Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he began punching a woman he didn't know sitting next to him on an inbound Orange Line train yesterday afternoon - not long after he exposed himself to another woman.
Anthony Samuel, 25, was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person - the woman he punched in the head and chest was 63... Read more
Ania Wronski asks:
Any ideas on where to take a group of ~10 people to brunch on a friday near the financial district/Chinatown?
Tonight's line of mourners for the Orange Line includes a very special guest, Channel 7's own Dan Hausle, who had a Vine time recording the wait at Downtown Crossing, where riders piled up because of a train that ascended to Valhalla at Chinatown.
Update, 5:58 p.m. Shamus Moynihan reports:
DTX for 25 mins. Train came through too full. Sign saying 4 mins the... Read more
The City Council yesterday approved proposals by Mayor Walsh, that, if they actually go through this time, could lead to major renovations to the Boston Arts Academy, now housed in an old, formerly condemned post-office warehouse in the Fenway and the Josiah Quincy Upper School, housed in a 19th-century former elementary school.
The council approved spending $1.7 million to hire somebody to design a revamped... Read more
The owners of Chatime on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown learn tomorrow whether they can open a bakery specializing in Japanese cream puffs.
Signs in the windows of the proposed Beard Papa's - a couple doors down from Chatime - advertise a February opening.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, representatives of elected city officials supported the proposed cream puffery - part of a... Read more
Cathay Bank, 621 Washington St., around 10:40 a.m. by a very heavyset, short white man, about 50, wearing a red hat, glasses and gray clothes.
UPDATE: Police report arresting Steven Lahti, 40, of Worcester, not long after about a block away on Boylston Street.
Shortly before 3 a.m., at Essex and Chauncy streets, Stanley Staco reports.
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?