Around 8:40 p.m. at 66 Westville St.
The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.
For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed... Read more
Around 10:25 p.m., Boston Police got a call that a man was standing at the intersection of Wales and Nightingale streets in Dorchester, pointing a rifle at passing cars - while wearing a SpongeBob mask.
Absorbent and porous and yellow and gone was he by the time an officer arrived on scene.
Boston Police report two officers were shot at Dorchester Avenue and Shepton Street in a gun battle in which one of two suspects is now dead.
Both officers are expected to survive, the department says.
Police say they are looking for a second suspect, described as black, thin, with braided hair... Read more
Yesterday at around 3PM while driving down Columbia Road, a street fight broke out between two cars. One car had a license plate from New Hampshire while the other car has Massachusetts plates. If you watch closely, one man is holding a baseball bat.... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating a crash around 6:10 p.m. at Harvard and Warner streets in Dorchester that sent two officers and a third person to the hospital and a crash around 7:20 p.m. at Langdon Street and Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury that sent an officer and a motorcyclist to the hospital.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, near the busway, Transit Police report.
Attacker described as: Muscular black male, approximately 5'7" and 185lbs, in his late 30s or 40s with curly short black hair. He mainly spoke Spanish and was wearing a red soccer-style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.
The Boston Licensing Board this week gave KO Catering and Pies, 256 Marginal St. in East Boston, two more hours in which to serve up its flaky down-under comestibles.
The Australian meat-pie place convinced the board - along with neighbors and city officials - to extend... Read more
City officials are opposing a request by a Blue Hill Avenue Chinese take-out place to extend its closing time from 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. weeknights and 2:30 a.m. on weekends.
If anything, Yong Hon, 772 Blue Hill Ave., should be scaling back its hours, representatives of the mayor's office and city councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy told the Boston Licensing Board.
They said... Read more
The chase started around 10:25 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Brookview Street and ended in a rear yard on Brookview with the suspect in custody.
Boston Police report they are investigating two separate incidents of indecent assault and battery near the Ashmont T station on Friday and today.
According to police, a woman was walking from Ashmont station around 12:20 a.m. on Friday when a black man, possibly Jamaican, began chatting her up:
The victim began to feel uncomfortable when the male grabbed her from behind placing his hand... Read more
Mayor Menino's office today announced a plan to re-label all 1,285 of Boston's "Hero Squares" so you'll be able to learn more about the people whose names are posted on all those intersections. Plaques that currently list only the person's name will be supplemented with new signs offering some biographical background on the person and a link to additional information online.
The first square... Read more
Outrage in Dorchester after activists learn the city DPW wants to turn a 3-acre parcel next to the new Uphams Corner station on the Fairmount Line into a garage for trucks and light poles rather than the housing they want and city officials, including the mayor only recently professed to support.
The DPW says the MBTA, which now lets it use space at the... Read more
UPDATE: Two suspects arrested around 11:25 p.m.
Shortly before 11 p.m. in front of the Rent-a-Center at Dorchester Avenue and Roach Street. The woman was hit in the head with the gun, part of which broke off, the thieves got off with her purse and cell phone. The suspects are described as two black males in black jackets.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the city-owned theatre, which has seen long stretches of quietude, is getting a resident theatre company promising "a minimum of two, high-caliber musicals will hit the stage for multi-week runs."
Apparently, the Discovery Channel thinks America hasn't gotten enough of South Boston and is readying a series based on a book written by a former IRA gun runner and associate of murdering thug Whitey Bulger, only this time, a Southie crew will battle rivals from Roslindale and Dorchester for, oh, who the hell cares, it's going to suck.... Read more