A man who called himself Peter Pan tried getting away with another man's boat in the Charles River over the weekend, only to find himself under arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Around 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, the owner of a 28-foot boat watched as somebody boarded his craft at Poor Man's Landing just north of the Longfellow, start her up and make... Read more
A Waltham man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail today on charges he took advantage of a drunk companion's unconsciousness to attack her sexually, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
State troopers on routine patrol on the Esplanade near Community Boating pulled Joseph Bartel, 49, off the still clothed woman around 1 a.m. on Sunday, the DA's office says.
The DA's... Read more
Around 1 a.m., state troopers on patrol near the Longfellow Bridge arrested Joseph Barthel, 49, of Waltham, after they spotted him attacking a 21-year-old woman, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
"Based on the evidence developed thus far, this incident does not appear to be linked to the well-publicized series of unsolved sexual assaults on the Esplanade" and at Moakley Park in South Boston,... Read more
State Police dipped into the Charles River by the Mass. Ave. Bridge this morning to pull out a man swimming the river with no clothes on, per National Emergency Alerts.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Griddler's Burger and Dogs on Beacon Hill and Union Square Donuts in Somerville are teaming up on a $6 "bronut:"
The dish will include a Griddler's burger patty that has a fried egg on top, with both being inside a sweet and salty maple-bacon glazed donut "bun" from the donut shop.... Read more
David Bernstein talks to Michael Nichols, one of the numerous candidates running to replace Mike Ross as district 8 councilor in the fall elections.
Seems some bicyclists are e-mailing the city Parks and Recreation Department all huffy about the new no-bicycling stencils applied to walkways on the Common last week.
But the ban is actually nothing new - it's just that, unlike in the Public Garden, where bicyclists are also warned to stay out, the previous stencils had faded away, Parks spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard says. "This is not a... Read more
Frog Pond Freddie will be there to lead opening ceremonies for the spray and wading area at 11 a.m. that day, the city announces.
Boston Police report one woman was raped and two others groped in attacks that may be by the same man.
In the first incident, around 2:15 p.m. on Thursday on Anderson Street, a woman was about to enter her home when a man came up to her from behind and groped her:
The victim yelled for help and the suspect fled on Anderson Street... Read more
Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.
So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?
Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.
Boston woke up on Dec. 8, 1941 a changed, frightened and determined city. With war declared, Boston felt particularly vulnerable, given its position right on the coast. But Boston also rolled up its sleeves to help fend off the Axis. Scores of Leslie Jones photos... Read more
Good Morning Gloucester shows us the 33,000 flags planted on Boston Common this weekend in honor of service members killed in recent wars.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the race between Jay Livingstone and Josh Dawson to replace current state Rep. Marty Walz.
The primary is next Tuesday.
A federal grand jury has indicted a former Whitey Bulger lieutenant on charges he took control of a small Beacon Hill church and then looted the income from an apartment building it owns for a decade.
Edward MacKenzie was arraigned in US District Court in Boston this week on a variety of racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud and extortion charges, all related to his role... Read more
A flood of complaints poured in late this afternoon from downtown, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, where a large contingent of people on dirt bikes, motorcycles and ATVs briefly took over the streets.
At 5:26, Gabe tweeted:
A legit gang of a couple dozen 4wheelers and dirtbikes just ran the red light at Washington & Essex street...confused.