The Massholiest street in JP gets a visit from the hazmat unit

So this out of towner makes the mistake of parking on Oakview Terrace in JP last night and makes the further mistake of telling the local to be more careful the next time he parks after he bops into her car with his. And then she comes out later and finds a threatening note on her windshield, inside a bag with a biohazard sticker on it.

Another woman attacked in Porter Square; suspect may be same as last week's

Somerville Police report a woman was attacked as she walked down the 300 block of Beacon Street early Monday.

She had departed the Porter Square MBTA Station and was walking alone on Beacon Street when her attacker grabbed her from behind and made an attempt to force her into a nearby alley. The victim was able to scream and fend off her attacker. The victim described her attacker as a thin black male, in his 30’s, 6-00, clean shaven, and wearing dark clothing.

Altercation outside East Boston bakery with pipe-wielding man with no shoes

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:50

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Around 1:50 p.m., outside Spinelli, 282 Bennington St., a man began waving a metal pipe at somebody. The guy, white, wearing tan shorts and no shoes, then sauntered down Bennington toward Central Square, still carrying the pipe. Police nabbed him about an hour later.

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Two college jocks charged with stomping homeless man; woman praised for stopping them

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 02:00

A pair of beefy men were arraigned today on charges they beat a panhandler to the sidewalk early one morning in Allston, in an attack that stopped only when a woman passerby rushed to shield the unconscious man with her own body, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

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Downtown's other lost department store

Filene's, Jordan Marsh, Gilchrist's, even Woolworth, all names from downtown's past now. But don't forget R.H. Stearn's, at Tremont and Temple Place, which once rivaled Filene's and Jordan Marsh as a regional retailing company.

Its flagship ten-story building, finished in 1909, still stands at Tremont Street and Temple Place. Even the original metal awnings are still there - although somebody, for some reason, removed the "R.H." from them sometime after the store closed in 1978.

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