Boston Pedestrian shows us the absence of social distancing this afternoon on a shuttle bus brought in to ferry Blue Line riders between Wonderland and Orient Heights after signals came down with Covid-19 or something and stopped working.
The Zoning Board of Appeals last week was scheduled to hear requests from different developers to put up the same basic sort of building at four locations in East Boston: Condo buildings with four floors and condos - all with nine parking spaces, although developers differed on whether they'd put the spaces on the ground floor or in a basement garage. Read more.
Renegade's Pub, 1004 Bennington St., reports it's been burglarized twice in the past week. According to police records, the first time was sometime overnight before an employee opened up around 11 a.m. on July 1 and the second in the same time period on July 5.
The MBTA says it hopes to resume Blue Line service through the waterlogged Orient Heights station with the start of service Monday morning. Still, just in case, the T advises riders to allow some extra time. Read more.
Boston firefighters remained at what was left of the New England Casket Co. this morning, continuing to hit hot spots with water to prevent any flareups of the nine-alarm fire that broke out around 3 p.m. yesterday, sending fire out windows and the roof well into the evening. Read more.
MG2 Group, which has a number of East Boston projects under way, is proposing to replace the garage at the rotary in Orient Heights with a four-story, 27-unit residential building with room for ground-floor retail. Read more.
UPDATE: East Boston Municipal Court Judge John E. McDonald, Jr. recused himself due to a "familial connection" to Marquado; her arraignment was delayed until April 18, the DA's office reports.
Donna Marquado, owner of Donna's Restaurant, 980 Saratoga St., faces arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court today on charges she kept $60,000 in collected state meals taxes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace an auto-repair garage and parking lot with a four-story, 38-unit residential building with 25 parking spaces at 11 Walley St. in East Boston. Read more.
James Warner, 30, received the sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.