DA: Holdup, beating at Mission Hill ATM ends when victim pulls out box cutter and carves up attackerBy adamg - 5/2/13 - 2:07 pm
A Roxbury man faces a variety of charges for an alleged attempt at robbing somebody in an ATM - who happened to have a box cutter with which to defend himself.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, when police found Torin Traynor, 27, of Roxbury, on Calumet Street around 11 p.m. on March 21, he was bleeding from multiple cuts - and told them he'd just been robbed at a Citizens Bank ATM a couple blocks away on Tremont Street. EMTs were summoned to transport him to nearby Brigham and Women's Hospital.
But then, the DA's office says, police found another man, also in bad shape, at the nearby TGI Friday's, where he'd gone to seek help.
A Theater District pizza place that stays open after the bars shut down on weekend nights faces possible penalties after fed-up police said they were tired of cleaning up the human, cardboard and cheesy messes left behind by its customers.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take against New York Pizza on Tremont Street for a Dec. 1 incident involving up to 200 people on the sidewalk that ended with a particularly obnoxious customer pepper-sprayed and under arrest - and the street covered in pizza boxes, paper plates and slices of pizza.
Pilotblock managed to sidestep the snowsnake outside 631 Tremont St. this evening.
A harried citizen complains about the light at Tremont and Park:
The walk countdown went '17-16-15-0' and the traffic light turned green.
Mission Hill Liquors, 1623 Tremont St., was held up shortly after noon. Police are looking for a heavyset black man in his late 30s with a silver handgun, a little bit of a beard and short hair, wearing a red hoodie with a white symbol (possibly a Cincinnati Reds logo or a soccer ball), blue jeans and black sneakers.
Updated 6:30 p.m. with additional info from Boston Police.
Stanley Staco reports somebody in a white Jaguar fired some rounds at another car outside 274 Tremont St. around 3 a.m. Around 4:30 a.m., somebody caught up with the car on Washington Street in Roxbury, right in front of the B-2 police station, and opened fire, hitting its three occupants.
Today's the 115th anniversary of the opening of the oldest subway in North America - the tunnel between Boylston and Park Street. The scene above, from the Library of Congress, shows Tremont Street in the months leading up to the tunnel opening, when above-ground trolleys still ran down Tremont, even during construction of the tunnel.
An MBTA bus with about 15 passengers crashed into a brand-new Whittier Health Center building at 1290 Tremont St. around 10:25 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reports two passengers were taken to the hospital. The building was empty at the time; the collision burst a sprinkler pipe.
Susan Tran at WHDH tweets the bus was cut off by another vehicle whose driver was trying to make a U-turn as the storm wound down.
View from the inside:
Anyone who knows where Castillo is can call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
Perez, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, was shot to death around 2 a.m.
A contractor yesterday removed the Rte. 9 signs that popped up right in the middle of the sidewalk on Tremont Street last week.
Turns out that neither the city DPW nor the state Department of Transportation was gripped with a sudden urge to inform Tremont Street motorists that they were just a half block from Rte. 9, a.k.a. the street better known as Huntington Avenue. Instead, MASCO, a private consortium of Longwood Medical Area institutions, decided to sprinkle the area in and around Longwood with signs informing drivers of their imminent arrival at the "highway," and apparently its contractor felt it was OK to just stick the signs wherever the hell it felt like it.
We learned this from somebody in city government, who said MASCO "is inspecting other locations to make sure additional new signs are out of the way of those using the sidewalks."
Boston Police report the four men spotted running out of a parking garage around the time Stephen Perez was murdered may have been at a birthday party at Caprice/Underbar, 275 Tremont St. earlier in the evening.
Police are looking for the four men, possibly from Lynn, in connection with the death of Perez, an Army veteran, early on April 28. Police have asked anybody who may have taken video or photos around 2 a.m. in the area of Tremont and Stuart to contact them.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the proposed Tremont Crossing that would include apartments, retail and office space and a new museum for the National Center for Afro-American Artists.
Developer Elma Lewis Partners, LLC has long struggled to get the first shovel in the ground for a project on the land. At one point, the BRA revoked its development rights to the land, but gave it back after an outcry from Roxbury residents. The current proposal is in conjunction with Feldco Development.
The peeved citizen who repeatedly complained about the McDonald's delivery truck blocking West Street early every Friday sent a shoutout this morning to the BPD officer in cruiser 1145 who forced the driver to turn onto Tremont Street to keep West clear. Granted, he let the driver pull onto the one-way Tremont the wrong way, but baby steps, people.
"Thank you for making my morning commute a good one," enthused our citizen, no longer having to detour around the short street at 5:45 a.m.
Artist explains decision to go with a nautilus design for the front of the Cathedral Church of St. PaulBy adamg - 3/28/12 - 7:29 pm
Donald Lipski jumps into the discussion about his pediment design for the Episcopal church on Tremont Street.
To cap off major renovations, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul is getting a new design for its long vacant pediment: A nautilus shell, which will be lit at night.
The design, by Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski, is scheduled for completion by Oct. 7 - the 100th anniversary of the church's dedication as a cathedral (it opened as a church in 1818). A panel at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design selected Lipski's design:
The Diocese hoped to identify an artist capable of expressing the mission of the church and its contemporary role as a welcoming institution for all without relying on traditional iconography. "Lipski's beautiful and visionary proposal is utterly consistent with St. Paul's longstanding ministry to invite people into the mystery of Christ and echoes Jesus' invitation to followers to 'come and see,' " said The Very Reverend John P. Streit, Jr., Dean.
Pro-gentrification forces score victory in South End: Dunkin' Donuts withdraws plans for Tremont Street outletBy adamg - 12/14/11 - 10:16 am
A student was robbed of cash and then sliced in the hand around 9:10 p.m. at Ruggles and Tremont streets, the latest violent incident within a quick walk of the Boston Police headquarters building.
Police are looking for a black man with a goatee in a dark hoodie, who wielded the knife and who may also be packing a gun, and a black woman, also in a dark hoodie.
There was another two-on-one knifepoint robbery in the lower busway at the Ruggles T stop Sunday night.
UPDATE: The Fire Department reports investigators have determined the cause to be - you are sitting down: Careless disposal of a cigarette.
A fire in a 25th-floor apartment at Tremont on the Common, 151 Tremont St., sparked a three-alarm response as firefighters raced upstairs to evacuate residents, some of whom took refuge on their balconies.
On Tremont Street by Dartmouth this afternoon.
Snowy hat tip to Susan Tran.