Jocelyn watched the sunset from the base of the Bunker Hill Monument, along with Col. Prescott, who maintained a rather stony visage through it all.
Boston Police said tonight that Ryan "Duce" Morrissey has died.
Morrissey, 17, and Jamie Lawton, 19, were shot Wednesday night on Main Street. Police say they continue to investigate the shooting and are asking for help from the public to find the shooters.
Several hundred Charlestown residents gathered Friday for a prayer vigil for Morrissey.
Around 9:40 p.m. outside 274 Main St. At least one of the victim's injuries were severe enough to have the homicide unit called in, just in case.
On Thursday morning, a rider on the 93 bus handed driver Richard Cooper a wallet that was just sitting there - a wallet with $1,735 in it. Cooper, who has worked for the T for 28 years, gave the wallet to an inspector at Sullivan Square station, who handed it over to a supervisor at the Charlestown garage. The T reports:
On Friday, the wallet's owner, a Charlestown woman, was reunited with her wallet and the $1,735. She had called the T to report the missing wallet. After the woman verified her name and the wallet's contents, Bus supervisor Michelle Smallcomb handed it to a very happy Jazmine Tucker. She told the supervisor she was on her way to the bank when she left the wallet behind.
Mucka Finyardi looked across the water and Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf the other night.
You get to do lots of travel and you never have to worry about getting caught in traffic. The Right Honourable Philip Hammond, Her Majesty's foreign secretary, popped into town today to take a look at the windmill blade testing facility in Charlestown, as one does.
As Ian shows us, he got an escort by staties and BPD to speed him to and from Charlestown.
Boston Police report that when officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force went to speak to a group of teens standing in front of 49 Walford Way around noon on Monday, one of the teens:
The Boston Fire Department reports seven people were injured on a boat that had just finished refueling off 100 Terminal St. in Charlestown around 5:45 p.m.
At least two people were transported to a local hospital with burns.
Firefighters used extinguishers to put out the fire on the boat, a 38' Wellcraft Cuddy Cabin boat, the department says, adding the boat stayed afloat.
The state Gaming Commission voted today to pick the Wynn proposal for Everett over the Mohegan Sun proposal for Suffolk Downs, with three of the four commissioners saying Wynn's proposal would be better for the area, workers and the environment.
Commission members said Wynn proved it had greater capital to ensure its project could get built and then run through challenging economic times - and would spend more money locally than Mohegan Sun. Also, if Wynn doesn't build, the contaminated, empty site on which it would be built would stay a contaminated, empty site.
UPDATE: Noor ordered held without bail pending a Sept. 17 hearing on violating conditions in his conviction on the attack last year, the DA's office reports.
Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say began beating another man who wouldn't give him money at the Sullivan Square T stop around 12:15 a.m. today.
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of a Japanese place in Chinatown for $75,000.
Boston Police report a guy who'd just robbed the Main Street Tedeschi at gunpoint shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday went across the street to Charlestown Liquors and tried sticking it up as well:
Traffic across the Tobin Bridge came to a halt around 10 a.m. when a man being pursued by Chelsea Police jumped out of a livery car, went to the side of the bridge and jumped.
Ted Pendergast reports he got caught in safety netting set up for the bridge repainting project. He'd brought a knife with him and tried cutting through the netting, but first responders managed to get to him before he could. They "packaged" him and put him in an ambulance for transport to a nearby hospital.
A T bus (maybe a 111) died on its way across the Tobin shortly after 7 a.m., forcing its riders to transfer to a 426 bus in mid-span - some 254 feet above the Mystic River. A.P. Blake, who shot the video, reports:
We're about to transfer passengers from one bus to another... IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOBIN!
Just blocked traffic across Tobin for a solid minute. Moving now.
J.L. Bell reports a cannon that has been in the chamber atop the Bunker Hill Monument since the 1840s is being removed today for restoration. But it's unclear where it will wind up once it's spruced up, he writes.
Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.