The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?
An office worker looked out his window this morning to see a man firing what appeared to be a rifle at a target behind the Schrafft Center, so he called police, who quickly arrived en masse to find a guy who figured he's get in some practice rounds with his BB gun. Police explained to the guy that was probably not the best idea and... Read more
Jocelyn noticed a new Help Wanted sign in the window of the erstwhile Olives today.
Back in January, Roger Berkowitz himself appeared before the Boston Licensing Board seeking permission to open an Italan-themed seafood bar in the space seized by the landlord for non-payment of rent - using the liquor license he also seized - only to be told the license... Read more
Multiple shots, around 3:20 p.m., in the area of Bunker Hill and Monument streets. Possibly more than one shooter, possibly aiming at a building on Carney Court. No human victims so far.
How many episodes do you think this TBS series about a Charlestown barbershop will last before it's canceled? But at least it answers the question of what happened to Norm from Cheers after he realized he had a drinking problem and joined AA.
Via Matt Perkins.
WFXT reports a Charlestown High School student was stabbed near the school this morning.
In a separate incident, a man was sliced in the back around 7:30 a.m. Exactly where remains to be determined, but maybe somewhere along Walford Way.
JB Parrett photographed the Zakim from the Charles River Dam.
Lawsuit? Mayor Walsh issued this statement today on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision yesterday that Boston isn't a referendum-holding host community for either of the proposed local casinos:
Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to us at this time.
We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate... Read more
Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.
Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack,... Read more
At the Charlestown Navy Yard shortly before 7 p.m., Brian Q. tried to see downtown through all the fog.
A number of other folks also watched the fog as it rolled in from the ocean and across Boston Harbor and downtown, no doubt caused by the combination of rapidly rising temperatures after the storm had passed.
Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..
The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how the truck, registered in Hartford, CT and driven by a 46-year-old man, crashed into the taxi.
Jim Porter inched his... Read more
A "ghost bike" now marks the spot at Cambridge and Spice streets where Owen McGrory of Chelsea died in a collision with a garbage truck earlier this month.
Some people wanted to leave something besides flowers to remember the crash for which the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death:
An elderly man, taken away in bad shape, around 11:40 a.m., near 500 Rutherford Ave. Not a hit and run.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office tonight identified the bicyclist who died in a collision with a garbage truck on Thursday as Owen McGrory, 30, of Chelsea,
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim as a 30-year-old man from Chelsea. They have yet to publicly release his name to allow for family notification.
Ricky Prezioso, 42, of Swampscott, told police he thought he hit a pothole at the intersection of Cambridge and Spice streets while making trash pickups around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prezioso was arraigned today... Read more
Police are looking for two men who didn't like the cut of each other's jib and so took out guns and began firing at each other, around 2:45 p.m. in the project between Medford Street and Walford Way. Both then ran away.
They're described as Hispanic men, one in a black hoodie with a pony tail, the other in a red hoodie. Police have found... Read more
UPDATE: Truck found in parking lot in industrial area along Railroad Street in Revere, towed to Boston as evidence. NECN reports the driver has also been found and is being questoned; Boston Police say no charges at this time. Jesse Haley notes the truck belongs to an East Boston company.
A bicyclist was pronounced dead around 1:40 p.m. after being... Read more