WBZ reports police say a man who showed up at the Boston Medical Center helipad on Saturday wearing armor and packing a gun isn't a terrorist, just troubled and that he is now under psychiatric observation.
An annoyed citizen complains about one of the streetlights along Warren Avenue between Clarendon and Dartmouth in the South End:
Third light pole from the right was replaced with a pole that is 1-2 ft taller than the others. It looks ridiculous. Please replace it with the correct size. I know it sounds petty, but this shouldn't have happened. Whoever installed it clearly wasn't paying attention.
Police are looking for a man who, in between bites of a yellow mango, stole the tip jar from the counter of the Starbucks at 627 Tremont St. in the South End shortly before 6 p.m.
The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.
At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.
Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue leans tomorrow whether it can buy a beer-and-wine license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue.
The deal is contingent on Estragon replacing the license with one of the new all-alcohol licenses approved by the state legislature to spur restaurant development in neighborhoods that have been losing liquor licenses to downtown and the waterfront.
The Boston Licensing Board votes on the dual license applications tomorrow morning.
Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old on charges he "ran towards her and snatched her purse which contained her wallet, cash and her iPhone" around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday at Shawmut Avenue and Waltham Street.
The kid, along with three or four friends, then ran away.
Police say officers alerted by radio to a robbery near Titus Sparrow Park around 10:10 p.m. found three guys matching the description of the robbers on Massachusetts Avenue near Huntington.
Stanley Staco reports a woman was held up at gunpoint at W. Newton and Tremont streets around 9:45 p.m. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, with a black gun.
Developers this month submitted plans to the BRA to turn the old Holy Trinity German Catholic church and rectory on Shawmut Avenue in the South End into 33 residential units, by completely removing the interior and replacing it with an eight-story steel structure.
The proposal by developers Dennis Kanin and David Goldman for 136 Shawmut Ave. also calls for a 24-space garage in the new building's basement.
Christopher Powell, 41, of Everett, pleaded guilty to manslaughter today for the stabbing death of Corey Thompson in a fight in the area of Traveler and Albany streets under I-93 on Feb. 25, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Powell, who stabbed Thompson eight times with a pocketknife, had been scheduled for trial next week for second-degree murder, the DA's office says. State troopers who investigated the crime recovered surveillance video showing:
A South End resident who came out to find his car on West Rutland Square with a ticket on it yesterday for parking more than a foot from the curb wonders if this is a new way for the city to make money: Create a problem, then dun residents for it.
There is no way to park properly with the snowbanks in the middle of the road.
This is a 2 way street, but the city only plowed out one lane and has left it this way. It is the city's fault that the street is blocked, and now they are trying to profit from it.
CuppaCoffee, which serves coffee and Australian meat pies on Merrimac Street, is planning a second location in the 275 Albany St. residential development.
Although the location would double the number of Australian-owned coffee shops in Boston, it would only represent a 33% increase in the number of Australian meat-pie places - in addition to CuppaCoffee, KO Pies sells the meat pies at locations in East Boston and South Boston.
When finished, 275 Albany will house 400 apartments in two buildings, across the street from the Ink Block project.
The folks at K9 Strolls on Pembroke Street spent part of today roaming the neighborhood looking for dog crap and other stuff that's emerging as our glaciers slowly recede. They report they collected five large bags of the stuff - and reported a number of overflowing trash cans to the city.
Police say they found a silver gun and a spent shell casing nearby. but did not find the two suspects, one a Hispanic man about 5'3" in a black hoodie and brandishing a knife, the other a white man with a thin mustache, also in a black hoodie.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A roving UHub photographer came across a scientist unearthing dramatic evidence today that cars once roamed across what is now Yarmouth Street in the South End.
Scientists next plan to carefully study the meaning of strange protuberances found poking through the ice further down Yarmouth Street:
Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."
Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department said, adding that also means daytime parking restrictions will not apply there, either. The DPW says it will send out notices when the streets are fit to sweep
Firefighters and police are at 564 Massachusetts Ave., where a cracked water main has put four feet of water into the basement and sent water bubbling up through the sidewalk outside.