The Heights reports Stephanie McCaffrey's suspension over tweets cracking wise on the Penn State sex-abuse case (no link to her Twitter feed because it's disappeared).
Petit Robert Bistro, 1414 Commonwealth Ave., could soon make way for a Japanese eatery serving sushi, yakitori and ramen noodles.
Kentaro Suzuki went before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday for permission to buy the French restaurant's beer and wine license so that he can open Ittoku.
Lawyer Jared Chrislip said Suzuki will pay a total of $200,000 to Petit Robert Bistro's owners for the... Read more
The Daily Free Press updates us on the condition of Brenda Wynne, the Stingray Body Art co-owner seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver on Comm. Ave. in Brighton on Oct. 31. Benefits being planned for her in January at the Brighton Music Hall and she hopes to be out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to attend. Still no sign of the coward who hit... Read more
Scott Eisen watched a SWAT team remove hostages and surround a suspect's car at the old Circle Cinema in Cleveland Circle today - part of a Boston-wide drill by area police, firefighters and medical workers.
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Police are looking for the driver of a white SUV that hit Brenda Wynne around 4 p.m. yesterday on Commonwealth Ave. near its intersection with Kelton and Warren streets.
Friends say Wynne, who owns Stingray Body Art, had her pelvic bone broken in three places, as well as her nose and leg. She also suffered a large gash in her forehead from where she hit... Read more
An irate citizen files a complaint from Sutherland Road:
Tons of ILLEGALLY PARKED out of state cars taking up spots from people that are from here. This has been an endless problem. Please tow the cars that keep taking the spots that are supposed to be for people that actually live here!!!... Read more
ClevelandCircle.org notices an unusual assertion in the filings by the developer of the proposed retail/hotel/residential complex on the old Circle Cinema site: it doesn't seem to show many truck deliveries. The 82 residential units supposedly would generate just one delivery-truck visit a day - which would mean they can get mail but not FedEx or UPS deliveries, visits from Peapod, movers, dry cleaners, WH... Read more
A man was fatally struck by a train this evening on the Worcester Line by the Massachusetts Turnpike and Community Rowing. Lawrence Crook at WCVB tweets the train was the outbound P563, with 450 to 500 people on board.
Newton firefighters, Boston and MBTA police and state troopers are on scene. Police have shut the rail line down to allow for body recovery... Read more
This just in from the Boston Police Department:
Traffic & Parking Advisory: Relative to College Move in Weekend August 31-September 4, 2012 Residents should expect congestion and delays in the areas of Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, Mission Hill and Beacon Hill as 70,000 college students will be moving in these neighborhoods.
A dead trolley at Reservoir, dead trains at Kendall and somewhere on the Ashmont line, signal and track problems on the Fitchburg Line and, oh, yeah, a freight-train derailment on the Haverhill line meant all sorts of fun for commuters this morning.
A Noah Webster of a citizen complains about a sign along the Paul Dudley White Bike Path in Brighton that prohibits "busses:"
Poor spelling. Learn to spell buses.
The city marks the case "closed," because the Athens of America does, too, know how to pluralize "bus" - that there's a state Department of Conservation and Recreation sign.
UPDATE: Never mind; the city of Boston... Read more
ClevelandCircle.org is a new news site for the neighborhood.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave the owners of the closed Stockyard restaurant permission to sell the place to Michael Conlon, who already owns several restaurants in other parts of the city.
The Manning family needed the board's permission to sell the restaurant's liquor license, as part of an overall $5 million deal.
At a hearing on Wednesday, Conlon's attorney, Joseph Hanley, said Conlon, who... Read more
Huan Yuan Li was finally arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of arson, assault with a dangerous weapon and hindering a firefighter for a July 31 fire on Fidelis Way in which firefighters discovered an elderly woman's body.
Officials have yet to release a cause of death for the woman. However, Suffolk County prosecutors said today that after firefighters and police managed to... Read more
Michael Conlon, who owns restaurants across Boston, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to re-open the Stockyard on Market Street in Brighton.
According to his application, Conlon would keep the Stockyard name. Conlon needs board permission to buy the landmark restaurant's liquor license.
Among Conlon's restaurants: The Paramount and the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill, another Paramount in South Boston, West... Read more
Updated 1:20 p.m.
A former Brookline rabbi pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child today, just as his trial on charges he molested young boys in the 1970s was to begin, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Stanley Levitt will be sentenced tomorrow, the DA's office reports. Levitt was a teacher at the Maimonides School in Brookline back... Read more