The Globe reports that MBCR, which currently runs commuter rail for the MBTA, has promised to build a $65-million repair on part of the site of the old Stop & Shop warehouse complex on the Readville/Dedham line if its contract is renewed.
Darryl Houston snapped his neighbor's house on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park. The guy rents a cherry picker to put up the higher lights.
A West Roxbury District Court judge today set bail at $12,500 for an aide at the Boston Community Leadership Academy on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person with a disability and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a shod foot - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors had asked for bail of $125,000 for Thomas Burke, 57.... Read more
Thomas Burke, 57, of Roslindale, was arrested around 12:40 p.m. on charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (shod foot) and indecent assault and battery on a special-needs person.
BPS provided the text of the message Headmaster Brett Dickens read to parents... Read more
Mark Connelly at the Boston Radio Interest mailing list reports on a new station: WZBR, "Boston's Real Jazz," 1410 on your AM dial:
Music was about 80% instrumental 20% vocal. A number of jazz styles were played covering from '40s up to contemporary hip-hop / jazz fusion.
The station is licensed to Dedham but is actually using a transmitter and antenna off Sprague Street... Read more
You may recall the story this past July when a guy showed up at Faulkner Hospital missing a finger or two and told police it happened in Roslindale, no, wait in Franklin Park and it was muggers, yeah, muggers, who wanted his ring, only the cops couldn't find any blood or missing fingers and his girlfriend told police he never wears rings.
Turns out... Read more
Kevin Twohig says that besides a name change and some minor decor touches, he's not planning any major changes when he converts the shuttered Annabelle's on Hyde Park Avenue into the Briar Rose.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve his request to buy Annabelle's liquor license. Both current and future district City Councilors Rob Consalvo and Tim McCarthy spoke in favor.
Twohig,... Read more
A woman's night out for her birthday ended with a stabbing that landed a Fairmount Avenue restaurant before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday.
The board decides tomorrow whether to take any action against the Rincon Caribeno for an argument inside that ended up as a bloody brawl outside that sent one man to the hospital with a stab wound.
According to police and owner Javier... Read more
At least along River Street. The lights went out around 6:15 p.m., Sybil Johnson reports. As of 6:55 p.m., NStar reported nearly 1,300 customers without power in Boston.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owners of the closed Annabelle's, 1300 Hyde Park Ave., to sell their liquor license to Kevin Twohig, who would use it to convert the place into an establishment called the Briar Rose.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
UPDATE: Colandris is, allegedly, quite a piece of work. More details on his other OUI case and how State Police found him.
Gregory Colandris, 22, is scheduled for arraignment today for a crash Saturday in Stony Brook Reservation that left his passenger, a 25-year-old woman from Hingham, dead.
Colandris was allegedly behind the wheel of the woman's car around 2:25 a.m. when it hit... Read more
Mike Ball notes the phenomenon of people who are pissed at the Globe Direct pink poop bag - and who express their anger by just letting them pile up on their porches or front steps:
Itâ€™s as though the homeowners expect the advertising elves to acknowledge their errors and remove the rubble. Theyâ€™ll be waiting a long, long time.
He adds the same thing... Read more
U-T San Diego reports the arrest of Reginald Cummings, a.k.a. Re Clipz, who is a "person of interest" in the investigation into how a man wound up in barrels in Readville and Bridgewater, burned and dead.
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Cordon Bleu on River Street to shut for three days after a police investigation showed the restaurant's main offering appeared to be an illegal lottery run out of a back office rather than food.
Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer wanted to order a five-day suspension, but she was outvoted by members Milton Wright and Suzanne Ianella.... Read more
WFXT reports the identity of the Haverhill man whose remains were found in charred pieces 25 miles apart.
The Newburyport Daily News reports the house where the murder and dismemberment may have happened had been rented by "an aspiring rapper with a lengthy criminal record" named Reggie Cummings.
The Newburyport Daily News reports authorities are looking at whether a murder victim up that way was chopped up and then disposed of in pieces off Readville Street and in woods in Bridgewater.
Police say food wasn't the main attraction at Cordon Bleu on River Street - it was the lottery they charge was being run out of a room in the back of the restaurant.
Restaurant owner Marie Ketty Sanon, though, says she was only collecting money to buy rice, beans, sugar and other staples for relatives of customers back in Haiti.
At a Boston Licensing Board... Read more
Meanwhile, the Globe reports Bridgewater firefighters responding to a report of a fire last night found a flaming barrel with what also appeared to be human remains inside.
Investigators from both communities have made contact just in... Read more