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By adamg - 10/24/21 - 10:07 pm

Mike Manzoni at NBC Boston posts a copy of one of the signs that started going up yesterday in Newmarket Square advising people living in tents there to move along by 7 a.m. on Monday. Acting Mayor Kim Janey signed an executive order last week outlawing tents - and promising people living in them access to treatment and a place to stay, at least temporarily.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 5:17 pm
Man with gun

Suspect with gun. Photo by Live Boston.

Around 5 p.m, Boston Police officers captured a man holding what appeared to be a gun in the middle of Rotch Playground at Albany and Randolph streets about seven hours after he first appeared with the weapon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 12:20 pm
Kim Janey

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today announced an executive order that aims to move people now creating tent cities at Mass and Cass and elsewhere in Boston into treatment and housing.

"To be clear, tents are not appropriate for housing," because they lack basic services and lead to infectious diseases, violence and human trafficking, Janey said at City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 2:12 pm
Anti-vaxxers return to Boston Medical Center

Jacob Oppenheim reports the small knot of anti-vaxxers who blared their message outside Boston Medical Center on Columbus Day returned this afternoon to fail to convince any hospital workers to quit their jobs.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:06 pm
Anderson and Owens

Anderson and Owens in Zoomed forum.

In a forum for District 7 (Roxbury, South End, Back Bay) council candidates tonight, Tania Fernandes Anderson said she would work to increase affordable housing in the district by boosting the minimum number of "affordable" units developers have to provide - from the current 13% to at least 33% - and by making such units actually more affordable by changing the formula the city uses to determine what's affordable to only include the median income in Boston, not richer surrounding communities. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:32 pm
Protester outside Boston Medical Center

The scene, such as it was, on Harrison Avenue. Photo by Justin de Benedictis-Kessner.

A tiny group of protesters mad about vaccine mandates paraded on Harrison Avenue outside Boston Medical Center this afternoon, yelling repurposed slogans such as "My body, my choice!" and vainly trying to convince BMC workers to refuse to get a shot. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:59 am
Welcome to Methadone Mile

A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice this new sign up in Newmarket Square.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 5:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jibrail Abdurrashid, 26, of Attleboro, on a charge of manslaughter for the stabbing death of Gerie Acevedo of the South End at Shawmut Avenue and West Newton Street on May 14.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 11:35 am
Percelay

Percelay: Says he couldn't believe what he was hearing.

After listening to numerous residents of the South End's Concord Square neighborhood complain about drug dealing, people on the front steps passed out on the front steps or angrily shouting at nearby residents, broken glass and cigarette butts tossed into neighboring yards, the CEO of the company that now owns the 16-room lodging house at 44 Concord Sq. declared himself stunned - and vowed to get to the bottom of it all. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/21 - 3:05 pm
1395 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Embarc Studio.

A developer has filed plans to replace three restaurants at 1395-1405 Washington St. in the South End with a $23-million, seven-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 11:54 am

WBZ Newsradio's Karyn Regal spent several hours at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard talking to some of the people who live there.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 12:00 pm

The BU board of trustees voted yesterday to begin selling off the university's holdings in fossil-fuel companies, school President Robert Brown announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 5:14 pm

Yesterday, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo declared the Boston Public Health Commission a pack of disorganized buffoons trying to foist Boston's Methadone Mile problems on his fair city by sticking some Mass-and-Cass people in a currently unused Quality Inn there - with no prior notice to him.

Today, acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey says Arrigo knew about the plans: Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:56 pm

Angelina Camacho said tonight she has filed for a recount of the results for the District 7 (Roxbury) preliminary, in which she narrowly came in third behind perpetual candidate Roy Owens.

In a statement, Camacho said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/21 - 2:16 pm
Stupid yellow signs in Chinatown

Signs all over Chinatown.

From Neponset Circle to Chinatown, agitated citizens are filing 311 complaints about those stupid yellow "forced auction" signs that have sprung up in recent days. One person even walked around Chinatown to take photos with which to urge the city to take down the "P.O.S." signs.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 11:58 am

Monday was the last day of coronavirus-related parking without payment for residents with parking stickers at meters in their own neighborhoods: BTD workers are once again ticketing even the be-stickered who don't feed a meter or who stay at a metered space for more than two hours.

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 11:10 am

A Mass and Cass regular is charged with fatally stabbing Ugochukwu McDonald Anaele, 29, of Houston, on Atkinson Street on Aug. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 2:01 pm
Alexandra rendering

Something like this, only with condos instead of hotel rooms. Rendering by CBT Architects.

The developers who won city approval in 2019 to keep three sides of the former Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue, gut the interior and add several floors to create a 13-story, 150-room boutique hotel have filed a request with the BPDA to instead turn what's left of the structure into a 13-story, 106-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 9:48 pm

Boston Police today identified the man stabbed to death on Atkinson Street on Monday morning as Ugochukwu McDonald Anaele, 29, of Houston, TX.

Anaele was the fifth person stabbed to death in or near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard this year.

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