By - 10/1/14 - 6:50 pm
Derna's

Derna's at 753 South St., where regulars can pour their own coffee, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking an all-alcohol license and permission to stay open until 1 a.m. and open a patio.

Stephen Judge, owner of Delfino's, across the street, bought... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 6:23 pm

Sgt. Luke Traxter at District D-4 report a woman walking in front of 729 Boylston St. around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday was pushed to the ground and robbed of her iPhone.

The mugger, described as a black female teen, then fled on a... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 6:08 pm

A concerned citizen reported the presence of two dead chickens on Cawfield Street this afternoon, one in the road, one on the sidewalk.

The city responded by sending out a crew to pluck the dead birds off the street and sidewalk.

By - 10/1/14 - 5:54 pm

Saugus Police are hunting a man they say grabbed a woman at knifepoint Tuesday night and was getting ready to rape her when he suddenly fled, possibly spooked when first her dog and then other dogs in the area began to bark.

Police described the... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 5:36 pm

City councilors said today they're not going to stand for being disrespected by the Zoning Board of Appeals. So they're calling a hearing.

Councilors Steve Murphy (at large) and Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) say they were infuriated and aghast... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 1:15 pm

City councilors talked tough today: They don't want the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to ditch the pushcart vendors that have long peddled their wares there.

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson both accused Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of duplicity, telling different city... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 12:38 pm

City Council President Bill Linehan today announced he's keeping the proposed 29% wage hike for councilors in a committee for now, rather than letting councilors vote.

Linehan has vociferously backed increasing councilor pay to $112,500, saying councilors are well worth it, have not gotten raises in eight years and cost city residents less than $9 apiece a year. But at a hearing on Monday, a city attorney warned councilors could be risking fines and prison time if they gave themselves pay hikes under state conflict-of-interest laws.

By - 10/1/14 - 11:02 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Children's Hospital is not legally responsible for "unnecessary genital examinations" done by a former doctor at the hospital after he moved to North Carolina.

The families of several children treated by Dr. Melvin Levine after he quit Children's... Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 10:11 am
Watermelon cartoon in the Herald

This is today's Herald editorial cartoon. As Greg Reibman writes:

Would it have been so bad to just say "peppermint" or "bubblegum"?

UPDATE: The Herald has issued a sorry/not sorry statement:

As Jerry Holbert discussed on Boston Herald Radio this morning, his

... Read more
By - 10/1/14 - 9:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a MassDOT/BRA meeting to consider how to cover the ramps leading to the tunnel under the Greenway.

Among the most interesting options presented for Parcels 12 and 6 were elevated pedestrian walkways that cover the ramps and provide above ground (~15' high) observation areas. The ramp covers and high decks could be designed to be similar to sections of the popular High Line park in Manhattan.

By - 10/1/14 - 8:19 am
Homeless man on steps of Arlington Street Church in Boston

JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.

By - 10/1/14 - 8:02 am

A stabbing at a benefit for an injured motorcyclist at the Boston Teachers Union Hall in August remains unsolved because every person inside the hall interviewed by police either said they saw nothing or refused to talk, a BPD detective says.

Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 9:10 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died.

Around 8:50 p.m. on the 200 block of Parker Hill Avenue, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 9/30/14 - 7:20 pm

Wicked Local Brookline alerts us (last item) that six poultry punks ganged up on a postal worker the other day.

By - 9/30/14 - 6:35 pm

Boston Police report a total of six people were held up on the night of Sept. 24 around Jamaica Pond by two men, one armed with a gun, the other with a knife.

According to police, the men are black, Hispanic and in their... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 6:20 pm

A bouncer at the Place, 2 Broad St., faces arraignment next month for a July incident in which he allegedly put a customer into a coma for four days.

A Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate decided earlier this month to summon Kevin Blackmore, 37, for arraignment... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 5:38 pm
Storrowed truck peeled back on Soldiers Field Road in Boston

State Police report that shortly after 1 p.m., the driver of a box truck became the driver of a storrowed box truck thanks to a low-hanging bridge on Soldiers Field Road inbound, near where it turns into Storrow Drive.

As a result of the driver's reading problems, one lane had to be shut until the newly shorn truck could be removed.

By - 9/30/14 - 5:21 pm

A skunk found dead on Cottage Road on Sunday has tested positive for rabies, the Boston Public Health Commission reports.

Cottage Road is on the opposite side of the Grove from Stimson Street, where another dead rabid skunk was found last month.

If... Read more