1. Boston and Chelsea firefighters testing pipes on the Tobin Bridge intended to carry water in the event of a fire.
The Boston Fire Department reports crews this morning are testing the standpipes that bring water to the roadways - they are supposed to withstand 200 lbs. of pressure for two hours.
The first test this morning was stopped as a valve did not hold and water started flowing out. That is being fixed.
Charlestown Patch reports somebody threw a brick at the front of Todd English's City Square restaurant early Saturday and then, apparently not satisfied with the damage he'd done, picked the brick up and threw it again.
A Domino's franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to set up operations in the Town. TBD Pizza, Inc., has requested a food-serving license for 277 Main St., from which it hopes to deliver pizza from 10 a.m. to midnight (1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday).
The board's weekly hearing begins at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Charlestown Patch reports on an incident at a local store the other day in which a security guard followed a guy who'd swiped a candy bar only to be confronted and threatened by his inamorata outside:
"This is Charlestown, b—, we will come after you," she said according to the guard.
AlertNewEngland reports that rescue crews, including a dive team, rushed to the North Washington Street Bridge shortly after 11:30 a.m. on a report of somebody plunging into the water and not coming out.
Just kids jumping off the bridge, both witnessed exiting the water at the marina. Everyone clearing the scene
Guy with a note held up the Cooperative Bank, 201 Main St., around 8:45 a.m. A suspect was promptly arrested in the parking lot behind the bank.
UPDATE: Robert Krol, 32, of Charlestown won't be offered a part in any Affleck movies. He was ordered held without bail in Charlestown District Court pending his arraignment tomorrow, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
An early example of winning the battle but losing the war. Today, it's an official municipal holiday in Boston and Somerville (part of Charlestown at the time of the battle).
UPDATE: The Globe reports warrants for 30 people in Charlestown, Jamaica Plain and Everett were issued and that 19 people are now in custody.
Probably related to a major bust of crack dealers and related miscreants this morning. Multiple arraignments expected in Charlestown District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding Boston Police, prosecutors specializing in gangs and the FBI were involved.
Sullivan Square burglars just walk right in and help themselves to goodies at luxury apartment buildingBy adamg - 6/5/12 - 7:45 am
A resident of the Mezzo Design Lofts on Caldwell Street forwarded some surveillance photos and a brief report of a building burglary early on May 28:
Several were involved, and it resulted in most of the packages in the mailroom and the televisions in the gym being stolen. For me it's a concern, as over Christmas, there was another incident. In both cases, residents had strangers follow them into the otherwise secured building and didn't think twice about it.
Recognize any of these mugs? Drop a dime to 911:
Authorities are looking for any joggers or dog walkers who may have seen discussions or arguments on the fishing pier by the Charles River dam the afternoon or evening of Sunday, May 20.
Boston Police report arresting five people "in various levels and forms of undress" on drug charges at a Sullivan Square home early this morning. A sixth person was arrested on a warrant for motor-vehicle violations.
Police say 87 Cambridge St. had become a place where those in the know could buy drugs and partake of "sexually-themed instruments and costumes."
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports police nabbed a suspect for last week's attack on Salem Street, in which a guy got out of a car, punched a woman and took her purse. He's also a suspect in a similar attack in Charlestown and his wife did the driving.
You can't just show up at mom's on Mother's Day without some flowers, even if you have just carjacked a cabBy adamg - 5/14/12 - 11:56 am
Boston Police report arresting a couple of alleged sad sacks for carjacking a cab in City Square last night.
Police say one of the men jumped behind the wheel but managed to get only a short distance down Devens Street before colliding with two parked cars. The other man, police say, then ran up to the cab because in all the commotion, he'd forgotten to grab a "floral arrangement consisting of orange, yellow and red flowers" he'd brought with him.
Police say the two men, one wearing a Bruins T-shirt, the other a Celtics T, decided around 6 p.m. that rather than paying their fare, they'd hold up the cab driver.
She was, however, still breathing when State Police pulled her out of the Mystic by the Little Mystic on the Charlestown side shortly before 6 p.m.
UPDATE: State Police report the woman died about an hour later at Mass. General. They identified her only as a 36-year-old Rhode Island resident who got out of her car on the upper level.
Boston Police are looking for a white guy in a gray van for a holdup this morning at the Sovereign Bank branch at 437 Rutherford Ave.
The man, about 5'7" and in his 30s, has a scar on his face and was wearing a white hoodie with writing on the front and a black ball cap. He was last spotted in a 2004 Ford van, Mass. registration 889 0CF (UPDATE: Van found in Charlestown, abandoned).
Mystery: What was the retired Teamster from Charlestown doing with a backpack filled with $180,000 in cash when he died?By adamg - 5/3/12 - 10:06 am
Associated Press looks into the circumstances of last August's death of William P. Coyman, who collapsed on a platform at New York's Penn Station. The government is now trying to win control of the money.
MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on an Orange Line train somewhere between Downtown Crossing and Malden on the afternoon of March 30.
Police say he sat down next to the woman, began talking to her and then indecently assaulted her. He may have been drunk at the time.
Police describe him as black, between 20 and 25 and 5'7" or 5'8".
A tractor trailer carrying a full load of clay rolled over around 5:30 a.m. on the lower Deck just before the Zakim Bridge, spilling its load, fuel and oil and shutting the road, State Police report. The driver was taken to Mass. General with minor injuries.
"It's killing me, I need to get this open," Todd English told the Boston Licensing Board today, adding that all that now stands between him reopening the once fire-ravaged Olives is one last fire inspection, scheduled for this Thursday. He explained the latest holdup along with his lawyer, Dennis Quilty, in response to a simple question from board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer: