By - 3/26/14 - 8:33 pm
Kennedy (l) and Walsh. <a href="http://twitpic.com/dzh1o7">photos by BFD</a>.

Lt. Ed Walsh of Engine 33 and firefighter Michael Kennedy of Ladder 15 died this afternoon in the basement of a Beacon Street building they had rushed into to help save residents trapped on topped floors, fire officials said at a press conference tonight.

"It's... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 7:29 pm
Lowering flag at Engine 33

Mediacrity reports that around 7:20 p.m., firefighters from Cambridge Ladder 1 lowered the flag outside the Engine 33/Ladder 15 firehouse on Boylston Street to half staff.

By - 3/26/14 - 2:56 pm
Beacon Street fire.

Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: WBZ reports two of the firefighters have died.

298 Beacon St. Nine alarms. Firefighters from Engine 33 were trapped without water. Three taken out with injuries, one in critical condition.

Prosecutors from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are now on scene,... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 2:22 pm

RozzieGirl123 reports she was the woman mugged near the commuter-rail station last night and describes the attack and aftermath:

Despite this terrible thing that happened, I have never been more proud to live in Roslindale/Boston than I did last night. After the man came after me with the knife and I started screaming, perfect strangers came running out of their houses to chase the guy. Two wonderful guys named Tim and Ricky chased him for 2 blocks and stayed out with me for hours with the police. Ricky did not have a coat on nor did he shoes on! He stood with me barefooot until the cops came, at least 20 minutes. The police were wonderful. Kind, compashionate and thorough.

By - 3/26/14 - 1:23 pm

The City Council voted today to urge the School Committee to hold off action on a proposal to eliminate school buses for 4,500 middle-school students until it can undergo more study.

City councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury), who sponsored the unanimously approved motion, said making seventh... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 1:16 pm

Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says the city could boost revenue and free up downtown parking spaces by rolling out meters that accept payments via smartphones.

Jackson says the increased revenue would come by ending the current practice of people getting lucky and zipping into spaces... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 12:40 pm

The Saddest Parade on Earth is 11 a.m., this Sadurday in Beverly:

Participants are asked to wear dapper attire and help carry a sad banner or sign. Sadness is a helpful qualification, but not required.

By - 3/26/14 - 11:52 am

Boston Magazine interviews the general manager of some new South End bar who credits his "built-in punk rock mentality" for helping him come up with a saffron-infused cocktail that goes for $100 a belt.

H/t Mc Slim Jb

By - 3/26/14 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court says the state can't expand its online database of sex offenders with the names of "Level 2" offenders convicted before the governor signed a law to add information on such offenders to the system last year.

In a ruling today, the... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 9:48 am
Gonzalez

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was brought to ground by Red Line riders who heard a woman struggling with him as he tried to grab her purse.

Cesar Gonzalez, 26, police say, followed a woman off a Red Line train around... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 8:59 am
Downed light pole on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester.

Lori Magno had no choice but to stop on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester Center due to a wind-driven pole this morning.

By - 3/26/14 - 8:54 am
Felix Arroyo sign in East Boston

A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:

I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?

Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are on private property.

By - 3/26/14 - 7:50 am

Happened around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday on Conway Street. One Conway Street resident reports:

I heard a woman screaming, and yelling to call police, so I called 911. I didn't see it happen, but I did look out my window to see the mugger

... Read more
By - 3/26/14 - 7:27 am

Mike the Mad Biologist ponders days of yore, when most Englishmen and their Bostonian cousins would have rhotically parked their cars in Harvard Yard, if they'd had cars to park there.

By - 3/26/14 - 7:23 am

Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday on West Eagle Street, between Border and Meridian, by two men who took his phone, wallet and car keys. One of them may have had a gun. Police recovered the phone on Border Street.

By - 3/26/14 - 12:25 am

A fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of 263 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester.

The Red Cross reports seven people were displaced.

By - 3/25/14 - 9:26 pm
Deering Road fire, Mattapan

Ladder 29 to the roof. Photo by BFD.

A two-alarm fire at 44 Deering Rd. tonight started on the second floor, then spread to the third.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire displaced nine people but caused no injuries.

The department estimates damage at $300,000. The cause remains under investigation.

By - 3/25/14 - 8:40 pm

~75 local parents, teachers, communities members and many of their children showed up at the steps of the State House this afternoon to protest the proposed 2014/2015 BPS budget cuts and to ask the state to consider holding the lifting the charter cap until the... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 6:17 pm
Crammed in at South Station on the Red Line

David Finnerty had some time to get to know fellow riders at South Station.

A train died at Downtown Crossing around 5:30 p.m., as of 6:15 p.m., riders trying to head south were still being thwarted.

Mike Long reports his train just sat outside Charles/MGH for 10 minutes before finally pulling in.

Party Orca surveyed the human... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 6:08 pm

Boston Police say the man in this video is a suspect in a March 16 attack in which a woman was grabbed from behind as she entered the lobby of her building at Hull and Salem.

If he looks familiar, contact the Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).