By - 4/14/15 - 5:48 pm
Boylston Street living-wage protest

Protesters marching in support of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts are marching down Boylston Street and in the Chinatown area this rush hour.

Before they got to Boylston, the Back Bay protesters shut down Huntington at Mass. Ave., as URNotInvisible shows us:

By - 4/14/15 - 4:36 pm
Fire at 96 Endicott St.

Firefighters responded to 3 Stillman Pl in the North End shortly before 4 p.m. for a fire that sent flames shooting into the air and went to two alarms.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire erupted on the third and fourth floors of... Read more

By - 4/14/15 - 12:34 pm

Chelsea and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today they've arrested Juan Santana-Ruiz, 40, of Everett, on charges he knifed a teenager at a Chelsea restaurant last month.

Santana-Ruiz was arrested in the Hartford area on April 3 and returned to... Read more

By - 4/14/15 - 12:13 pm
Goose and eggs atop WGBH building in Brighton

Several eggs, actually. Jesse Haley gives us a bird's-eye view of the roof of WGBH in Brighton, newly furnished as a goose nursery.

By - 4/14/15 - 11:58 am
Spitty lady

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say spit on a 41 bus driver and hit him with something around 5:30 p.m. on April 1 near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street in Dorchester.

She's described as black, with... Read more

By - 4/14/15 - 11:48 am

The attorney for Jacque's Cabaret in Bay Village apologized to the Boston Licensing Board for not seeking to change a provision on its liquor license that it have food available before a March inspection found no kitchen and no food available on the premises,... Read more

By - 4/14/15 - 11:32 am

Last night, the city marked a number of Citizens Connect snow complaints closed with this note:

Thank you for your request. This service request is now considered closed due to the recent arrival of Spring. The City worked around the clock this winter to

... Read more
By - 4/14/15 - 8:05 am

A Dorchester man accused of shooting up a schoolyard as kids played in a playground next door on Sunday was ordered held in jail at his arraignment yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for $100,000 bail for Semaj Leary.... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 9:05 pm
Spiderman surrounded on Tremont Street in Boston.

Spiderman turned on Tremont, only to find he was already surrounded. Craig Caplan couldn't bear to stick around to see what happened.

By - 4/13/15 - 8:49 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was driving around Dorchester early Sunday with "bear attack deterrent," a loaded black Ruger LCR 357 Magnum, two axes, several large knives and a metal baseball bat.

James Kadlick's arrest around 1:10 a.m. happened, as... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 6:27 pm
Flavio Leo of Massport discusses jet noise

Massport's Flavio Leo discusses runways and planes.

A City Council hearing today on resident complaints about low-flying jets from Roxbury to Hyde Park and Milton was sort of moot, because the Massport officials who did attend stressed they have nothing to do with deciding which planes fly where or how.

At-large City... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 10:59 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 10:10 am
Smoke from tractor trailer fire rises above the North End

Shortly before 10 a.m., Boston firefighters responded to Hanover Street near Commercial, where a tractor trailer was on fire. Shortly after 10 a.m., they reported they'd knocked the fire down.

By - 4/13/15 - 7:11 am

Update: Leary ordered held in jail for at least 90 days.

Boston Police report two guys with guns exchanged at least 14 rounds behind the Trotter School on Humboldt Avenue around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Fortunately for them they were terrible shots -... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 6:39 am

Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen thinks the cost of motor-vehicle infractions unfairly burdens low-income residents - and lets the well off just laugh off infractions - so he's proposing the city start basing fines on drivers' income.

The council considers Mazen's request at its... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 6:21 am

Around 9:50 p.m. on Sunday on Norton Street near Bowdoin, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 4/12/15 - 10:24 pm
Car in South End community garden

Jeremy Alistair Dick happened upon a car crashed into the Berkeley Community Garden in the South End tonight. He reports:

Major damage to fence and water service.