Plucky journalist climbs to top of Dorchester gas tank; looks down

Dan McCarthy at the Dig reports on an expedition to the top of the Tank along with a couple of the union guys repainting the iconic structure:

On our climb from the base to the 140-foot summit we pass several gruff painters. Some are rappelling from safety harnesses, dangling on ropes at precarious angles over the edge while stroking Kent’s masterwork down to the controversial crevices.

Man charged with Downtown Crossing mugging

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:42

Boston Police report arresting a man they say robbed a woman at Tremont and Winter streets around 6:40 p.m. - just two hours after an armed robbery a couple blocks away.

Police say officers on a drug investigation heard a woman screaming she'd just been robbed.

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Dorchester stabbing victim was young mother

Family members and friends have identified the woman stabbed to death in a fight early Saturday as Cecilia Marie Johnson, 26. A member of her family was also stabbed in the melee at 188 Washington St.

She leaves a young daughter, her parents and siblings.

A relative has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for funeral costs.

One toke over the line: As Boston goes without, Newton approves medical-marijuana dispensary

Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville.

The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.

Internet startup to move downtown from the suburbs

Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.

Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and also this one.

Police: Dorchester fight ends with woman stabbed to death

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 04:45

Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

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