At the intersection of Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue are two unusual round buildings. The smaller is the New Market Pizza and Grill, which is perhaps the most ornate pizza place in the city. And the other is a solid six-story brick hotel, formerly the Roundhouse Suites, now the Best Western Plus Boston Hotel. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.
A man sitting in a car on Proctor Street, around the corner from the Hen House, was shot shortly after midnight. KMV reports the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.
The Daily Mail highlights Methadone Mile.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Carlos Montalvo, 33.
Boston Police report a man was shot around 6:40 a.m. at Southampton and Topeka streets.
The victim, in his 30s, was taken to nearby Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Around 11:20 p.m. outside 850 Mass. Ave. Injuries not considered life threatening.
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.
WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.
NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.
Around 1:40 p.m. at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the Globe reports, adding he is expected to survive.
Waldo Bros., which has sold building supplies since 1914 on Southampton Street, will be replaced by a car dealership specializing in used luxury cars according to plans filed with the BRA. Read more.
Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.
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