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
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,... Read more
A concerned citizen reports somebody chained two buckets to a light pole at Beach and Oxford streets in Chinatown.
The city reports it promptly sent somebody down to remove the buckets, but did not say what was in them that would make them valuable enough to warrant trying to lock them down.
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... Read more
A peeved citizen complains about a situation on South Street this afternoon:
This car doesn't have a resident sticker and is in a resident spot. I approached her bc I have a resident sticker and was waiting for a spot to open up. She basically told me "so what, not my problem, I have an appointment". Please send meter maid and ticket! Didn't make... Read more
A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail of $1 million - twice what prosecutors asked - for Kareem Smith, 29, who was arrested on charges he shot four people in a Chinatown parking lot early Sunday.
Smith, released June 12 from a 5 1/2-year federal sentence for illegal possession of a loaded gun, opened fire on a crowd of about 100 people in... Read more
UPDATE: Man held on $1 million bail; has different name, address than initially released by police.
Four people were shot outside the Moon Villa Restaurant shortly before 3 a.m.
Boston Police report arresting Kareem Smith, 29, and say he has a record of firearms convictions.
While on patrol, officers heard what appeared to be gun shots outside of the above address. Officers observed... Read more
Boston Police report a woman who was about to get into her car on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown around 8:15 this morning was surprised to see two people sleeping inside it.
Officers arrested Jean Marcellus, 30, of Boston and Nicole Makseyn, 38, of Lexington and charged both with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle. A search of the suspect Marcellus enabled officers to recover... Read more
Beijing Kyoto, 112 South St., will be replaced by a sit-down restaurant serving ramen-noodle soup, assuming the Boston Licensing Board approves.
Koichi Watanabe will re-open the restaurant as Amateras, with 45 seats.
Meanwhile, the new owner of the shuttered Apollo Grill and Sushi, 84 Harrison Ave., says she's extensively remodeling the place so that she can re-open it as a Panera-like bakery cafe, only one... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Chatime, 33 Harrison Ave., to shut for three days as penance for letting employees take over the place after closing on May 19 for an alcohol-enhanced farewell party for some workers going back to China.
At a hearing earlier this week, a police detective testified that, on entering the place around 12:10 a.m., - more than an hour after... Read more