Boston City Council meetings usually conclude with a recitation of recently deceased Bostonians whom councilors wish to remember with a moment of silence. Today's meeting, though, had an added ending: City Council Bill Linehan singing "Danny Boy."
Linehan started the meeting by giving councilors shamrock pins. As the normal council business wound down, an aide brought a guitar up to Linehan's podium at the front...Read more
Transit Police report arresting Marc Meadowcroft, 19, of Revere, today on charges he defaced two old trolleys sitting on an unused track at Boylston station last year by spraying them with his tag of "CIGA."
Meadowcroft now faces 14 counts of felony tagging in Boston Municipal Court, police say.
TD Garden officials found themselves before the Boston Licensing Board today, apologizing for being helpless in the face of a force like Garth Brooks.
More specifically, they were there to answer a police citation for "failure to disperse patrons in a safe, timely and orderly fashion" on the night of Jan. 24. Police say the area around and under the Garden - in particular, North...Read more
Spinorama84 happened upon some carnage in the parking lot between Hurricane O'Reilly's and the Fours on Canal Street this afternoon: One car heavily damaged by ice boulders falling from the building and one with its windshield taken out. No injuries, he reports.
Rise is announcing it will shut for good at the end of April.
As many of you know, our lease expired several years ago and we have been open since on borrowed time.
Itâ€™s been an amazing run of over 16 years which is rare in the club business and even rarer for a club that never served a drop of alcohol. ...
Sarah Rubenstein forwards a pair of photos of a giant icicle coming loose behind her office at 36 Bromfield St. this afternoon.
The first one shows the giant ice spear coming loose. Then, she reports, part of it shattered one of her office's windows, showering a conference room - fortunately empty at the time - with glass and ice.
The second one shows it...Read more
Mayor Walsh is soliciting ideas on how to convert City Hall Plaza from a barren brick wasteland into a place people would actually want to spend time on when it's not being used for concerts, festivals or circus performances.
This is the people's plaza, and weâ€™ve seen how it can bring the City together for international events and community events alike. Iâ€™m looking to our...Read more
Firefighters shut South Station on the Red Line and ordered the power off in both directions on the line until they could find and then extinguish what turned out to be a small trash fire on the tracks about halfway between South Station and Downtown Crossing.
BFD gave the T permission to restore power around 4:15 p.m.
The fire sent smoke into both stations....Read more
The FBI is looking for a man they say robbed two downtown banks last month. Pictures released this week show the guy grinning as he held up the Citibank branch at 70 Summer St. around 10 a.m. on Feb. 18.
The FBI says he also robbed the Citizens Bank branch on Avenue de Lafayette the day before.
He's described as white, tan and...Read more
A homeless man who figured out how to enter one of the Zakim Bridge's towers climbed to the top and stole a 60-lb. airplane warning light last month - the second one he's stolen - State Police charge.
Clifford Beckford, 34, allegedly stashed his newest light at the historic Warren Tavern in Charlestown, after leaving the first light outside the Old State House in downtown...Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, against the Grand Canal on Canal Street for a Jan. 14 incident that ended with a bouncer punching a patron.
Firefighters responded to South Station shortly before 9:30 p.m. for a trash fire on the outbound side of the Red Line. The fire was not on the tracks, it was quickly blasted with some water and that was that, except for the smell of smoke and the delays on the Red Line.Read more
The Fort Pointer reports the set up was:
GoPro mounted on a cheap 2.4 gHz RC car, marked down to $18.50 at Radio Shack.
The car didn't quite make it...Read more