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By adamg - 10/17/21 - 10:00 pm
Flier offering $100 gift cards to hold Wu signs; offer was fake

One of the bogus fliers.

At 11 a.m. today, Michelle Wu was scheduled to hold a climate-focused campaign appearance at Moakley Park with, among others, US Senator Ed Markey.

Before the event started, though, about 20 people came up to organizers asking for their signs so they could earn their $100 gift cards. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 3:25 pm

An educational concern that replaced an old rivet factory on A Street in South Boston with what it hoped would be its new five-story headquarters has sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of plans to retrofit the new building with "boutique" biotech lab space now that the pandemic means it no longer needs the space itself. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 10:26 pm

Only problem is, it's not supposed to bubble: Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 10:09 pm
High-voltage signs at BU are so old they still list telephone exchanges

Roving UHub photographer Greta Gaffin (yes, the former UHub copy desk) spotted these signs today in the back of the BU College of Arts and Sciences. Boston Edison and "despatcher" alone are enough to date them, but also notice one of the phone numbers: Andrew 8-1633. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:54 am
Rendering of proposed 212 Old Colony Ave.

Rendering by Arthur Choo and Co.

Developer Joe Hassell has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a warehouse at 212 Old Colony Ave., near Dorchester Street, with a six-story, 30-unit residential building with commercial space on the ground floor. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/6/21 - 10:17 am

Rachel Lazar went before the Boston Licensing Board today asking permission to open an 18-seat daytime restaurant at 383 Dorchester Ave. that will be available as a meeting space in the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 11:33 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Edwin Alemany got a fair trial and will spend the rest of his life in prison for stabbing and strangling Amy Lord to death in Stony Brook Reservation - and for attacking two other women - in 2013. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/21 - 8:58 pm

Porter Square Books of Cambridge today confirmed a report by the Fort Pointer that it will be opening its Boston edition at 50 Liberty Dr. on Fan Pier tomorrow.

The book store is part of new quarters for Grub Street.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:31 pm
East 4th fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 893 East 4th St. in South Boston for a fire in the basement around 3:15 a.m. No injuries, but nine people were displaced, the department says.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:36 pm

A joint venture between a New York developer and a Los Angeles biotech venture-capital firm last week paid Gillette $80 million for a 2.4-acre parcel at A and Binford streets that Gillette now uses mainly for parking. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:26 am

Two cars hit a tunnel sidewall. The MBTA reports it's now running shuttles between JFK/UMass and Park Street.

Closeup of the damage. And a closeup of a bit of the station or wall embedded in the train.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:25 am
Rendering of proposed 44 Ellery St. in South Boston

Rendering by Tim Johnson Architect.

The new owners of a two-story, three-family house at 44 Ellery St. in South Boston's Andrew Square have filed plans to replace it with a six-story,18-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 10:50 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today that Frank Salemme and henchman Paul Weadick got a fair trial in 2018 on charges they murdered the owner of the Channel nightclub to keep him from talking to federal investigators looking into Salemme's criminal activities. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:58 pm

Transit Police report officers rushed over to Andrew station on the Red Line Wednesday morning after getting word that two guys had walked out of a Quincy store with several thousand dollars of merchandise they hadn't paid for - and then used the Red Line as their escape route. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 9:07 am
Firefighters at movie trailer where body was found

Firefighters at the trailer. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that a body was found in a movie trailer at a BCEC parking lot on Cypher Street behind the convention center around 5:30 a.m.

The trailers are possibly for "Spirited," a musical version of "A Christmas Carol" being filmed downtown.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 11:33 am
Rendering of proposed 29 A St.

Rendering of proposed replacement for A Street scrap-metal business.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave the owner of a scrap-metal company at 29 A St. in South Boston a year to find a place in the city to relocate so that he can convert his current location into a nine-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 2:42 pm
Grout's semaphore

Workers used cranks at the bottom to adjust semaphores in Grout's system. From Swan.

South Boston's Telegraph Hill is where Washington ordered the placement of the cannons that drove the British out of Boston in 1776. You can't miss it - there's a monument there at the top of the hill. And yet the hill and the surrounding neighborhood is named for a failed business that barely survived for six years before its owner gave up and moved to Philadelphia. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 9:52 am

Boston Police report gang-unit officers arrested a man they say was standing at Logan and McDonough ways in the Mary Ellen McCormack development chatting with some other guys - while packing a gun loaded with 19 rounds in one of his pant legs Saturday evening. Read more.

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