By - 8/2/13 - 12:10 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating an incident shortly after midnight on Thursday in which two gunman burst into an apartment at 65 Westland Ave., beat the occupants, then left with money.

Both suspects were black, police say, adding:

One of the suspects is described as being approximately 6'2" wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with black writing on the front, blue jeans, and

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By - 7/25/13 - 8:59 am

Simmons College sent out an alert this morning:

On July 25, 2013 at approximately 4:45am, Boston Police responded to an armed robbery where a handgun was allegedly displayed by two suspects. The Boston Police described the suspects as males wearing all black clothing. This occurred on the footbridge in the Fens Park across from the rear of the Museum of Fine Arts. The victim was

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By - 7/21/13 - 11:18 pm

First Ward Committee to Endorse in Mayoral Race

Boston, MA -- The Ward 21 Democratic Committee officially endorsed Councilor Mike Ross for Mayor on Thursday. The committee, made up of Democratic activists from parts of the Allston, Brighton, and Fenway neighborhoods, cited Ross’ innovative ideas as key to the endorsement.

“Councilor Ross stood out in a field of several qualified candidates as the one... Read more

By - 7/14/13 - 9:17 pm


We don't know what you did, but as Steve Annear shows us, the music hall is not amused, so cut it out.... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 3:09 pm

Around 2:45 p.m. Leslie Kinzel tweets:

Sirens, lights, placid announcer voice saying there's an emergency in the building, please exit.

Didn't last long. At 3:03, Dusto Masterson tweeted:

They've let us back in at the MFA. Guards are unsure of exact problem, but speculate something minor such as a kitchen fire.

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By - 7/4/13 - 2:16 am

Went to see the Sox play the Padres at Fenway tonight. Took the 4:56 p.m. Commuter Rail from Worcester to Yawkey Station. Left the game a little early to catch the 10:30 p.m. train back to Worcester. Uponarrival at the Yawkey T platform the digital news sign was posting "Train not moving in Worcester, presently 85 mins late" then each min we waited, the time... Read more

By - 7/1/13 - 9:05 am

With MBTA management silent, what better way to get answers for the daily "E"xcuses than to ask an operator? It was brought to my attention that the elusive Huntington Ave construction is actually occurring somewhere on Route 9 in Brookline. The thought on the T's part is that this will cause traffic to back up all the way into Boston - even if it... Read more

By - 6/27/13 - 12:21 pm

David Bernstein talks to Michael Nichols, one of the numerous candidates running to replace Mike Ross as district 8 councilor in the fall elections.

By - 6/12/13 - 11:32 am

The owners of An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St., say they're giving the bar a mathematical name in the hopes of attracting all the science nerds who now live in the area, but othewise aren't planning any major changes to the watering hole.

The new name, Arc, comes from the geometrical notion of a curve, bar attorney Karen Simao told the Boston Licensing Board today.... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 7:12 pm

RossThe City Council on Wednesday considers a request by Councilor and mayoral candidate Mike Ross for a hearing to grill NStar officials about the Sunday blackout, which he said came "despite assurances of safety upgrades and additional installation of materials to prevent future outages" following last year's transformer explosion and... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 10:36 am

Kenmore busway a bit crowded this AM. Photo by Nikki.Kenmore busway a bit crowded this AM. Photo by Nikki.

Downed wires at Copley and the resulting fire around 10 a.m. mean no service and lots of grumpy commuters... Read more

By - 6/9/13 - 7:58 am

UPDATE: Power began coming back along Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.; BPD was maintaining officers in the area just in case.

The Back Bay and parts of the South End and Fenway went dark again overnight in its second major blackout in a little more than a year, when an underground cable feeding the Scotia Street substation failed around 3:15 a.m.

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By - 6/7/13 - 8:33 am
Milk vs. bridge, bridge wins on Storrow Drive

Rob Colonna and other inbound commuters had a sour experience on Storrow Drive this morning due to an epic battle between a milk truck and a bridge. As ever, the bridge won - one wonders how the driver failed to realize the bridge would skim the top off his truck. No word if he received a ticket for a mooving violation.... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 9:53 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports An Tua Nua becomes just a memory this weekend.

By - 6/4/13 - 8:22 pm

Wanted for bank robberyPolice and the FBI have released photos of the man they say held up the Bank of America branch at 250 Huntington Ave. around 10 a.m. on Monday.

He's described as white and 5'10" to 6' with a medium build. He wore a white... Read more

By - 5/31/13 - 5:30 pm

The Globe reports Boston Cab, the company that was the focus of its recent series on the local cab industry got a visit today from IRS agents, accompanied by other law-enforcement officers who went in with their guns drawn.

By - 5/29/13 - 11:57 am

Umbrella scooter

Dev photographed this umbrella-wielding scooter rider on Mass. Ave., scooting away from Boylston during the morning rush hour.... Read more

By - 5/26/13 - 6:00 pm
Bus in the wrong place on Storrow Drive

Ed Hatfield captured the scene yesterday on the entrance to Storrow Drive from the Bowker Overpass:

I would hate to drive in any big city in anything bigger than a sedan. Why doesn't GPS warn these guys? I think this guy was trying a U turn and got stuck. There is a very small cut through just to the left.

At least he didn't... Read more