West Roxbury Patch reports on a white guy threatening to blow a Hispanic guy's head off as they drove in the area of Washington and Grove streets. Only he didn't use the word "Hispanic."
The other day, Bostonography figured out the density of cemeteries in Boston (no Boston resident is more than 1.77 miles from a cemetery; ironically, the point most distant from a cemetery is the BU theology library). Interesting, but, of course, what any true Bostonian (specifically, Danielle Dreillinger) would really want to know: How far to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts?
The folks at... Read more
West Roxbury Patch reports on a one-alarm fire early this morning at the Dunkin' Donuts at 1630 VFW Parkway (the one near where Savers used to be, not the one by Spring Street).
The mayor's office today announced the impending renovations, which will include new water and sewer lines, road repaving and electrical upgrades at the Boston Trailer Park off the VFW Parkway.
The park, built in 1947, has 104 units, many of whose residents spent years fighting plans by the Clair family - which owned the trailer park - to bulldoze the place and expand its... Read more
Liz Kelleher isn't prepared for what she finds on her first trip into Allandale Woods, where West Roxbury meets Jamaica Plain: Mysterious objects strewn about, ominous graffiti and signs warning her "WE ARE WATCHING."
What is going on here?
There are people to whom this is all self-evident and mundane. It's a quiet neighborhood on the border between Boston and Brookline, between big... Read more
A motorist charged with stabbing a man to death outside Boston Medical Center Sunday morning says he was only trying to defend himself when the man began punching him at a red light.
At Darryl Mitchell's arraignment this morning in Boston Municipal Court, however, a prosecutor said Mitchell at first drove away, but then made a U-turn and continued what turned into a fatal confrontation... Read more
Boston Police tweet the Hyde Park Savings Bank, 1920 Centre St., was robbed this afternoon by a white guy in a brown ski mask and a gray sweatshirt, who then ran away.
The last time the bank was robbed was last November, allegedly by a Dorchester man who convinced an unwitting friend to drive him across town.... Read more
WBUR reports on an AARP list of 14 state reps who signed a pledge last year to retain the state's ban on gifts to doctors by drug companies - then voted this week to end the ban. Among them: Ed Coppinger.
Forbes reports that the Huffington Patch has changed its plans for
world hyperlocal domination. Instead of hiring more fulltime reporters and editors, the suits yesterday ordered Patch editors to get five to ten local bloggers to start writing by May 4. No pay, but you get keep ownership of your words (shades of Boston Now).
In Massachusetts, the directive would mean signing up between... Read more
District E-5 reports they've recovered a can of blue spray paint and are "vigilantly pursuing possible suspects" for five graffiti incidents on April 15 and 16 that police estimate will cost hundreds of dollars to repair.
According to police: A fence at LaGrange and Redgate had obscenities sprayed on it, a car on Emmmonsdale and Linnet had a stripe added, a mini-van on Redgate... Read more
The last dance was this past Sunday, no notice about the closing or about the financial situation was given to members. If the building does need to be sold couldn't there be some match up with the YMCA or Roche Center. It seems hard to believe that area Irish Step Dancing schools wouldn't have been interesting in renting the space for... Read more
As members died, nobody was replacing them, West Roxbury Patch reports.
Police say arriving officers spotted the suspects on the nearby Willet Street and managed to catch one of them after a chase. Jason Randall, 23, of Randolph, was charged with armed robbery.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Nicole Russo asks for suggestions.
Sticky Rice Cafe opened this week on Centre Street, where The King/Samia's used to be, just a short walk from Phuket and up the Street from Thai Spice. Unlike those two, however, Sticky Rice Cafe also has Japanese and Korean dishes on the menu... Read more
AlertNewEngland reports five cars have crashed on Enneking Parkway south of Washington Street after temperatures dropped and the winding road became a sheet of ice.
A convicted sex offender was sentenced to ten years in federal prison on a child-pornography charge last week, after admitting ownership of the files an FBI agent found on his computer via a file-sharing network.
William F. Murphy, a resident of Boston's only trailer park, initially told investigators he was only doing research to determine whether his girlfriend, with whom he was living, had been... Read more