A team of researchers at Boston College, Boston University and Harvard have won the federal grant to study "how the massive makeover will affect the health and well-being of more than 1,000 children and adults" who live in the state's oldest public-housing complex. Read more.
WinnCompanies today told the BPDA it will shortly file plans to begin turning the Mary Ellen McCormack development - the state's first public-housing project, opened some 83 years ago - into a mixed-income complex that will include all new homes for current BHA tenants and market-rate units. Read more.
Boston Police report a teen under observation by both Boston officers and FBI agents was arrested yesterday on O'Callaghan Way - after a brief chase in which he took off and tossed a jacket with "a loaded 9mm Millennium G2 handgun along with 9 small plastic bags of heroin, 5 suboxone strips and 1 small plastic bag of cocaine" in the pockets. Read more.
A federal judge sentenced Jermaine Tindal, 30, to 21 months in federal prison on Monday following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, the US Atttorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
A man who allegedly wheeled both his daughter and a shotgun in a stroller on his way to sell the weapon at the Mary Ellen McCormack development and a man charged with selling heroin and fentanyl there were arrested on federal charges yesterday as part of a South Boston crackdown that documents filed in court suggest could result in more arrests. Read more.
Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.