The Globe reports Vornado Realty Trust, which left a giant gaping sore in the heart of downtown, is pulling out of the Suffolk Downs casino proposal because state officials dared to ask it for detailed financial information on its executives, to make sure they aren't actually organized crime figures or illegal ivory importers or something.... Read more
If a casino comes to Boston, it will arrive with the full-throated support of Boston's mayor and East Boston's city counselor, representative, and senator. Our local leaders – including those who grew up here and know Eastie the best – risked everything they'd helped East Boston become and threw their support behind the statewide casino bill and the idea of expanded gambling at Suffolk Downs.... Read more
Boston Police report a would-be robber who fled a Meridian Street Mobil station empty handed when the clerk started yelling at him is wanted for at least eight other holdups in Chelsea, Everett and Lynn since the beginning of February.
The man - black, middle aged, wearing a gray hoodie, a... Read more
The Boston Fire Department's arson squad is investigating a first-floor fire at 170 Maverick St., reported around 9 p.m. that sent a woman to the hospital with serious burns. The Red Cross estimates 45 people were briefly displaced by the fire before being allowed back into their homes.... Read more
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As you read this, a committee hand-picked by Mayor Menino is behind closed doors figuring out how much Caesars and Suffolk Downs will have to pay the city back for building a casino that sucks income from local businesses while increasing its crime, traffic, pollution and gambling addiction rates. It's... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board last week gave Cafe Gigu, 102 Meridian St., permission to stay open until 1 a.m.
The cafe had previously had to shut at 9:30 p.m. Owner Gina Guerrero told the board she'd been getting increasing number of requests from customers for a place where they could unwind later or even hold business meetings.
The mayor's office supported the general idea,... Read more
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more
Boston Police report five street holdups in the Maverick area between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. since last Thursday.
In all of the cases, victims were approached by two or more men, who then relieved them of their cash and, if they have them, cell phones. In two cases, the robbers wore black and white bandanas; also in two cases, the robbers displayed handguns.... Read more
A pair of alleged thieves in East Boston proved no match for the mettle of Boston and Chelsea coppers, who arrested them on charges they stole galvanized steel from an East Boston marina.
Allegedly unfortunately for Bryan Narbonne, 27, of Braintree, and local boy Brandon Ferris, 27, somebody noticed them breaking into the White Marine yard Saturday morning and then loading a U-Haul truck with... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.