Square. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a four-story, 18-unit condo building at 101 Condor St., at Brooks Street. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan for a three-story retail and office building at 9 Chelsea St. that could feature a two-level restaurant with rooftop dining. Read more.
James Aloisi says good bye to Mary Ellen Welch, "East Boston’s premier activist and advocate for social justice, housing equity, and sustainable mobility."
MG2, which has a number of East Boston projects under development, is proposing a six-story, 25-unit residential building on what is now a parking lot at Maverick Square and Sumner Street, across from the Blue Line station and bus stop. Read more.
An annoyed citizen files a 311 request that the city put back the "Curb Your Dog" sign some nearby residents put up in Porzio Park in East Boston:
We paid for them to help the dog poop epidemic down Porzio Park there were 5 of them
A local landlord is proposing to replace a limo garage at 28-30 Geneva St., at Gove Street, with a five-story, 27-unit residential building with 19 parking spaces. Read more.
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