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
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
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 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.
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
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.
JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.
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
Around 9:40 p.m., Tusday, on Ellington Street near Erie Street.
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us (last item) that six poultry punks ganged up on a postal worker the other day.
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
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.
State and city officials stood in a the door of a new commuter-rail coach parked in the old Allston freight yard to announce a $25-million train station.
West Station will be built near the present turnpike toll plaza and should open when the turnpike there... Read more
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