The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for two condo buildings for artists on what are now city-owned vacant lots on Terrace Street. Read more.
The T has canceled the E Line past Brigham Circle due to a trolley and a stopped box truck exchanging some love pats near the Riverway and is advising riders to jump on the 39 bus instead - but the buses are having their own problems due to all the traffic piled up as a result.
A 39 bus and an E Green Line trolley had a little love bump on Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle shortly before 7:30 a.m. Lena, who captured the scene, reports there didn't appear to be too much damage, but that some of the Boston Latin School students on the 39 "charter" from Forest Hills appeared shaken up. Plus, of course, traffic came to a halt.
Jamaica Plain News interviews the state rep-elect for Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and part of Roslindale.
Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. Read more.
CommonWealth reports on a rally Jeffrey Sanchez had yesterday at the Mildred Hailey Apartments with some long-time local progressives standing behind him as a progressive leader in his race against progressive Nika Elugardo.
Donna captured a new, very honky Green Line trolley on the E Line tonight.
The T reports it's canceled service on the E Line between Brigham Circle and Heath Street due to a "power problem near Mission Park."
State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-15th Suffolk) and challenger Nika Elugardo agreed on more than they disagreed on, at a candidate forum in Jamaica Plain last night.
Instead, the two battled over who was the most progressive - and how to fight for progressive values - in one of the state's most progressive districts, which includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and Brookline, in a room at the First Baptist Church that was so packed people were turned away at the door. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded around 6:20 p.m. to 80 Terrace St., for a fire in the rear of an abandoned house. The cause is under investigation.
A car on Horadan Way and a residence around the corner on St. Alphonsus St. were hit by gunfire around 11:10 p.m. No people hit.
The MBTA reports dead trains aplenty on the E Line past Brigham Circle, and is advising riders to try to squish onto a 39 bus instead, at least until 7 p.m.
Jamaica Plain News interviews Nika Elugardo, an aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, who is running against incumbent state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez in the 15th Suffolk and Norfolk district (Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Brookline and Roslindale).
The Board of Appeals yesterday delayed action on a proposed four-unit building on Hawthorne Street in Roxbury and a proposed duplex on Fisher Avenue on Mission Hill to give developers and neighbors more time to try to resolve their differences. Read more.
Police have flooded Mission Hill and the neighboring section of Roxbury to look for a guy who's been busy the last week or so setting fires, most recently one tonight next to a house on St. Alphonsus Street on Mission Hill (per Stacos) and one in a dumpster behind the Whittier Street Health Center on Tremont Street. BFD arson investigators would also like a word with the suspect, described as a light-skinned black man in a black coat and khaki pants and possibly wearing a black hat.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 86 Annunciation Rd. sent one woman to the hospital in critical condition tonight.
Firefighters responded at 7:36 p.m. to the three-story building for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The cause of the fire, which caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, is under investigation.
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