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By adamg - 6/4/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/21 - 3:11 pm

Quincy today sued the state in an effort to overturn its approval of Boston's plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, saying the state should hold all new hearings that would prove Quincy's assertions the new bridge would prove as unsafe as the one torn down in 2015, that it would become useless as sea levels rise and that the road leading to the bridge on Moon Island is itself in imminent danger of collapse. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:32 pm

It was five years ago today. Rev. Laura Everett considers what it meant and what's happened since.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 10:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting Hermano Joseph, 28, of Randolph, ten months after he removed his GPS device and fled after his conviction on charges that he and three other workers at a former DYS facility on Long Island routinely beat their teenage charges' naked buttocks with orange sandals. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:41 am

WCVB reports a ferry from Hull ran aground on Long Island this morning after being cut off by a "sport fishing boat." Photos from the evacuation.

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By adamg - 6/8/19 - 10:28 am

Mayor Marty Walsh says the state has overturned the Quincy Conservation Commission's rejection of the proposed bridge to Long Island, because "Boston's proposal meets the performance standards under the Wetlands Protection Act and minimizes impacts to coastal wetland resources in both Boston and Quincy." Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 1:18 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted several workers at a former DYS facility on Long Island of sexual assault and beatings for incidents in 2014 involving teens under their care, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/18 - 4:12 pm
Martinez answers Flaherty as Osgood listens

Martinez answers Flaherty as Streets and Transportation Chief Chris Osgood listens.

Boston officials say they plan to go to court - and to state environmental officials - to try to overturn a decision by the Quincy Conservation Commission to reject plans for construction of a new bridge to Long Island, where Boston wants to build a new addiction treatment campus. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/18 - 2:20 pm

The City Council agreed today to bring in city and state public-health experts to figure out what to do about increasing amounts of problems they say are happening from Dudley to Andrew because of the continued shutdown of the Long Island shelter and treatment programs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/18 - 8:58 am
Proposed new Long Island Bridge

Possible new bridge, from Mayor Walsh's office.

Mayor Walsh's office is filing plans with the Boston Conservation Commission today to replace the bridge to Long Island with a similar $92-million span. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/18 - 9:26 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch is proposing an ordinance banning construction vehicles from the roads leading to where Boston wants to rebuild the Long Island bridge, as a way to block construction. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/18 - 9:11 am

The Patriot Ledger brings us up to speed on Long Island-related news south of the Neponset: The Quincy City Council this week passed a resolution telling Marty Walsh to shove it when it comes to the proposed re-build of the bridge and Quincy's mayor continued to look at possible legal options to block the bridge, which would connect Boston to its harbor island through Quincy. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/18 - 2:22 pm

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch said today that not only will he fight plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, he wants a say on any developments on Long Island. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/18 - 11:52 am

In his inauguration speech today, Mayor Walsh announced a four-year, $10-million fundraising effort to build 200 units of "supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women."

The fund has been launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America - which donated $250,000 to the effort.

By adamg - 4/28/17 - 12:55 pm

CommonWealth reviews the progress Boston has made to replace the bridge to the one-time substance-abuse and homeless programs on the island, finds there is none; the bridge is no longer even on a city list of upcoming capital projects.

Mayor Walsh vowed to replace the bridge after it was shut in October, 2014, after decades of neglect.

By adamg - 8/12/16 - 5:51 pm

Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/16 - 10:03 am

Serving Ourselves, Boston's only organic farm

Five years ago, Rodrique Ngowi interviewed a worker and program director at the Boston Public Health Commission's farm on Long Island - beyond the food, the farm helped shelter residents learn work and life skills.

Why did Mayor Thomas M. Menino cross the road? To get to his new chicken farm.

By adamg - 7/24/16 - 11:01 pm

The Globe reports:

The decision to allow the b.good restaurant chain to take over Boston’s only city-owned farm - at no cost, and without seeking other proposals - has enraged its former managers, who view the new arrangement as a violation of the public trust and a waste of scarce urban community farmland.

Also: City no longer committed to re-opening the bridge.

By adamg - 7/22/15 - 11:48 am

Eight workers at the former Casa Isla DYS facility on Long Island face charges they used orange sandals to beat the naked buttocks of the teenaged residents - and that they forced some of the residents to join in the beatings.

Two of the workers, Jalise Andrade and Hermano Joseph were released on personal recognizance at their arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of charges of assault and battery and witness intimidation. Assistant Suffolk Could District Attorney Gloriann Moroney said six other workers await arraignment. Read more.

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