A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted James Witkowski of first-degree murder for the rape and suffocation of Lena Bruce in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
BU Today reports the Boston Public Health Commission has given the go-ahead to BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on Albany Street to begin research on the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.
NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.
Quite a line for the SOWA Winter Festival in the South End.
Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.
The Boston Sun reports.
A guy put a gun to a man's chest to make him hand over his wallet, phone and backpack around 8:40 p.m. outside 410 Mass. Ave., kitty-corner from the Orange Line station. Read more.
Jonathan Berk posts a list of businesses in the Washington Gateway Main Street district that will be giving free stuff to people who display an "I voted" sticker tomorrow.
A car was hit, around 9 p.m., between Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue, Sgt. Luke Taxter reports.
Tim Dwyer reports this perfectly respectable gentleman is giving out free balloons at Tremont and Pembroke streets in the South End.
Time was, wheel thieves would use cinder blocks to prop up the cars they were taking the tires off of. But LaTasha Martin noticed this morning that somebody used a plastic milk crate while removing the wheels from an Accord on Mass. Ave. in the South End (so maybe police should check with BMC to see if anybody came into the ER with a crushed hand).
A perplexed citizen files a complaint about all the cones on Wareham Street off Albany in the South End and asks the city to come fetch 'em.
The city replies it can't - all those cones are needed to warn unwary pedestrians about "trip hazard from deteriorated and broken side walk."
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a plan by Walden Local Meat to add wine and beer to the meat it plans to sell at 316 Shawmut Ave., at Union Park. Read more.