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 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 Japanese chain that specializes in fresh cream puffs. The board votes tomorrow morning whether to grant a food serving license.
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.
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.
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 County. However, the Globe reports Hernandez is the John Doe listed in the ruling.
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 pointed out towards the street.
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 they remained apart."
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 stores: So far, CVS stores at 333 Washington St., downtown, and 631 Washington St. in Chinatown, the Rite-Aid at 100 Cambridge St. and a drug store in South Boston have been swept by police.
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 2 a.m., then fled to New York and from there to the Dominican Republic.