Architect's rendering of view from Southwest Corridor Park, with birds.
A pair of developers have filed plans for a 6-story, 47-unit residential building off Northampton Street and the Southwest Corridor Park in which all the units would be marketed as affordable. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by developer Larry Cristafori to build a four-story, five-unit building on what is now a vacant lot at 223 Northampton St., near Tremont Street in the South End. Read more.
Update: Victim died, identified as Juan Morales, 32, of Fitchburg.
Alertpageboston reports somebody was shot shortly before 1 p.m. outside 181 Northampton St., between Shawmut and Tremont, and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
A man was found shot twice at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street around 10:10 p.m. - about 20 minutes after gunfire rang out in the area of Northampton and Read; there might be a second shooting site at Northampton and Parmalee.
One resident reports she heard several rounds, possibly four.
229 Northampton is attracting possums. Possums! They put food out for them (or maybe cats, but the possums have chased the cats off) on the front steps. I spotted a possum munching on the cat food last night at 7 pm, like a haunted buffet. This is gross. The possum gave me one of those looks like "oh, hey, what, are you gonna report me?" Yes I am.
Boston Police report arresting Christina Martinez, 21, of Dorchester, on charges she hit a woman in a South End intersection last night, then drove over her as she sped away - and that she wasn't wearing her glasses at the time.