WCVB reports the shops on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, Liberty Plaza in East Boston and Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner are among two dozen the perpetually teetering chain is closing in Massachusetts (in other news, there were still two dozen Radio Shacks in Massachusetts).
Shortly before 2 p.m. on Talbot Avenue between Whitfield Street and Southern Avenue.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to what Nicoczar reports was a small fire on the tracks at JFK/UMass.
A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Robert Carrion and Fabiola Ramirez, both 46 and both from Roslindale, on charges they paid their temp workers at a Dorchester laundry company - some of whom worked 100 hours a week - less than minimum wages and no overtime pay and then threatened workers on learning they had talked to state investigators, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted food and alcohol licenses to American Provisions, a South Boston market that is planning a second outlet in the new Treadmark condo building going up across from the Ashmont T stop. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston police officers had enough details on the suspect in the robbery and shooting of a Dot Ave. convenience-store owner that they had the right to stop a suspect they found four blocks away. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a long derelict vacant variety store near the Savin Hill T stop.
Around 6:10 p.m. Responding officers didn't find any victims at the scene, but not long after, somebody showed up at a local emergency room with a fresh gunshot wound to the leg.
Workers were removing the sign from the side of The Boston Globe building on Morrissey Blvd. yesterday afternoon. Is it maintenance or are they getting ready to abandon the building as planned?
Around 11:30 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue at Devon Street.
Kyle Nathan, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to robbing four eastern-Massachusetts banks last year, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
A fire at 59 Lonsdale St. displaced four adults this afternoon, the Boston Fire Department reports.
Firefighters responded at 5 p.m. to battle a fire that spread from the second floor to the attic. There were no injuries.
The Boston Licensing Board today revoked Pho So 1's food-serving and beer-and-wine licenses after its fifth citation in seven months for staying open well past its licensed closing time of 10 p.m. Read more.
Boston Police report a man found stabbed around 7:45 a.m. at 66 Hartford St. died after being transported to a local hospital.
The victim was 35 and had multiple stab wounds, police say.
The Boston Licensing Board this week will decide whether to revoke Pho So 1's liquor license - or possibly even shut the restaurant completely - because police keep finding it open and serving beer way after its licensed 10 p.m. closing time. Read more.
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