Beef on Boylston

Yukon Eric

Leslie Jones captured wrestler Yukon Eric cooling off on July 30, 1950 during a stay at the Hotel Touraine, at Boylston and Tremont streets (the building still stands, it's directly across Boylston from the Masonic building).

During the same visit, a promoter let Brockton's own Rocky Marciano and wrestler Don Eagle get a peek at his pecs:

Shirt open

Photos from the BPL wrestling photo collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

Talbot Avenue all lit up in blue tonight

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:00

In a roughly 30-minute span this evening, police responded to a home invasion on Talbot near Dot. Ave. a car crash at Washington Street and then a foot chase onto Whitfield Street.

Residents of 514 Talbot Ave. told police three men with guns burst into the small apartment building shortly after 9 p.m., apparently looking for somebody. One wore a scully cap, another a skeleton mask - which police recovered.

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Mother pushing stroller stabbed off Savin Hill Ave.

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 16:05

Somebody was stabbed shortly after 4 p.m. on Midland Street, then collapsed at Savin Hill Avenue and Sidney Street, down the block from the T stop. A mini-van wanted in connection with the investigation was stopped about 10 minutes later at Linden and Freeport streets.

UPDATE: The Herald reports the victim was a mother pushing a stroller.

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Man robs Jamaica Plain bank, doesn't get far, but knocks down kid

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:15

A man raced out of the Mt. Washington Bank branch, 515 Centre St. with a bag of money around 2:15 p.m., just as the neighboring Curley School was getting out for the day. The man knocked one of the students down in his rush to get away, dropped the money bag, was nabbed by a couple of officers around the corner on Spring Park Avenue. Some of the money in the bag flew out, but police say good Samaritans collected it and turned it in. The student, meanwhile, was taken to a local hospital by his grandmother.

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