Dubbed â€śThe Broad Squadâ€ť by the local press, they arrived at a tumultuous time in Bostonâ€™s history, marked by corruption within the police force and a heightened organized crime...Read more
UPDATE, 3:15 p.m., Tuesday: Finnerty found, shows up in court, has case continued without a finding pending three-month period.
UPDATE: Warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to show up at his arraignment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Massachusetts chapter of the Knights of Columbus vaguely blames somebody for forcing it to stay away:
We deeply regret that some have decided to use this occasion to further the narrow objectives of certain special interests, which has subjected this occasion to undeserved division and controversy. In addition, certain groups have chosen to misrepresent our reason for marching, insisting that we were participating...Read more
The LGBT group announced today:
Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteranâ€™s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrickâ€™s Day Parade.
The BRA today unanimously approved a developer's plan to turn the old Gate of Heaven school at 609 E. 4 St. into 26 condos - half of them units spanning two stories.
Unusual for a project in a dense neighborhood, the project would have more parking spaces than units - 40.
The proposal had been opposed by neighbors fed up with the condoization of the...Read more
First-term US Rep. Seth Moulton will march with OUTVets in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston this Sunday, the group says.
Moulton, a Salem Democrat who is himself a Marine veteran of the second Iraq war, said he was proud to be part of the first LGBT group in the parade.
I'm incredibly proud to march with OUTVETS in Boston's St. Patrick's Day...Read more
Mayor Walsh and parade organizers tonight agreed on a shortened St. Patrick's parade on March 15 that will go from Broadway station to Farragut Road.
In a statement, the mayor added:
This weekend, organizers of the parade will be coordinating a volunteer effort, with the assistance of the City, to clear the remaining snow on the modified route.Read more
Anyone know what closed this place down, and what's happening with it? Not the greatest store in of itself, but it was indeed a convenience to have it across from the T stop, open later than the other hole-in-the-wall convenience stores in the vicinity.Read more
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports a man who held up the Eastern Bank Branch at 470 W. Broadway last Monday while wearing a shamrock cap is probably the same guy who held up the branch on Jan. 21 while wearing a Bruins cap - and the guy who held up the Santander Bank branch at 474 W. Broadway on Feb. 17....Read more
Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.
BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall...Read more
The Fort Pointer reports the set up was:
GoPro mounted on a cheap 2.4 gHz RC car, marked down to $18.50 at Radio Shack.
The car didn't quite make it...Read more