Mattapan hot-dog place to be grilled on proposal to stay open until 3 a.m.

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night.

The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

Goateed gunman grabbed

Photos from CPD.

Cambridge Police report arresting the man they say held up two convenience stores at gunpoint earlier this week.

Richard Perry, 41, of Somerville, was nabbed in Jamaica Plan by Cambridge officers with the help of Boston Police and the US Marshal's service.

Police say Perry stuck up a Cambridge Street store on Jan. 20, making off with $700 he ordered a clerk to put in a plastic bag, and then robbed $100 from a Walden Street store the next day.

Innocent, etc.

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