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By - 2/27/15 - 12:33 pm

Leonard Nimoy, who grew up in the West End, died today.

Last year, he talked about life in the West End - and its destruction by wrecking balls - in an interview with the Yiddish Book Center.

Boston city records show that in 1948,... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."

Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill,... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 11:47 am

Savin Hill Specialities, which won a license to sell beer and wine last year, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to upgrade to an "all alcohol" license that would let it sell spirits as well.

The gourmet shop's owner, Mateo Van,... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 11:08 am

Boston Police report the Members Plus Credit Union at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was robbed around 12:50 p.m. yesterday by a man who gave a hand-written note demanding money.

The man, white, about 5'8" and wearing a blue Patriots stocking cap, a black scarf... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 10:46 am
Space savers collected by Somerville DPW

The Somerville Constituent Services Office posted this photo of "a sample" of the space savers removed to date by the city DPW.

By - 2/27/15 - 10:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today prosecutors cannot use most of the marijuana found in a man's minivan during a traffic stop in Quincy to prosecute him for possession with intent to distribute, because police didn't have the legal right to search the vehicle in... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 9:43 am

The Herald reports an escalator at Davis Square ripped a man's pants clear off. Fortunately, the Herald adds, he stayed cool - and had the foresight to wear blue gym shorts.

By - 2/27/15 - 9:30 am
Coyote on ice off Quincy

The Coast Guard reports the crew of the Cutter Pendant was cutting channels through the ice off Quincy yesterday when all of a sudden a coyote ran in front of the ship.

By - 2/27/15 - 9:00 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 12:30 a.m. on Howe Terrace in Dorchester.

WBZ reports the man had attacked two people with a wooden stake, then used it to stab a police officer who responded. When the man continued... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 8:42 am

Cambridge Day summarizes what it knows about a wine bar that never opened and the local real-estate agent who now faces criminal charges of witness intimidation, forgery and, yes, uttering, for filing a petition against the bar on which he allegedly forged all the signatures.

By - 2/27/15 - 8:20 am
The Point proposed tower in the Fenway

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board yesterday approved a revised plan to build a $290-million tower of both condos and apartments at the intersection of Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue, replacing an old D'Angelo sub shop.

Samuels and Associates says its Point project will include a mix of... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 7:34 am

Southie Spots acknowledges it's time for South Boston residents to face the music and remove their space savers, now that Mayor Walsh has changed his tune and begun beating the drum for less cluttered streets.

By - 2/26/15 - 8:28 pm

WGBH reports, adds there are questions about the status of finalist Guadalupe Guerrero's doctoral work at Harvard.

By - 2/26/15 - 8:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man on charges he helped kill Kenny Lamour as Lamour worked on a snow-removal crew on Centre Street near the Arborway on Feb. 11.

Donte Henley, 24, is expected to be arraigned tomorrow on a charge... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 7:52 pm

The Cambridge DPW is putting parking-space hoarders on notice: Crews will begin removing their space savers starting Monday.

That's just like in Boston, except, unlike across the river, Cambridge doesn't condone space savers at all:

Public Works has not removed space savers during past

... Read more
By - 2/26/15 - 6:14 pm
Ashmont project approved

The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story esidential building with 81 units on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Carruth and the Ashmont T station.

The building, which will also have ground-level retail space, will have 53 units marketed as affordable on what is... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 4:22 pm
Martinez

Pedro Martinez, currently a state education administrator in Nevada, said he was initially reluctant to apply for the superintendent's job in Boston because the city's school system has such a good reputation nationally that he didn't know what he could really add to it.

He... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 1:44 pm

Keolis CEO Bernard Tabary, fresh off a plane from France and a meeting with the governor, today apologized for abysmal post-snow service and said that while the company is scheduling March 30 for a full restoration of service, it's going to try to get things... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 1:09 pm

The landlord for the new FitChoice 24/7 health club on Washington Street goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to let the facility live up to its name and actually operate around the clock.

The fitness business, which replaced the Sugar restaurant and bakery, already advertises it's open 24 hours - although staffed only for 12 hours on weekdays - but it turns out you need zoning permission to actually never close.

The board's hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 2/26/15 - 12:43 pm

But, his people assure the Globe, they have telephones down there, and it's not like the commission doesn't have an entire month to report back to the governor.