By - 11/17/15 - 6:13 pm

Mr. Goodmorning reports the Frozen.Yo in the historic building on Washington Street next to the Chipotle in the other historic building on Washington Street has closed forever.yo.

By - 11/17/15 - 5:23 pm

Tl;dr: Blame the dreaded wheel slip and compressor fault failure for a cascading series of delays on the Franklin Line yesterday morning.

By - 11/17/15 - 4:57 pm
Milton Rivera

Boston Police report they are looking for Milton Rivera, 70, who was last seen leaving his home at 91 Washington St. in Brighton around 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Rivera is about 5'5" and 170 lbs, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, black pants, black shoes and a black jacket.

He may frequent his previous address at 9 Parkman St. in Dorchester or his previous place of employment at Roxbury Community College.

If you see him, call 911 or D-14 detectives at 617-343-4256.

By - 11/17/15 - 4:53 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Around 3 p.m. at 435 River St., the Globe reports.

By - 11/17/15 - 3:33 pm

A Dorchester man with a criminal record dating to at least 1981 was arraigned this week on weapons and drug charges after he was arrested by Boston Police officers executing a search warrant at his home.

Arnold Woodrum, 56, was arraigned of charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance as a subsequent offense and being a Level 3 armed career criminal - which will elevate his sentences on the other charges should he be convicted. Read more...

By - 11/17/15 - 1:46 pm

UPDATED, 5:10 p.m.

State Police report a drunken woman, not an ISIS Death Squad Killer, tried opening an exit door on an incoming British Airways jet this afternoon, leading the plane crew to strap her down until the plane could land and she could be taken away to face a little Massachusetts justice in a courtroom at East Boston Municipal Court tomorrow morning. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 12:13 pm reports on the picketing outside City Hall yesterday aver a proposed 44-story tower that would replace the Garden garage.

There's a public meeting on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. today at the third-floor Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary auditorium, 243 Charles St.

By - 11/17/15 - 11:29 am
Bunker Hill Lager in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 11/17/15 - 11:24 am

A federal judge last week sentenced Iskender Kapllani, owner of the defunct Arbri Cafe on Belgrade Avenue, to 15 1/2 years in federal prison following his conviction for running a cocaine ring that sold the drugs out of the restaurant. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 9:31 am

We're trying to bring the award-winning documentary Can You Dig This to Boston. The film will be shown at the Loews Boston Common at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 1 -- but only if at least 125 people reserve tickets by Friday.

What is Can You Dig This? From Delirio Films: Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 8:39 am
Proposed layout of Terminal E international-arrivals expansion at Logan Airport

Proposed layout of Terminal E expansion, to be done in two phases.

With international travel through Logan Airport really taking off, Massport is planning additions to Terminal E that would include new gates, an expanded Customs area and a covered pedestrian walkway to the Airport T station.

In an environmental notification form filed with the state last month, Massport says the expansion will served a growing international travel market that it says will reach 6 million passengers a year in 2022, compared to 4.9 million in 2014. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 7:38 am
Cloth elephant on the move in South Boston

Payette, a Congress Street architectural-design firm, designed itself Pearl the elephant as part of a circus-themed display at the International Interior Design Association's fall New England fashion show earlier this month. Yesterday, staffers wheeled Pearl over to the South Boston convention center for the Architecture Boston Expo.

Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 7:26 pm

Boston Police beefed up patrols at the normally quiet Boston Latin School today after school officials reported a bomb threat targeted at the school online.

School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta robo-called parents this evening to let them know about the bomb threat - and that a police investigation found it not credible.

By - 11/16/15 - 7:06 pm

A federal judge ruled today that a Boston Police exam given in 2008 unintentionally discriminated against ten black Boston Police sergeants trying to become lieutenants and gave the city 30 days to come up with an acceptable remedy.

In his 82-page decision, US District Court Judge William Young wrote that while the city did not deliberately craft a multiple-choice exam to screen out blacks, the net effect of the multiple-choice exam was the same: They were at a disadvantage before they even sat down to answer the questions. Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 6:56 pm

Police are looking for a man who tried to hold up the Fairmont Food Mart on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue around 6:40 p.m.

He's described as black, 23 to 25, very skinny, 5'10" and wearing a black jacket and wielding a kitchen knife.

By - 11/16/15 - 6:09 pm
Burned roof on Columbia Road in Dorchester

Burned roof. Photo by BFD.

A fire called in around 4:05 p.m. did an estimated $50,000 in damage to a 16-unit apartment building at 137 Columbia Rd., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The department says the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries; three people were displaced.

By - 11/16/15 - 2:57 pm
Proposed residential and office towers at Government Center

Designs even a hipster can love: Proposed residential and office towers for garage site.

The owners of the hulking Government Center Garage today submitted detailed design plans for residential and office towers they say will help lift Boston out of the design doldrums with assertive architecture they say will help put an end to our history of staid buildings. Read more.

By - 11/16/15 - 1:07 pm

A teacher at the Frederick Pilot School was robbed at knifepoint around 12:40 p.m. at Columbia Road and Intervale Street - one house away from the school.

The suspect is described as black, short and between 14 and 16. He wore a blue jacket; his clothes may have stains from the coffee the teacher threw at him.

By - 11/16/15 - 12:46 pm

The Globe reports.

Mayor Walsh issued a statement:

As a city and as a country it is not our custom to turn our backs on people who are in need and who are innocent. We have yet to receive guidelines from the federal or state government on how they will move forward, however should we be told that Boston is accepting refugees, we will work with our partners at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the safety of Boston residents.