Downtown

By - 3/2/11 - 6:26 am

Boston Police report two men were shot outside 285 Tremont St. around 2 a.m. Both got themselves to Boston Medical Center, where one died.

Two men were arrested following the shootings - additional gunfire inside a garage at 275 Tremont St. - but have not been charged with the murder. Andrew Flonory, 26, of Brockton and Joshua Hollis, 22, of Cambridge, were both charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. They were scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court.

By - 2/28/11 - 2:34 pm

Three North Shore men were convicted today of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Jose Alicea of Hyde Park during a beatdown outside Club 33 in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. A fourth man pleaded guilty to the charge last month.

Four more men still await trial on charges they helped kill Alicea and beat his friends in a post-funeral brawl during which the attackers all wore black tuxedos with red vests.

By - 2/28/11 - 1:57 pm

Christina Prignano reports Spare Change Guy is now wandering around Government Center asking for $1.

By - 2/28/11 - 6:52 am

And books and chairs, the Globe reports.

By - 2/27/11 - 11:05 am

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Historygradguy captured this 'orrifying visage outside the Garden last night.

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By - 2/26/11 - 1:35 pm

Pro-choice at the PruPro-choice at the Pru

John Anthony (above) and Kevin Gilnack photographed today's Walk for Choice through Allston, Roxbury, the Back Bay and downtown.

Marchers on the CommonMarchers on the Common

By - 2/25/11 - 2:20 pm

Press Pass Tv is a nonprofit organization that engages youth in advocacy journalism to tell the stories of communities working for change. Jean Grae performed at the 3rd Eye open 11th Hip Hop Festival. Press PassTv was able to catch Jean before her performance. She discussed her record sales and her old school flavor. Jean described how she maintained her own identity and how we all have a responsibilty to ourselves to follow our bliss.

By - 2/24/11 - 4:12 pm

GedeusGedeusBoston Police report arresting two men for a knifepoint robbery last night and say they expect to charge the pair for "numerous other robberies" on and near the Common.

Tommy Gedeus, 20, and Christian Ruiz, 18, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and resisting arrest shortly after 7 p.m. after two officers noticed them being chased by a third man. The two disregarded police orders to stop and instead tried fleeing into the Park Street T stop, where they were collared at the fare gates, police say.

By - 2/23/11 - 4:52 pm

Residents of a Tremont Street condo building say lengthening hours at Sal's Pizza next door would bring the wrong element back onto the street.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Sal's, open for about nine months now at 150 Tremont St., extend its hours from 10 p.m. to midnight.

By - 2/23/11 - 3:44 pm

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery is drawing up plans for "taps on tables" that would let customers pour their own beer.

First, though, the restaurant will drop the brewery part of its name as it removes its current beer-making setup. And then it will have to convince neighboring residents and the Boston Licensing Board to approve the novel - for Boston - method of beer sales.

A remodeling proposal for Stuart Street restaurant went before the licensing board today. Rock Bottom attorney Matthew Fogelman said the restaurant will later file for permission for table taps, after he and his clients meet with the Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association on March 9.

Board member Suzanne Ianella said she was looking forward to hearing how the taps on the table would work, in particular how the restaurant would bar inappropriate behavior, such as minors gaining access to the beer.

By - 2/22/11 - 2:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting a homeless man yesterday on charges he swiped a guy's backpack from the South Station food court earlier in the day.

Police say workers at the Pine Street Inn uncovered the backpack and the laptop inside it when two men entered the shelter and began arguing:

By - 2/21/11 - 5:32 pm

Alex Jones reports a man was stabbed around 5:15 p.m.. Jones says he was taken, alert and conscious, to the hospital. AlertNewEngland reports he was stabbed in the chest.

UPDATE: Jones reports police are looking for a Hispanic male, 5'8" with a heavy build, black jacket and black knit cap and a pierced lip - possibly heading toward Cambridge on the Red Line.

By - 2/18/11 - 8:35 am

Last night, Cathelyne marveled at four women in micro-skirts, appearing somewhat lost at the North Station T stop and a bit unsteady on the high heels they were wearing.

By - 2/17/11 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports the YMCA has canceled its plans for a new center on the Greenway, meaning the Greenway score is now:

           Rising costs and economic downturn: 4
Large new cultural and community institutions: 0

By - 2/17/11 - 6:59 am

John Carroll informs us of the events of Sept. 26, 1911, when Houdini walked from Long Wharf to Keith's Theatre on Washington Street, where he had himself chained inside a 1,600-pound sea creature - nobody was quite sure what it was - and escaped, after nearly being overhwhelmed by the fumes from the arsenic a taxidermist had used to delay the thing's decomposition.

By - 2/16/11 - 11:12 pm

Stabbing scenePolice investigate stabbing; little yellow cone marks the location.

Courtney Sacco reports a man, 23, was stabbed around 12:30 this morning outside New York Pizza, 224 Tremont St. Workers at the pizza place, spotting "blood squirting up the left side of his chest," grabbed towels and tried to slow the bleeding, according to a police report.

Sacco reports the man was taken to Tufts Medical Center with what initially appeared to be a fatal stab wound. Police are looking for three possible suspects, one a black male in his early 20s who fled in a black car.

Photo copyright Courtney Sacco. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/13/11 - 8:09 pm

Boston Police report officers had to obtain a search warrant for a man's "body cavity" yesterday after they noticed "a clear plastic bag protruding from his buttocks" while booking him for distribution of cocaine and he refused to remove it:

Once the warrant was secured, the suspect was taken to the hospital where a doctor retrieved a large plastic bag containing ten (10) individually wrapped plastic bags, and eight (8) loose pieces of crack cocaine.

By - 2/12/11 - 11:39 am

Train bridge

Historygradguy has been ambling about downtown and the West End at night. Above, he captured the train bridge into North Station; below, the Zakim.

Zakim

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