The Boston Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. to 73 Rutland St. for a roof fire that quickly went to two alarms.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down around 4:05 p.m., but not before damaging two neighboring buildings. BFD estimates damage at $300,000 for 73 Rutland and $100,000 each for 71 and 75 Rutland. Read more.
On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.
Boston Police are investigating a crash at 85 E. Newton St., just past Albany Street around 5:15 a.m. that sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.
Yes, there are military-type helicopters flitting all over downtown, the South End and the harbor tonight. Boston Police acknowledge they're part of some training exercise involving the Defense Department and local police that BPD was really hoping nobody would notice, except it's hard to keep the local twitterati quiet when helicopters are afoot: Read more:
Neal Gaffey shows us the remains of a Bradford pear tree in the South End this morning, adds:
As pretty as they are in the spring, they are inappropriate as urban trees because they weaken over time and lose limbs regularly. The City is slowly replacing them with American elm, maple, pin oak, and ginkgo as they age out.
Found around 7 p.m. on Warren Avenue near Clarendon Street. Four suspects: Three husky black men, one scrawny white man, all in gym clothes.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
A squicked out citizen files a complaint about the "serious cockroach problem" on the Harrison Avenue block just south of East Berkeley:
Every night I walk home from parking my car I have never seen so many on the sidewalks and street. And it only seems to be that one block.
Well, at least they're not flying.
Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.
But that could end starting tonight. District C-6 Capt. Joseph Boyle promised Newmarket Square merchants today he'll have officers assigned to the square tonight to break up the Friday-night races before they begin. Read more.
Around 12:15 a.m., outside 700 Harrison Ave., between East Brookline and East Canton.
The Boston Fire Department has asked for power to be shut in both directions at Massachusetts Avenue due to a track fire.
UPDATE: Trash fire on the tracks extinguished at 12:35 p.m.
Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 10 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.
Around 10:45 p.m. on Tremont Street at West Brookline.
The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:
They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.