Egleston Square

By - 8/16/12 - 4:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted Walgreens a license to sell liquor on the mezzanine of the old Borders in Downtown Crossing, which it's turning into a chic-ish emporium that will also feature eyebrow trimming.

But the board rejected a request from Coco's Lounge on Washington Street to offer patrons with money to blow tableside bottle service. The vote means Bostonians who want the chance... Read more

By - 8/10/12 - 8:29 pm

Coco's Lounge, 3169 Washington St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday for permission to offer bottle service.

The board has granted relatively few bars permission to dedicate bottles to tables, and typically has required the bars to dedicate a server to pouring drinks from those bottles, rather than just letting patrons have at it.... Read more

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

Boston Police making a traffic stop yesterday wound up recovering 10 one-kilo blocks of cocaine from a hidden compartment in a mini-van, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The driver of the van, Elvyn Rafael Garcia, 31, of Hyde Park Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court, according to the DA's office, which had requested... Read more

By - 4/28/12 - 9:36 am

Gandhi mural

Mike Ball recently wandered around Hyde and Egleston squares, taking photos of all the murals.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 4/6/12 - 9:04 am

Tow operators act against illegal parkers by illegally blocking driveways. Photo by Judy Spreckels.

Judy Spreckels says tow-truck drivers eager for extra revenue always prowl her neighborhood at the start of street-cleaning season to hook trucks parked on the wrong streets. She reports this morning, however, that fights broke out on Atherton Street when drivers from competing companies showed up:

Just witnessed 8 tow truck drivers from 3 different towing companies loudly fighting directly outside my home. For

... Read more
By - 2/17/12 - 3:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say refused repeated demands to drop the butcher knife he was brandishing as he ambled down Washington Street around 5:45 p.m. yesterday:

Officer stated to the suspect, "Boston Police drop the knife." The suspect did not comply with the officer's request.

Due to the congestion in the area of Egleston Square and concern for the

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By - 12/29/11 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report that when officers on patrol noticed a guy in "full sprint" on Washington near School around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, they sensed "that something didn't seem right" and stopped to ask the guy if he was OK.

Guy allegedly told officers he was running away from some "shady looking people" who were chasing him. Officers looked down the street and, sure... Read more

By - 12/23/11 - 1:03 pm

Boston Police report a Boylston Street teen who allegedly tossed a box full of guns and crack out a window and a West Roxbury man hiding in a crawl space over his bathroom were arrested yesterday afternoon as part of an investigation into crack dealing.

Niko Flores, 17, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. at his apartment at 209 Boylston St. by officers who'd arrived... Read more

By - 12/4/11 - 5:58 pm

UPDATE: Police say death was a homicide.

Boston Police report the body of a 60-year-old woman was found around 10 a.m., Saturday at 8 Wardman Rd.

Although police say her cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, they are asking anybody who might know anything about the death to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or by calling the anonymous tip... Read more

By - 11/19/11 - 10:03 pm

Brian D'Amico reports two men were stabbed right in the square this evening; both are expected to survive.

By - 11/8/11 - 10:46 pm

UPDATED 1:20 p.m., Wednesday.

Boston Police report arresting two men in connection with a Tuesday-night shooting on School Street that sent one man to the hospital.

Neither Rey Fulcar, 25, of Roxbury, nor David Arias, 19, of Roxbury, however, was charged with the actual shooting, from which the victim is expected to recover, police say.

Police report finding the victim around 10:28 p.m.... Read more

By - 10/19/11 - 6:10 pm

Abdul Jabar Mohamed, 28, was arraigned today in his bed in the Mass. General burn unit, where he is being treated for serious burns authorities say he suffered when he tampered with the gas line in a Roxbury apartment in an attempt to kill himself, sparking a six-alarm fire that damaged apartments in seven connected buildings.

Roxbury District Court Judge David Weingarten set bail... Read more

By - 10/18/11 - 6:25 am

City Councilor Matt O'Malley reports Urban Edge is seeking clothing donations for people burned out of their Roxbury homes by that botched suicide attempt.

Drop clothing off at 1481 Tremont St. on Mission Hill. reports a fundraiser on Oct. 21 at the East Boston Yacht Club will benefit the residents of 45 Chelsea St., who had to flee their homes as... Read more

By - 10/5/11 - 4:12 pm

Which we learn in this interview with his tailor, Egleston Square's own Rey Pimentel, who got the idea to embroider the likeness of a scorpion on a suit sleeve for Ortiz after visiting his house.

By - 10/4/11 - 4:06 pm

A clerk at the Egleston Square Citgo station got the station in trouble when he refused to hand a customer back his credit card and driver's license - at first, even after arriving police officers told him to.

The owner of the Washington Street station, Michael Levy, was before the Boston Licensing Board today to answer charges of failing to return a credit card to... Read more

By - 7/22/11 - 2:47 pm

Thick black smoke billowed across Egleston Square from a fire that quickly went to three alarms and set the rubber roof on fire at 1953 Columbus Ave. around 2:30 p.m.

The Boston Fire Department blames "careless disposal of a cigaratte" on a third-floor porch and says one firefighter is now in the hospital with chest pains. Some 12 people are now without homes.... Read more

By - 5/15/11 - 3:50 pm

Boston Police report that when the 19-year-old told officers who caught up with him why he ran away from them last night while holding a can of beer, it was because he didn't want to get in trouble for drinking in public.

Unfortunately for Kenwins Pimentel, 19, of Jamaica Plain, those officers heard the sound of two metal objects landing as if they'd just been... Read more

By - 4/11/11 - 5:07 pm

Buy JPMerchants in Jamaica Plain's three main shopping districts - Egleston and Jackson/Hyde squares and Centre/South streets - hope to drive the point home on Saturday with a daylong celebration of Jamaica Plain shopping that will feature food sampling, cooking demos and one-day discounts.

Jamaica Plain has some 20 bodegas and... Read more

By - 4/7/11 - 2:35 pm

SWAT unit moves in.SWAT unit moves in. Photo by Courtney Sacco.

Note: Post updated with new information from Boston Police.

Washington Street was shut down Thursday afternoon when two men wanted in connection with a fight barricaded themselves into a garage and the SWAT unit arrived to get... Read more

By - 4/6/11 - 12:05 pm

THURSDAY UPDATE: The Licensing Board voted to let the two restaurants re-open. However, it set Roast Beast's closing time at 7 p.m. - owners had asked for midnight.

The Boston Licensing Board ordered Roast Beast on Comm. Ave. and the Millennium Restaurant and Grill on Washington Street to shut today because they don't have licenses to serve food.

Owners of both restaurants told the board... Read more