The Davis Companies this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to gut an existing warehouse building at 112 Shawmut Ave. and turn it into a 13-floor, 143-unit residential building.
In its project-notification form, Davis said it is working with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England on proposals for their adjoining properties. Read more.
The Boston Police officer who shot Terrence Coleman in the foyer of his apartment building last October had little choice, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says in a report on the incident. Read more.
Dev shows us some old spices in the South End today.
Beth Treffeisen reports on a District 2 City Council forum for the candidates who want to succeed Bill Linehan in the fall elections.
NBC Boston reports on a hero for our times.
Greg Cook watched as the Boricua All Stars tried to clamber to the top of a greased pole at yesterday's Greased Pole Tournament at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s annual Festival Betances. The group, who've done it before, tried eight times, but just couldn't quite make it this time.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. One woman was found inside 521 Massachusetts Ave., another found outside the building and a man found on Northampton Street near Shawmut Avenue. Read more.
The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.
Around 7:10 p.m. in a parking lot off Northampton Street near Harrison Avenue. The shooters seem to have missed each other.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.
Besides the Smoot, that is. Today I discovered that Boston Medical Center is two Dunkin' Donuts down Mass. Ave. from the Orange Line stop - although as Jay Fallon notes:
But only on one side of the street which is unacceptable.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Victoria's Diner in Newmarket Square are taking over the space long occupied by Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, bu that it's unclear whether they plan a second diner-type place there or will keep Charlie's as it was.
In the back and leg on Shawmut Avenue near Lenox around 10 p.m., Scan Boston reports.
A correspondent who grew up in the South End and who now lives in Roxbury was not at all pleased with the post card he got the other day advertising a house for sale on Greenwich Street. For one thing, that's Lower Roxbury. For another, that's not the "Fredrick Douglas Historic District." Read more.