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Pea soup

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:52:57 +0000

Matthew Ireland walked through the soupy fog tonight.




It was a large human peace symbol, but not the largest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:49:13 +0000

NBC Boston reports on the large peace symbol made of people on the Common today.




Man shot at Quincy Street and Blue Hill Avenue

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:15:50 +0000

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:10

A man was shot at Blue Hill Avenue and Quincy Street around 10:10 p.m. Police officers arriving on scene were forced to take cover behind cars when the shooter kept shooting.

The victim was shot in the arm. No officers were hit. The shooter dropped his gun and may have fled in a car.

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Man stabbed in the arm on Howard Avenue in Dorchester

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:45:22 +0000

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:40

Around 9:40 p.m. on Howard Avenue near Sargent Street. Non-life-threatening injury.

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Boston mayoral race goes to the dogs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:07:50 +0000

Kerry O'Brien shows us that the owners of a prominent totem on Robert Street in Roslindale are backing Walsh on Tuesday, while Amanda B says she'll take an actual pupper for Jackson any day.

Barring some amazing thing in Tuesday's preliminary, the two will go on to battle for the mayor's seat in the November final elections.




Teen charged with series of armed holdups and is a suspect in a sexual assault in Fields Corner area

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:43:30 +0000

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:00

Boston Police report arresting Jude Despage, 18, on charges he used a knife to hold up three women Thursday and that he is also suspected of robbing two more on Friday - and sexually attacking one of those. Read more.

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Five-story residential building proposed for Liverpool Street in East Boston

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:07:56 +0000

Architect's rendering of 75-85 Liverpool St.

A developer is seeking city permission to tear down two two-story houses and a garage on Liverpool Street between Maverick and Decatur streets to put up a five-story building with 22 residential units and some office space.

In a recent filing with the BPDA, developer Benjamin Goodman of Flying Cloud Realty Trust says the project, at 75-85 Liverpool St., would fit in nicely with the 56-apartment Coopersmith Village and 200-unit Boston East planned for Border Street nearby.

The Proposed Project would create a residential development combining market-rate and affordable housing opportunities in an aesthetic appropriate in scale, massing and design between Maverick and Central Squares, in addition to the area’s emerging redevelopment.

In planning the building, great care was given to respecting the abutting properties including the recently approved Coppersmith Village and Boston East Site. As a result, the proposed building has been designed and scaled to compliment Liverpool Street, the area’s ongoing multi-family residential development, the surrounding commercial and retail uses, and the proximity to public transportation.

Most of the units would be studios, with six two-bedroom units mixed in. Three of the units would be designated affordable.

The proposal calls for 11 parking spaces.

75-85 Liverpool St. project notification form (24.8M PDF).




Garage could make way for five stories of residential units on Saratoga Street in East Boston

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:30:35 +0000

Archictect's rendering of 946 Saratoga St.

A Wakefield developer has proposed replacing an unused garage and tool and die facility at 946 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights with a 42-unit residential building overlooking Noyes Park.

In a recent filing with the BPDA, CB Equities says the design of the proposed $10.4-million building seeks to emulate nearby triple deckers:

The scale and rhythm of the building takes the existing and adjacent triple decker typology and abstracts them to the scale of the proposed development. The adjacent triple decker bays are re-considered as bays, which continue the rhythm of the street and break up the mass of the building.

The proposal calls for 43 parking spaces. The developer adds that by creating a new curb along what is now essentially a long ramp to the garage, it would create five new on-street parking spots.

CB says it would agree to shovel the sidewalks along Noyes Park for 10 years.

The BPDA will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St.

946 Saratoga St. project-notification form (19.8M PDF)




Twasn't the rain that flooded a South End intersection this morning

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:04:21 +0000

Andrea shows us the aftermath of a water-main break at Berkeley and Appleton streets in the South End this morning.




Two-alarm fire damages block on Adams Street in Dorchester

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:48:52 +0000

Firefighters on Adams Street. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:34 a.m. to the Blasi block of stores and offices at 756-762 Adams St.

The two-alarm fire was confined to the second floor, but it caused extensive smoke damage to the first-floor shops, the department says, estimating damage at $700,000. Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

There were no injuries.

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