Don't worry: The movie still has the obligatory shots of the Tobin. The New York Times reflects on the impending "The Equalizer" and why recent Boston movies tend to be about a depressing city beset by crime. With requisite Dennis Lehane quote and bonus fun fact: The Denzel Washington movie was originally going to be set in New York, but Boston won because we're... Read more
WBUR reports on the fate of the horses at Suffolk Downs when the track closes at the end of the month.
State Police report troopers patrolling the lower level of Terminal C around 1 p.m. were approached by concerned citizens who'd just spotted a man drive up to a curbside trash can, put two containers in it and then drive away.
State Police Troopers and [bomb squad] technicians immediately responded, recovered two small containers from a trash can and secured and removed them from the... Read more
The state Department of Transportation today approved a $33-million contract with McCourt Construction Co. to start extending the Silver Line from the Airport T stop to Chelsea. Much of the route will be in a busway built along the former Grand Junction railroad:
State officials expect the initial route, from the airport to Eastern Avenue in Chelsea, to be completed in two years.
In the... Read more
Michael Roorda checked in from Logan Airport around 8 p.m.:
The computer system for customs at Logan went down. So... This is gonna take a while.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the newly renovated McDonald's at 178 Border St. extend its drive-thru closing time from midnight to never.
At a hearing today, the move got "strong support" from both Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Sal LaMattina, whose representatives told the board that the round-the-clock food would be a good fit in an area that already has... Read more
Around 10:15 p.m. Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s with black hair and a ponytail who showed a knife.
An American Airlines flight on its way from Miami to Paris made an unscheduled stop at Logan last night to drop off a French guy who, according to State Police, got trĂ¨s unruly en route and had to be subdued by a federal air marshal.
Edmund Alexandre, 50, of Paris, was taken off Flight 62 and handed over to State Police around 10 p.m. for... Read more
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series,... Read more
Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday at London and Sumner streets.
Around 12:50 a.m. on Falcon Street, per Stanley Staco.
The Blue Line is currently experiencing "severe delays" due to "a signal problem at Orient Heights."
The owner of a Colombian restaurant on Saratoga Street and police traded accusations of insolence at a hearing today on incidents during and following the Colombia/Brazil World Cup match on July 4.
El Kiosko, 972 Saratoga St., was before the Boston Licensing Board to explain a patron brawl just outside its doors and how a customer came to be found holding a nearly full liqueur... Read more
Boston Police report arresting two teens and a Cambridge man on charges of disturbing the peace at 3 a.m. today outside 63 Maverick St.
One of the teens, 17, was also charged with illegal possession of a loaded FIE Corp Titanic .32 Long Caliber gun found when the three ran away from arriving officers, police say.
Officers spoke to individuals in the area who... Read more
UPDATE, 6 p.m. He was found, safe and sound, at Copley station.
Transit Police report officers are once again looking for Jeffrey Cooper, a tall, skinny and autistic teen from East Boston who loves riding the subway.
He was last seen yesterday.
Jeffrey Cooper, of East Boston, is missing again. He's a 19 year old austistic black male than loves trains. He was last seen wearing black shirts, black shoes, a black and red had and carrying a black backpack. I didn't hear the color of hir shirt otherwise I'd share that as well.
Anyhow, if you see someone that resembles Jeffrey Cooper, call 911 and alert... Read more
A suspicious package at Airport on the Blue Line around 8:50 a.m. quickly brought the bomb squad and officers with high-powered weapons and dogs to the station.
Passengers were evacuated from the station and train service was halted.
Around 9:06 a.m., the package was declared not suspicious. A couple minutes later, riders were allowed back into the station and service resumed.
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The Boston Fire Department reports an early morning fire did an estimated $500,000 in damage to a triple decker for sale at 201 Marion St.
There were no injuries in the fire, called in around 2:10 a.m. The cause remains under investigation.