Sure, Grass Fed in Forest Hills just shut down, but now word comes that Jackson Square at the other end of JP will be getting a burger joint. Jamaica Plain News reports a small chain called MOOYAH (which sounds like what they should've shouted every time you placed an order at BurgerFi in West Roxbury, only it wasn't, and now they're gone, too) plans an outlet at Columbus and Centre.
Free admission on Martin Luther King Day will do that, as Melissa Sullivan noticed.
The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.
Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.
A couple of kids recapture the horror of a molasses tsunami in the North End 98 years ago today.
H/t Greg Cook.
Somebody who thought he was going to be selling a game console instead got pepper sprayed in the face, then robbed of the console, around 6:15 p.m. on Academy Road near Weaver Way in Roxbury.
Claudia's Market, 160 Humboldt Ave. in Roxbury, was held up shortly after midnight by two men, both black, both in their mid-40s or early 50s. One wore a black jacket with a polo symbol on the left.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Dakota Street between Boyd and Greenbrier. Nobody hit.
Roslindale substation back in business for first time in 45 years, this time as a craft-beer store, with restaurant to follow
Roslindale residents, city politicians and Keytar Bear gathered this morning at the old Boston Elevated substation to formally open the new Craft Beer Cellar and to take a look at the state of the cavernous main space, which will become a Chris Douglass restaurant called the Third Rail. Read more.
A group of people taking inspiration from the old Guardian Angels have started patrolling Boston and the T: The Boston Arch Angels. In recruiting fliers posted on the Red Line, they vow to deter crime, make citizens arrests and provide first aid.
H/t Ron Newman.
Chelsea and Transit Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that involved an MBTA bus on the Chelsea side of the Meridian Street Bridge shortly after 10:30 p.m., Only in Chelsea reports.
Nobody on the bus was injured, but the driver of the car that may have caused the crash fled on foot, possibly into East Boston, possibly with a head injury.
The bridge was shut from East Boston into Chelsea.
WCVB reports one teen is dead, another with a gunshot wound to the foot following a fusillade of bullets at Shurtleff and Bellingham streets around 5:30 p.m.
Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office have released a surveillance photo of a car sought in connection with the shootings. It's described as silver or gray, possibly an older model Honda. If you think you've seen it, contact Chelsea Police at 617-466-4880 or State Police at 617-727-8817
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced tonight that he has canceled plans to buy software that would let the department monitor social media for potential public-safety threats and ferret out Internet-based crimes because the offerings the department was considering are overkill and raised privacy issues. Read more.