A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Peoples Federal Savings Bank has no grounds to immediately bar the Connecticut-based People's United Bank from opening branches in the Boston area under that name.
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected the homegrown Peoples' request for a preliminary injunction because it failed to prove anybody outside the six specific neighborhoods and towns in which... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a BU student they say responded to their request to turn his music down by turning it up.
Police say officers responding to a noise complaint at 109 Brainerd Rd. shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday were met by a wall of sound emanating from a third-floor apartment - and by a resident who asked them to do something about... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a license for a Starbucks at 1944 Beacon St., across the street from a Dunkin' Donuts.
Jackie Ellis asks.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld rulings from lower-court judges that gave two defendants less severe sentences than they had themselves agreed to.
In a 2010 case in Brighton District Court, Judge David Weingarten reduced Marcos Rodriguez's 2 1/2-year sentence for drug possession with intent to distribute to 1 year after he realized Rodriguez had agreed to plead guilty to possession of one type of... Read more
Boston Police report finding a man lying on the ground at Allston and Kelton streets around 4:30 a.m. today.
BPD Officer Eddy Chrispin reports the man was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with a head injury, but is in stable condition. He said the man was Hispanic but that no other information about him was available. he added investigators are still not sure what... Read more
Technically, it's only a primary, but since there's no Republican in the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex race, the winner of the Democratic primary will be the next senator, WBUR reports.
Channel 5 reports the man is in pretty bad shape after he fled his stabber around 7 p.m. yesterday by running into traffic at Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street.
Honey Fitz says get out and vote. In Boston, seven people are running for four at-large council seats and there are contested district races in 2 (South Boston, South End and Chinatown), 3 (Dorchester) and 7 (Roxbury).
In District 3, where O'Toole and Baker and battling to replace... Read more
Mary Faith Goessling recalls her life in the haunted house, at Massmouth's recent Second Jamaica Plain Story Slam at Doyle's.
Boston School Committee member Mary Tamer said she knew something was wrong this morning when she started getting one e-mail after another from parents at the Edison School wondering where their children's buses were.
Tamer said at a School Committee meeting tonight nobody had bothered to tell the students or the parents their scheduled pick-up times had been changed as the school department continues to... Read more
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports a man was nabbed at the self-checkout line at the Western Avenue Shaw's hitting the banana price for the red grapes he'd put on the scale.
Ian Lamont reports a family member who attended classes at Everest Institute, a for-profit medical assistant and dental assistant training school, recently got a letter from the state Attorney General's office.
Boston Police report two women died after being hit by cars in separate incidents Friday and Saturday.
The driver, who was operating a Brookline cab, did stop and... Read more
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more