Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan ruled today that Kevin "Kayvon" Edson is competent enough to assist in his own trial, following a mental-health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospitals, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Edson is charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat for an incident... Read more
City councilors began work today on a zoning change that would allow art galleries to open in areas such as Newbury Street, where, technically, they are currently prohibited.
City Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay) said he was amazed to learn recently that ISD rejected a request by Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury St., to move to 240 Newbury St. because of the prohibition.
The... Read more
JB Parrett took another walk along the Charles this evening.
JB Parrett looked down the Charles on a rainy May Day.
The Boston Business Journal reports rents in Boston's tonier sections are falling as new luxo-apartments come onto the market.
Jared Wickerham spent some time on the Esplanade at sunset today.
Amy B. was hoping for a Chilean sandwich today, so was perturbed to see the Prudential Chacarero behind a barrier:
Please tell me the Chacarero at the Pru is just being renovated!
KneeAnalogue, though, brings bad news:
I got a sandwich on Wednesday and they told me Friday was going to be the last day.
Mister Jon adds:
I've spoken with... Read more
Matt Karolian got curious what results he'd get from Google auto-complete by typing in the same basic search for various Boston-area neighborhoods and communities.
Deadspin fills us in on what happened after the four runners picked up that fifth runner who collapsed near the finish line. But the story by Wesley Lowery, the former Globe reporter whose tweets started it all, is probably a better thing to read if you're not looking to get all grumpy.... Read more
Congratulations to Team Hoyt as they cross the finish line for their last Boston Marathon! Job well done gentlemen! pic.twitter.com/jfYuS3DZ4l
â€” Holliston Police (@HollistonPolice) April 21, 2014
In addition to the Hoyts finishing their last Boston Marathon, former Globe reporter Wesley Lowery shows us four runners who helped a fifth finish the race... Read more
In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.