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By adamg - 5/1/21 - 9:32 am
Expanded Landmark Center rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi, showing proposed new building on the left.

Samuels & Associates yesterday filed plans with the BPDA for a new 13-story building next to the existing Landmark Center that would include 550,000 square feet of lab and related office space and room for a large new Star Market that would replace the current one on Boylston Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/21 - 1:03 pm
Rendering of proposed 109 Brookline Ave.

Rendering by Gensler.

A California-based real-estate trust that focuses on life-sciences projects has filed plans to replace a vacant three-story building at 109 Brookline Ave. at Overland Street with a ten-story, 247,000-square foot building aimed at the burgeoning life-sciences business, with lots of lab space and room for offices for overseeing all that lab work. Read more.

By bostonpads - 4/19/21 - 3:42 pm

Over the past month, most of Greater Boston’s largest Universities have made announcements that they plan to significantly scale down remote learning for the Fall 2021 semester. The much anticipated news was greeted with a collective sigh of relief from thousands of Boston professors and college students, most of whom have been struggling with remote learning. The announcements also bodes well for the off-campus housing market in Boston and the thousands of businesses that rely on the student population for business.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:18 pm

Here comes the pizza! Revealed: Why that guy tossed that slice of pizza that day at Fenway.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 11:26 am

A former track and field coach at Northeastern University was charged today with wire fraud and cyberstalking for allegedly posing as a woman himself as part of a ploy to get athletes to send him nude photos and for allegedly cyberstalking one Northeastern athlete - to the point of figuring out how to break into her Snapchat account. Read more

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By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:07 am

Northeastern is expecting fully vaccinated Huskies this fall - except for people with a medical or religious exemption. International students from countries that might not have as plentiful a supply of vaccine can still come, but the school will help them get a shot.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:27 am

D-Tension - Kenmore Square

Five musicians who had never met got together and wrote four new songs and performed them at the Sinclair, including this ode to old Kenmore Square. Performed in the Before Times, but just released today.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:41 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a Boston University forum on anti-Asian racism, and includes this account:

By Fenway Park, just over a week ago, Yeh said he was walking back from Northeastern University around 8:30 p.m. when a maskless middle-aged white male approached him, called Yeh a racial slur and told him to "go die."

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 10:03 pm
Storrowed pizza truck at the BU Bridge

Chris in 02134 reports the driver of an Oath Pizza box truck storrowed but good at the train bridge under the BU Bridge tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 9:52 pm

A Fenway man who spent a year in prison for possession of child pornography several years ago - and who is currently facing a meth-trafficking charge - was arraigned yesterday on three counts of aggravated rape of a child under 16 and one count of distribution of obscene material to a minor, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 9:23 am

Although the Covid-19 test positivity rate at Northeastern University's Boston campus remains far lower than the surrounding area, the school is sounding the alarm after the rate doubled over the past week. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 10:23 am

The Boston Sun reports the redeveloper of Landmark Center, now redubbed 401 Park, will be making 50,000 square feet of space available for Star Market - space once proposed for a Wegmans. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 9:27 am

Northeastern University announced today it will hold its commencement exercises at Fenway Park on May 8, but in two shifts due to coronavirus-related capacity restrictions. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 8:53 am

Boston Police report arresting three people, two on gun charges, after a traffic stop on Brookline Avenue near Kilmarnock Street in the Fenway early Sunday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 9:56 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown announced today that he is hoping to get BU back to as close as normal operations as possible with the fall semester: Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 11:00 am

Northeastern University announced today it's planning on fully re-opening its Boston campus for the fall semester, although students and staff will still need to keep those faces covered and maybe even come in for some Covid-19 testing. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU is planning to hold its May commencement in person, although it cautions: "The event is subject to change and will occur in accordance with city and state guidelines." Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week ordered a one-day shutdown for Rabia's on Salem Street after BPD detectives found too many people inside on Feb. 20. 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 - 2/17/21 - 11:39 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the two restaurants are seeking to transfer their liquor licenses to UrbanMeritage, the company that runs the retail space inside the Hotel Commonwealth. That usually happens when a property owner or manager wants to keep liquor licenses as they look for a new restaurant operator.

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