Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports it could take 18 months for the Massachusetts Appeals Court to consider and rule on the JP Neighborhood Council's request to be deemed a city agency, which would then let it sue to stop the Home for Little Wanderers project. A Superior Court judge ruled earlier this year the group is not a government agency and so has no... Read more
District E-13 in Jamaica Plain reports a trio of enterprising lads are reaching through people's windows and grabbing whatever they can get, preferably laptops, in the early evening.
Yerri Perez, 21, of Medford, is scheduled for arraignment today in Roxbury District Court for the shooting death of Edward Villalona on Minden Street on March 31, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Police, who had sought him as a fugitive, arrested him yesterday, the DA's office says,... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday considers granting a food-serving license to the 7 Pond Coffee Bar proposed for, well, 7 Pond St.
The high-end coffee place is proposed by Maks Milstein, who owns Brookline's Cafe Fixe. Milstein used to be a lawyer, but got hooked on coffee brewing as a hobby and eventually decided to abandon the law for the bean.
Board... Read more
The man, seen on the surveillance video released by police, is described as white, 6' and 200 lbs. He wore a blue shirt, a black baseball cap with a white... Read more
Around 10:50 p.m., in the leg and hand, on Washington Street near Beethoven Street.
Police are looking for an older, silver, four-door Infiniti, which apparently pulled up to the victim outside the Chinese restaurant before an occupant of the car opened fire.
It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more
Boston Police tweet this morning:
Missing person Josiah Simmons has been located. BPD thanks all agencies for assistance.
Friends say Josiah Simmons, who owns Video Underground on Centre Street in Hyde Square, was supposed to open the store Monday morning but never showed up.
Simmons was last seen around 1 p.m. on Sunday in Hyde Square.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Boston Police.
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Updated Sunday a.m.
Transit Police report the recovery of a body of a man in his 50s from under an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. At this time there are no signs of foul play
The T organized bus... Read more
UPDATE, Friday a.m.: An MBTA spokesman reports: "We found no video evidence to support the story you sent us."
UPDATE: Dorchester Reporter News Editor Gintautus Dumcius caught up with Clemons at a candidate forum in Dorchester tonight. He tweets:
He denies it, quite adamantly.
An outraged Orange Line rider reports on an incident around 9 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills involving mayoral candidate Charles... Read more
The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.
For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed... Read more
Turns out the Arboretum has one - in fact, it's one of the first plants it ever got.
Croan McCormack says it wasn't a dispute with his chef, or his own back surgery, or the long-term illness of a family member that shuttered Tonic, across from the Forest Hills T stop.... Read more