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By - 1/16/15 - 7:41 pm

Boston.com reports City Feed and Supply on Boylston Street was held up this afternoon by a white guy in glasses with a gun.

This is the fourth such armed robbery in Jamaica Plain this month by a white guy in glasses with a gun.... Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 2:09 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) today called for creation of "an Olympic review commission with specialists in land use policy, municipal finance, and transportation planning to help vet the bid as it is being developed." She adds:

Boston 2024 should condition its bid

... Read more
By - 1/16/15 - 1:30 pm

Police are hunting a man who ran out of the East Boston Shaw's with two purloined plastic bags of shrimp, which he tried to sell at a nearby restaurant, only to be rebuffed, so he went into another restaurant to try to offload the shrimp, only they apparently didn't think his offer was kosher, either.

The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, wearing a blue hoodie over his head, and carrying two bags of shrimp. He was last seen heading towards Chelsea on Meridian Street.

By - 1/16/15 - 1:19 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on a sometimes contentious meeting recently between BPD officials and residents.

By - 1/16/15 - 11:30 am
3385 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday gave Boston Property Development permission to tear down the old fried-chicken place at 3385 Washington St. and replace it with a four-story building with 21 residential units and ground-floor commercial space.

The $3.5-million project will include four "affordable" units. One of... Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 9:49 am
Proposed new entrance to Boston Garden

Proposed new entrance to the Garden from developer's BRA filing.

The Herald reports Star Market has agreed to build a mega-market in the $1-billion mixed-use development planned for that vacant space in front of the Garden and the train station.

By - 1/16/15 - 9:03 am
Wacky car on Marlborough Street

We haven't gotten that much snow this year, but somebody in the Back Bay didn't let that stop them this morning, as Nicky Enriquez shows us.

By - 1/16/15 - 8:09 am

The Herald talks to the daughter of the injured guy in the ambulance that had to be diverted by yesterday's I-93 protest shutdown . She's livid.

Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey, whose office will prosecute the 11 people arrested in Milton yesterday... Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 7:30 am
Wharf District

Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.

By - 1/16/15 - 7:25 am

Around 2:30 a.m. at W. Selden, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 1/15/15 - 11:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ameen Lacy, 37, of Dorchester, on charges he held up the Tedschi store at 187 E. Cottage St. at gunpoint early on Dec. 23.

Based in part on tips related to surveillance photo from the robbery, police say they... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 11:40 pm

A Florida woman charged with biting a Boston EMT in a drunken frenzy last month agreed to have her blood tested to help rule out the odds she infected him with something, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Laura Bell, 28, of Jacksonville, was... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 8:10 pm

A neighbor of the closed Busy Bee cleaners at 4381 Washington St. reports current building owner Stelio Koutonidis outlined his plans to build a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a meeting tonight.

Koutonidis met with nearby residents to seek their approval before... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 7:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 4:09 pm
815 E. 5 Street proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

A 19-unit condo development proposed to replace an old horse-trolley barn between E. 5 and E. 6 streets in South Boston would come with a 33-lot parking garage, according to the developers' filing with the BRA.

Aidan Gregory Feeney and Brendan Feeney of Feeney Brothers... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 2:24 pm

State Police report a total of 27 arrests at this morning's protests on I-93 south at Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford and I-93 north in East Milton Square.

Meanwhile, Easton firefighters report an ambulance carrying a trauma patient to a Boston hospital had... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 1:56 pm

It might be Guster Day in the city of Boston (no, sir, not making that up), and they did play at South Station and in Copley Square, but the boys still found time to head over to Harvard Square play a few chords with the Bear.

By - 1/15/15 - 1:14 pm

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has agreed to put up money to study how to turn the long closed Thompson Center on the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park large enough to have separate play... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 12:04 pm

John Henry's media company has shown boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez the door after honchos woke up yesterday to that story that boldly asked if anybody would notice if John Boehner actually had been poisoned, a source says.

In a tweet this morning,... Read more