The developer of a 36-unit apartment building at 233 Hancock St. in Dorchester has notified the BPDA it is planning to increase the number of affordable units from 5 to 10 and to restrict the rent on another 11 units - in part due to funding from a property-tax surcharge approved by Boston voters in 2016. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved developers' plans to replace two auto-body shops at 233 Hancock St., near Pleasant, with a five-story, 36-unit apartment building that would also feature space for an art gallery. Read more.
In the area of Trull Street at Hancock Street around 10:30 p.m. Two victims managed to get to a local emergency room on their own.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Hancock near Rill.
Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot dead around 11:35 a.m. outside 68 Hancock St. A passerby, a woman in her 50s, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
UPDATE: BFD says the fire started in a rooftop flowerpot, but that investigators don't know what set that on fire.
A fire called in around 7:10 p.m. at 32-34 Hancock St. did an estimated $500,000 in damage, but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The four-story building has 16 units.
Around 11:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the liquor store at Hancock and Trull streets. When police arrived there was nobody there; the victims, a man and a woman, showed up not long after at Boston Medical Center.
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