Archive for May 16th, 2012

May 16, 2012

No cure for ugliness

St. Elizabeth's Hospital, circa 1915.

What is perhaps one of the ugliest buildings in Boston is about to get bigger. The BRA has approved a three-story addition to the emergency and urgent care building at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. The expansion will add 23 beds to the current 252. A bit of landscaping is also planned, but it will be behind the new addition. Can’t have greenery disturb the fortress-like structure looming over Brighton Center.

Years ago, when the hospital was seeking another expansion, the architect of the Cardinal Medeiros pavilion admitted he “wasn’t proud” of it. No kidding. (photo via Boston Public Library)

May 16, 2012

Radar trap ends with cop on car hood

A Boston police officer was hit by a car while he was pulling over speeding vehicles around the 2000 block of Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton. That driver is so busted.

May 16, 2012

Hell on wheels

A short video giving a glimpse of a tow truck driver’s evening, including lifting a car in Allston. Definitely NSFW language, via @mikenusbaum on Twitter.

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