At least as of 6:30 p.m., no Snow Emergency or Parking Ban has been declared in Boston.
The news is unlikely to please either the East Boston resident who filed a formal complaint asking for action against somebody who "moved our space saver and stole our shoveled spot" or the person in Dorchester who filed a formal complaint asking for action against neighbors "still using space savers leaving residents who stopped using them when we were supposed to with very limited parking."
CommonWealth reports not only is volume up on the Silver Line into the city - for which Massport says it will eventually pay so riders don't have to - but it's up on the Silver Line to the airport, for which people still have to pay.
Five Massport workers were arrested today on charges they took bribes from cab drivers seeking to evade the airport's normal queue for passengers, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, State Police and Massport announced.
Officials say the five "cab starters" let cabbies who slipped them $20 to $40 jump ahead of other drivers - although they add some of the five accepted scratch tickets, cigarettes and other items instead of money:
Police say two women were asleep around 4:45 a.m.:
The residents were awoken by a suspect who was standing in their bed room. The suspect indecently touched both female victims who awoke and the suspect fled out a window. The victims were able to give a limited description of a white non Hispanic or a light skinned Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, possibly light facial hair, medium height, wearing dark clothing, possibly sweatpants. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
The Globe reports two East Boston boys, 5 and 8, were rushed to the hospital this afternoon with carbon-monoxide poisoning after they took refuge from the cold in a car with a blocked exhaust pipe.
Unlike two earlier incidents, which left a boy and a man dead, the two are expected to survive. Officials urged residents to make sure car exhausts are clear before getting into them for warmth while shoveling snow. In a statement, Mayor Menino said:
I'm also calling on residents to look out for your neighbors, especially those New Bostonians who have come to our city from warmer climates. Please reach out to these neighbors, and make sure they understand the dangers this much snowfall brings, and how quickly carbon monoxide can claim a life.
My heart goes out to the family who lost a loved one today. Our public health, public safety and public school officials are providing support to the victim's family. We are doing all we can to ensure the loss of life stops here, and ask everyone in our city to help us in that pursuit.
Firefighters rushed to 269 Sumner St., a three-story residential and commercial building at the corner with Orleans Street - just 50 yards from a firehouse. Firefighters were ordered off the roof.
The Fire Department reports 21 residents were displaced. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Roving UHub photographer Rose captured the scene this afternoon on Webster Street in East Boston, where storm-ravaged residents were forced into desperate measures.
Kevin Davis reports he was on Delta flight 2101 around 4:30 p.m., getting ready to taxi to the runway en route to Atlanta, when the plane stopped:
Sitting in a plane on the tarmac at BOS surrounded by fire trucks. I don't think this one is taking off anytime soon. ...
Turns out plane was on fire. Fire is out, deplaning now onto runway at BOS. Fun.
More specifically, the brakes started smoking.
Anyone know how many frequent flier miles you get when your airplane catches fire?
City and state officials formally broke ground today on a luxury-housing project along Marginal Street and Pier One.
The first of seven buildings in the $46-million Portside at Pier One project is a five-story apartment building with 176 units - 26 designated as "affordable" - along with ground-floor retail space. It's due to open next spring. Ultimately, the project will include a total of 550 apartments.
Construction began in 2006, then stalled along with the economy.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started in the basement of 29 Leyden St. shortly before 2 p.m. displaced six residents and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. There were no injuries.
Police say the victim was visiting with Tatibayev's roommate in their 161 Cottage St. apartment when:
An altercation between the victim and his friend’s roommates broke out. During the altercation, the victim says one of the roommates stole his watch and stabbed him.
Police say they found Tatibayev in the area and in possession of the victim's watch. Officers found a knife in his bedroom. He was charged with armed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
The department says water got into basements in six to eight triple deckers along Sumner and that power was shut off to roughly 50 buidlings. NStar, the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, the Boston Fire Victims Assistance Unit and the Red Cross are on scene.
Yesterday, it was a fire, today it was leaking fuel, this time on a plane getting ready to taxi to a runway for takeoff, WBZ tweets. Both are 787 Dreamliners.
The Boston Fire Department reports a technician walking through the plane after it had landed and passengers had deplaned noticed smoke, eventually traced to the compartment on the plane's underside.
Separately, hazmat crews and the Boston Police bomb squad responded to Horace Street, where somebody was thought to have committed suicide with a potentially dangerous chemical or gas. BFD hazmat crews determined no public hazard existed and turned the matter over to BPD.
MBTA Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say approached somebody at the Bremen Street entrance to the Airport T stop on Dec. 22 and "offered to sell him a .40 caliber and/or a .380 caliber firearm."
One is black, about 6'2" with a Pirates cap, dark parka with a fur-lined hood, jeans and sneakers. The other is Hispanic, 5'6" to 5'8" with a small mustache, wearing a blue leather jacket with white stripes down the arms and across the chest with some type of symbol on the upper left chest.
Know them? Contact T police at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via the SeeSay app or text to 873873.
Boston Police report the Mobil gas station at 470 Meridian St. was held up around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday by a guy with a shotgun. A clerk told police the suspect "entered the store, pointed a shotgun at him and demanded money."
If he looks familiar, contact A-7 detectives at 617-343-4234 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire shortly after 10 p.m. at 61 Eutaw St. brought firefighters, EMTs and police.
The fire, which started in a mattress, is now being looked at by arson investigators, the department says, adding that while EMTs were brought in to evaluate four residents - two of whom were taken to the hospital - police were summoned "for assistance with an occupant."
A Puerto Rican man was arrested at Logan Airport Friday after State Police found more than eight pounds of cocaine in the wheelchair on which he rolled into the terminal, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Emannuelli Rojas-Moraza, 33, of Carolina, PR, was detained at Terminal E by state troopers at the request of Homeland Security and US Customs agents. According to prosecutors:
Boston Police report officers who followed the plaintive pings of a stolen MacBook to a repair shop on Meridian Street last week found a cache of weaponry in the pickup truck of the guy who'd allegedly brought the laptop in.
Peter Hilliard, 48, of Halifax, now faces a magazine's worth of charges related to the guns, which include a Bushmaster rifle and a Sig Sauer pistol, police say. A judge in East Boston District Court set bail at $50,000.
Police say Hilliard stole the laptop in a housebreak somewhere outside of Boston, then brought it to a wireless store at 247 Meridian St. Police say thanks to the tracking software on the laptop, officers were waiting when Hilliard returned to pick the computer up. They then got a search warrant for his pickup.
The MBTA forwards this photo from the Blue Line repair facility in Orient Heights, where workers have made a Christmas tree out of a "bolster rack" of trucks used to hold the axles of Blue Line cars.