Boston 2024 today released details of its plans to spend more than $100 million on insurance to cover the risks of a hurricane hitting Boston during the Olympics, terrorists striking the games, sponsors dropping out, ticket sales proving disappointing or entire countries boycotting the games. Read more.
The three museums on Columbia Point are offering a free trolley bus ride from the Back Bay to Columbia Point on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1.
Copley Square times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Columbia Point times: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
The Dorchester Reporter was there.
UMass Boston has alerted its students and staff they can just stay home on Monday due to the official opening of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate. A roving UHub recipient of the alert forwarded us a copy:
The University of Massachusetts Boston campus will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 through Monday, March 30.
Campus will reopen for business on Tuesday, March 31.
Specifically Roxbury and Dorchester with a jaunt up to Kendall Square. It's prep work for Monday's visit by the Obamas and Uncle Joe to Columbia Point for the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate - next to the Kennedy Library.
The BRA today approved a $23-million proposal by the Boston Teachers Union to replace its current headquarters next to the old Bayside Expo Center with a more modern structure and a parking garage.
In its initial proposal for an Olympic village, Boston 2024 proposed taking the land, along with neighboring offices and hotel, for construction of towers to house athletes - some of which would later be turned over to UMass Boston for dormitories.
The International Olympic Committee will decide in 2017 whether Boston gets the Olympics.
A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted two brothers on charges they used a detachable steering wheel and a knife in a brawl outside a party at the DoubleTree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street that ended with one of their opponents dead of stab wounds - from his own knife.
Shawn Coleman, 22, of the South End, was charged with second-degree murder and was allegedly the attacker who ended Christopher Borgella's life early on March 1. His brother, Harold Coleman, 26, of Dorchester, was also indicted for second-degree murder for his role in the brawl, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police.
Boston Police report a large party in a room at the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street early Saturday spilled into the street outside and ended with two men stabbed, one fatally.
Police have yet to make any arrests for the stabbings, which happened around 2:35 a.m., but Capt. John Greland at C-6 says there is "a very active investigation."
Boston Police report the Harbor Point Convenience Store, 17 Harbor Point Blvd., was held up around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday:
The suspect walked in to the store and brandished a firearm at the cashier. The witness stated the suspect demanded money be placed in a bag, the cashier complied. The suspect fled the store in a maroon motor vehicle.
The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern male, wearing a fake mustache, black hooded â€śNorth Faceâ€ť sweatshirt, black jeans and white and black sneakers.
The Dorchester Reporter reports a local company is looking at the possibility of setting up a mass-transit system on Columbia Point that would use tiny pods on a monorail-like structure to whisk people along Mt. Vernon Street.
Updated Tuesday morning.
A man awoken from a slumber in a car on Oyster Bay Road by security guards around 8 p.m. sped off, plowing into several cars before aiming his vehicle at a guard, who shot him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The driver, Leroy Wiggins, a.k.a., Chris Summers, 40, of Dorchester, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is expected to be arraigned today on charges related to the incident, the DA's office says.
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