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By adamg - 2/25/21 - 1:39 pm

COVID-19 Update: February 25, 2021

Gov. Baker today announced two phases of Covid-19 easing, that includes expanding restaurant capacity on March 1 and giving stadiums and arenas the ability to re-open, although not at full capacity, as Massachusetts Covid-19 numbers continue to fall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/21 - 9:24 am

beetlejuice next in line

Update: We have a new, um, winner: Viewstitch reports: 104435 minutes - that’s 72 1/2 days.

At 8 this morning, people now eligible for shots (or their young'uns helping them out) rushed to their computers to try to score one of those new appointments. At least no four-armed octopus this time, but instead, a waiting room, of the sort familiar to people who try to get, oh, Sox tickets. And still with the crashes. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 10:23 pm

On his own live TV show this morning, an elected Lowell School Committee member felt the need to call a former administrator a "kike." The Jewish Journal has the story - and the video.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 7:54 pm
Juvenile bald eagle

Mary Ellen mixed it up this morning and headed over to Cutler Park, on the other side of the Charles from Millennium Park, where she spotted this juvenile bald eagle.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in shaken seafood in a bag expand into Dorchester by taking over a Vietnamese seafood place on Dorchester Avenue that closed due to Covid-19 last year. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:19 pm
Paul Marino making his case

Marino makes his case.

The owner of Marino's Market on VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway, finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board will let him expand his current beer and wine offerings to harder beverages. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of Lala Rokh, which closed in 2018, sell their 97 Mt. Vernon St. location and its liquor license to Kristin Jenkins, an antiques dealer who hopes to open a "neighborhood American bistro." Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:51 pm

A group of East Boston residents have asked the city for a non-binding referendum this fall calling on Eversource to move a substation proposed for East Eagle Street on Chelsea Creek someplace else, like Logan Airport. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:09 pm
Rendering of new Doyle's with condos and a grocery store

Rendering with birds by Scales Architecture.

Watermark Development has filed its plans with the BPDA to re-open a renovated Doyle's Cafe with rooftop dining, condos and a market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 11:08 am

The Globe reports that Andrea Campbell is considering far more substantive changes at BPD than we've seen of late, including a $50-million reallocation of BPD funds to "public health, economic justice, and youth development" and the elimination of the BPD gang and bicycle units. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 10:14 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News posts a copy of the essay Khymani James wrote as part of his application to Columbia. James is a Boston Latin Academy senior and the student representative on the School Committee, which voted in October to eliminate the exam-school exam for one year due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 9:31 am

Update: Two workers died.

Police have shut off High Street between Oliver Street and Purchase Street. First responders initially focused on a truck parked near the Panera at the corner of High and Purchase - and two workers in a trench. A crane was being brought in to remove the truck.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 9:15 am
804 Hyde Park Avenue rendering

Rendering by Context Workshop.

A Framingham developer has filed plans for a five-story, 42-unit residential building at the corner of Hyde Park Avenue and American Legion Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 10:59 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a report of gunfire in the area of 186 Havre St., off Visconti Road Sunday evening spotted a guy standing on a fourth-floor balcony - who, in response to being spotted, threw several snowballs at them. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:30 pm

WGBH reports on the allegations against Tino Capobianco, which emerged after the state attorney general and the former congressman endorsed him last week in his bid for Bob DeLeo's seat. Capobianco says it's all lies.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man they say scoped out three banks along Centre Street yesterday before finally deciding to rob the Citizens Bank branch at 696 Centre St., next to the 7-Eleven. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 3:27 pm

A manager at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Avenue de Lafayette says he's stepped up security over the past two months following two incidents, one in which a man said he was tasered and robbed by a woman he'd hooked up with over Tinder, the other in which a particularly dexterous prostitute managed to remove $4,000 in cash from a man's wallet even as she performed fellatio on him. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 2:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops proposed for what is now the Little Steve's pizza place on Boylston Street and the basement of the Cask 'n Flagon at Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 12:55 pm
3371 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Utile, Inc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. for a 39-unit apartment building for senior citizens at 3371 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, next to Turtle Swamp Brewing. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 11:43 am
Proposed 25 Atlantic Ave. residential building

Rendering by MGF Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, six-unit residential building on the triangular lot where Commercial Street ends at Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Read more.