And now there is a mouse on the train. And apparently it fell from the ceiling.
The Herald reports some people want to call the arriviste area around Broadway station Broadway Village.
"If it sounds pretentious, itâ€™s not intended to be," the Herald reports and then promptly contradicts itself by quoting people who say they're trying to get past the era when "residents were lower on the economic and social scale" and Whitey Bulger had a bar there.... Read more
The suspect is described as white, about 6' tall with a stubbly face. He wore a black hat, a black hoodie and gray sweatpants and was last seen heading down Preble Street. Oh, and the dye pack in the money he got exploded.
The branch ... Read more
Eric spotted this note on the windshield of a car in South Boston tonight.
Cover a hydrant with an empty trash can and voila: Instant parking space. Sure, you have to hope your house doesn't catch on fire, but what are the odds of that?
An annoyed citizen complains about somebody on Mohawk Street off Preble in Andrew Square early this afternoon:
Man saved FOUR parking spots before show even falls.
The story the man with the large, bloody gash across his forehead initially told police sounded pretty bad: In for a visit from Chicago, he was sitting inside the Boston Beer Garden on E. Broadway when a melee broke out and some unknown person threw a glass bottle right at his head.
A Boston Police detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning, though, that... Read more
A concerned citizen complains about this creative reuse of the sidewalk on Loring Street in South Boston:
While working with the elderly we had to leave the sidewalk and walk in the street because if these 2 cars taking up there own sidewalk parking spots. Every weekend into Monday it is like this...... Really????... Read more
The Globe's Billy Baker profiles Maureen Dahill, the third candidate in the battle to take over Jack Hart's old state-senate seat, the one who tried to find a bridge between the oldtimers and the yuppies. And maybe buries the lead at the very end of the story, at least for people who like keeping tabs on who's running for what.... Read more
State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more
Goose watched a tow truck try to pull an overturned SUV off the M Street beach in South Boston tonight.
Police are looking for a man who stole a gold claddagh ring this afternoon from Gold City on West Broadway. Police describe him as a chubby white guy in a scally cap, with a shamrock tattoo on his left hand. He was also wearing a dark suit and a black leather jacket and had an untied tie around his neck as he strolled out of... Read more
The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.
On Sunday, you may recall, police were summoned to Dot. Ave. and W. 4 Street to deal with a suspicious bag that turned out to contain hockey pucks.
Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports today that somebody didn't just deposit a package of pucks there - they came out of the back of a pickup truck:
The owner's tailgate was down and they... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Miguel Velazquez, 20, of Dorchester today on charges he grabbed a disabled man's cane at Andrew station Saturday night and then hit him with it.
Velasquez will be arraigned tomorrow in South Boston District Court on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and batter with a dangerous weapon, police say.
Photo via Transit Police.... Read more
An irate citizen complains about space savers on Telegraph Street in South Boston:
WTF?! Space holders in VISITOR PARKING?! Come on! The old Mayor's office was do-nothing on this stuff. I hope Walsh has a backbone.