After a man was shot on Morton Street Thursday afternoon, his boys went up to Boston Medical Center. And then another crew, considerably less friendly with the victim, showed up as well, around 6 p.m. Police, who typically accompany shooting victims to the hospital for just this sort of reason, interceded and discovered one of the non-friends had a gun. The gunman was arrested and his weapon seized before he could use it.
A South End resident complains about trash pickers constantly ripping up his or her trash bags:
We have had it with the city taking no action against trash pickers. 3 times today I had to go out, pick up, and rebag my trash due to pickers. Does the city want citizens to start taking the matter into our own hands? I'm not above starting to leave raw feces in each of my trash bags to deter them.
Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.
One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.
Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.
We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.
One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:
He's got wings!
Boston Police report arresting Adonis Alvarez, 18, of Roxbury on gun charges outside graduation for the McKinley School on Warren Avenue yesterday evening.
Police say BPD and School Police officers noticed Alvarez "acting suspiciously" around 7:20 p.m.:
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use the results of breath tests that showed an Arlington man was at least 1.5 times over the legal alcohol limit when he allegedly drove his pickup into a Boston Police prisoner wagon in the South End early on April 20, 2012.
Boston Police report officers investigating a housebreak at 33 Rutland Sq. in the South End yesterday morning ran into some good luck: One of the stolen items was an iPhone - and the owner had already used its tracking ability to pinpoint his phone's new location at the Mass. Ave. T stop.
A fed-up citizen complains about contractors who block off larger swaths of valuable curb than they need for dumpsters:
Pilotblock captured the scene outside a South End Starbucks this afternoon.
A concerned citizen reports on conditions in Chester Park:
Nstar placed nice little red flags out here in Chester park about two weeks ago. Hope they didn't need them. First, someone "collected" them and made neat little piles of flags here and there. And then they got mowed and shredded.
At-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in the South End, tweeted this morning:
Completely my fault for forgetting street cleaning today on Tremont, but towing from South End to Hyde Park seems excessive!!
The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.
Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in a gray hoodie and pedaling on a yellow, 18-speed bike with a plastic rain guard over the rear tire. The other was on a less distinctive bike but was dressed all in red.
A concerned citizen reports:
Little kid taking a hammer to the trees outside 709 Tremont Street. Two trees are damaged.
Wicked Gay Blog expresses frustration with the trend of women celebrating impending nuptials to show up at bars that normally cater to gay men - even in Provincetown during Bear Week:
Jacques, which is a Boston drag institution and gay bar is now nothing more than a playground for bachelorette parties, often hosting 3 and 4 parties in a single evening. When I go to Jacques now to see one of my favorite Boston legends like Mizery, Destiny, or Kris Knievel I feel like a stranger in my own neighborhood. If I can get past the bachelorette girls screaming, stumbling, vomiting, belligerent behavior I still am unable to interact with my favorite queens because the girls make sure they are the center of all attention in that bar.
A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted the former Patriots player on charges he gunned down two men after some sort of altercation in Cure Lounge in the Theater District on July 16, 2012.
In a statement, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said:
Mass Live reports on an 8-5 vote against a proposal to fight research on the world's deadliest microorganisms at BU's South End research facility.
A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.
The manager can apply for a re-inspection once he or she has corrected the problems.
The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. was held up around 10:35 a.m. The suspect was described as a black man, about 30 and 5'9", with short hair, a small bandage on his face and holding a black and gray bicycle helmet, in addition to a gun.