A group of ten citizens - six of whom live in the same West End building - last week sued the Boston Landmarks Commission as part of a bid to save three buildings left over from the destruction of the West End that Mass. General wants to raze so it can build a 14-story clinical center along Cambridge Street. Read more.
Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday filed its latest plans for replacing several current buildings and a parking lot with a new two-wing building with 1 million square feet of new clinical space and patient rooms that could be more easily converted into ICU use in another pandemic - and which would include space for a headhouse, or entrance, for a possible Red/Blue Line station. Read more.
Hyatt Regency attorney William Kelley discusses murder during Zoom hearing.
Managers at the Hyatt Regency downtown and the Hotel Indigo near North Station say they did everything they could to cooperate with police arriving on scene to investigate two separate murders and that the deaths were completely unpredictable and not something they could have prevented. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a billboard company's plan to stick a 24-hour electronic billboard on top of the Dunkin' Donuts on Causeway Street at Lancaster Street, across from the Tip O'Neill Building. Read more.
The Museum of Science announced today - officially Leonard Nimoy Day in Boston - it's working with the family of the late actor on a 20-foot-tall, illuminated stainless-steel statue of the hand gesture he made famous in his role as Mr. Spock. Read more.
A Hollis, NH man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on charges he stabbed his brother-in-law in a room at the Hotel Indigo on Friend Street during a shoving match between the victim and his sister - his alleged murderer's wife. the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
State Police report arresting two men wanted in Stoneham for shoe shoplifting and dragging a police officer with their car, after they couldn't decide where to go when they got into Leverett Circle this morning. Read more.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
The Beacon Hill Times reports the city is looking at updating the Cambridge Street library and that part of the study includes adding housing units to the site. At a meeting last week, residents asked that whatever the final plans, they should keep the library's unique hexagonal reading room.
Around 11:15 p.m., a man apparently came out of the 222 Lounge at 222 Friend St., near Valenti Way, walked into the neighboring parking lot, fired a shot across the street, then fled in a car. No reports of anybody or anything getting hit.
The Beacon Hill Times reports residents are hoping to convince Mass. General to save three buildings, one from 1884, that somehow survived the neighborhood's destruction in the 1950s only to face demolition as part of the hospital's $1-billion expansion plan.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy "relative to Malicious Destruction of MBTA Property incident," at the North Station Orange Line stop at the height of the smashing and looting Sunday night.
More specifically, police say, around 11:10 p.m., the guy: Read more.