UPDATE: Late this afternoon, Best Bees worked with city animal control to relocate the bees someplace better for them - and people.
You can't see the license plate of this car at Stoughton and Sumner streets because IT'S COVERED IN BEES. Live bees. Bees that are probably looking for a more permanent place to live. Like your attic. Photo by OffTheDot, who says:
Definitely live and buzzing! Seemed more into swarming than attacking. Stood on edge of swarm without incident (and no sudden movements).
A basement trash fire sent flames shooting up an old trash-chute system at 3 Monadnock St., causing fires to break out on the fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building, the Boston Fire Department reports.
An estimated 50 people had to be evacuated from the building after what turned into a three-alarm fire was reported around 10:40 a.m.; nobody was injured.
City licensing chief Patricia Malone today warned the Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St., she will suspend its license because of a stabbing last month - unless the bar can show her a substantive plan to stop people with weapons from showing up there.
The bar seems to be "attracting people who carry weapons, and that is a huge concern to me," she told owner Yiser Mohammad and his lawyer at a hearing this morning on a March 11 incident in which one patron stabbed another - despite efforts by bar security staff to pat down all incoming patrons and use a metal-detecting wand on them.
Boston Police report officers found two men shot in a gray Toyota Corolla at Columbia Road and Hancock Street around 6:30 p.m., Saturday.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police say.
Friends identify the dead man as Thaddeus "Mighty" Clark.
Boston Police report officers who stopped a car with a busted brake light at East Cottage and Batchelder streets in Dorchester yesterday wound up arresting its two occupants after a drug-sniffing dog went nuts and a search warrant let them into the car, where they found a pound of cocaine.
Around 11:45 p.m., a person was shot in the back outside 44 Humphreys St.
Boston Police are at Columbia Road and Holden Street, where a man was shot around 12:45 p.m. Police are looking for a man in a red shirt who fired several shots at two men, hitting one.
"The Heat," that Sandra Bullock production that's already featured a bus crash in Roxbury, will be filming at the old Norfolk Tap in Uphams Corner, starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday. A note to nearby residents concludes:
They will blowing up a car sometime on Sunday afternoon on Norfolk Avenue, so you will probably hear a big boom. ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN AND COORDINATED WITH THE CITY.
A man shot at Dudley and Humphreys streets in Uphams Corner shortly before 9 p.m. was driven to Boston Medical Center and then left there. The man's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in.
Police are looking for a blue, 2002 Mazda Protege, Mass. reg. 917 MN3.
The owner of Camilo Liquors II, 735 Dudley St., had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why he was violating the terms of his license by continuing to sell liquor past his legal 11 p.m. closing time on May 29 - a police citation said an officer saw a clerk selling liquor to one person, with four or five additional people lined up at the counter at 11:03 p.m.
But Francisco Camilo said the clock inside his store read 10:58 p.m. - and his phone said it was 10:59 - so he felt he wasn't doing anything wrong. He added he already had two of the store's three front metal grates down.
Still, when police order you to shut, you shut, so he took the liquor away from the woman he was waiting on and told the other women in line there'd be no sales for them.
Camilo's lawyer asked for leniency given the time discrepancy. If the violation had been at 11:30, he said, the citation would make sense.
A nearby resident asked for permission to explain the woes a liquor store staying open even until 11 p.m. is causing the neighborhood, but board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer turned her down because she was not on scene that particular night and the hearing was just about that specific incident.
The board rules Thursday on what action, if any, to take.
ProjectV, which brought several hundred people to Wendover Street for a daylong party, ended about 90 minutes early when pretty much every officer in District B-2, accompanied by reinforcements from across the city, arrived. Stanley Staco, monitoring the police activity on radio, reported the party broke up without incident.
Among the attendees: State Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who tweeted:
I stopped by ProjectV to support my friends and community. It is a peaceful loving event. Thanks for the love.
Focused on the Strand Theatre, into which the city has poured several million dollars worth of renovation, the Dorchester Reporter reports:
City officials hope the neighborhood will become a "cultural hotbed" for artists, with street performances and impromptu gallery spaces.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Emmanuel Pina and Sandro Tavares guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of a man with whom they'd had a beef and an innocent cook gunned down by an errant bullet at the now closed Ka-Carlos Bar and Grill in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The verdict means mandatory sentences of life without possibility of parole. The two were also found guilty of shooting a third man, who survived.
According to prosecutors and police, Pina and Tavares opened fire outside the restaurant on Jovany Eason early on Aug. 2, 2009. One of the bullets came through a window and hit Manuel Monteiro, a cook at the restaurant who was working two jobs to put his daughters through college - and who tried to defuse an argument among the men earlier that night.
The restaurant never recovered from the incident.
Boston Police are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery around 1:15 p.m. at the Sovereign Bank branch at 585 Columbia Rd.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5'5" to 5'7", weighing 200 to 220 lbs., with a beard and sunglasses. He left the bank in gray sweatpants, but took those off and was last spotted running in bluejeans.
The branch was also held up last October.
Leonard Young, 33, of Mattapan, was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court on chages of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and various weapons charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which adds the victim, at first appearing near death, is now expected to recover.
The US Postal Service has released its list of Massachusetts post offices it's thinking of shutting down to save money.
In addition to those locations, the postal service is thinking of ditching post offices in Inman Square, East Arlington, East Dedham and a whole bunch in Newton, as part of an effort to close 3,700 post offices across the country.
There's a meeting tomorrow, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave. Police say they're calling the meeting both because of an increase in store robberies across the city in general and the murder of Hermanos Unidos clerk Geraldo Serrano in particular.
A Roxbury District Court judge ordered two Roxbury teenagers held without bail this morning for the murder of Hermanos Unidos clerk Geraldo Serrano on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Martin Freeles, 17, and Onyx White, 16, both face trial as adults on charges of murder, armed robbery while masked, and firearms offenses. The DA's office provided this account of Serrano's death around 10:30 a.m. at the Dudley Street store, by assistant DA David Fredette:
Their faces were covered and at least one of the assailants brandished a handgun. As the clerk behind the counter complied with a demand for cash, Serrano made his way from the back of the store to the front. He resisted the robbery. One shot was fired and Serrano grabbed his cane. When he did so, a second shot was fired and struck Serrano. That shot mortally wounded the Roxbury family man, who died a short time later. The assailants fled with a quantity of cash.