Around noon, Boston Police swarmed the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard Avenue, where a guy was allegedly threatening people with a taser outside the McDonald's. They quickly found the suspect and the taser and now he's undergoing booking.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped charges against a Watertown man who created what police said was a "panic" on a 66 bus, because the bullets he was wearing around his waist weren't real. In a statement, the DA's office says:
Chapter 140, Sect. 121, allows prosecution for unlawful possession of â€ścartridges or cartridge cases â€¦ designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun,â€ť and responding officers acted in an abundance of caution after a 911 call for a man believed to be armed. Based on the totality of circumstances, however, including confirmation that the cartridges on said belt could not and werenâ€™t intended to be fired, prosecutors dismissed the charges at arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court.
It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.
A Cambridge developer this week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for replacing an existing car-rental place, small office building and large house at 89 Brighton Ave. with a 138-unit apartment building with 69 spaces for cars - and 142 for bicycles.
In his filing, Noah Maslan of Eden Properties says the building will be aimed at the growing number of small household who would rather ride a bike, rent a car or take a car service than deal with owning their own car in the city. Read more.
On Brighton Avenue, near Harvard, around 3 a.m., in an apparent drive-by, Stanley Staco reports.
Shortly before 9 p.m. between Pratt and Cambridge streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Thereisnodog spotted this young bun on Comm. Ave. in the middle of BU today.
An MBTA inspector was injured at the Harvard Avenue stop on the B Line around 7 p.m. A spokesman says: Read more.
Seems a driver didn't spot that tiny little trolley heading outbound in time and so ran into it at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul shortly after 6 p.m. No injuries, but service was, of course, disrupted until about 6:30.
The Boston Licensing Board ruled yesterday an Allston liquor store did nothing wrong selling a 40 and a pint of vodka to a homeless man after the store presented evidence that while he might be a chronic alcoholic, he wasn't drunk at that moment. Read more.
Chris the roving UHub photographer spotted this DIY dream catcher/wind chime combo, "lovingly wrought by the finest hipster craftsmen available," in Ringer Park behind the West End House.
Allston Village Main Streets is turning 89 Brighton Ave. into a new, if not permanent, community space that will include a two-floor indoor skatepark, a DIY bicycle-repair shop and a vintage market. Read more.
Skott.daltonic walked along the Charles early this morning.
Power in the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard disappeared shortly after midnight. Eversource estimates it will reappear around 10 a.m.
5:45 and weâ€™ve got a truck stuck on Storrow.
An Allston man had bail set at $50,000 on charges related to sexual attacks May 4 and last August - including one rape - in the area around his Brighton Avenue apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
Steven Lent, 26, was arrested Friday as he left his apartment. Prosecutors and police say they are investigating his possible connection to other sexual assaults in Allston and Brookline. Read more.