Lawyers for the owners of the Lower Mills Pub on Dorchester Avenue are hoping the Boston Licensing Board gives them a couple months to unravel a tangled skein of legal issues left when longtime co-owner Nicholas Byrne died after a long illness five years ago,... Read more
A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.
According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried... Read more
A concerned citizen senses something amiss with the traffic lights on Spring Street at the Shaw's, and hopes the city can fix it before there's some sort of clash:
Street light facing wrong direction. Should I stay or should I go?
WBUR reports on city efforts to turn an old sign shop in Newmarket Square into a replacement for all the shelter space lost when Long Island was shut in October.
This past Sept. 6, Greg C. took an awesome photo of a lightning storm over the Great Blue Hill.
File this under: Kids, don't try this at home - or when Transit Police are around, or, at all:
Been dreaming of this for years. Finally gapped the red line train tracks. Huge way to end 2014. Sorry for the potato quality but check the link in my profile above ^^ to watch this and more of my 2014 feats that I didn't post to insta. Much love for 2015 #parkour #freerunning #boston #redline #mbta
Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report a "30 to 40 pound" raccoon stole into her house by way of the water heater. Sadly, Wicked Local Brookline does not tell us what happened next, because that's a story we'd read to the end.
A Revere man who allegedly plowed into a utility pole on Rte. 1A early Sunday, setting off a string of transformer explosions that shorted out power to surrounding areas and shut the road for much of the day, had bail set at $500 at his... Read more
Kristie Helms reports on her experiences so far toodling around town in her new Mercedes electric vehicle:
Charging hasnâ€™t proven to be an issue - mostly because my employer has two chargers in the garage where I usually park during the day. When I need a boost on the weekend, I can plug into a regular outlet at home. Takes awhile longer, but gets the job done. There are also nearby public chargers at Forest Hills T Stop and at the JP Whole Foods.
Ari Ofsevit forwards this photo of an unusual Massachusetts license plate (related?).
Todd Wallack asks:
How easy is it to find street parking in the South End nowadays?
UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $10,000 bail for each. Boston Municipal Court Judge Judge Catherine K. Byrne released them on personal recognizance.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't get a look at Aaron Hernandez's cell phone because it's now in the possession of his lawyers and forcing them to hand it over would violate attorney/client privilege and Hernandez's right against self incrimination.
A... Read more
So, g, the tabloid supplement the Globe launched in 2008, is no more, with its stuff now showing up in a brand-new full-figured kind of regular section in the Globe. Comics were moved to the Metro section because where else are you going to put them?
Any thoughts from folks who still read the Globe on paper?