Transit Police report arresting John Bubier, 60, around 9 a.m. today at Andrew Square after officers say they watched him piggyback through a fare gate behind a paying T rider and then discovered he had failed to register as a Level 3 sex offender.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from New York celebrichef Mario Batali to buy the liquor license of the recently shuttered Castlebar in Oak Square.
If the board approves, Batali will be able to serve harder libations to customers of his planned Babbo pizzeria in a new building under construction on Fan Pier.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday... Read more
People in parts of South Boston woke up this morning to little or no water pressure. LVRII photographed the Northern Avenue site of the water-main break that caused the problem.
Above is Boston's newest lake. Below is the bubbling source of the lake:
Heather Parker photographed the car and the building it hit on A Street around 9 a.m., causing traffic problems in the area.
Starts 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at the new A Street Park at Channel Center in Fort Point.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man who grabbed a woman from behind as she was walking home in South Boston early Sunday - and fled on a black mountain bike after he was startled by another person.
According to police, the woman was walking on W. 2 Street between D and E around 2:25 a.m., when the man grabbed her from... Read more
Ronei Souza, 28, of Quincy, was arrested at South Station around 12:45 p.m. after a Transit Police sergeant noticed him, police say. He's expected to be arraigned tomorrow in South Boston District Court.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
The Globe reports on a plan to extend resident-only parking to weekends in part of the neighborhood in an attempt to deal with too many cars.
In other parts of the city, seven day resident-only parking restrictions are common. Most neighborhoods in central Boston have it, including the South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and North End. But Southie is Southie ...... Read more
Boston Magazine reports the owners of the Cornerstone Bar, across from the Broadway T stop, have submitted a letter to the BRA that they want to tear the place down and replace it with apartments, offices and a restaurant.
Couple of dudes with knives got all Jim Croce on each other in Andrew Square around 9 p.m. yesterday and tried to slice each other up - with one of them stabbing a woman for good measure - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Orrett Daley, 31, of South Boston, was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail at his arraignment today in South... Read more
WBZ takes a look at Valore Books - and its 700 Better Business Bureau complaints.
Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Liberty Bell Roast Beef, 170 W. Broadway, is closing, possibly as soon as tomorrow, as the parcel's owners ready the site for construction of, ta da, 33 condos and a new restaurant space that will probably involve a wood-fired oven and a complete line of artisanal vodka drinks.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Christopher Kostka can be ordered to provide a DNA sample that could rule him out as a possible suspect in the 2012 stabbing murder of Barbara Coyne - but bolster the case against his twin brother, Timothy.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says that it needs the DNA sample to see if the two are fraternal... Read more
Jesse Haley spotted part of the old Anthony's Pier 4 floating on a barge in the Mystic River between Everett and Charlestown this morning. Anybody know what it was doing there?