Dorchester Lower Mills
Milton, Boston and MBTA police are looking for a woman who held up the Citizens Bank branch at 40 Adams St. in Milton shortly after noon. The woman, described as black, tall and wearing a head scarf, showed a note to a teller. She was last spotted on foot heading across the bridge into Dorchester.
Boston firefighters are in the brush along the Neponset behind Ventura Street in Dorchester Lower Mills, battling a large brush fire.
UPDATE: The Boston Fire Department reports the blaze took six engine companies, two ladder companies and two specialized brush-fire units, along with several hundred feet of hose laid into the marshes, to put out.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that for the second time in less than two weeks, an ATM stolen from the South Shore has wound up on Richmond Street. Like the first time, the ATM had been stripped of all its cash.
Power out in Lower Mills.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a fire early this morning at 68 Butler St. Fire officials blame careless disposal of smoking material.
The Dorchester Reporter breaks the news: Common Ground is no more, but the religious group that ran it is looking to re-open somewhere else, maybe in Dorchester.
The owner of a Dorchester liquor store nabbed for selling beer to a Quincy teen vows to keep it from happening again.
Police say that around 1 p.m., a guy walked into the bank and handed a teller two notes. Without even reading them, police say, she pushed the panic button, then strode across the bank to get her manager:
The teller then returned to the window and read the note which read, "I am Brian need $4,000 I got a gun and a Bomb." Just as the teller finished reading the note, officers arrived on scene and placed the suspect under arrest.
Brian Miller, 54, of Dorchester was charged with attempted bank robbery and stealing by confining or putting in fear.
But what if the neighborhoods say no? Tough. BPL officials hold "working sessions" on how to replace the some of the services now provided by the doomed branches tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Dorchester Lower Mills branch and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Faneuil branch in Oak Square.
Sessions are planned for next month at Orient Heights and Washington Village (South Boston).
Each competitor will prepare espresso, latte/cappuccino art and original signature drinks to exacting standards in a six-minute performance set to their choice of music. Local celebrity judges will evaluate each performance, including barista knowledge, the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill and overall presentation.
The winner gets a Rancillio Espresso machine.
There'll be pre-competition practice rounds at which the public can tasted the brews between 2 and 3 p.m., with the actual battling starting at 3. Admission is free, but a $20 donation for the Greater Boston Food Bank is suggested.
Cowbark reports she has to move out of her apartment in the Chocolate Factory soon:
I'm really really hoping we can find something new in the area, because there are a million things I will miss when we move away. ...
She then lists some of them.
Police: Woman with screwdriver 'secreted in her crotch area' charged with attempted armed robbery at Dorchester ATMBy adamg - 2/27/10 - 8:09 pm
Boston Police report the arrest of an East Boston woman after officers on routine patrol spotted her punching a guy at an ATM at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street around 12:30 this morning.
Police charge Erica Messina, 25, followed the guy into a Citizens Bank vestibule and, after he withdrew money to pay his rent:
[T]he female party blocked the exit and attempted to grab the money from him. The victim further reported that he was able to put his money in his wallet and put it in his pocket when the suspect grabbed his jacket, began pulling it over his head all the while punching him. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and exit the ATM vestibule.
Police say Messina was charged with assault with armed assault with intent to rob, because booking officers found a screwdriver "the suspect had secreted in her crotch area." Police say they added charges of assault and battery on a police officer and malicious destruction of property after she allegedly bit and attacked a police officer, breaking her glasses.