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The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries in a fire that erupted shortly before 10 a.m. at 35 White St. The fire apparently started in a third-floor deck and spread to the roof, the department says, estimating damage at $500,000. Investigators are still working to determine the cause.
The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, called in around 6:35 p.m., quickly spread from the basement. One resident and one firefighter were taken to the hospital to be checked out. Damage was estimated at $400,000.
The American Red Cross reports the fire made eight residents homeless.
Think the new T general manager will get a honeymoon before we start pining for the good old days - like today?By adamg - 9/25/12 - 5:54 pm
The Blue Line ran out of juice around 5:30 p.m., just in time for the afternoon rush.
Boston Police are looking for a pregnant woman who, they say, robbed somebody at knifepoint around 1:45 p.m. today on Havre Street in East Boston - after apparently finishing up some business in the clerk's office at East Boston District Court.
She's described as white, with long hair and long fingernails - and the sort of belly one gets from being six months pregnant. She was wearing black pants and a white top.
The pregnant bank robber.
Updated: Authorities now say woman was cut by tap handle, not broken mug handle.
A Medford man is due for arraignment today for an incident at last night's Madonna concert, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jeffrey Jansen, 37, was arrested at the Garden after, the DA's office days, he got so angry that a woman got served a beer before him at a concession stand that he smacked a beer-tap handle, which then smacked the woman in the face, cutting her, the DA's office says. Boston Police report:
According to the victim, as she was waiting to be served, she heard the suspect loudly state, "If you take her first, I swear to God I will pound someone's face in!"
The woman was taken to Mass. General for treatment of her facial lacerations, the DA's office says.
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State Police report an "overheight" truck tried to get into the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston around 11:15 a.m. but didn't get far after causing some damage to the tunnel roof and shutting one lane.
The truck that struck the ceiling is a 2008 Freightliner owned by McCoy National Lease Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was towing a trailer owned by Primestar Trucking LLC of Postville, Iowa. The overhead strike was observed on camera by Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Operations Center personnel, who notified State Police Troop E personnel, allowing for an immediate response.
Mass. DOT personnel have notified State Police that there was no structural damage to the tunnel. The tractor-trailer was removed from the tunnel after lowering its tires. It will be inspected by the State Police Troop E Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. All Sumner lanes were reopened shortly before noon.
The East Boston Times reports on the impending suit over a fuel spill apparently caused by a worker falling asleep while he was "jamming the dead man."
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a Meridian Street Chinese restaurant to shut for seven days after police once again found it serving food after it was supposed to be closed for the night.
In East Boston, that is.
A Revere woman was charged with stealing copies of some of her criminal records out of East Boston District Court this week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Nicole DiFazi, 24, allegedly entered the clerk's office Monday and asked for copies of some of the records in her criminal file. The DA's office says:
Scott Eisen was at Logan this afternoon to watch the president arrive on Air Force One en route to fundraisers at Symphony Hall and in the South End.
Not everybody was pleased to see Obama in Boston. Mediacrity photographed protesters, who included Occupiers, Palestinian supporters and some Republicans.
Copyright Mediacrity. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Hercules, 19, a former member of the MS-13 gang, had been shot in 2010 - after another incident in which he'd been stabbed seven times.
Police are on alert for possible retaliatory violence.
Hercules, 19, leaves a young daughter - who was part of his effort to try to turn his life around last year, according to a 2011 article on his participation in an anti-violence program run by Mass. General:
Ms. Breen knows how seriously Mr. Hercules, her 18-year-old client, is taking his new role in life. Recently, he delayed follow-up surgery to remove the bullet in his side. He wanted to be able to help his girlfriend during the birth of their daughter and in the exhausting weeks afterward.
Boston Police report a 19-year old found at Marion and Bennington streets shortly before midnight was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.
Police: Randolph man was driving around East Boston with a gun, 1,000 rounds and an ominious looking deviceBy adamg - 6/19/12 - 3:04 pm
MBTA Transit Police report a man who "suddenly entered" the tracks at Maverick shortly before service ended early this morning died. Police say he was white, 47.
EastBoston.com is aggregating Suffolk Downs news.
Suffolk Downs has put up renderings and justifications for its proposed $1-billion resort hotel which, to the untrained eye, looks like something you'd expect to see at the airport, rather than as a destination.
Looks like the track and Mayor Menino will be fighting a proposal for Milford for the one eastern-Massachusetts gambling license. If successful, Suffolk Downs wants to install 4,000 to 5,000 slot machines, 200 table games and a poker room, along with "six fine dining concepts," food for those with less refined tastes (a buffet and food court) and 300 hotel rooms.
Promotional video - watch past the intro to be reassured that no, they're not planning to put it in Copley Square:
Karen Zgoda posted a photo of similar accumulations at Maverick station tonight, says she doesn't know what sort of plant is producing this pollen, but that just taking the photos was enough to induce a sneezing fit - and that she's now spent almost as much on allergy medications as she did on heat this past winter.
UPDATE, 5:30 a.m.: The MBTA says repairs were completed overnight, regular service resuming.
Something about Blue Line trains just hates those overhead wires. Mike Miccoli, though, doesn't mind:
Oh sweet! The MBTA is providing free shuttle buses! During rush hour! Those guys are the best!
The Boston Fire Department reports the Heritage Elderly Housing building, 30 S. Bremen St., was evacuated this afternoon after a worker dislodged the building's gas meter, causing a gas leak that spread inside the building.
Nobody was injured; MBTA buses were brought in for residents while National Grid repaired the leak.
Lisa S. photographed the remains of the Orient Heights stop on the Blue Line today. The T is bustituting this weekend as it renovates the station.