Brookline man has gun put to head in pot robbery

Brookline Police report arresting two men for a pot robbery at Milton and Cushing roads around 2:10 this morning.

The victim reports talking with a man about marijuana when all of a sudden he had a black colored automatic firearm pressed against his head. The victim reports that the subjects took his marijuana and fled the scene. Several units had responded to the area and were canvassing the area for the suspects. Officers were able to quickly locate the subjects and after further investigation, located a firearm ( later determined to be a BB gun), and several paper bags containing marijuana.

Citizen complaint of the day: Not something you want to see in your toilet

A skeeved out citizen files a complaint about the state of his or her toilet in an apartment on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale:

I found a rat in my toilet. It must have come through pipes with recent drilling in the neighborhood. The condo is dealing with some extermination indoors. I have seen rats outside on Hyde Park Ave. as well, drilling outside through city projects should not create rodent issues inside homes.

Bomb threat at Bunker Hill Community College shuts Orange Line

UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. The T stop has been re-opened and normal service is resuming.

The Orange Line came to a halt in both directions after State Police responded to Bunker Hill Community College for a bomb threat late this afternoon. The T is now running shuttle buses between North Station and Sullivan Square.

Pair of Texans to get first-hand look at Massachusetts gun, drug laws

Two Texas men stopped for driving near Newmarket Square without headlights early Monday face a variety of charges for the handgun, ammunition, high-capacity magazines, nunchucks and cocaine State Police troopers say they found them with, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 00:02

JP building now used by artists to be replaced by residential units - and some artists' space

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace a one-story industrial building at 114-120 Brookside Avenue that now houses 10 studios for artists and artisans and replace it with a four-story building with nine residential units and three commercial spaces.

Developer Brookside Green LLC says it will keep the rents in the new artist's units at current rents for 15 years.

Although one current tenant supported the plan, another opposed it, saying the number of units means less artisans in the space and that it violates the proposed JP/Roxbury zoning revisions that call for the building to remain non-residential.

The mayor's office and City Councilors Matt O'Malley and Michael Flaherty supported the proposal.

Police: Officers grab suspect's loaded gun before he can get it out of his pants in Codman Square struggle

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:30

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun charges yesterday afternoon on a struggle they say sent one officer to the hospital. Read more.


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It's curtains for Roslindale Square upholstery shop; to make way for residential units

The Board of Appeal today approved builder Anthony Ruscito's plans to tear down Brayton's Custom Upholstery, 4281 Washington St., to make way for a four-story, 12-unit apartment building with 12 parking spaces on the first floor.

The existing oil-change place, also listed at 4281 Washington St., will remain.