South End

By - 12/12/12 - 2:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he broke into the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End early this morning after he allegedly turned on a series of electric candles, then broke out the sacramental wine and wafers for a little snack before falling asleep.

Police say they were alerted to the mans's presence by somebody with a legitimate... Read more

By - 12/6/12 - 9:46 pm

Orange Line countdown clock

Jed Hresko captured a new train countdown clock at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line tonight. The T began rolling out the service on the Red Line a few months ago. He reports:

Pretty sophisticated. The sign changes from ARR to BRD right as the train

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By - 11/28/12 - 8:00 am

When a trademark group representing professional sports leagues demanded Stephen Sirabella stop selling reproductions of championship rings, he didn't just pull down his Web site and stop offering the rings on eBay. He sued.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Sirabella argues that the Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos fouled out with an October letter... Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 12:24 pm

Boston Daily reports Trojan will be handing out vibrators from "pleasure carts between noon and 4, thereby avoiding the possibility of a dustup with the authorities at City Hall Plaza, where they originally wanted to sex us up.

By - 11/24/12 - 2:52 pm

NYC cab in the South End

CraigglesofDoom presents us with today's mystery: What was a New York City cab doing in the South End today?... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 11:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting a one-man crime spree who, they charge, broke into two businesses in the South End and the Back Bay early this morning and then tried to sell some of his ill-gotten goods at a Back Bay convenience store.

Police say Juan Maddox, 44, started his night around 2:45 a.m. at the Buttery, 312 Shawmut Ave., where he made off with a... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 7:30 am

Angel Carraquillo is planning a Dec. 1 opening for Mana Escondido Cafe, 68 Pembroke St., where he says he'll dish up Puerto Rican specialties such as mofongo, as well as some dishes he says are currently unavailable anywhere in Massachusetts.

The offices of the mayor and at-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo declared themselves "delighted" and "extremely excited," respectively, at a Boston Licensing Board... Read more

By - 11/13/12 - 8:07 am

A man released from prison thanks to possible tampering of the evidence against him by former state chemist Annie Dookhan is scheduled for arraignment today on a new charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Torrie Haynes, 30, of Dorchester, was arrested near East Berkeley Street and Harrison Avenue Friday afternoon, the DA's office says:

At

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By - 11/9/12 - 3:33 pm

Brockton24_7 tweets somebody fell on the tracks at the Mass. Ave. stop shortly before 3 p.m. Service was, of course, halted to let him be scooped up.

By - 11/6/12 - 12:23 pm

Boston Police report a man walking in the alley between West Brookline and West Canton streets around 7 p.m. yesterday found himself confronted by three teens on bikes:

As the victim continued to walk, one of the suspects (unknown black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt) blocked his path and stated, "Give me all your (expletive)" and reached towards the victim. The victim stated,

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By - 10/22/12 - 12:49 pm

Robbery suspectPolice are looking for a 5'10" white guy, wearing a gray hoodie with a red emblem on the left side, who held up the Hingham Institution for Savings, 540 Tremont St., around 12:40 p.m.

If you know him, Trooper T. Michael Ahern of the Bank Robbery Task Force would... Read more

By - 10/22/12 - 8:50 am

A man who allegedly fled to Texas after gunning a man down in the South End last year and a man convicted of torturing a cat and then tossing its flaming carcass into an East Boston apartment building have hearings today on requests to overturn their separate drug convictions because of possible evidence tampering by ex-state chemist Annie Dookhan.

The Suffolk County District Attorneys'... Read more

By - 10/18/12 - 3:08 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Nicholas Martineze, 22.

Three Hyde Park residents - one wearing a court-ordered GPS device for a drug conviction last year - were ordered held without bail today on charges they murdered a man in another car last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Shakeem Johnson, 22, Jaquan Hill, 19, and Raymond Concepcion, 15, all of Hyde Park, were arraigned... Read more

By - 10/17/12 - 8:06 pm

Expressway scene. Photo by Dan Nadworny.Expressway scene. Photo by Dan Nadworny.

Boston and State Police are swarming the area from Boston Medical Center to Freeport Street in Dorchester, looking for evidence in a shooting spree that left one man dead and that ended with arrests after... Read more

By - 10/5/12 - 1:48 pm

Marcus Pixley, who had his bail lowered because the cocaine he was charged with wanting to distribute was tested by alleged disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan, was arrested last night in Quincy and is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon in Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A judge last month reduced the convicted rapist's bail on the coke charges from $5,000... Read more

By - 10/4/12 - 11:53 am

PixleyA Suffolk Superior Court judge this morning issued an arrest warrant for Marcus Pixley, who skipped out on a scheduled court appearance yesterday on drug-distribution charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Pixley was originally held on $5,000 bail for his February, 2011 arrest in the South End for allegedly selling two... Read more

By - 9/30/12 - 5:30 pm

Some trash heap

A very annoyed citizen spares no exclamation points or expletives in demanding the city do something about this sprawling trash heap outside 532 Chester Sq., which has been in line for its own Zip code since Friday morning.... Read more

By - 9/27/12 - 5:59 pm

Charles Brook, 67, was sentenced to life in prison today after he admitted he raped and strangled Zahia Salem, 87, in her South End apartment in 1989, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By accepting a plea to second-degree murder, Brook could be eligible for parole in 15 years. However, there's a good chance he could die before then since he now has cancer,... Read more

By - 9/22/12 - 11:06 pm

Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.

Compiled from interviews and live recordings during the occupation of... Read more

By - 9/20/12 - 11:00 pm

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 9:10 p.m. at Washington and East Newton streets.

UPDATE, Friday morning: The MBTA reports the driver was spit on, not pummeled, that one man was caught and that he will be summonsed into court.

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