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By adamg - 6/25/21 - 8:19 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Central Square venue begins to slowly reopen starting this weekend.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 8:48 pm
Donna Summer disco ball

Greta the roving UHub photographer was among the people in Copley Square at the Donna Summer disco party tonight.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 8:26 pm

A man who kept selling fentanyl at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain even after getting shot in the chest was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison on four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 5:24 pm

State Police reported shortly after 8 p.m. that divers had recovered the body of a 19-year-old Boston man from Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 12:57 pm
Rendering of 380 Stuart

The building's so bright you gotta wear shades. Rendering by CBT Architects.

Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. this week filed plans with the BPDA to actually put up the 26-story tower at 380 Stuart St., across from the original and now Old Hancock Tower, that John Hancock won approval to build in 2015 and then didn't. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 11:03 am

The Chelsea Record reports on what's going up where trouble used to frequently go down on the Chelsea/Everett line.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 10:40 am

A man who admitted using a Mt. Ida Road house as a "stash house" as part of a Boston/Brockton cocaine operation was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison yesterday, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 9:57 am
Rendering of proposed new Benjamin Franklin Instituted of Technology

Rendering by Studio G Architects.

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology yesterday filed detailed plans for its proposed campus on Harrison Avenue, near Melnea Cass Boulevard, in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:48 pm
Damselflies on a stalk jutting out of the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a couple of damselflies on a stalk in the placid water of the Charles River's Cow Island Pond stretch off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:26 pm
Sandy Edgerley and Matthias Kiehm

'Quin House owner Sandy Edgerley and manager Matthias Kiehm.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the 'Quin House, a $25-million update of the decaying Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave., double its licensed capacity as it nears completion of renovations that include a gym, new restaurants bars and lounges and private guest quarters, all of which, unlike the original 19th century club, will not be limited to Brahmins, but to anybody exciting enough to merit an invitation to join - with enough cash on hand for a membership. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 8:51 pm

Woman jogging on Storrow Drive

A roving UHub videographer forwarded this video of a woman jogging down Storrow Drive by BU today, because, why, the Paul Dudley White Path that literally runs right next to the road wasn't good enough for her?

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 3:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gopuff, a service that offers app-based delivery of convenience-store stuff from a warehouse on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, buy the South Bay Stop & Shop's liquor license so it can start offering six packs and hardier drinks to its customers in South Boston and nearby parts of Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 12:37 pm

John Barros, who worked to increase affordable housing in Roxbury and Dorchester as head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, released an affordable-housing plan that includes a transfer tax on property transactions to fund more housing, reducing regulatory requirements on construction of affordable-housing units, turning over more city land for building affordable units, increasing the number of affordable units developers have to include in their market-rate projects and working towards greater investment in the city's public-housing complexes....

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By adamg - 6/23/21 - 12:05 pm

The American Water Works Association announces that a panel of people who know from municipal drinking water rated MWRA water the "best of the best" in an annual competition. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 11:21 am

Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that blackjack players who won at the cheap tables at the Encore and MGM Springfield casinos, then sued to get the higher winnings they would have gotten at higher-stakes tables, should have quit while they were ahead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:15 am

The group representing mainly West Roxbury parents that sought to put the exam back in exam schools for the coming school year is asking a federal judge to reopen its case because of "clear racial motivation and anti-White racism" on the part of two School Committee members in text messages exchanged over the course of a nine-hour meeting on what to do about the Covid-19-forced cancellation of exams. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 9:08 am

Sonia Chang-Díaz Launches Her Campaign For Governor of Massachusetts

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announced this morning she's running for governor in next year's elections. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 8:53 am
Sunrise over downtown Boston

Tony Ursillo caught the sunrise over downtown Boston this morning.