Back Bay

By - 9/25/08 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report on three incidents yesterday:

By - 9/8/08 - 4:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he whacked a clerk at a convenience store with a plastic bat Saturday evening.

The alleged clean-up hitter bought a drink and a Wiffle bat around 6:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven, 8 Park Plaza, then took a cut at the clerk, police say:

... The suspect, Kevin Crowe, 33, of

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By - 7/19/08 - 9:15 pm

Boston Police say that when officers arrived at the scene of a fight outside the Old Hancock Building around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, they found: Two women claiming a man tried to beat them up and the man, claiming the women beat him up.

They looked at the smooth, unbroken skin of the ladies and the cuts and scratches on the man's face, talked... Read more

By - 6/17/08 - 6:01 pm

Boston Police report that after they held up a store, the four men fled into the outbound Copley Square T stop. Officers radioed ahead to the Convention Center stop and the four men were pulled off the train by MBTA police.

Harry J. Anderson, 25, of Brockton, Jeremiah A. Brown, 25, of Dorchester, Edward E. Anderson, 21, of Hyde Park and Dante D. Adams,... Read more

By - 5/18/08 - 2:05 pm

A man sitting in a lobby chair with one hand down his pants while he sipped vodka from a plastic cup with the other was arrested yesterday when he declined entreaties from security guards at the Back Bay Westin to leave, Boston Police report.

Police say the man, from Bar Harbor, Maine, had a plastic shopping bag full of vodka bottles and an unzipped... Read more

By - 5/10/08 - 5:12 pm

Boston Police report two men were stabbed on Boylston Street around 2:40 a.m. today:

They were walking in the area of 793 Boylston Street when they were approached by a group of four black males who appeared to be in their late teens. According to the victims, the suspects were also riding bicycles. Victims stated that a verbal altercation began and soon gave way

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By - 5/8/08 - 10:48 pm

Turkey in the straw, it ain't

Teddy Kokoros spotted this walking platter next to Storrow Drive near the Harvard Bridge this morning.

By - 5/4/08 - 9:37 pm

Four guys from the suburbs and one from Roslindale charged with the 1:20 a.m. attack at 120 Boylston St., police say. Victim expected to live.

Steven Thoi, 25, of Malden, Don Tran, 26, of Randolph, Tony Dang, 23, of Quincy, Peter Huynh, 27, of Malden, Mark Nguyen, 24, of Roslindale all charged.

About two hours later, police say three do-gooders who gave a ride... Read more

By - 4/9/08 - 5:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale man for breaking into a residence at 163 Beacon St. in the Back Bay shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday - with the help of a witness who followed the guy onto Newbury Street. Police say they recovered a laptop, a number of CDs and a screwdriver.

Over in Dorchester, meanwhile, police say a woman politely said "let me... Read more

By - 3/31/08 - 3:06 pm

Enuh Cork reports on the screaming band of teen-age girls at Back Bay station this morning:

... They didn't seem to be in distress since they were laughing between screams. Police officers took notice, but reacted indifferently. I think once they understood that there was no danger, they went about their business. ...

By - 3/24/08 - 12:26 pm

A generator being tested, at the Westin Hotel in Copley Square around 10:30 this morning.

By - 3/10/08 - 9:17 am
Mandarin Oriental is on fire

Her.Moves lives next door and took some photos.

Four alarms, started before 8 a.m. at the under-construction luxury hotel/condo complex. Anybody get caught in traffic because of it?

Channel 4 reports huge plumes of smoke filling up the sky over downtown Boston.

Boston Business Journal: Fitness center affected; no... Read more

By - 2/9/08 - 2:02 pm

Fire in the hole, on the tracks between Boylston and Arlington Friday afternoon:

... FD had a hard time verifying that the power to the trains was turned off before they could go into the tunnels: lots of conflicting reports about whether or not the T had turned it off. ...

By - 8/6/07 - 11:00 pm

Man also allegedly threw a barstool at supervisor at Vox.

Hosea Richardson, 32, of Newton, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault by means of a firearm.

755 Boylston St.

More info.

By - 3/24/07 - 1:50 pm

Man stabbed repeatedly; taked to Brigham and Women's. Suspect found sitting on bench a couple weeks away.

Commonwealth Ave. and Dartmouth St.

More info.

By - 3/19/07 - 6:53 pm

Officer on detail arrested suspect soon after.

370 Boylston St.

More info.

By - 3/9/07 - 3:00 pm

Does bright orange make you more likely to want to stab somebody? Alyssa Boehm ponders that as a possible answer to the recent designation of Back Bay station as Stab City.

By - 3/7/07 - 10:55 pm

I was on my way home tonight at Back Bay around 10 pm: one of the entrances was roped off with police tape. Trains were out of service, running bus replacements instead. It looked like there were a lot of TV news cameras set up.

Cabbie said it was another stabbing...

By - 2/20/07 - 9:07 am

Globe: Teen Critical After Orange Line Stabbing.

On CharlieBlog, Mike writes it's time to end the feuding between state and MBTA police over a merger:

It's time the city, the state and the MBTA got their act together and seriously organized a better, bigger, stronger police force for the system. I know the State Police don't want to inherit the Transit Police's problems,

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