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 a tree on Dedham Parkway at the Hyde Park/Dedham line, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
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 happens with the annual visits from the phone-book fairy.
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.
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 hearing this morning, however, Sanon allowed as how numbers on a receipt seized by police and given to the board as evidence did, in fact, show numbers, although she was unable to explain just what the numbers represented.
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 case, but it's too early to say if there's a link between the two discoveries, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Boston Strolls snapped the sunrise in Readville at 6:20 this morning.
We live in the largest city in New England, and yet, around 10:15 a.m., I had to hit the brakes to avoid plowing into a buck bounding across the Dedham Parkway near the entrance to Georgetowne in Hyde Park. Antlers and everything.
Tom O'Gara reports he saw one on Enneking Parkway around 1 a.m.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Commonwealth Cooperative Bank, 1172 River St. in Hyde Park was held up around 2:50 p.m. on Friday by a woman also wanted for holding up the Commerce Bank branch in the South End on Oct. 29.
She gave a teller a note saying she had a bomb. After getting money, she fled on foot, the task force says.
Following David Bernstein's lead, the Globe today reports on the mystery Roslindale woman who set up a PAC to run ads supporting Marty Walsh. Turns out the woman couldn't find a voting booth if her life depended on it, yet she's raised lots of money from people she refuses to identify for these "independent" ads.
Police and EMTs rushed to 746 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park around 9:20 p.m. after two men, one armed with an ice pick, the other with a shovel, began jousting. The man with the ice pick punctured the shovel man's face several times; Shovel man in turn managed to slice open ice-pick man's face with his ad-hoc weapon.
BPS added extra security to the Hyde Park Education Complex today after a staff member found a gun outside the building. In a statement, BPS says:
The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.
Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.
Mike Moura reports Boston firefighters are in the woods where Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park come together, fighting an extensive brush fire reported shortly before 6 p.m.
The mayor's office today announced an expansion at the city-owned Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park: 1,600 new grave spaces and a new columbarium with 800 "niches" for people who prefer cremation.
The cemetery, opened in 1893, sits next to the Mother Brook and features a park-like landscape.