Blog Archives

BRA chief pledges transparency

August 15, 2014
By

The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s acting director pledged more transparency on some of the agency’s locally controversial issues in a recent Gazette interview. Brian Golden is helming the quasi-public economic development and planning agency during a top-to-bottom review ordered by new Mayor Martin Walsh. A recent audit found various management problems, and that’s only the...

Read more »

Police seek 3 in connection with Jackson Sq. body

August 8, 2014
By
Police seek 3 in connection with Jackson Sq. body

JACKSON SQ.–Boston Police homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying three “persons of interest” in connection with a woman found dead near Urban Edge’s Webb Building last month. An unidentified woman believed to be in her 40s was found dead July 13 in the area of 1542 Columbus Ave., on the...

Read more »

BRA lacks rules and records, audit finds

August 1, 2014
By

The Boston Redevelopment Authority lacks proper policies and record-keeping practices, and has lost track of millions of dollars, according to an audit ordered by Mayor Martin Walsh. The Mayor’s Office and the BRA’s acting director called the findings “troubling” and pledge to reform the agency for better accountability and transparency. Among the undocumented items...

Read more »

Man shot at Stony Brook T Station

July 7, 2014
By

A man was shot around 8 p.m. tonight near the entrance to the Stony Brook T Station, according to MBTA Transit Police. The 23-year-old victim suffered a wound that Transit Police described as apparently non-life-threatening. Transit Police detectives are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or anonymously by texting...

Read more »

Washington/Green project pulled from Zoning agenda

July 7, 2014
By

A revived proposal for a mixed-use redevelopment of properties at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St. have been withdrawn from the agenda of the July 16 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting. The withdrawal came at the request of project attorney Joseph Feaster, according to Zoning Committee chair Dave Baron. Two other...

Read more »

Teardown projects return to agenda

July 4, 2014
By

Three different controversial plans to tear down existing buildings and replace them with denser development return July 16 to the agenda of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. And another teardown project at 213 Lamartine St. goes before the Boston Landmarks Commission on July 8. The teardown projects on the Zoning Committee’s agenda...

Read more »

Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

June 6, 2014
By
Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

A controversial Boston Police spy agency tracked the local Occupy JP events, Whole Foods Market protests, and a vigil for the suicidal son of acclaimed marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, recently released secret documents reveal. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents, dating to 2011, put a new context on the Boston Police’s unprecedented,...

Read more »

Shot fired at man on Heath St.

June 6, 2014
By

JACKSON SQ.—A hooded gunman fired a shot next to a man walking his dog on Heath Street on the night of May 28, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. The unidentified victim was walking the dog around 10:40 p.m. in front of 106 Heath St., a building in the Bromley-Heath...

Read more »

400 fish die in Jamaica Pond

June 6, 2014
By

About 400 dead fish washed ashore in Jamaica Pond over the Memorial Day weekend, a massive die-off apparently caused by warmer temperatures, according to the Boston Parks Department. The fish were mostly perch that had just been placed in the pond in April as part of an annual state fish-stocking program, according to Parks...

Read more »

JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 6, 2014
By
JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

Read more »