The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed a man's conviction for illegal possession of a loaded gun because the Boston cops who pulled him over initially didn't really have a good enough reason to do so. Read more.
The Boston Architectural College library gives us a look at West Broadway in South Boston 100 years ago and today.
Jed Hresko spotted an SUV with an unusual license plate on Congress Street in the Seaport yesterday.
Boston Police report arresting Asim Kieta, 42, of Dorchester, on charges he set off a propane canister next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 in South Boston and set it off. Read more.
Boston Police have released a photo of a guy they say may have been near where a propane tank exploded next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 this morning. released a photo of a guy they say may have been near where a propane tank exploded next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 this morning. Read more.
MassDOT today announced a task force to figure out where to put a taxpayer-funded heliport in the Seaport.
Although state and city officials initially promised GE a place to land helicopters as part of their package for getting the company to move to Fort Point, state officials now say lots of people are just dying for a place to which they can pilot their choppers: Read more.
Somebody ignited a propane tank next to a parked cruiser outside District C-6 on West Broadway around 8:20 this morning.
Michael Daniels reports: Read more.
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's Lawn on D wants to add wine and beer - it finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board has any spare licenses lying around to make it happen. Read more.
SteveBikes spotted something unusual this morning: A still Pleasure Bay:
Between the wind and the tides, it's fairly rare for Pleasure Bay to be still enough to be reflective.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a full liquor license to the sushi restaurant Michael Shaw wants to open where Salsa's used to be on Dorchester St. Read more.
Amrheins, 80 West Broadway, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week.
The restaurant, which opened in 1890, is currently licensed to stay open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.
Such as this charming number left on a car in South Boston.
As befits the new kids in town, NBC Boston this morning covered the annual L Street Brownies run into the bay like this was the biggest news to happen around here in weeks. Alas, as Shaneoinsaino captured, they made one of those mistakes that suggests they have some new recruits up from New York or Chicago or some place.
NorthEndWaterfront.com wonders if the real reason the current operators of First Night have shifted the midnight fireworks from Boston Harbor to Copley Square is not because it's cheaper but to try to build up a Boston version of Times Square:
Watch this year as the TV hosts interview the Copley attendees and count the suburbanites that will have come in to Copley, all decked out in a spectacularly crowded space. The Back Bay event will be instantly labeled a “success” because it will look good on television.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
In August, a Starbucks got approved in City Point. Now it looks like another frou-frou coffee chain is moving in, specifically, Caffe Nero, at 416 W. Broadway. Now, granted, that's a bit closer to the part of Southie already irredeemably lost to yuppies, but still, makes you wonder how long until a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's moves in.
Eileen Murphy watched wind surfers in Pleasure Bay today.
As in none, basically. WCVB reports.