Around 1:50 p.m., outside Spinelli, 282 Bennington St., a man began waving a metal pipe at somebody. The guy, white, wearing tan shorts and no shoes, then sauntered down Bennington toward Central Square, still carrying the pipe. Police nabbed him about an hour later.Read more
A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.
Mike Moura shows that firefighters don't let stupid cars get in the way of water, in this case at the eight-alarm fire in East Boston.Read more
An engine fire in a car parked next to 85 Lexington St. jumped to the house a foot away, causing an eight-alarm conflagration that also damaged two neighboring houses, the Boston Fire Department reports.
Firefighters, who started arriving around 7:20 p.m., were ordered out of the building; BWSC was summoned to try to increase water pressure for all the lines firefighters were aiming at...Read more
To pay tribute to Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy. 7 p.m. today in Central Square.Read more
A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:
I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?
Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are...Read more
Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday on West Eagle Street, between Border and Meridian, by two men who took his phone, wallet and car keys. One of them may have had a gun. Police recovered the phone on Border Street.Read more