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By adamg - 9/22/21 - 11:11 am
Rendering of first phase of project

Rendering of phase 1 of the proposal.

A pair of developers say they will soon file plans for the first phase of their proposal for three clusters of buildings with 851 housing units, 200 hotel rooms and more than 1.75 million square feet of life-sciences labs and offices on the western and northern sides of Sullivan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 2:13 pm
Kelly and Joyce

Kelly and Joyce at their hearing.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed cannabis shop at 31 Cambridge St. in Sullivan Square, roughly 1,500 feet from another proposed cannabis shop it approved a couple months ago. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:52 am
Moon sets over the Schrafft's Building in Charlestown

Matt Frank captured a setting full moon over the Schrafft's Building in Sullivan Square this morning (and over downtown Boston; Frank gets around).

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 10:24 pm
One Mystic rendering

Bird's-eye rendering by Stantec.

A developer has proposed replacing a pair of ramshackle houses on Mystic Avenue at the Somerville line with a 29-story, 695-unit residential building with a European-style "paseo" market and restaurant hall. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 10:06 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on somebody assembling parcels, including the old Flynn Junkyard.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 11:42 pm

In the back and leg, around 11:15 p.m., Live Boston reports. Police are investigating whether he was shot somewhere else, then left at the T stop.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 9:40 am

A Somerville man police say was shooting off fireworks on the Cambridge Street bridge around 4 p.m. yesterday now faces drug and weapons charges after Transit Police officers nabbed him at the neighboring T station, two Roman candles "protruding from his person." Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today agreed to accept paperwork related to a parking lot in Sullivan Square that was filed three days late because the company that would use the lot is a multinational pharmaceutical company and, well, you can imagine how something like a parking-lot lease might have gone forgotten in times like these. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 1:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a plan by the owner of a parking lot on Cambridge Street in Charlestown to tear down a warehouse and create an expanded lot able to hold up to 431 cars of workers for a nearby employee. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 7:56 pm

THe MBTA, which this morning told an Orange Line rider he wound up at the Encore casino because he got on a casino shuttle and not an Orange Line bus, is now acknowledging that he got on the right bus and that the driver somehow missed the shuttle route between Sullivan and Wellington and wound up at the casino: Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a power problem affecting Sullivan Square."

By adamg - 6/30/19 - 1:34 pm
Gridlocked Maffa Way

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the traffic on Maffa Way, off Sullivan Square, now that the casino is open in Everett: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/19 - 1:11 pm
Current Sullivan Square garage

The current lowly garage. Photo by BPDA.

The BPDA has begun looking at selling the development rights to a Sullivan Square lot now used by Boston EMS - but with the proviso that anything built there include a new and two-bay ambulance garage that would let the city provide extra ambulance service in the growing neighborhood from a facility better designed to survive being in a flood plain. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 8:57 am

The MBTA reports "residual" delays on the Orange Line from a train that chose Sullivan Square as the place to meet its maker. At 8:37, Michael F. reported:

And now after 20 minutes of being motionless we're stopped on the tracks because of "traffic ahead of us", which, how is that possible, there weren't any trains ahead of us

By adamg - 9/20/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Hood Park project: Now with women doing exercise - and birds

Architect's rendering: Exercising people and obligatory birds.

With Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue set to become actually usable by pedestrians, the owners of the 20-acre Hood Park parcel have filed another revision for their project with the city that calls for more housing - some at the top of a 290-foot-high tower - as well as more office space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/18 - 11:12 am
Rendering of 610 Rutherford Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

Charlestown developer Gray MacLetchie is proposing to replace a 1960s two-story building at 610 Rutherford Ave. with a five-story, 22-unit condo building with 19 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/18 - 10:53 am
New Orange Line train at Sullivan Square

Biker Rider watched shiny new Orange Line cars gliding through Sullivan Square this morning on the express track rebuilt just for testing out the new cars. No passengers were allowed on, of course, not while they undergo several months of testing.

By adamg - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

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