Because it seems Hatoff's on Washington Street in JP, with the famous slogan, ran out of gas this afternoon. Disappointed motorists can, of course, wash their sorrows away at the Drinking Fountain.
Around 1:40 p.m., by a man on a moped.
A concerned citizen files a complaint that well meaning JP parents have gotten out of hand with the tradition of leaving toys at the Brewer Street tot lot for other kids to play with:
Too many toys have been dumped at Brewers Playground. It was cute at first but now it's dangerous. Can't even walk without tripping over discarded and broken toys.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Boston's only Scottish restaurant add whisky to the Scottish beers it now offers.
Jason Waddleton, owner of the Haven, 2 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square, told the board today people constantly ask him why they can't get some whisky to go with their haggis, Scottish eggs, smoked salmon and other Scottish delicacies. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports American Legion Post 76 has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and restitution and require staff to attend classes on public-accommodation laws after they were charged with treating a black family throwing a sweet sixteen and their guests like crap.
The AGâ€™s Office further alleges that when an African American photographer arrived, he was stopped by the same bartender, who suggested he might be carrying a gun and required him to open his bags so they could be inspected. Throughout the night, Post 76 staff were also overheard making derogatory comments about the African American guests. Post 76 then allegedly ended the party early.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports one of the co-owners of James's Gate is looking at moving into the equally deceased Coco's Lounge on Washington Street with a new place called the Gate.
Darryll J. Fernald shows us the tree that has blocked Lamartine Street at Green this morning.
Suffolk County prosecutors won't be able to use a gun and ammunition as evidence against a man facing gun charges after his arrest at the Heath Street rotary because the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled the car he was driving should never have been searched. Read more.
Around 10:00 p.m. The suspect is described as black, heavyset, 6' tall, about 30 with a long beard and wearing a blue ball cap and a gray shirt.
Arborway project chronicler Clay Harper shows us the first new trees to be planted along the roadway - 16-to-18 foot elms. MassDOT plans call for 560 trees to be planted along the new surface roads - or about 400 more than were there when the Casey Overpass still hulked along.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pink Samurai dumpling place shut yesterday. People in desperate need of some dumpling action will have to head over to JP Seafood for some gyoza.
Boston Animal Control reports:
We need your help! These two sweet girls were abandoned tied to a tree at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday (9/17/16). If you recognize these dogs or saw anything, please let us know. 617 635 5348.