A fed-up citizen who lives on Beverly Street and Lovejoy Place complains:
Excessive noise from people beating plastic buckets outside Celtics game at 957 pm. Just woke up my sick toddler. Ridiculous - this is now a residential neighborhood and this kind of racket should not be allowed at this hour.
1. You chose to live in a city 2. The spot you picked is a new condominium across from a sporting venue that was there long before you were 3. It's not residential, there is one condo complex(about to be two) and there are 7 bars on that street alone never mind the 17 others in the next 4 streets.
Reports are coming in from all over about the annual explosion in the winter-moth population.
As long as you're standing there, trying to figure out how to get in your house without bringing a ton of the bugs with you, why not count them and then fill out the annual survey by the Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project (since, yes, these things are not native, and only started showing up in the 1990s)?
Passengers of the Green and Orange Line's "super station" at North Station have an underground walkway that exits immediately adjacent to the TD North Garden and the North Station commuter rail concourse. People are only exposed to the elements for about 50 feet or so when making this transition.
However the MBTA has quietly announced that this portal which runs under Causeway Street is closing on January 2 to accommodate construction of the new development next to TD North which is now a parking lot, and the former footprint of the original Boston Garden. Read more.
Firefighters made the discovery when they responded to a report of a car on fire in a rear parking lot at 229 River St. around 11:30 a.m. Boston Police homicide detectives and Boston Fire arson investigators were summoned to the scene.
Ed. note: We went in the afternoon, when things were a bit calmer. But much of the second floor smelled overwhelmingly of stale popcorn butter - like a popcorn butter truck had exploded and they hadn't finished cleaning it up. Also, Lord & Taylor had a DJ at their first-floor entrance playing "Uptown Funk" cranked to 11 - who knew the store's demographic had changed so much.
Boston Police report they are investigating an incident outside Storyville on Exeter Street early Thursday that apparently ended with Philadelphia 76ers' center Jahlil Okafor showing his boxing chops are better than his basketball skills.
Police say the incident happened, as these things often seem to do, as the club closed around 2 a.m. It possibly did not help that Okafor's team had lost a few hours earlier to the Celtics, giving them a perfect 0-16 record for the season.
Victim states that two black males, one believed to be Okafor, approached his group of friends and quickly began talking to a few of his female friends in an effort obtain their phone numbers. According to the victim, when his female companions refused their advances, a verbal altercation ensued between him and the suspect. During the argument, the male victim states that Okafor attempted to charge him but was momentarily restrained by another individual. Eventually, however, the victim states that Okafor broke free and began pushing and punching him. Victim further states that the suspect struck him with a closed fist and knocked him to the ground. Victim stated he sustained a cut above his eye which later required stitches.
District D-4 detectives are on the case and invite anybody who may have seen the incident to call them at 617-343-5619. No charges have yet been filed and police did not say if they are also investigating whether Okafor, just 19, had anything to drink beforehand.