Harry Mattison points us to In Defense of One Western Avenue, an essay by George Thrush, director of Northeastern's School of Architecture. Simply put, Thrush is fed up with the cultural neanderthals who prefer Kenny G to the architectural magnificance that is One Western Avenue. You know: That Harvard dorm off the Charles that looks like it could crush you without a moment's notice:
One of two robbers pulls gun, demands money at Townline Variety.
138 Tremont St.
Ronald Twombly, 23, of Hingham, arrested today in connection with that beating of four BU students on Dec. 3. Sean Melanson, also 23 and also a Hingham resident, had been arrested earlier this month. Twombly faces the more serious charges, including assault with intent to murder with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Out-of-town man sleeping off party awoken with beer poured in face to find three men asking him if he thought he was so tough now.
71 Etna St.
Because then the Vanquisher of LA Parking Vermin could tackle the Massholes who park on the sidewalk on Parsons Street:
... As a pedestrian, it is pretty frustrating that vehicles on Parsons St. in Brighton are allowed to park on the sidewalk on a regular basis. It seems that everyone who parks on this street feels entitled to put one side of their car up on the sidewalk. ...
The kid, 15, set off a pepper-spray cannister at the Edison Middle School this morning, police allege. He was arrested, 42 people went to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Auntie Scotch lives right near the purported drug factory:
... [I]t warmed my heart last night when I heard that a drug-making laboratory was uncovered on Surrey Street. Just in time for the holiday season!! I have not seen this many people out and about on the streets since the old barn behind my house burnt to the ground. There was excitement in the air as helicopters flew overhead and news crews flooded the neighborhood. Familiar faces on the 10 o'clock news making statements of shock and disbelief added to the fun. ...
Man mugged from behind by two men, fought back, sprayed with mace. Treated at the scene.
1625 Commonwealth Ave.
Marshfield man, 44, taken to Beth Israel Deaconess; expected to live.
Birmingham Parkway and Lincoln St.
Two suspects fled into the Fidelis Way housing project.
136 Washington St.
Quite the beefy brawl in Brighton over whether a bull should grace the neighborhood's 200th-anniversary seal, Brighton having started out as butcher to the world (you can ponder its history over a steak at the Stockyard on North Market Street). On Pasquinade, Amy plays peacemaker, suggesting some non-bovine alternatives, including:
... Why not put a keg in a plastic tub on the logo? Perhaps a crumpled can of PBR? A girl in purple eyeshadow and too-tall heels, passed out on a couch? A red Solo cup? You could also reference Allston-Brighton's slow-ass T line and show a B-line car, stopped at a red light, fists of passengers popping out of the windows. ...
Brighton already has a seal, just not one specifically for its 200th anniversary:
Seven Arrested at Brighton House Party - at 2:09 a.m.
Man opens door to what he thought was a friend but instead was two armed guys demanding money. They fled in victim's car.
Police arrested John Brennan, 34, of Brighton and charged him with Home invasion.
19 Harriet St.
Man yells at car that almost ran him over; car stops, passenger gets out with knife and tells man to mind his own business.
Michael Hathaway, 41, of Chelsea and Andrew Cacciatore, 30, of Waltham arrested.
Commonwealth Ave. and Warren St.
Is it normal to feel murderous rage at 1:00AM Friday night/Saturday morning because your stupid-ass 20-something idiot neighbors are being loud and drunk and keep running in and out of the apartment building and talking loudly outside about how awesome they and all their friends are? ...
Victim taken to Brigham and Womens with injury not considered life threatening.
16 Lawrence St.
Man, 28, from Allston, brought to Beth Israel Deaconess with injury not considered life threatening.
Lincoln and Antwerp streets
Man places BB gun against back of delivery man's head, demands the pizza.
Darnell Martin, 18, of Dorchester, arrested - found with money, receipts from the pizza place and a BB gun
1625 Commonwealth Ave.