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Week in Review: I-93 Overpass Improvements, Herald Building Demolition

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz grabs a brick from a pile of bricks from the former Boston Herald building.

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from April 8 to April 12, 2013:

Former Herald Building Demolition, Ink Block Construction to Start

See what Mayor Menino and others had to say to commemorate the former Herald Building that will soon be demolished.

Improvements Coming to I-93 Overpass

Find out what changes are being made to improve safety.

New Book to Feature South End Residents

Find out how you or your friends could be included in the South End edition of “Legendary Locals.”

Five Guns, Child Found in South End Bed Bug Search

Police have released more information on the small cache of guns found inside an East Brookline Street apartment on Friday.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

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Improvements Coming to I-93 Overpass

Under the I-93 overpass.

Some important safety changes are coming to one of the sketchiest places in the South End: the area under the I-93 overpass. Don’t just take our word for it being sketchy – a fatal stabbing occured earlier this year. 

According to State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is working towards improving the area in hopes of finding another use for the space besides an empty gravel pit. 

“We’re hoping that we’ll do some type of construction paving sometime in the early spring, within the month,” said Michlewitz. “And once they start moving forward on that they’ll have an RFP process on what should go there in terms of parking, or other potential usage.”

MassDOT plans to spent about $ 1-2 million improving the lot, by paving and putting in additional lighting, with the idea that it will help make it viable for developer interest.

With significant developer interest already secured in the area through apartment complex and retail developments on Albany Street, Traveler Street, East Berkeley Street and Harrison Ave, the corridor between the South End and the Broadway MBTA stop in the South End will have an increased importance.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 11, 2013 at 10:52 am

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Week in Review: Arrest Made in Overpass Stabbing

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from March 25 to March 29, 2013:

Man Charged with Murder in Overpass Stabbing, Held Without Bail read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Man Charged in Overpass Stabbing Held Without Bail

The new Drug Accountability Court in Cherokee County is up and running.

The man whom authorities believe fatally stabbed another man in the South End last month was held without bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. 

Christopher W. Powell, 39, of Everett, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday morning on murder charges for the stabbing death of 44-year-old Corey Thompson, whose body was found under the I-93 overpass in the South End in late February.

Assistant district attorney Edmond Zabin, chief of the district attorney’s homicide unit, told the court at Powell’s arraignment that Thompson had been stabbed approximately eight times, including wounds to the torso and two to the chest.

A passerby noticed Thompson’s body under the I-93 overpass near Traveler and Albany Streets around 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 and called police. 

State police detectives were able to link Powell to the scene through video surveillance, witness statements and phyiscal evidence from the scene, the DA’s office said. Powell also allegedly admitted to the crime, according to the DA’s office.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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Everett Man Charged with Murder in I-93 Overpass Stabbing

Masachusetts State Police.

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Roxbury man who was found dead under the I-93 overpass in the South End last month. 

Christopher W. Powell, 39, of Everett, has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of Corey Thompson, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. 

State police have been investigating Thompson’s death since his body was found under an Interstate 93 overpass near Albany and Traveler Streets on February 25.  An autopsy revealed that the 44-year-old South End man had been stabbed.

 Detectives said that evidence shows that Powell stabbed Thompson during a physical altercation at the scene, according to DA spokesperson Jake Wark. Additionally, Thompson allegedly admitted to the stabbing, Wark said. 

Thompson will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 27, 2013 at 9:57 am

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Authorities Identify Man Found Dead Under I-93 Overpass

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State police detectives have tentatively identified the man who was found dead beneath the I-93 overpass in the South End on Monday morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Auhorities said the man is believed to be a 43-year-old Roxbury resident. However, police will not release his name until family members have been contacted. 

A passerby called 9-1-1 on Monday morning to report seeing the man’s body in a gravelly area beneath Interstate 93 near Albany and Traveler streets just before 8:30 a.m.

Police and the Boston Medical Examiner’s office are still investigating the cause of the man’s death. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call investigators at 617-727-8817.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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