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Shot fired into Roslindale home's window

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:32:14 +0000

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 17:10

Around 5:10 p.m. at 699 Hyde Park Ave., south of Canterbury Street. Nobody hit.

This is down the street from where a man was pistol whipped on Nov. 12.

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Boston's economic success leading to failure as region falls further behind on building housing for low and middle-income families

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:45:23 +0000

An annual housing report card by the Boston Foundation and the Dukakis Center at Northeastern University highlights the dark clouds over the region's economic boom: Poverty rates are growing as the cost of living increases due to housing prices - yet the region is failing to keep up with growing demand for housing, at least for people below the highest income brackets.

For the third year in a row, real average wages have increased and by the end of 2015 were 5.4 percent higher than in 2009. Unfortunately, however, wage growth has been highly unequal, with the bottom 20 percent of jobholders experiencing nearly a 5 percent decline in their hourly wage since 2009 while those in the 80th percentile of the wage distribution received nearly all of the gains.

Waiting lists for family housing vouchers are growing, families are spending longer periods of time in shelters, and those who have vouchers remain in the same or similar demographic communities, reducing access to employment networks and educational opportunities that are more likely to lead to economic mobility. All of our findings - combined with the real cost of living in Greater Boston - bear out the conclusion that the number of families marginalized by the housing market will only climb unless we find more appropriate and effective policies and fund these interventions at all levels of government.

JP restaurants add fee to pay kitchen workers more - and customers eat it up

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:52:59 +0000

Patrick Maguire reports on an experiment by the owners of Tres Gatos, The Centre Street Cafe and Casa Verde in which diners had a 3% fee added to their checks so that "back of house" workers who don't normally get tips could get pay raises.

It worked, he writes: Those workers are making an average $2.87 more an hour and "despite the initial concern about reducing [server] tips, servers actually saw an increase in their tips by 2.5%." Also, the new policy has led to "excellent" staff retention and made it easier to recruit new workers.

The weather on Dec. 4, 1775 wasn't all that bad

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:35:01 +0000

J.L. Bell unearths a British officer's report to the folks back home that mentioned how awful the weather was on Dec. 4, 1775. Only thing is, the weather was actually quite nice that day. What gives?

Where the trolleys still run in Roslindale

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:48:19 +0000

Jed Hresko took in the Bay State Model Railroad Museum's semi-annual open house in Roslindale yesterday. It's open today until 3 p.m. - admission is $5 for adults, free for kids - at 760 South St. in Roslindale Square.

'It started with a funny smell:' Residents describe yesterday's catastrophic fire in Cambridge

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:23:17 +0000

Wicked Local Cambridge interviews residents displaced by yesterday's 10-alarm fire. The Herald describes a neighborhood that "was like a war zone."

The city is urging people who want to help the residents to send money, instead of physical items, at least for now. Donations can be made online or sent to:

Mayors Fire Relief Fund
Cambridge City Hall
795 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

As of 11:20 a.m., $119,718 had been contributed online.


Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:16:38 +0000

This story incorrectly listed the owner of the house in question. The owner is Joseph K. Yerardi.

Man shot in Roxbury; suspect arrested

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:44:37 +0000

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:08

Boston Police report a man was shot around 3:10 p.m. on Friday at 6 Kenilworth St. Read more.

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Homes on fire in 10-alarm blaze in Cambridge

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:06:41 +0000

A fire reported around 2:50 p.m. in a house at Berkshire and Vandine streets quickly spread to several buildings and went to ten alarms by 3:58 p.m., bringing firefighters from across greater Boston. One building has collapsed. St. Patrick's Place, a former church turned residences, is on fire.

Eight buildings caught fire. At 5:45, two still had heavy flames. Up to 100 people may have been displaced.

The fire at 3 p.m., not long after it erupted (Photo by Jay):


Michael Workman, who lives on Berkshire Street, reports he was sitting in his living room when he saw flames and smoke pouring out of a house undergoing extensive renovations across the street.

The Red Cross has set up a desk at the Frisoli Youth Center on Willow Street for displaced residents. The city has set up a shelter for displaced residents with no place to go at the War Memorial Recreation Center, 1640 Cambridge St. Donations can be made online or sent to:

Mayors Fire Relief Fund
Cambridge City Hall
795 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

WHDH reports two police officers and one firefighter were injured.

Where soccer packs 'em in

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:53:55 +0000

Eastie Strong was among the people jammed into Caffe dello Sport today to watch the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona (which ended in a 1-1 tie).