The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are looking at what exactly caused a small and quickly extinguished fire on the roof of 518 Tremont St. around 1 p.m. The roof has a number of solar panels on it; three of them may have malfunctioned.
Boston Police report arresting two people for an attack outside the Park Street T stop that sent a man to the hospital with multiple stab wounds on Oct. 8. Read more.
Around 3:30 p.m. Police are looking for a white woman with pulled-back black hair in a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, carrying a large bag, last seen disappearing into the crowds on Winter Street. She was accompanied by a white man, 5'8" to 5'10" and about 170 lbs with a scruffy beard, wearing a black zip-up jacket and a black and green Celtics cap.
Another view of the scene, by Tom McLaughlin:
A concerned citizen who doubles as a Boston parking-enforcement officer posted a photo of a rain-filled pothole on Tremont Street this morning:
HERE IS THE POTHOLE I STEPPED INTO WHILE I WAS GOING TO GIVE A UPS TRUCK A TICKET IN NO STOPPING AT 145 TREMONT ST ALONG WITH THIS PICTURE I'M PUTTING UP 3 PICTURES OF MY RIGHT FOOT SWOLLEN AND BRUISED.
Ed. note: The online 311 system only allows for one photo, so, no, you can't see photos of his/her swollen right foot.
A federal grand jury has indicted two former workers at Roxse Homes on charges they placed ineligible people in subsidized apartments in exchange for payments of up to $7,000. Read more.
Boston Police are investigating gunfire in front of their Tremont Street headquarters around 9:15 p.m.
The apparent targets were two men on bicycles across Tremont from the headquarters; the shots came from Tremont and Whittier, between BPD HQ and Northeastern's International Village building. Police have two suspects in custody after foot chases just across Melnea Cass Boulevard, on the other side of Tremont.
The Boston City Archives recently posted a collection of photos of Boston street cars, including this photo of trolleys lined up in Copley Square for the School Boy Parade on June 6, 1937, and a photo of the scene on Tremont Street around 1895 - two years before the first subway tunnel in America opened underneath Tremont: Read more.
Stanley Staco reports somebody in a car fired shots into the crowds milling around Tremont Street after the clubs closed, around 2:50 a.m.
Police initially did not find the victim; he turned up about an hour later when he showed up at his home in Mattapan.
UPDATE: A Boston Municipal Court judge set bail at $10,000 - the amount requested by prosecutors, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adds Stoughton Police ordered him to turn over all of the 17 guns he's registered to own, while the case is pending.
Boston Police report a Canton man impatient with the motorist in front of him on Tremont Street near Avery yesterday evening started blaring his horn, then pulled up and unfurled his middle finger, and then: Read more.
Spiderman turned on Tremont, only to find he was already surrounded. Craig Caplan couldn't bear to stick around to see what happened.
Stanley Staco reports a woman was held up at gunpoint at W. Newton and Tremont streets around 9:45 p.m. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, with a black gun.
The Globe's Andrew Ryan reports police officers will be instructed to order down anyone they see atop a snow pile during tomorrow's Patriots victory parade.
The Boston Business Journal reports a newish, but painfully short office building at 171 Tremont, across Avery from the Loews complex, could be replaced by a luxury tower. In completely unshocking news, the architect will be Elkus Manfredi.
No word if the developers plan on calling it something like Tremont on the Park.
The Globe reports state officials are working on a plan to empty the Transportation Building in Park Square and build a new transportation complex as part of the Tremont Crossing mixed-use development across the street from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street. The move would jump start that project and free up the Park Square building for redevelopment.
The BRA has a vaguely worded item related to the proposal on its agenda for this afternoon's board meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. in its ninth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.
Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.
Updated with info from the arraignment.
A Brookline cab driver had bail set at $1,000 today on charges he wielded both his fists and his cab as weapons against a bicyclist who had just run into a pedestrian at Tremont and Avery streets Friday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, the incident with driver Sam Chandler, 45, began when a bicyclist ran a red light and plowed into a pedestrian as she was crossing the street.
Two Dorchester men who allegedly used a shotgun and a handgun to hold up the McDonald's at 146 Tremont St. early this morning were ordered held on $100,000 bail each at their arraignment on charges of armed robbery while masked, kidnapping, and assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Boston Police report Andre Nesbeth and Mason McKoy, both 26, may face additional charges:
And then promptly proceed to get themselves arrested. WCVB reports on the holdup shortly after midnight.