Transit Police provide a couple examples of alleged dumbassery at two of our major transit hubs:
Shortly after 2 a.m. today, police - and firefighters - responded to South Station because somebody had activated a fire alarm there. Transit Police report officers found Marwin Maurin, 22, of Revere, standing by a closed Red Line entrance:
Maurin informed the officers he set off the fire... Read more
Today, there was exactly one tree in the Public Garden that had decided enough was enough and it was time to shed its leaves in a blaze of glory.
And that tree just happened to be within the frame that the Friends of the Public Garden has mounted on a pole for the convenience of strollers who want to compose their own landscape or outdoor... Read more
Around 1:10 a.m. at Boylston and Dartmouth streets. Police found two possible suspects - and a gun - in Public Alley 439 between Boylston and Newbury. Two other suspects were clad in hoodies, one black, one red.
UPDATE: Boston Police report:
While en route to the call, officers were notified that four black male suspects had fled the area and one of them had... Read more
Area chef Jason Santos posts a copy of the printed list of instructions for the very specific drinks the ten diners at one table at one of his restaurants wanted Friday night.
2. Jesse. Bombay Sapphire Martini. Bone Dry. Don't Shake. Don't Stir. No ice. Room temperature warm glass. Up. No garnish.
UPDATE: Roads re-opened around 1:45 p.m.
Boston Police report officers arrested three teens and seizing several bicycles Sunday afternoon after watching "approximately 75 young males on bicycles, cutting in and out of traffic creating a hazardous environment for pedestrians and motor vehicles operating in the area" of Boylston and Clarendon streets in the Back Bay.
The three were charged with disturbing the peace, police say, adding one was also charged... Read more
JB Parrett enjoyed a nice fall day on the Esplanade yesterday, along with Arthur Fieldler's giant disembodied head.
Stanley Staco reports a man with a knife on the Comm. Ave. mall did not want to surrender himself to police. He continued to struggle even after cuffed and police sprayed him with pepper spray to get him to stop. He did, around 9:45 p.m., but one officer needed a trip to the hospital after he got sprayed as well.... Read more
Because you just know that Uncle Joe Biden, in town for a little fundraiser at Mistral on Columbus Avenue and a chat at Harvard, would have his Trans Am uncrated and he'd challenge the guy to a race and that just wouldn't end well on our cow paths.
Tomorrow, by the way, Michelle Obama heads to the Strand Theater in Dorchester for a... Read more
Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports on an arrest on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay yesterday:
Officers arrested an unlicensed BU student after pulling his Maserati over; est speed 100mph!
He adds this was around 2:30 p.m.
Zeguang Xu, 19, of the South End, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating without a license, providing a false... Read more
JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.
JB Parrett highlights the Mass. Ave. Bridge.
Patty Neal was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider what exactly caused this crash on the turnpike westbound in Boston.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports a man was stabbed around 10 p.m. on Wednesday at Boylston and Clarendon streets, and that police arrested a suspect.
Boston Police report the driver of a car that collided with a Boston ambulance at Beacon and Fairfield streets around 11:30 p.m. on Monday was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.
Two EMTs in the ambulance were also transported - in another ambulance, to Boston Medical Center - for treatment of minor injuries. They were on their... Read more
JB Parrett captured the scene.