Search warrant yields assault rifle, ammo and eight pit bulls in Dorchester

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man early this morning on a variety of gun charges after executing a search warrant at his 68 Stanton St. apartment.

Police charged Canez Tout Puissant, 39, with unlawful possession of a high-capacity firearm, unlawful possession of a high-capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:00

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Two pedestrians struck in South Boston over past couple of days, one dies

Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.

Police: When passengers on the 1 bus told the man to stop beating off, he threatened to beat them

Transit Police report having to get a masturbating man off a 1 bus yesterday afternoon after he refused requests from other passengers to knock it off.

According to police, officers arrived at the stopped but as Tremont Street and Mass. Ave. around 4:10 p.m.:

One controversy really has Cambridge buzzing

Cambridge Day reports on a honey of a battle between a temple that has bee hives and neighbors who swarmed city officials with complaints. The temple's rabbi said she was stung by criticism over the bees, which one irate resident compared to "livestock." Naturally, in a city that once set up a Peace Commission, the chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals urged the two sides to try to hug it out before getting his board involved.

Citizen complaint of the day: Skunk of unusual size in epic battle with North End garbage bag

A concerned citizen can only watch in amazement on Charter Street:

A very large skunk was aggressively wrestling with a white kitchen bag full of trash in the alleyway between 44-46 Charter St. Its head and body were protruding through a locked gate as it attempted to rip open the bag and/or pull it through the gate. I'm sure there will be lots of litter to be cleaned up in the morning. Should probably send someone from animal control to investigate. I'm not easily startled, but this skunk was huge!

Fire rips through West Roxbury house

Updated Friday morning.

A two-alarm fire Thursday night did an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Caledonian Avenue, behind Sofia's Italian Steakhouse on the VFW Parkway, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Both occupants of the house got out safely after the fire erupted shortly before 9:20 p.m. at 81 Caledonian Ave.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:35

People camped outside a liquor store overnight for a bottle of bourbon

InsideMedford.com reports on the people who waited outside Atlas Liquors overnight recently for a chance to buy a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon, which your basic overinflated-New-Yawk stores might sell for $2,300 a bottle, but which Atlas was selling for just $259

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