The Boston Fire Department reports that around 4:45 p.m., firefighters and EMTs responded to Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice - and her owner, who did the same trying to rescue her pet but who managed to make her way to one of the islands in the pond. Read more.
Lenny's Tropical Bakery on Blue Hill and Morton in Mattapan closing after 40 years! Today is the last day. We visited and said goodbye to the staff, the owners are retiring they tell us. Some of the best Jamaican beef and chicken patties in Boston's history.
James Clinton Clark, who spent his life helping black men and women get good paying jobs in trades and the MBTA, and who helped transform vacant land at the old Boston State Hospital into hundreds of new housing units, died earlier this week at 78. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board said today it would hold off a vote on letting a Burger King franchisee open an outlet on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line after aides to several elected officials said they could not support the proposal until at least after the franchisee meets with Belnel Road-area residents, who say they don't want to see a burger place open until 2 am. in their backyard. Read more.
The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 39-unit apartment building on Blue Hill Avenue at Wellington Hill Street that will include ground-floor space for a coffee shop and two other small stores. Read more.
The FCC this week proposed a $453,015 fine against Gerlens Cesar, who runs Radio TeleBoston, which broadcasts news to Haitians in the Boston area, and a $151,005 against Acerome Jean Charles, who runs a station called Radio Concorde, also aimed at the Haitian community. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a Superior Court judge's ruling that a church on Harvard Street in Mattapan has to make changes to a six-foot fence that really annoys a neighbor, ruling that matter should have gone to Land Court instead. Read more.
Report for America, which "places talented, emerging journalists into local news organizations to report for one to two years on under-covered issues and communities," announced today that the Bay State Banner will get one of them - to cover "how state legislative and city hall actions affect Boston’s African-American communities."