Federal officials say Suffolk Downs bettors who wanted to avoid taxes on their winnings knew they could count on Gary Boyar to help them out - by cashing in their tickets and filling out the required tax forms with his dead father's social-security number, in exchange for 10% of the receipts.
A federal grand jury in Boston indicted Boyar earlier this month on charges of... Read more
Boston Police report arresting one of the two people found at a fire on a vacant lot in August on a charge that he attacked the other victim of the fire - who remains hospitalized.
Walter Castellon, 27, was scheduled for arraignment today in East Boston District Court for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police say, adding he could face additional charges.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries in a fire that erupted shortly before 10 a.m. at 35 White St. The fire apparently started in a third-floor deck and spread to the roof, the department says, estimating damage at $500,000. Investigators are still working to determine the cause.
Boston Police report women were attacked in East Boston last night and this morning.
Police say the first attack, around 11:45 p.m. happened at Princeton and Putnam streets. The suspect is a black Hispanic or Mediterranean man, about 5'6" with a stocky build. He wor jeans and a light gray sweatshirt with the sleeves rolled up. He ran down Putnam, then may have gotten... Read more
The Blue Line ran out of juice around 5:30 p.m., just in time for the afternoon rush.
Boston Police are looking for a pregnant woman who, they say, robbed somebody at knifepoint around 1:45 p.m. today on Havre Street in East Boston - after apparently finishing up some business in the clerk's office at East Boston District Court.
She's described as white, with long hair and long fingernails - and the sort of belly one gets from being six months pregnant. She... Read more
In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!
State Police report an "overheight" truck tried to get into the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston around 11:15 a.m. but didn't get far after causing some damage to the tunnel roof and shutting one lane.
The truck that struck the ceiling is a 2008 Freightliner owned by McCoy National Lease Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was towing a trailer owned by Primestar Trucking LLC... Read more
The East Boston Times reports on the impending suit over a fuel spill apparently caused by a worker falling asleep while he was "jamming the dead man."
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a Meridian Street Chinese restaurant to shut for seven days after police once again found it serving food after it was supposed to be closed for the night.
The board levied the unusually stiff punishment against Canton Eatery, 339 Meridian St. after a hearing Tuesday at which police responding to neighborhood complaints about disturbances near the place found... Read more
In East Boston, that is.
A Revere woman was charged with stealing copies of some of her criminal records out of East Boston District Court this week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Nicole DiFazi, 24, allegedly entered the clerk's office Monday and asked for copies of some of the records in her criminal file. The DA's office says:
Clerk's office staff told Boston Police that Difazi was rude... Read more
Scott Eisen was at Logan this afternoon to watch the president arrive on Air Force One en route to fundraisers at Symphony Hall and in the South End.
Not everybody was pleased to see Obama in Boston. Mediacrity photographed protesters, who included Occupiers, Palestinian supporters and some Republicans.
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Boston Police report a 19-year old found at Marion and Bennington streets shortly before midnight was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.
Boston Police report officers monitoring a possible drug transaction wound up arresting a Randolph man on weapons charges instead.
Police say Michael Stroll, 22, came under the watchful eyes of drug officers around 8:15 p.m. Monday as part of a patrol at the Shore Plaza project based on complaints from residents about drug dealing:
While monitoring the transaction, officers observed one of the individuals... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report a man who "suddenly entered" the tracks at Maverick shortly before service ended early this morning died. Police say he was white, 47.