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By adamg - 7/30/21 - 1:28 pm
Proposed rendering of Nubian Ascend buildings

Bird's-eye rendering by Stantec.

Two developers and the owner of an existing Nubian Square business this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA for a complex on what is now a parking lot and vacant land along Washington Street between Palmer and Eustis streets for what they say help revive Nubian Square as a cultural and dining destination and begin turning it into a new life-sciences center, in buildings designed to harken back to the Nubian societies along the Nile. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 12:18 pm

State Rep. Liz Miranda reports that over the next two to three weeks, city crews will be converting several two-way streets into one-way streets in the Grove Hall area as part of an overall plan to reduce crashes, especially involving pedestrians, by doing what speed-limit signs don't: Force drivers to slow down. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 12:54 pm
16 Taber St. rendering

Rendering by Hresko Associates.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a coin-op laundry on Taber St. at Harrison Avenue in Nubian Square with a six-story, 30-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 4:24 pm
J. Edgar Hoover's note about an informant in the Brooke investigation

J. Edgar Hoover asked about the reliability of informant T-22 in the Brooke investigation.

On April 8, 1954, Helen Brooke wrote a plaintive letter to Mamie Eisenhower, one mother to another: Was there anything the First Lady could do to get her son, Edward, unclassified as a "security risk," so that he could get the job as assistant US attorney in Boston the Justice Department had offered and then rescinded after an FBI investigation concluded he had consorted with Communists? Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:57 am

The Scope reports on yesterday's Roxbury Unity Day parade and posts photos.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 9:35 am
Suspect in custody

One of the suspects in custody. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug and gun charges on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury Monday night - one after he was pulled out of the trash can police say he tried hiding in. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 2:49 pm
Franklin Park flood

Friday's downpours left Franklin Park near the zoo with a major pond, as thebostonlol shows us.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 11:55 am
Wrecked cruiser

Aftermath: Cruiser. Photo by Live Boston.

A Cambridge man was charged with his second OUI early this morning after, police say, he veered onto the other side of Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and slammed into a Boston Police cruiser, sending the officer to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:44 pm

WHDH reports on the shooting, around 9:30 p.m. Both victims were able to get themselves to a local ER.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 10:47 am
Wanted man and type of SUV he carjacked

Images via BPD.

Boston Police have released images of the man they say carjacked an Acura SUV outside the Walgreens at 2275 Washington St. around 2:45 p.m. on July 4. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 9:56 am

Stanley Stacos reports they were shot on Harold Street near Crawford Street - less than a half mile from where somebody would be murdered about an hour later.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 9:33 am

Victim identified as Joshua Smith, 29, of Milton.

Boston Police report a man who was shot at Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue was also run over, around 3 a.m.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:30 pm

In the leg, near Blue Hill Avenue, shortly before 2 p.m., Stanley Stacos reports.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 11:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man for a triple shooting on Hammond Street on Sept. 18 that left one victim, Dennis Mejia of Canton, dead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 3:45 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a group that plans to open a grocery with a 24-seat cafe and community room at 2565 Washington St., a one-time MBTA bus yard now being transformed into a residential area. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 11:28 pm

A man was shot in the chest twice shortly before 11:20 p.m. at 38 Warren St., at Zeigler Street - a couple blocks away from where another man was shot repeatedly in a parking lot off Harrison Avenue early this morning. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 5:25 pm

Live Boston reports somebody was shot around 1:40 a.m. in the parking lot behind stores at Harrison Avenue and Palmer Street, where arriving officers found an apparently crashed mini van with the driver's seat covered in blood. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 3:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremiah Mines, 30, on charges he shot somebody outside 103 Zeigler St., near Bethune Way around 8:05 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 12:02 pm

Boston is suing a Rhode Island man it says bought a federally and city-funded "affordable" Roxbury condo in 2012 but is now renting it out, in violation of a deed restriction that requires the unit only be owned and occupied by Boston residents. Read more.

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