Boston Police report a man suffered life-threatening injuries during a fight outside the Greatest Bar that his opponent ended by plunging a knife into him.
The victim, 23, was taken to Mass. General following the stabbing around 1:50 a.m. outside the bar, at 262 Friend St.:
Witnesses reported to officers that the victim was involved in at least two altercations on Friend Street... Read more
The Boston City Archives have posted a collection of photos related to the creation of Government Center in the mid-1960s, including some of the demolition of buildings in old Scollay Square. As you can see above, the JFK building went... Read more
A Red Line train sighed its last, gave up the ghost, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, put its other foot in the grave, went the way of all flesh (metal?), cashed in its chips, went pining for the fjords, bit the big one, cashed out and just generally passed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing this morning. A T spokesman... Read more
Bill Linehan, whose district is at the heart of the city's heroin epidemic, is seeking an ordinance that would raise the cost of a marijuana citation from $100 to $300, at least for people caught smoking in public parks, Boston Magazine reports.
The council considers Linehan's proposal at its regular meeting tomorrow at City Hall. His proposed order reads, in part:
The public consumption... Read more
Eric Esteves reports Emerson's student radio station, WERS, is canceling programs that don't involve music aimed at 9-year-olds:
Rockers and 88.9 at night cancelled based on a directive from Emerson to make the station "a more sustainable source of revenue," and that meant cutting those programs, extending daytime programming, and only leaving the Secret Spot as the one urban program.... Read more
Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.
The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.
The Globe reports Saunders, whose family owns the Park Plaza Hotel, had one of her minions wrangle a valet space for one in front of her office so that she wouldn't have to mix with the hoi polloi when she got out of her Cadillac for work.
Dang Globe sic'ed a reporter to verbally and physically assault her (she claims, in a police report)... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Plaistow, NH man trying to get on a train at North Station yesterday on charges he waved a knife at a conductor on the line last week.
According to police, Eric Foster's ire was raised on the evening of Aug. 9 when his Haverhill train reached the end of the line and a conductor tried to rouse him from... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this morning that the remnants of the Filene's building on the Franklin Street side are now completely gone.... Read more
The Cape Flyer weekend service between South Station and Hyannis was originally going to end Labor Day weekend, but MBTA and Cape officials say it's proven popular enough to warrant the extra weekends:
The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful, attracting a total of 11,031 customers for the period from the beginning of service on Memorial Day weekend... Read more
Stanly Staco reports that around 2:45 a.m., somebody drove into Sal's Pizza, 150 Tremont St. Up until that point, Sal's did walk-in service only. The driver, he says, was uninjured.
Bike Mike adds:
So I watched a black Audi take out a Hubway station on Tremont by the Common and give Sal's Pizza a drive through window... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Transportation surprised many by selecting a developer that wants to build an eight-story, 180-room hotel on the so-called Parcel 9 at Haymarket, rather than a competing apartment/market oriented proposal that had the backing of many local officials and an advisory group.
The Herald reports on the woman who allegedly tried to wrest a five-year-old from her family on a T bus and then allegedly kicked in a window in a Silver Line bus. A mental-health evaluation is in her future.