A South Weymouth man faces charges in two states for allegedly trying to sell stolen Fenway equipment - and Dustin Pedroia's cleats - on a sports-memorabilia auction site.
Jamie Pritchard-Holland, 32, is charged in Boston Municipal Court with two counts of receiving stolen property, specifically, a 380-foot marker from center field, a home plate from the visitor's bullpen, the cleats and Kevin Youkilis's glove, all stolen in April 2010, our Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Pritchard-Holland faces separate charges in New York's Suffolk County, where he was arrested on May 5. The auction site is based there.
Filed on Citizens Connect on Saturday from Huntington Avenue:
Saturday 4/23 Huntington ave traffic at a standstill near the MFA. Perhaps they need to rethink whether making Museum Rd have traffic in both directions was really a good idea.
Sarcasm: the best way to make a complaint.
The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student called campus police to report her Columbus Avenue apartment had been broken into - and that "she found blown up condoms all over the bathroom." A police investigation revealed the student's roommate was trying to play a joke on her.
9-6, and over the Yankees, no less.
The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let the Red Sox begin sales of mixed drinks to the common people at Fenway Park, approving a plan under which five existing beer booths will be outfitted to serve dilute mixed drinks - with no more than an ounce of hard liquor on them.
The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, like the Boston Licensing Board a state agency, may also review the plan, which bars sales in bleacher stands and under which mixed-drink sales would stop two hours after a game starts or after the bottom of the seventh inning, whichever comes first.
What's going on in this photo? Your caption, please (official reason for the photo in the comments).
The Red Sox today submitted plans to the Boston Licensing Board to sell what it said would be diluted mixed drinks at five locations inside the ballpark. In an effort to placate city officials, the team said it would not sell mixed drinks in the bleachers - although officials agreed bleacher fans could easily walk to one of the five other stands where the team does want to sell the liquor.
After meeting with Boston Police, the team also agreed to cut off liquor sales after two hours or the seventh inning, whichever comes first. Currently, the team cuts off beer sales after 2 1/2 hours or the seventh inning.
Turlach MacDonagh spotted this walking Butterball in the yard of the St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine on Boylston Street today.
Paul Myers tweets the bird almost became scattered gizzards this morning:
I almost killed that bird when it was crossing the Pike near the back of Lansdowne this morning,avoided a big accident
Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, your 1911 Red Sox. Those Sox finished fourth in their final year in the Huntington Avenue Grounds. Here, player-manager Jake Stahl (who would lead the Sox to their first Fenway World Series win the next year) and
Tris Speaker (who would end up in the Hall of Fame) get ready to play.
Baseball card images from the Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
The Globe reports city officials are opposing plans by the Sox to expand mixed-drink sales beyond the seats where rich people sit. The matter's now before the Boston Licensing Board, which plans a hearing next Wednesday.
A supervisor at a Fenway halfway house that helps recently released federal prisoners get used to living on the outside was sentenced after admitting she helped her boyfriend - whom she met while he lived there - sell heroin to residents.
After her release from prison, Deborah Belim, 44, of Roxbury, will have to spend seven months under house arrest, the US Attorney's Office in Boston, reports.
Prosecutors said Belim became involved with the man while he was a resident at the Coolidge House - and selling drugs to other residents. After his stay, he moved in with Belim, who then began transporting heroin into the residence and selling it to residents, prosecutors say.
The Phoenix reports a 40-something guy walked into the Starbucks on Brookline Avenue this afternoon, shouted "I'M RICH! I'M RICH!" and then flung fistfuls of dollar bills into the air before walking out.
The Huntington News reports that when janitors were called to investigate water dripping from the ceiling of the third floor on the Mugar Life Sciences building at Northeastern, they discovered "someone had intentionally plugged every sink in the fourth floor men's bathroom."
Also, note to pot dealers at Northeastern. Based on that police blotter, you might want to lay low - NUPD is conducting what appears to be a rather large investigation into leafy-green-matter sales on campus.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned the OUI conviction of a man who plowed into five revelers during chaotic Fenway celebrations following the 2004 Super Bowl, but said he is still guilty of killing one man and seriously injuring two others with his SUV. And that means he won't see any reduction in his prison sentence, because he was only given probation for the OUI convictions.
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Live Nation is selling a 50% share of the Lansdowne Street venue to a local investor group that includes Don Law and David Mugar, House of Blues attorney Dennis Quilty told the Boston Licensing Board today.
The board votes tomorrow whether to allow the change, which Quilty said will mean no changes in the daily operations of the facility. City Councilor Mike Ross attended the brief hearing to show his support for the House of Blues.
The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow on a scaled-back proposal for rooftop seating at Jerry Remy's on Boylston Street.
Under the plans submitted to the board this morning, the restaurant would add 196 seats to its roof - down from its originally proposed 330 seats. In addition, the seats would all be for patrons wanting something to eat - the plan drops a bar on the roof.
The upstairs eating - which Remy himself told the board could be ready by May - would join the existing rooftop bar at the Baseball Tavern across the street. City Councilor Mike Ross, who represents Fenway, praised Remy for agreeing to an outdoor restaurant rather than a bar.
"With all due respects to our friend Jimmy Rooney, it's not gong to be like the Baseball Tavern," he said.
He said he likes the general idea of more rooftop tables in the area, and predicted licensing-board approval of the Remy plan would encourage other restaurant owners to submit proposals. "It celebrates our city," he said, adding, however, that other proposals could face zoning issues in addition to liquor and food license issues.
The Remy proposal calls for rooftop dining in good weather between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Officers on patrol near closing time on Lansdowne Street early this morning arrested a Norfolk man after watching him "running at full speed, run smack dab into the side of a cab that had stopped to pick up a fare," denting the vehicle.
Police say the man then tried to blend into the crowd, but he proved no match for the fleet footed officers, who arrested him on a charge of willful and malicious destruction of property. Police did not hazard a guess as to why he decided to throw himself at the cab.
The Globe reports on the Sunday-night incident.
A June opening is anticipated for all 7 restaurants, according to Theo Associates, which handles leasing for the Peterborough Street building that burned down two years ago.
The company says Thornton's Fenway Grille, Swish Shabu (Japanese hot pots), Fenway Phoenix Cafe (breakfast, soups and sandwiches) will join stalwarts Rod Dee Thai and El Pelon. A "New York Italian pizzeria" is close to signing up, Theo says, adding, "one of Boston's most iconic take out venues also getting ready to announce plans." That would be Speed's Hot Dogs, opening its first permanent location after years serving dogs out of a truck in Newmarket Square (the truck will remain there).