Boston firefighters rushed to East Broadway around 9:35 a.m. when a car drove into Jack Conway Realty.
It is a Mercury Marquis. The driver put it in reverse in the Rite Aid lot across the street. It traveled across Broadway
At 10:10 a.m., the department reported the car's two occupants were still inside and that firefighters are waiting for a building inspector to arrive... Read more
Boston Police report arresting two South Boston men on charges they broke into the L Street Gulf station early this morning and stole numerous cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.
Police add that even if they hadn't stopped a car matching the description of the one seen fleeing the scene around 1:20 a.m., they might have caught up with the two fairly quickly - since one... Read more
A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more
Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:
On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.
Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ... Read more
Our own Swirlygrrl shows us the ice that's built up on Fort Point Channel in the current cold wave.
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges of gross disgustingness on an inbound Red Line train around 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman filed this complaint:
[W]hile traveling on an inbound Red Line train a male seated across from her began to masturbate while looking directly at her. This occurred in the vicinity of JFK/UMass station. Upon completion the male smeared... Read more
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