Two teenage boys rode by on their bikes. One of the suspects grabbed her buttocks squeezing it. The victim screamed at them and then started to chase the suspects. The suspect that assaulted the victim was wearing the grey knit hat and black sweatshirt. The second party was possibly a teenager wearing a black sweatshirt with a red embellishment.
An electrical fire in a utility room at the station means no service on the B, C and D lines, Local 718 reports.
Douglas McGregor watched a two-wheeled BPD officer secure his ride outside the Kenmore Square Dunkin' Donuts, notes:
The bike cops are smart to not carry the weight of a superfluous bike lock! It was the fastest bike lockin' I have ever seen... at perp-arresting speed.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a guy they say robbed at least two Sovereign Bank branches this week. Mr. Goatee first hit the Sovereign branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner on Tuesday.
He took a break on Wednesday - when police were busy with another bank robber - then popped up again yesterday to rob the Sovereign branch at 552 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore Square. After demanding and getting money, he fled on foot, the task force reports.
A Brookline man was arrested at Kenmore station last night on charges he grabbed a teen's crotch on the crowded platform following the Red Sox game.
According to a report by MBTA Transit Police, a 16-year-old from Greenfield was walking down the platform with his parents and grandfather shortly after 11 p.m. when Scott Moore, 44, got in between them. The teen's father thought Moore was about to try to pick his father-in-law's pocket, but instead watched as Moore "stopped short, turn his palm toward [the teen] and grab [his] crotch."
The family quickly found a police officer and Moore was arrested on a charge of indecent assault and battery, police say.
The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing next Wednesday on a fortune teller's proposed studio in Kenmore Square.
Angela Mitchell will be asking for a license to read palms and tarot cards at 485 Commonwealth Ave.
Unlike with liquor and food licenses, in which prospective operators are required to explain their experience in their fields, the board does not ask would-be seers about their training, let alone the accuracy of their predictions. Instead, they ask them if they plan to use neon signs to advertise their services and post their prices prominently. In the past, the board would reject license holders who said yes to the first and no to the second.
Board hearings start at 10 a.m. in City Hall Room 801.
Thanks to Bill Bradshaw for noticing this.
It's a mess on the Green Line tonight due to a "minor derailment" of an outbound trolley between Hynes and Kenmore.
MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera says trolley 3602 derailed around 6:15 p.m. after leaving Hynes. No injuries were reported and passengers were evacuated through the tunnel to Kenmore, Rivera says, adding the T hopes to have repairs made by 8:15 p.m. In the meantime, it's shuttle buses between Kenmore and Copley in both directions.
Scott Madin reports:
Boston Police announce the now standard parking bans for Game 7 around the Garden, Faneuil Hall and, of course, Kenmore Square (even though most college students are now home for the summer).
What's going on in this photo? Your caption, please (official reason for the photo in the comments).
An inbound trolley at Kenmore had smoke coming from its roof around 7:30. Boston Fire reported the all out at 7:43. Traffic through Kenmore Square is a mess.
Meanwhile, there's no E service past Brigham Circle because of a trolley/car collision.
Dave Daniels reports on a recent incident in Kenmore Square - and posts a photo of the bowlegged bicyclist who nearly hit him:
He was weaving back and forth from one side of the sidewalk to the other. I don't know if he had "issues", was on some sort of mind-altering substance, or just an idiot.
Ahmed Yerow, 29, of Chelsea, will spend the next three weeks at Bridgewater State Hospital following yesterday's race of destruction down Comm. Ave., during which he allegedly damaged up to ten cars and injured two people by getting up to ramming speed on the wrong side of the street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Roxbury District Court Judge David Poole ordered the evaluation - and ordered Yerow to be held at Bridgewater without bail. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 24, the DA's office says.
Boston University Police report two guys came prepared for a heist at a Kenmore Square jeans store yesterday evening.
Police say the two entered Jeans Therapy, 524 Commonwealth Ave. around 6:50 p.m. yesterday with "a gray dry cleaning type bag with a draw string" and, after looking around for a bit:
One of the black males then told [a clerk] in a threatening voice, "we are taking these things, don't do anything." One of the suspects ... took 27 pair of jeans, valued approximately at $5300 from several different shelves and placed them into the bag and left the store.
That's roughly $200 per pair of jeans.
One perp is described as a dark-skinned black male, in his 30's, 6'4", muscular build, clean shaven, wearing a black hoody and thick framed sun glasses. The other was described as a dark skinned black male 5'10"-6'0", athletic build, wearing a black nylon jacket and dark jeans and possibly with a Fu-Manchu style mustache. Security footage showed the suspects get into a dark four-door sedan driven by a third man.
Bobby Main took this photo this morning. One hopes Citgo has a warranty on all those new lights they just installed.
The Daily Free Press reports the student was thrown into the air when hit by a car near the BU East T stop around 12:30 p.m. today, but that she was conscious when taken away by EMTs. The driver was not cited.
The Daily Free Press reports that when a couple finished their $95 meal at the Kenmore Square Bertucci's and then sauntered out last Thursday afternoon, a waiter chased them outside only to have the guy whip out a knife to ward him off. Dude was in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair and a brown beard. Gal pal was 5'7" with red frizzy hair.
Associated Press reports Citgo is replacing the LEDs it used to replace the neon tubes now that the particular LEDs are no longer made.
Police: Cabbie pulled out of taxi and stomped on Comm. Ave. by two fares who didn't believe they were on Comm. Ave.By adamg - 6/26/10 - 2:08 pm
Boston Police report arresting a pair of Allston residents on charges they beat up a cabbie in Kenmore Square because they allegedly didn't believe he was driving them home on Comm. Ave. as they'd asked.
The victim, after some time of being verbally abused by the passengers, and noticing their increasing aggressive behavior, decided to pull over in Kenmore Square and terminate the fare. Once stopped, the passengers/suspects pulled him out of the cab and started punching and kicking him until passersby stopped and helped the victim. The suspects then kicked and broke the driver’s side headlight of the taxi along with the driver’s side door.
Andrew Melchiorri, 22, and Jeffrey Cammarata, 25, were arrested on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and willful, malicious destruction of property. The cabbie had picked them up early this morning on Congress near Faneuil Hall.
State and Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who tried to hold up the Mercantile Bank branch at 61 Brookline Ave. while wearing striped pants yesterday morning.
The subject presented the teller with a demand note, but fled the bank without receiving any cash.
If you know somebody who would pair striped pants with a hoodie who seems to be short of cash, contact the Bank Robbery Task Force at 617-223-6426. Be sure to ask about the Mass Most Wanted TIP Program - there could be a little something in it for you.
Making sure we understand why we can't have nice things, Boston Police are doing everything they can to keep drunken louts from overturning cars in Kenmore Square (and near Faneuil Hall and the Garden) both today and Thursday (because you never know), in addition to banning freebie newspaper boxes and just generally trying to keep people out of the areas.
Police to newspapers: Get rid of honor boxes where people might heave them through windows if the Celtics win - or loseBy adamg - 6/8/10 - 3:50 pm
The Boston Police Department has asked local newspaper distributors to remove all their honor boxes by tomorrow from the areas around North Station, Kenmore Square and Faneuil Hall - and to keep them out of those areas until after the NBA finals. The specific areas:
- North Station – Between North Washington and Merrimack and Causeway to Congress.
- Faneuil Hall – Between North Sudbury to State St. and from Cambridge St. to Atlantic
- Kenmore Square – Brookline Ave. and Commonwealth Ave.
Paola Ferrer snaps a photo of cabbies idling in the new bike lane on Comm. Ave at Kenmore Square.