The owner of the now shuttered Purple Shamrock across from Faneuil Hall says he's in a furious search to find a new location in which to revive the watering hole.
"After 34 years, we'd like to open up another Purple Shamrock," Michael Glynn told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.
UPDATE: Citizens Connect for the win - The DPW now reports National Grid has removed the upended cone and put a proper cover on the hole.
Yesterday, we introduced you to the Jammed-In Cone of Atlantic Avenue Complaint. Somebody at City Hall promptly marked the complaint "closed" and noted "Taken care of."
Only as you can see from the above photo, taken this morning, City Hall has a different definition of "taken care of" than your average concerned citizen does, since the cone is still there, uglifying the up-and-coming Wharf District neighborhood. City Hall promptly marked this complaint "closed" as well, but this time explained that "taken care of" actually means reporting the problem to National Grid, since it's a gas-company hole and so something the city of Boston is powerless to do anything about.
MBTA say this guy is wanted for indecent assault and battery for an incident that happened last Tuesday at Park Street.
According to police, "a female victim was inappropriately assaulted" by him while they were getting on a C trolley.
He's described as 25-30. In addition to his red T-shirt, he wore a gray hoodie with black horizontal stripes, blue jeans and sneakers.
If you know him and are disgusted, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
WBUR reports on plans to finally hide that ugly blank front wall of the Garden with two mixed-use buildings featuring retail space, offices and, of course, 500 luxury apartments and a 200-room hotel.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace notes somebody made sure Red Auerbach was ready for today's opening Bruins/Rangers playoff game.
Transit Police report a surveillance camera captured a man in the act of stealing a worker's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 phone out of a North Station information booth around 12:20 p.m. last Thursday.
They've posted a series of the photos in the hopes of tracking down the man, whom they describe as white, about 35, 5'5" to 5'7" with a heavy build. He was wearing a blue, long-sleeved shirt with a black and blue stripped tie and black pants and had a black backpack.
The Boston Licensing Board last week ordered Grand Canal, 57 Canal St., to shut for five days as punishment for a March 24 incident in which one bouncer was videoed repeatedly kicking a customer in the head and in which a second bouncer inflicted severe enough injuries on three other patrons to warrant sending them to the hospital as well.
Shortly before 9 a.m., firefighters and police responded to 16 North St., which houses the UBurger across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, on a report of a guy on the roof, just sitting there, dangling his feet off the edge of the building.
Erin B. snapped the resulting traffic jam on North Street, which ended not long after firefighters made their way to the roof and determined the guy was just a maintenance worker doing some maintenance, as maintenance workers are wont to do.
A video showing a Grand Canal bouncer stomping a patron's head grabbed public attention, but police say a second bouncer inflicted the injuries that sent three other bar customers to the hospital early on March 24.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, BPD Officer Daniel Nash said that while Grand Canal bouncer Sidney Phillips, 31, of Avon, has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - his shod foot - the other bouncer has yet to be identified, other than being short, black, bald and goateed. Bar manager David Murray, however, told the board today he knows who the bouncer was and that he promptly fired both him and Phillips.
Seems a group of Leafs fans got jumped after Saturday's game at the Garden - and one of them was punched into unconsciousness.
"I had a cat scan done, I got three staples in the back of my head, swollen cheek, cut the inside my mouth, and concussed. I don't remember the end of the game because of it."
Kelly photographed workers doing something at the Filene's Memorial Hole this morning.
Todd English getting refinanced; will use part of fresh cash to pay taxman, landlord over failed Faneuil Hall restaurantBy adamg - 4/30/13 - 12:18 pm
Todd English is refinancing his culinary empire, which now stretches from Charlestown to Las Vegas. Locally, the infusion of money means English will be able to pay the state of Massachusetts and the company that operates Faneuil Hall back payments for Kingfish Hall, which closed under a cloud of acrimony last year.
Ron Chorney, CFO of Todd English Enterprises, Inc., gave the financial update to the Boston Licensing Board this morning, at a hearing to request more time to sell the restaurant's main remaining asset - its liquor license.