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Malcolm X's Roxbury Home; Back Bay Fire; Cambridge Jail Mtg.

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1) A deal was reached between a nephew of Malcolm X and the preservation group Historic Boston to turn his childhood home on Dale Street in Roxbury into housing for students in African-American studies or related fields. "'We need to find a real estate solution,' said Kathy Kottaridis, executive director of Historic Boston. 'This will not be a museum. We want to honor the role Malcolm X played in American society and the role this house played in his life.'" [Globe]
2) A blaze at 271 Newbury Street in Back Bay did $1 million damage: "No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out in the swanky seven-story building at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Newbury Street shortly before 12:30 a.m. [Monday]..." Firefighters blame a towel too close to a coffeemaker. [Herald]

3) Those accused Chinatown slumlords that so earned Mayor Menino's ire? They live in luxury in Southboro "in splendor in a 17-room, 9,465-square-foot mansion on five acres of land with a fountain, lawn sculptures and a separate entrance to the house marked 'Service and Delivery.'" Their ex-tenants were shifted during the weekend to public housing. [Herald]
4) The city went ahead and shuttered the Dorchester bar where seven people, including a bouncer, were stabbed early Saturday morning, never mind the hearing: "City officials have ordered the closing of Ups N’ Downs, where six other people also suffered stab wounds Saturday at about 2 a.m., pending a hearing Wednesday before the Boston Licensing Board." [Globe]

5) Plans were announced for five of the seven developers vying to recreate the old Sullivan Courthouse and jail to meet with the public. "Prospective buyers of the Sullivan Courthouse will be on hand to discuss their plans for the East Cambridge building. Each developer will be given approximately 15 minutes to give an overview of what they are proposing and there will be a Q&A afterward." [Chronicle]

Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse

Thorndike Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141