The Boston Fire Department ordered the evacuation of the InterContinental Hotel around 2 a.m. after fire broke out in electrical conduits in the hotel basement. Some guests were put up to the ballroom of the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf for the duration, others were brought to a nearby Hilton, the department reports.
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Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he broke into cars along Congress Street in search of electronics.
Police say they found Tony C. Goforth, 48, shortly before 2 a.m. with a knapsack full of "electronic items including cameras, cell phones, I-Pods and GPS systems."
He was charged with breaking and entering motor vehicles, receiving stolen property and possession of burglarious tools. Police say he was also charged of possession of illegal prescription medicine.
Fort Point Blog alerts us the Intercontinental Hotel will be shooting fireworks above Fort Point Channel starting around 9 tonight.
Acidgalore takes us on a tour; discovers what appears to be the world's largest vuvuzela.
An earthquake in Quebec near the Ontario line sent tremors through the Boston area shortly before 2 p.m. A residential building at 1180 Beacon Street in Brookline was evacuated after it began shaking, possibly because of the quake, Neal Simpson at Brookline Patch reports.
Boston Police are investigating how the woman's body came to be in Boston Harbor at Fort Point Channel around 5:30 this morning.
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.
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 to have been a flaming transformer atop the Reuters building.
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, on the 8th floor of the same building, "assorted antique jewelry, Flamet painting, and a Dell laptop" worth a total of $30,000 was lifted.
These guys look familiar? Contact Area C-6 detectives at 617-343-4730, or call the anonymous CrimeStoppers line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463). Oh, and there's a $1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen goods.
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 lifted. In both cases, police say, there were no signs of forced entry.
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 Station, police say.
If you know him, contact Det. Peter Norton at 617-343-4742. You can drop a dime at the CrimeStoppers Tip Line, 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).
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: