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By adamg - 3/25/23 - 4:57 pm

Boston Police report officers monitoring the intersection of Mass and Cass spotted a guy, Joel Teixeira-Fermino, 39, of Dorchester, who seemed to be doing a series of drug sales around 2 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 10:25 am

The Boston Sun catches up with John Moran and Amparo “Chary” Ortiz, both running in the May 2 Democratic primary to replace Jon Santiago.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 12:22 pm

The Secretary of State's office has set May 2 for primary elections to select candidates for May 30 special elections to replace outgoing state Reps. Jon Santiago (South End) and Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury and a smidge of Brookline). Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 9:10 pm
Firefighters at Worcester Square building

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 30 Worcester Sq. around 6:30 p.m. for a fire that went to two alarms. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 9:09 am

Gov. Healey announced today she is appointing State Rep. Jon Santiago of the South End to the new position of secretary of the Executive Office of Veterans' Services. Read more. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 9:42 am

A Roxbury man was arraigned last week on charges he hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard on Jan. 20, stopped, then drove away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/23 - 1:59 pm
Rendering of new building

Rendering shows the building looking pretty much the same as now, but with a modified "penthouse" at the roofline.

A California real-estate firm that built an eight-floor life-sciences building atop a parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street in the South End says it now want to convert the existing "aging" office building next door into a similar life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 11:14 am
1033-1055 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi.

The Druker Co. has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a vacant warehouse and a parking lot with a two-building, 588,000-square-foot life-sciences complex at 1033 Washington St. in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 3:11 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a marijuana dispensary at 329 Columbus Ave. in the South End, where Coda used to be.

Desiree Franjul's Herbal Power now goes to the state Cannabis Control Commission for the final approval it will need before it can open, with hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 8:50 pm
Crowd outside the Wang

Angry Wang customers demand to be let back in. Photo by Live Boston.

So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 11:52 pm

Update: The man was pushing a wheelchair, not in one, when he hit and killed, the Suffolk County DA's office reports, adding police have identified a "vehicle of interest."

Live Boston reports a driver hit a man in a wheelchair on Melnea Cass Boulevard near Massachusetts Avenue, dragged him down the road, then drove off, leaving the man to die, sometime before 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 2:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved a proposal by the owners of the closed Brasserie, 560 Harrison Ave. in the South End, to re-open the place under the management of Loic Le Garrec, of Petit Robert Bistro, and under the new name of Marseille. At a hearing last week, Brasserie's attorney said the restaurant would re-open as a brasserie, but with Le Garrec's own flair.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 10:12 pm

Boston Medical Center yesterday sued a series of as yet unknown "John Does" for repeatedly forging and trying to cash hospital checks - sometimes successfully - over the past couple of years. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 7:30 pm
The Cmart

CCBA to Cmart: See ya.

The Chinatown Consolidated Benevolent Association says the owner of the Cmart supermarket has known since at least 2019 its lease on association land at Washington and Herald streets would not be renewed when it ends this July and yet is acting as if the lease will actually be extended. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/22 - 2:56 pm

Developer Ron Druker told the BPDA yesterday that he will file plans in February for nearly 600,000 square feet of life-sciences lab space in two buildings at 1033-1055 Washington St. that reaches to Shawmut Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/22 - 4:32 pm

A man with a criminal record that dates to the 1980s sold crack to at least two individuals at Atkinson and Southampton streets, then was arrested by police officers who tracked him on a bicycle to Nubian Square and a bus to Roxbury Crossing, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 12:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cathedral Station on Washington Street is apparently staying open and that a proposed pot shop would actually be going in next door.

By adamg - 12/20/22 - 10:22 am

A judge has ruled an HIV-positive man can continue his lawsuit against Boston Medical Center for not letting him in for semi-annual checkups because he won't put on a face mask, but that she's not going to immediately order the hospital to simply provide him the pills he needs in part because he's known for ten months now that he would have to find a different health-care provider in a city not lacking for them. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 7:19 pm
Man wanted in attacks

Surveillance photos via BPD.

>Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police have released photos of a man they say physically attacked three women in separate incidents between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 4:46 pm

Alexander Nunez, 24, was indicted yesterday on a charge of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Dion Ruiz, 28, on West Dedham Street in the South End, in August, 2021, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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