Station and intersection all blocked up. Medical emergency.
Memo to Rolling Stone: Whitey Bulger's not from Dorchester, and Dorchester kids aren't "Southies."... Read more
These workers are shoveling snow on the roof of a garage/office building, five stories up, on Lincoln Street today with no safety equipment in sight! Standing right next to the edge! Is this allowed? Someone call OSHA before there is a terrible accident.
Peter Castillo, 31, of Salem, was arraigned today on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Stephen Perez, Jr. on April 28, 2012 in a Tremont Street parking lot, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
[Assistant District Attorney David] Fredette told the court that Perez, a U.S. Army veteran who served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was out with friends in... Read more
Peter Castillo, 26, of Salem, was arrested Thursday in the Dominican Republic and returned to the US to face charges he gunned down Stephen Perez in a Tremont Street parking garage on April 28, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Castillo, who has been on the lam since 2012, arrived in the US this morning and is being held in a... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't get a look at Aaron Hernandez's cell phone because it's now in the possession of his lawyers and forcing them to hand it over would violate attorney/client privilege and Hernandez's right against self incrimination.
A ruling released today does not name Hernandez and says only that the case involves a grand jury investigation in Suffolk... Read more
Melissa Palardy reports she heard multiple shots around 3:38 a.m. in the area of Essex Street. Another resident reports via e-mail hearing "a flurry of bullets, maybe 15 or so, from what sounds to be small handgun(s?) in three bursts."
A weary-eared citizen complains about the alarm system at the Empire Garden dim-sum place on Washington Street, kitty corner from Lagrange:
The alarm from this building has been going off every night for the last week and no one comes to turn it off. There are many residents complaining about it going off for many hours at a time. It has a bull horn... Read more
Paul Levy, who knows something about failing hospitals, having become CEO of Beth Israel just as the state wanted to shut it down, takes a look at the proposed merger of Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center - and how to keep the merger from simply becoming " a case of strapping two leaky lifeboats together, leading to a faster demise than if... Read more
Looks like that unusual round and long vacant Church of All Nations on Tremont Street is for sale. So what would you do with a round building with 10,000, um, square feet of space? Grain elevator? World's largest Spirograph set?
UPDATE: Around 5:15 p.m., somebody called in a bomb threat the the CVS at 942 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park - which was the ninth or tenth drug-store bomb threat of the day. About ten minutes later, a bomb threat was phoned into the CVS on Market Street in Brighton.
Somebody is keeping BPD busy this afternoon by calling in bomb threats to drug... Read more
Around 9:45 p.m. at Essex Street and Harrison Avenue, by one of several men who approached the couple and displayed what appeared to be a gun handle.
He's described as black, about 5'6" and 130 lbs., with a scar under his left eye and wearing a large backpack.
The US Marshals Service has added Peter Castillo, wanted for the shooting death of Stephen Perez on Tremont Street on April 28, 2012, to its 15-most-wanted list of fugitives - and says it is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
Police say Castillo shot Perez, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, in the back during a brawl around... Read more
Transit Police report that when a guy who'd just been nabbed for fare piggybacking at Chinatown yesterday pulled out his wallet to show officers some ID, they noticed something else in his billfold:
As [Derrick] Burrus was retrieving his identification from his wallet officers noticed a glassine baggy containing a white rock like substance consistent with that of crack cocaine. Burrus attempted to quickly... Read more
The security director at Royale, 279 Tremont St., acknowledged today that even after he learned a woman said she had been groped by somebody on the dance floor, he never called police.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish the club for that - and for the alleged Aug. 10 attack by an 18-year-old Boston high-school student. The student, meanwhile, faces potential criminal... Read more
Matthew Jennings, who ran the Farmstead cheese-shop-turned-bistro in Providence, plans to open a restaurant in the new Radian building, where the Dainty Dot factory used to be, 120 Kingston St.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Jennings's attorney, William Ferrullo, said Townsman would focus on "fresh local seafood, meats, produce, etc.," similar to the farm-to-table fare for which Farmstead is known. Unlike ... Read more
Tufts University Police report a woman was standing at Kneeland and Washington streets around 1:30 p.m. today when:
A hispanic or light skinned black male approached her, exposed himself and rubbed his genitals on her thigh. He then entered a gold colored sedan, driven by another male and fled down Stuart Street towards Tremont Street.... Read more