The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."
The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.... Read more
UPDATE: After shutting off the gas to the entire building, National Grid said residents - many Northeastern students - could return inside, but that they won't have any gas until after repairs are made tomorrow.
204 Hemenway St., around 9:45 p.m. Both Boston Fire and National Grid teams are on scene.
He's not really working for any charity, the mayor's office reports.
Two men got into a fight around 9:30 p.m. on Boylston Street near Ipswich. When it was over, one man was on the way to a local hospital with stab wounds, the other was on his way in the Back Bay Fens, possibly with an eye injured in the altercation.
sewage vacuum truck caught fire around 10:40 a.m. on Comm. Ave. near Amory Street, sending a plume of black smoke into the air before firefighters arrived to douse the flames.
The fire, of course, caused "severe" delays on... Read more
Stanley Staco reports several students were robbed by three men with guns around 2 a.m. near Clemente Field.
A concerned citizen could take it no more and went out in the rain last night to chronicle the fact that one of those welcome signs still has Tom Menino's name on it.
Update, 9:15 p.m. NStar reports more than 2,500 customers in Boston and Brookline have no power.
An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m., plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.
The outage... Read more
The BSO posted these clips from Andris Nelsons's debut as its music director.
Ric Duarte was among commuters who had plenty of time this morning to consider the impressive sardine-canning of a truck whose driver learned the Bowker Overpass is not meant for his ilk.
Antoinette Antonio reports the box truck is wedged in nice and tight, so it's going to take some work to get it out.
State Police report the driver suffered minor injuries.... Read more
Blauer Manufacturing, based in the Fenway, holds two patents on a lightweight system for concealed armor for police and is suing a New York competitor it alleges sells a product that violates the patents.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Blauer wants a judge to order Spiewak to stop selling the competing product forthwith and... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of the fire-ravaged TC's Lounge on Haviland sell the liquor license to a company that plans a restaurant and music venue in the new Berklee tower on Mass. Ave.
Jeremiah Tracy, manager of the proposed Boston Beats, said he's hoping to recreate the best of the old Wally's - a place where Berklee... Read more
In both cases, the attacker approached the students, struck up a conversation, then demanded their valuables.
Although no weapons were shown in either incident, the suspect indicated he had one.
Northeastern University Police say they are stepping... Read more
A fed-up citizen who lives on Gainsborough Street in the Fenway complains:
Unit 105 have been renting out his condo to people online on a nightly bases! The people staying are completely random! This a quite neighborhood with long term residents something needs to be down about this! This is a residential neighborhood not a hotel! Security for our building has been compromised. Leaving... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square has re-done one of its suits in homage to BU:
The Tech reports the Institute announced the new ban yesterday, after determining that non-MIT student who fell out a window at a Bay State Road fraternity was "intoxicated" despite an MIT ban on liquor at rush-week events.
City officials last year basically banned parties at MIT's Boston frats after an MIT student fell through a skylight.
Northeastern University Police say the woman was walking down Huntington early this morning when the man attacked her and dragged her into an alley next to 578 Huntington Ave.
Police report the attacker fled when the woman screamed and nearby security officers arrived to investigate. Boston Police were called around 4:20 a.m.
The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, 6/2" and 180... Read more