Tens of thousands of people either marched in the annual Pride parade today or cheered on from the sidewalks along the route. From little kids on parents' shoulders to senior-citizen couples holding hands as they marched, people enjoyed the parade. You could tell some people were really having a ball: Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests for food-serving licenses for a Peet's proposed for 310 Harrison Ave. and a Caffe Nero planned for 53 Union Park.
In 2011, you may recall, South Enders successfully fought off a Dunkin' Donuts proposed for Tremont Street by arguing, among other things, that the South End already had too many food-serving establishments.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Around 11 p.m. on Pembroke Street near Tremont.
The suspects were described as two black males, in their 20s, both about 5'7" and thin and both wearing dark hoodies.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 7:30 p.m. to 67 Worcester St. for what turned out to be a one-alarm fire.
The fire started on a roof deck, then spread to the top floor. Fire investigators are now looking for an exact cause of the fire.
The Boston Business Journal reports the two hospitals, each affiliated with different universities, no longer plan to merge.
Mass. Ave. is shut due to a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle at Mass. Ave. and Shirley Street.
Erica Hersh asks:
Where in Boston can I get reasonably priced but high quality bridesmaid dress alterations done? Back Bay/South End preferred.
A Boston Municipal Court judge set bail at $500,000 - double what prosecutors had asked for - for Brad Clarke, 41, of Pelham, NH, related to his arrest Saturday at a Boston Medical Center helipad, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge Michael Coyne also ordered Clarke sent to Bridgewater for a mental-health evaluation, the DA's office reports.
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: