Fort Point Channel
The Boston Licensing Board today considered incidents outside bars in Roxbury and Fort Point Channel that police said may be linked to the board's decision last year to reduce the hours at Packy Connors on Blue Hill Avenue.
Officers testifying in hearings on a bottle-smashing brawl outside the Breezeway on Blue Hill Avenue on Nov. 15 and a "Western-style shootout" in the parking lot next... Read more
An early-morning riser files this around 7:40 a.m.:
On Congress across from luckys @ work. Whole building has lost power, and there were about 5 fire trucks at the Reuters building when I walked by 45 min ago. Not sure what the deal is, but whole block seems to be down...
He filed another dispatch shortly after 8: The power's back on; the problem seems... Read more
In one case, on the 11th floor of 25 Channel Center, "assorted antique jewelry valued at approximately $213,000 was stolen." In the other case,... Read more
District C-6 reports two jewelry heists sometime this past weekend at 25 Channel Center, part of a complex where prices start at $759,000. In one case, on the 11th floor, "assorted antique jewelry valued at approximately $213,000 was stolen." In the other case, on the 8th floor, "assorted antique jewelry, Flamet painting, and a Dell laptop" worth a total of $30,000 was... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a 40-something guy on charges he ordered a worker at a South Boston convenience store to fill his backpack up with "all the store's money" shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 23.
After getting the money, the man left Metro Convenience, 253 Summer St. and fled toward South... Read more
Greg MacKay posts a Fort Point Channel photo.
Copyright, Greg MacKay.
Residents furious the mayor now backs a plan to turn two vacant warehouses on Summer Street into offices instead of housing, the Herald reports, in a story that actually only quotes one resident, an "activist who declined to be identified," which kind of lessens the impact of the story.
Boston Police report a rooftop arrest of a South Boston teen for painting large balloons without permission on the side of 285 Summer St. shortly after 3 a.m. today:
According to the police dispatcher, the suspect was spray-painting a wall on the 9th floor in the rear of 285 Summer Street. On arrival, officers observed the suspect standing on a fire escape. Upon seeing... Read more
Spatch watches, and listens in as a couple of women provide some color commentary.
The Fort Point Cultural Coalition's Windows onto Fort Point project consists of 25 pieces of art mounted in various locations in the neighborhood (in particular, along A Street).
Erik Joseph, the former owner of Seaport Hardware arrested on a single larceny charge last month, now faces 46 fraud charges related to abuse of customer credit-card information.
And that's only the beginning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office: The grand jury that indicted Joseph only looked at American Express transactions; another... Read more
A Fort Point Channel building made infamous two years ago with the strange death of an MIT-trained artist is once again the focus of a criminal investigation - this time for massive credit-card fraud.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today charged Erik Joseph, former owner of Seaport Hardware, 369 Congress St., with defrauding customers... Read more