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By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 2:35 pm
Merlin and Jays at Millennium Park

The other day, Mary Ellen was down at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when she saw a merlin and some blue jays. And then more jays. Eventually, about eight of the screaming birds surrounded the raptor and chased it away. And then they followed it and chased it away again. And again. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 11:59 am

COVID-19 Media Availability 9-25-20

Mayor Walsh said today that Boston's positive Covid-19 test rate jumped to 3.5% for the week ending Sept. 26, up from 2.7% the week before - and that the rates in East Boston, 02125 in Dorchester and 02121 in Dorchester and Roxbury are now at 7%. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 11:04 am
Architect's rendering of Wales Street proposal

Rendering by Studio G Architects.

Heading Home, Inc., has filed plans with the BPDA to build a five-story, 23-unit apartment at 37 Wales St. in Mattapan for families trying to get out of homelessness. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 10:38 am
Climbing men

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what's going on in this picture, and when.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 10:14 am

A federal judge this week sentenced Michael Pridgen, 36, to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for selling crack and fentanyl in hallways in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 9:42 am
Tree down in Roslindale

Ed Grzyb reports this tree came down on Brown Avenue in Roslindale this morning, taking out the sidewalk and utility lines, but adds nobody was hurt.

State Police report falling trees shut the ramp from Cambridge Street to Storrow Drive and VFW Parkway near the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 11:13 pm

COVID-19 Update: Opening Further Phase III Businesses & Activities In Lower-Risk Communities

WBUR reports on Gov. Baker's announcements about outdoor performance venues, video arcades and fitting rooms in town, which rules out Boston.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 8:46 pm
Note next to discarded masks saying JP is better than that

As Tom the roving UHUb photographer walked down Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday, something made him look down at a collection of obviously used masks and gloves, and so he noticed somebody had had a strong reaction to them - strong enough to no, not put them in the nearest trash, but to stop and compose a note imploring his or her fellow Plainers to cut that out, because JP Strong or something.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 4:03 pm

Live Boston reports a man entered the Mass. General emergency room shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday with a stab wound he may have gotten on Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:50 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of Luan Maxwell, 30, on charges he tried to rape a woman walking across the Public Garden early Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:28 pm
New building on Washington Street at Archdale Road

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an 18-unit condo building on Washington Street at Archdale Road, and plans for nine apartments on three new floors to be added to what is now a one-story building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 2:58 pm
Architect's rendering of 525 Lincoln St.

Rendering, with birds, by HDS Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a six-story apartment building between Lincoln and Cambridge streets aimed at people who don't mind sharing apartments - such as grad students and young professionals looking to save on rent. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 12:44 pm
Soyturk and Joyce

Soyturk apologizes; Joyce explains need for action.

Salt Bae is leaving Boston soon and that should end the crowds of celebrity hounds who'd turned Arlington Street in Park Square into a potential superspreader spot in the eight days his steak place was open before the city shut it down, Salt Bae's local lawyer and two of his sub-Baes told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 9:33 am
Self-serve checkout coming to Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

The Roche Bros. in West Roxbury is gearing up for self-service checkout.

Remember when they used to walk your groceries out to your car?

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 9:22 am
Orange and Red Line cars in the Cabot Yard in South Boston

The first couple of test models of the new Orange Line cars now sit with new Red Line cars in the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston, which, of course, makes you wonder how they got there (secret deep-underground switch at Downtown Crossing?). Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 8:56 am

The Daily Free Press reports reports that E4theFuture of Framingham will launch a car-share program in Roxbury, initially with four electric vehicles and with discounts for low-income users, by the end of the year.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 8:48 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on a collaboration between Sazama Real Estate and Fiore's Bakery on South Street in Jamaica Plain: The real-estate office has set up in the space where Fiore's had tables in the Before Times.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:29 pm

The T is reporting both a dead outbound trolley at BU East and a wire problem near BC.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 9:54 pm

WBZ reports a federal judge today sentenced David Daoud Wright of Everett to 30 years in prison for hatching a plot to behead a rightwing writer but which fell apart after he convinced his uncle in Roslindale to go kill some cops - only to be shot dead in the parking lot of the Roslindale CVS in 2015 by an FBI agent and a Boston Police officer who had been monitoring the two and who said he refused orders...

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