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By adamg - 2/27/20 - 11:43 pm

Boston Police report finding a dead woman in an apartment at 357 Columbia Rd. - outside a car with three bullet holes in the driver's side window - around 2:20 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 10:39 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. on Mora Street near Milton Avenue. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:24 pm
Proposed Suffolk Downs after it's built out

Bird's eye view of proposed development - and existing tank farm.

The Boston Business Journal reports that two groups active in fighting gentrification have asked the Trump administration to hold up any federal housing funds for Boston because of what it says are inadequate efforts to involve Spanish-speaking residents in planning for the proposed 10,000-unit residential component of the massive Suffolk Downs project. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 7:54 pm
Ricardo Bent-Hines

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Delhi Street on Monday as Ricardo Bent-Hines, 29, of Roxbury.

The day before his death, he wrote on his Facebook page: Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 3:55 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted permission to a global realty company to re-open a former SRO at 461 Massachusetts Ave., near Columbus Avenue, as a 17-unit "lodging house" aimed at business travelers and the odd medical student, with rents ranging from $1,650 to $2,150 a month. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 2:49 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a taqueria in an Emerson College dorm on Boylston Street - but with the midnight closing time sought by the local neighborhood group, which was worried what would happen to all the freshmen in the dorm if they could get tacos after midnight - as opposed to pizza, which they can get across the street even after the neighborhood's sidewalks are rolled up. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 1:42 pm

Although workers continue to clean up the damage from last week's burst pipe at the Roslindale Community Center, they've made enough progress that the Boston Elections Department reports it will be able to open a polling place on Tuesday for the Ward 19 voters originally scheduled to vote there.

H/t Sarah.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:58 am
Rendering of proposed 1500 Soldiers Field Rd.

Birds and bikes: Rendering by Höweler and Yoon Architecture.

Developer Steven Ballas of West Roxbury has filed plans with the BPDA for a 106-unit apartment building off the ramp from Soldiers Field Road towards Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:14 am

WHDH reports state public-health officials are monitoring 231 people in the state for possible infection, after clearing 377 other people they'd been watching. Meanwhile, at least 4,000 people have contracted the flu in Boston alone, according to the Boston Public Health Commission, but nobody's predicting economic collapse because of that.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:09 am

At 8:05 a.m., the MBTA announced delays of up to ten minutes on the Red Line due to a train with "a mechanical problem" that had to be taken out back at Harvard.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 12:16 am

Live Boston reports on crashes at Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street around 10:30 p.m. that sent four people to the hospital. The intersection was shut for an investigation.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:45 pm

Live Boston reports that around 9:30 p.m., a man showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room with a gunshot wound he told police happened in the area of Warren and Zeigler streets in Nubian Square.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:32 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the chain is opening an outlet at 872 Commonwealth Ave. OK, that's really BUville, but it's on the Brookline side of the line near Amory Street, so Brookline will soon have 50% of the number of Taco Bells that Boston has, which is two (one downtown and one in West Roxbury).

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 6:27 pm
Jammed Red Line station

Jam and cram at Park Street around 5:30 p.m. Photo by Cam DC.

The T reports Red Line delays of 10 minutes due to signal problems near Harvard - which is better than the 30-minute delays they were causing at the height of rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:34 pm

A door on an inbound Red Line train at Andrew decided to act up, forcing T workers to do something about it, which involved delays of up to ten minutes into town from the south.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:20 pm
Frank Baker

The Boston City Council agreed today to see if there's anything in the city's taxi regulations they can change that would put the shrinking number of medallion owners on a more equal footing with Uber and Lyft drivers and let them continue driving the streets. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 2:51 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to consider ways to help poor residents who find tickets on their car windshields.

But several councilors said that while they appreciate at-large Councilor Julia Mejia's proposal to let residents get a reduction on ticket fees by showing they meet certain income levels, they added they might prefer other ways to help out such residents instead of tinkering with ticket fees. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 1:39 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dedham man on charges he grabbed cash out of the ATM just as somebody was about to withdraw it from the machine at South Station around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 12:26 pm
Matt O'Malley with a small, fuzzy dog

O'Malley holding a bundle of cuteness.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) and cute little fuzzies from MSPCA joined today to proclaim World Spay Day in Boston in honor of efforts by the MSPCA and others to help people get their pets spayed. MSPCA-Angell is in O'Malley's district.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:48 am
Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets

Risky business? Taqueria would be on the right side of the building along Boylston.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow whether to let a proposed taqueria in Emerson College's revamped Little Building stay open until 2 a.m. or whether to back a neighborhood association, the mayor and the local city councilor, who say a midnight closing would protect area students and residents from dangerous knockabouts drawn like moths to late-night Mexican food. Read more.