Today's slog hour on the Red Line is brought to you by a flatlined train near Park Street.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the conviction of a Chelsea man for human trafficking, deriving support from prostitution, rape, and two counts of assault and battery, all involving his former girlfriend, whom he'd convinced to prostitute herself and whom prosecutors say he then raped, beat and threatened to kill when he became convinced she was withholding some of her earnings. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Read more.
Two Boston College students who decided to venture into the wilds of the Fenway got the Baseball Tavern on Boylston Street hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today after police detectives found them enjoying a couple of bottles of Bud Light on Dec. 31. Read more.
In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises. Read more.
NBC Boston reports the two were crossing at Tremont Street and Malcolm X Boulevard when hit by a car in a crash that involved a car crashing into a traffic-light pole.
The Crimson reports Harvard is leasing space to seven different food spots for its revamped Smith Center at Mass. Ave. and Dunster Street - although one, Oggi Gourmet was already open in another part of what used to be the Holyoke Center.
Jamaica Plain News reports a restaurant called Bar Orange hopes to open where Tonic and Grass Fed failed across from the Forest Hills T station.
The Globe tells the tale of a Salvadoran who helped local police and the feds take down the murderers and drug dealers of the local MS-13 groups in exchange for bringing up 17 members of his family from El Salvador and putting them in the witness-protection program. But while he was driving a fake cab and eliciting confessions, he was running his own robbery ring, the Globe reports.
Among the guys he allegedly helped catch was...Read more
Police have flooded Mission Hill and the neighboring section of Roxbury to look for a guy who's been busy the last week or so setting fires, most recently one tonight next to a house on St. Alphonsus Street on Mission Hill (per Stacos) and one in a dumpster behind the Whittier Street Health Center on Tremont Street. BFD arson investigators would also like a word with the suspect, described as a light-skinned black man in a black coat and khaki pants and possibly wearing a black hat.
At 380 Arborway (near South Street) around 7:15 p.m.
The deceased inbound train is good for "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA reports.