MBTA Transit Police report a man who "suddenly entered" the tracks at Maverick shortly before service ended early this morning died. Police say he was white, 47.
The Boston Fire Department reports the Heritage Elderly Housing building, 30 S. Bremen St., was evacuated this afternoon after a worker dislodged the building's gas meter, causing a gas leak that spread inside the building.
Nobody was injured; MBTA buses were brought in for residents while National Grid repaired the leak.... Read more
Jimbo passes along some possible news involving the long-vacant Public Welfare building in the East Boston square.
Boston Police report officers on patrol in East Boston around 9 last night spotted a man chasing another man around Maverick Square with a machete. Before they could intervene, the attacker swung at his victim several times, opening him up in the arm and thigh. One officer used his belt as a tourniquet to help stop the victim's blood loss.
Josue Pineda, 22, of... Read more
Mike Hillwig survives a trip with a cell-phone-chatting driver on the 120 bus who got enraged by a minivan that cut him off:
... It was pretty obvious that the driver was not happy, angrily honking the bus' horn at the driver of the minivan. As we continued down the street, the bus tailgated the minivan, continuing to honk at the driver. The worst... Read more