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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 bottle. Police also cited the restaurant for hindering aninvestigation into the brawl. The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.
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.
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 them.
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.
Kevin Franck photographed the scene on his way out:
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.
BPD records show police recovered ballistics around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Chelsea Street between Putnam and Prescott streets.
Wire troubles on the Blue Line mean buses instead of subways between Orient Heights and Wonderland this morning.
UPDATE: You can now donate cash via the East Boston Harborside Community School Council.
UPDATED, 12:20 p.m.
Boston firefighters raced to Webster and Sumner streets around 8:30 a.m. for a fire that fire officials say may have started with a short circuit at 309 Sumner and then spread to 102 Webster and 311 Sumner.
Fire officials say 20 people were displaced from 309 Sumner and 102 Webster. 311 Sumner was not as severely damaged.
Firefighters rushed to 111 Maverick St., around 8:50 a.m. for a fire on the third floor. The fire was knocked down around 9:05 a.m.
An East Boston couple were arraigned on assault and battery and robbery charges yesterday after they allegedly beat a cabbie who wouldn't step on it to get them to a doctor's appointment on the other side of the harbor, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors say Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 31, hailed a medallion cab around 10:50 a.m. on Friday outside the Maverick T stop and asked to be driven to Boston Medical Center. But after crossing under the harbor and getting to Merrimac Street, the couple realized they might not make their 11 a.m. appointment on time: