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By adamg - 11/16/19 - 12:10 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 840 Columbus Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

Northeastern University and American Campus Communities of Austin, TX this week filed plans with the BPDA for a 26-story building that would include 21 floors of dorm space atop five floors of academic and office space - and that would let the school sell off other dorm buildings to be turned into tax-generating rental apartments or condos. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:11 am

Boston Police report officers looking for a man who's been indicted for home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon found him Monday night outside a house at the corner of Schuyler and Maple streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:13 am

The Bay State Banner surveys the shifting of the line between Dorchester and Roxbury over the centuries.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 5:47 pm
Malala

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Burhan Ud Din, 50, of Watertown, to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his participation in a scheme by Pakistani natives to defraud the IRS through a chain of fried-chicken joints in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 4:36 pm

A man caught with a gun during a BPD sweep after a double murder at Jamaica Plain's Mildred Hailey Apartments was sentenced today to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 9:02 am

WBUR reports on the non-binding ballot question tomorrow that seeks to change Dudley Square's name to Nubian Square.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 12:34 pm

Transit Police report arresting Andrew Cephas, 21, on a variety of gun-related charges for an incident at Ruggles that ended with a shot fired yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 4:47 pm

Update: Arrest made.

Transit Police report gunfire at the Ruggles T stop around 3 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/19 - 10:12 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 273 Highland St.

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a proposed 23-unit, four-story co-op building on Highland Street between Centre and Marcella streets that would have 15 affordable units and would be designed to generate more energy than it uses. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 11:16 pm

Boston Police report the man fatally shot outside 81 Westminster Ave. early Saturday was Hamza Warsame. 25, of Pasadena, CA.

Two other people were also shot in the incident, but survived.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 10:54 am

Boston Police report two men and a woman were shot around 3:45 a.m. at 81 Westminster Ave., off Walnut Avenue, around 3:45 a.m. and that one of the men died. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 11:31 am
Methadone Mile as a landmark

An outraged citizen discovers that "Methadone Mile" is now a searchable "landmark" on some mapping services and files a 311 complaint to get that changed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 2:38 pm

City Council President Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) is calling for a public hearing to help figure out why Boston residents - and especially those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester and Hyde Park - pay so much more for car insurance. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/19 - 3:52 pm
Tremont Street project to get canceled

If a mall gets built, somebody else will build it, BPDA says.

The Bay State Banner gets the scoop: BPDA Director Brian Golden says his agency won't renew a Roxbury group's development rights to a seven-acre parcel on Tremont Street when they expire at the end of the month, 12 years after it first proposed a large multi-use complex with residential towers, a mall, office space and a museum. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:23 pm

A car crashed into several other cars on Shawmut Avenue near Lenox Street shortly after 10 p.m. Several people suffered injuries; four cars were damaged enough to require tows. The driver fled on foot.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:58 pm

The Boston Guardian reports City Councilor Kim Janey has convinced BTD that people who live along Washington Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard need to have their South End parking permits replaced with Roxbury parking permits. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 4:30 pm
Massachusetts Avenue suspsects

Transit Police report they are looking for four men for an attack at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line station around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 10:43 pm

Live Boston reports repeated gunfire - possibly as many as 19 shots fired in the area of Codman Park and Townsend Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 11:40 am
Workers fixing gas leak outside 1065 Tremont St.

Leak fixers. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a gas leak in the street outside 1065 Tremont St., near Melnea Cass Boulevard, forced the evacuation of the building after readings showed elevated gas levels inside the building. Read more.

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