A concerned citizen complains about whichever Back Bay residents moved so quickly onto the next big holiday that they had to ditch their Christmas trees in Public Alley 432 early on Friday.
Turns out those conventioneers who had their credit-card info had one thing in common: They all ate or drank at pubs run by the Briar Group, whose outlets include the Harp, Solas, Ned Devine's, the Green Briar and Anthem. And that means some locals probably had their data nabbed as well.
In a statement tonight, the chain says:
Based on the initial results of... Read more
Around 2:15 p.m. As on Dec. 21, no actual bomb was found.
Brian D'Amico reports Boston firefighters responded to 400 Boylston St. around 2 p.m. for what turned out to be a small fire inside a boarded-up area in the rear of the mostly boarded up, windows-smashed in hulk of a once glamorous building that now houses part of the Tannery and which is prominently marked with a red-and-white X to let firefighters know that... Read more
A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.
Boston Police report a man walking down Belvidere Street around midnight was accosted by a guy who asked him for money and then, when rejected, stabbed the man in the elbow and took money and personal documents.
The victim made his way to Hemenway Street in the Fenway, where he called 911. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected... Read more
Boston Police report at 7:35 p.m.
Nothing found. Area deemed safe & sound.
The state shut the eastbound Storrow tunnel this morning due to flooding.
Firefighters determined the source of smoke inside Trinity Church in Copley Square around 5:15 p.m. was an overheated motor in the ceiling above a first-floor restroom. Power was shut, ending the problem, although traffic around Copley Square remained clogged.
Boston Police are looking for two men and a woman for some expensive shoplifting around 5 p.m. at the Akris Boutique, 16 Newbury St.
All three were in their 50s and spoke with a European, possibly Russian, accent.
One man was 6'2" and wore a long navy-blue pea coat, navy-blue pants and a navy-blue tie. Another man wore glasses and had a mustache. He was... Read more
UPDATE: Licensing Board ordered a four-day suspension: Three for serving the minors, one for owner Joseph Cimino's actions during the police investigation. Cimino can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
It was bad enough, police say, that they caught four underage Northeastern students inside Daisy Buchanan's with Bud Lights. Even worse was that owner Joseph Cimino tried to keep them from questioning one... Read more
Amy B. snapped nature's fury, in the form of blown-over barriers around the menorah erected in Copley Square.
Meanwhile, Elyse Ryan posts the rules to the Boston Umbrella Game:
Walk Boston w/ Umbrella, Rules: Don't let umbrella flip inside out. Boss level: Back Bay side streets.
Instant fail: umbrella flips in front of a line of watching taxis or crossing a busy... Read more