Voters in District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown), District 3 (Dorchester) and District 7 (Roxbury, Fenway) will narrow down the field of candidates tomorrow for the November elections.
In District 3, seven candidates want to replace retiring Councilor Maureen Feeney: ... Read more
The Huntington News reports on a new college initiative to reduce town/gown friction by getting students to sign a pledge promising to deport themselves as true Huskies when off campus. Northeastern students were already required to pledge not to be knuckleheads when among the general public:
She said the [old] policy also contained "really strong language," that made it too stern for students to... Read more
Red Sox Nation, that is. Boston Police report arresting a Plymouth woman on charges she stole another woman's purse at last night's Red Sox game.
According to police, witnesses saw Margaret A. Donahue, 40, use her foot to move the purse of another woman seated out in the right-field area, then reach down, pick it up and walk away:
The purse along with its... Read more
Greg Cook takes a tour of the MFA's new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which has more gallery space than the ICA, says the MFA has found made "an elegant effort" to deal with its "deserved reputation for being slim in its contemporary art offerings and holdings."
The Huntington News reports a joint operation by Boston and Northeastern police on Sept. 9 swept up some two dozen students on or near campus found in possession of alcohol despite being under 21 - and five over-21 people (one 40) who allegedly bought booze for their underage buds. Also, four people were given a ride to local hospitals for alcohol poisoning, including:
[An... Read more
Boston and State Police shut down Huntington Avenue and Mass. Ave. this morning as they searched for a man a caller said was dressed all in black, a mask on his face and packing a rifle, last seen entering a building on Mass. Ave.
Also don't realize that some bicyclists now wear helmetcams for just such occasions, as Eoin O'Carroll demonstrates in this video from Mass. Ave. (the Boston one) yesterday:
Update: Both drivers were arrested.
BU Today reports on a battle royale on Comm. Ave. near the BU Bridge yesterday afternoon that left two SUVs with smashed windows and a bicycle beneath the wheels of one of the vehicles - its rider having managed to leap to safety just before he wound up there as well.
Casey Graves (CAS'12) says the driver of... Read more
Mitchell B. shows how Fenway is preparing for the Dropkick Murphys concert tomorrow.
Douglas McGregor watched a two-wheeled BPD officer secure his ride outside the Kenmore Square Dunkin' Donuts, notes:
The bike cops are smart to not carry the weight of a superfluous bike lock! It was the fastest bike lockin' I have ever seen... at perp-arresting speed.... Read more
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extract two men from a burning, crushed Infiniti on Storrow Drive eastbound at the exit to Kenmore Square around 4:20 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports:
The vehicle burst into flames. The impact of the crash trapped the two occupants.
Both men suffered burns and multiple injuries, but were conscious when extracted, the department says, adding... Read more
An astonished Government Center worker e-mailed about the hail around 3:30 p.m. To be more exact, he wrote:
HAILSTONES THE SIZE OF GUMBALLS IN GOV'T CENTER!!!
At least one hailstone the... Read more
A Boston man charged with holding up a Beacon Hill bank yesterday had two getaway cars at the ready for his escape - which he interrupted to pay off his bill at a Back Bay hotel, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Patrick Cannon, 54, who was out on parole for bank robbery, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on a charge... Read more
Boston Police report a good Samaritan turned in an engagement ring found in Fenway to police in Brighton on Saturday:
The rightful owner will need to provide police with a detailed description of the ring as well as proof of ownership. If you are the true owner of the lost ring, please contact District D-14 at 617-343-4286.... Read more