Cathay Bank, 621 Washington St., around 10:40 a.m. by a very heavyset, short white man, about 50, wearing a red hat, glasses and gray clothes.
UPDATE, 11:08 a.m.: Suspect and possible accomplice taken into custody outside the CVS on Boylston Street in Copley Square.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
State Police investigating an abandoned motor vehicle on the Tobin Bridge at about 6:40 this morning observed the body of its apparent owner on a Charlestown street below the bridge. A death investigation is now under way by State Police detectives and other specialized units. The evidence does not currently suggest foul play.
A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a 21-month prison sentence for a Rwandan woman who moved to Boston after telling immigration officials she had no connections at all to mass murders in 1994 even though her husband was the country's chief of internal security and... Read more
Mix ice, snow, rain and temperatures in the 50s and you get mist rising from the Charles and the Lagoon, as Adam Shutes shows us.
Developers this month submitted plans to the BRA to turn the old Holy Trinity German Catholic church and rectory on Shawmut Avenue in the South End into 33 residential units, by completely removing the interior and replacing it with an eight-story steel structure.
The proposal... Read more
David Bernstein reports interim School Superintendent John McDonough has asked 15 BPS administrators to tender their resignations so that incoming Superintendent Tommy Chang has a clean slate with which to start his administration.
Chang officially starts in July, although he has been spending time in Boston working with McDonough to get ready for his new job.
MassDOT is looking at ways to increase capacity on Rte. 3 south of Boston. WBZ reports one way to pay for it: Use that newfangled "open tolling" system to create an express lane. And while they're at it, why not vary the tolls by time of day, so people who have to be in town in the morning could pay more for the privilege?
The Chelsea Record reports the Chelsea Conservation Commission rejected plans by Massport to store contaminated sludge from dredging near the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston in "Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells" in Chelsea Creek.
The commission said just because Massport did the same thing with sludge from the Conley Terminal doesn't mean Chelsea Creek can continue as the repository for the stuff.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Emmanuel DaSilva for the 2007 murder of a man on Maywood Street who had nothing to do with the guy prosecutors said DaSilva really wanted dead.
The court found a minor mistake related to... Read more
City Councilors Tito Jackson (Roxbury) and Steve Murphy (at large) both want to look at alternatives to rebuilding what is now the rapidly disappearing bridge to the shelters and workshops on Long Island.
Jackson, who said the new bridge could wind up costing $100 million,... Read more
Marty Walsh held a Twitter chat yesterday, and answered one of the more pressing issues of the day:
â€” Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 25, 2015
Oh, and look: Somebody has started an online petition to rename the Zakim Bridge the Leonard P. Zayn Malik Bridge.
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