Boston's only trailer park could get company: Two apartment buildings

Abandoned parking lot next to the trailer park could be torn up for apartments.

A developer has proposed replacing an abandoned parking lot and scrubland on the southbound side of VFW Parkway with a two-building, 258-unit apartment complex.

Lincoln Property Co. of Waltham submitted a letter of intent with the BPDA last week to create a "vibrant neighborhood apartment community" on 4.6 acres of land between the Boston Trailer Park and the Prime auto dealership, on land currently owned by a trust started by James Clair, who started the dealership that became Prime.

The proposed four-story buildings would house one- and two-bedroom apartments and have a total of 387 parking spaces and "signficant open space." Some 34 of the apartments would be rented as affordable, Lincoln wrote.

Lincoln's next step is to submit a detailed "project notification form" for the proposal.

Lincoln said it has gotten support from trailer-park residents and local officials. Its letter does not mention any discussions with officials in Dedham, right down the road.

No bail for alleged graffiti sprayer

A Boston Municipal Court judge today ordered Marc Meadowcroft, accused of tagging up MBTA trains and walls for several years, held without bail until an Aug. 16 hearing on whether his latest arrest violates the terms of past conditions of release after he was nabbed in 2015, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Meadowcroft faces a separate hearing in West Roxbury court related to a scribbling incident at Forest Hills station earlier this month.

Innocent, etc.

Angry guy who was asked if he could punch a girl decided he could; now he faces a criminal charge

Police say a man who accidentally spilled beer on fellow concertgoers at the House of Blues on March 30 wound up getting in an argument that ended with him about to punch a woman, only to stop when she asked "You're going to hit a girl?" a BPD detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.


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Two-alarm fire at Harvard Square restaurant

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire erupted shortly after 10 a.m. at Toscano, 52 Brattle St.

By 10:45 a.m., the fire, which started on the first floor and then spread upstairs, had been knocked down.

In addition to Cambridge firefighters, Somerville trucks also responded.