The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Dwayne McNair's 16-year prison sentence for raping two women he pulled into a car and raped with a pal, rejecting his argument that the five years between his indictment and his trial violated his constitutional right to a speedy trial. Read more.
Stablizing the patient before his transport to the hospital. Photo by Live Boston.
Live Boston reports a college student apparently tripping on a hallucinogen with friends jumped though a Huntington Avenue apartment window and fell 40 to 50 feet to the ground around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Read more.
I've always enjoyed exploring Boston on foot, especially gardens and smaller roads. During the quarantine we've explored more of Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan than before. Everywhere we walk, we find unpaved roads. Read more.
The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.
City Councilor Kenzie Bok, who represents the normally student-heavy Fenway and Mission Hill, is urging the city's two largest universities to reverse course and not let any students come to Boston for at least the fall semester - saying the greatest potential risk to Boston is "the sheer influx" of people from out of state, many from places with far higher Covid-19 rates. Read more.
A man arrested by Boston Police on gun charges after gunfire on Mission Hill in April now faces up to ten years in federal prison because, as a convicted felon, he wasn't supposed to ever possess a gun again, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Boston Police report a man who has had issues with his roommate's dog allegedly responded to the dog attempting to nip him by going up into the attic and getting a baseball bat with which to bash the dog in the head. Read more.
Among those kneeling: Metco CEO Milly Arbaje-Thomas and Bedford School Superintendent John Sills.
Suburban school superintendents and Metco officials gathered in McGann Playground on West Street in Hyde Park this afternoon to decry the continued extrajudicial killings of black men and women and to call on educators to work even harder to ensure that black students can grow up to their full potential and that white students learn to not be racists. Read more.
Live Boston reports somebody fired between five and eight shots around 2:30 a.m. behind 5 Cornelia Ct. in the Mission Main development. Nobody hit, but one building and one car suffered ballistic damage.