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By - 8/19/14 - 1:26 pm

As Boston Garden officials pledged to do more to prevent another EDM "mass casualty incident," public-safety officials said they had to deal with more than just several dozen chemically impaired show goers before a June 25 Avicii concert.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, police said one woman was sexually assaulted during the concert. A Garden security guard noticed the attack and broke... Read more

By - 8/19/14 - 10:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week decided that Fenway Park was not to blame for a fan falling two stories down an elevator shaft after a May game and that the Green Dragon near Faneuil Hall was equally blameless for the death of a man due to an apparent heroin overdose in its men's room.

After hearings on both matters, the board ruled... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 5:09 pm
Dome inside the Custom House in Boston

Ryan Ruel looked up during a recent visit to the Custom House.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/15/14 - 1:18 pm
Havas clock
Old Filene's clock

Kris Haight notices they've changed the clocks on the old Filene's building to reflect the name of the Euroadvertising firm that is moving into the new complex.

Maybe they can get the little carillon cherubs to fly Roche Bros. flags, too.

By - 8/14/14 - 11:32 am

So there's this new Italian restaurant at 45 Province St. and it's called:

MAST'

And no matter how many times they claim the name and the apostrophe is derived from some Italian slang word (which will remind you of a particular Seinfeld episode), it's just never not going to look weird 'n stuff. And how do you even make a possessive out of... Read more

By - 8/13/14 - 10:22 am

An Emerson student who says she was raped by a fellow student in 2012 is suing the college under federal equal-education and crime-reporting laws.

In her suit, filed this week in US District Court, Jillian Doherty alleges she "endured months of pain and suffering following the attack, and that suffering continues today" as a result of both a 2012 attack and by what she says... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 12:48 pm

At 1:33 p.m. on June 14, police say, a man with a cane walked into the Green Dragon on Marshall Street. He proceded straight to the men's room in the rear of the bar - and then never came out, until after a bar employee, notified by a customer of a leg sticking out from a stall, called 911 and arriving EMTs determined he was... Read more

By - 8/11/14 - 9:28 am
Abandoned fallout shelter next to abandoned Tremont Street trolley tunnel

The fallout shelter's on the right.

Patrick Kineavy and Alex Lovejoy of the MBTA recently explored a long-abandoned fallout shelter next to an abandoned trolley tunnel under Tremont Street (the one you see on the right on the inbound platform at Boylston).

Imagine having to subsist on whatever's in this barrel:

Old food supplies
By - 8/10/14 - 3:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Norwood man on charges he put a cab out of commission by punching its windshield early this morning.

According to police, a cabbie had driven a couple to Hanover and Union streets downtown around 1 a.m.:

While the female was attempting to pay the driver for the service, the male suspect became irate demanding that the female not

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By - 8/8/14 - 10:53 am
Rainbow in Allston

Phil captured the rainbow over Cambridge Street and the turnpike in Allston yesterday - from the same storm that gave us that giant cloud.

Copyright Phil. Posted in on Flickr.

Jed Hresko, meanwhile, spotted the rainbow downtown:

By - 8/7/14 - 4:08 pm

The Dig reports on how IBM and the city teamed up on a pilot surveillance program to record every single person who attended the two Boston Calling events at City Hall Plaza last year.

City officials did not extend the program to this year's concerts in part because they couldn't figure out a good public-safety need to do so. Also, the Dig reports, the... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 11:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a convicted drug dealer's second conviction on drug-distribution charges, ruling police only found the 12 packets of cocaine he had in a 2008 incident because of a search they should never have conducted.

In its ruling, the court gave Suffolk County prosecutors the choice of just dropping the case altogether or re-trying Paul Stewart without the very evidence that... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 7:06 pm
Teens outside the Ritz Carlton in Boston

Kristin MacDougall captured some of the One Direction fans who dropped whatever they were doing and rushed down to the Ritz-Carlton late this afternoon as word spread the boys might be staying there.

By - 8/4/14 - 3:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old yesterday after they say officers found his backpack was full of beer and a gun loaded with five rounds.

Police say officers' attention was drawn to three teens drinking what appeared to be beer in Big Gulp cups around 3:40 p.m. at City Hall Plaza:

When officers called the individuals over to check for proper identification, one of

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By - 8/2/14 - 11:01 am

A concerned citizen complains a vendor at Haymarket is obnoxious:

There is a vendor here that yells, swears and is rude to customers. He does this all in front of his son and other children/families without provocation. Is there anyway to have him written up or is there an association to call to complain or is Haymarket just unregulated? Thank you.

Ed. note: Remember... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 10:29 am

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By - 7/29/14 - 3:04 pm

Suffolk University, which currently has an ad campaign boasting how many of its law-school graduates are Massachusetts judges, is ending its commitment to the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, which trains law students for careers in public service.

The news comes in a mailing from Rappaport Foundation Chairwoman Phyllis Rappaport today:

Suffolk University has recently communicated its inability to sustain its

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