Columbia Point

By - 5/4/15 - 11:53 am

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....Read more

By - 3/28/15 - 12:09 pm

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

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By - 3/27/15 - 2:01 pm
Big helicopter

The copter in question. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

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....Read more

By - 3/12/15 - 6:58 pm

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...Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 10:30 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a 100x100-foot section of the roof at the old Bayside Expo Center collapsed around 7:35 a.m.

The collapse forced the evacuation of a neighboring office building.

The building, now owned by UMass Boston, had been slated for demolition this summer....Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 1:51 pm

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...Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 8:01 pm

Boston Police report the man stabbed to death in a fight that spilled out of the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street on March 1 was Christopher Borgella, 23, of Dorchester.

Borgella was fatally stabbed around 2:35 a.m. in a fight that sent another man to the hospital....Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 10:44 am

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."...Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:03 pm

Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:

On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ...Read more

By - 10/14/13 - 12:11 pm

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

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By - 6/19/13 - 2:57 pm

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.Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 8:43 pm

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...Read more

By - 5/17/13 - 7:48 am

Tree on hill at UMass Boston

Brad Kelly captured a tree on a hill at UMass Boston.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 3/23/13 - 8:09 pm

Video by teachers and students at the Dever-McCormack School on Columbia Point.Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 2:55 pm

Flooding along JFK library

Dev traveled along the water in Dorchester this afternoon, making stops at the Harborwalk by the JFK library (above), Malibu Beach and Morrissey Boulevard (below), which seemed unusually flooded even for its normally flood-prone self:

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By - 4/29/11 - 1:37 pm

District C-6 reports:

On 4/26/11 5:07PM at 57 Ocean View Dr., witness observed 3 BMs 20-25 years throw something into the bushes. Officer discovered a Colt .25 caliber loaded with 1 round in the chamber and 5 in the magazine, H&R Model 622 revolver loaded with 6 rounds, and a Kel-Tec .380 loaded with 1 round in the chamber and 7 rounds in

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By - 12/17/10 - 4:30 pm

A 385-pound chunk of concrete plummeted from a ceiling, but school officials said no problems, it happened in an area where nobody is supposed to go, the Dorchester Reporter informs us.Read more

By - 1/7/10 - 3:34 pm

Boston Police tweet they're looking for three black males, about 18, who busted into an apartment on Westwind Road this afternoon. They claimed to have guns; one pulled out a knife. Police say one was wearing a white jacket, the other two black jackets....Read more