Dueling protests over Gaza shut streets, force homeless from accustomed spots on the Common, change nobody's minds

Pro Palestinians and pro Israelis, their ranks for the most part separated by police, spent the early evening screaming at each other as they demanded justice from the other side.

The co-protests started on the steps of the BPL in Copley Square, moved over to Trinity Church, then went up Boylston, Charles and Beacon streets to the steps of the State House and then down onto the Common. There were far more people supporting the Palestinians than Israel.

Two charged with beating, robbing cabbie who refused to speed

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:50

An East Boston couple were arraigned on assault and battery and robbery charges yesterday after they allegedly beat a cabbie who wouldn't step on it to get them to a doctor's appointment on the other side of the harbor, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

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Zoning-board members will need seat cushions starting next month

Mayor Walsh is ordering the Zoning Board of Appeals to start hearing cases all the livelong day in an effort to bust up a backlog of hearings that now extends to six months.

Starting Aug. 5, the board will meet from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays to consider requests from residents and companies who want to do something to their property that needs zoning-board permission. The board currently knocks off around noontime on its hearing days.

Police: Woman steals firefighter's wallet from station while he's out fighting a fire

Revere Police are looking for a woman they say walked into the city's Central Fire Station with two children on July 7 while firefighters were at a fire on Revere Beach.

The female proceeded to walk around the Fire Station and later took a wallet belonging to a Firefighter that was left behind. Later that evening, the above pictured female used stolen credit cards from the wallet at various locations including Target and Payless Shoes in Revere.

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