Bathroom short circuit sparks Dorchester fire

Fire out the roof. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out shortly before 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday went to two alarms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

No residents of the single-family home at 22 Lyndhurst St. were injured. One firefighter went to the hospital with a cut to the face, the department reports.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:51

Two young teens charged with beating, robbing woman at knifepoint in Charlestown

Boston Police report arresting a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old on charges they responded to a request to stop cursing in front of a young child yesterday afternoon by attacking the child's mother and stealing her phone.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:08



Two leaders of defunct South Boston Teamsters local guilty of shaking down local businesses, hospitals

A federal jury yesterday convicted John Perry, 62, of Woburn and Joseph "Jo Jo" Burhoe, 46, of Braintree, on a variety of racketeering charges related to the use of extortion and actual and threatened physical violence to get jobs for family members and friends out of local companies and to maintain control of their now defunct Local 82, the US Attorney's office reports.

Peak burger: Local burger chain says it's now a kale and quinoa chain

The Boston Business Journal reports on changes at b.good:

The burgers and shakes are still available, but they've been surpassed in popularity by kale-and-quinoa bowls and smoothies.

Or maybe it's just them. Boston Magazine reports Tasty Burger is planning "multiple" new locations.

Police: Roxbury woman wakes up to find intruder in her bedroom

Boston Police report that shortly before 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, a woman in an apartment at Ziegler and Dearborn streets was awoken by a noise in her apartment:

After being awoken by the noise, she observed an unknown male suspect enter her bedroom. The victim says, after a brief struggle, the suspect fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect due to the lighting conditions.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:45



Lawsuit: Company goes the wrong whey on protein-supplement labels

A Peabody man is making a federal case out of what he says is whey powder bulked up with a substance that only makes the stuff seem like it's full-on whey.

In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston, Michael Daley is seeking to become the lead plaintiff in a class-action case against New Whey Nutrition, LLC of Ovledo, Fla.

Developer shrinks size of proposed West Roxbury project, but neighbors still object

Architect's rendering. Existing Eastern Bank on Centre Street on the right.

Developer Michael Argiros today showed revised plans for the old Armstrong plant on Lagrange Street near Centre that would include 48 apartments and 81 parking spaces - compared to the 62 apartments and 52 parking spaces he first proposed in what he now admits was a debacle of a neighborhood meeting several months ago.