The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a one-day license suspension for Halftime Pizza, 115 Causeway St., for an incident before a Bruins/Canadiens playoff game in which a customer walked out with a partially filled cup of beer - just as a detective from the Boston Police licensing division was walking in.
Owner Rita Pasquale said the man was a Canadiens fan who was probably unaware... Read more
An MBTA spokesman reports T staff today contacted artist Mary Beams, who painted a series of murals installed in the Government Center T stop in 1979, after somebody who heard about the search alerted the T that she now helps run a pie bakery and restaurant in Grand Marais, MN.
The T is demolishing the current station to make way for a new... Read more
A small track fire on the Green Line near Park Street tonight halted service and left some riders sitting on trains in tunnels.
At 8:36 p.m., Myron-Fletch Freeman tweeted:
Still trapped on Green Line train outside Government Center. And this city thinks it could host an Olympics .
That was more than 20 minutes after he first reported his trolley was stuck in the... Read more
Around 8:20 a.m., Matt Karolian reported:
No movement. Police, fire and EMS trying to make their way to the vehicle(s).
A Parks Department employee will be getting, at a minimum, a stern talking to after responding to a citizen complaint about the cleanliness of the Common and the Public Garden by telling the person to talk to the slobs who are making the mess rather than complain about the "hard working" park workers.
A huffy citizen complains how messy Boston Common and Public Garden pathways are these days and demands the city assign at least two workers full time to keep it clean, and, hey, maybe buy one of those mini street-sweepers while you're at it. Oh, and make sure the mayor sees this complaint.
Somebody at the Parks Department huffs right back (spelling mistakes fixed):
Common... Read more
The Century Bank branch at 24 Federal St. was held up around 4 p.m. on June 3 by a man who presented a note.
The Bank Robbery Task Force describes him as white, 5'6" to 5'8", with light blond facial hair and a medium build. He wore reading glasses, a red baseball hat with a "B' on it, black and gray sweatshirt/jacket and gray... Read more
The Downtown Boston BID reports Water Street between Washington and Devonshire was shut this afternoon when bits of 85 Devonshire St. tumbled to the ground.
Police are looking for a man in connection with a possible knifepoint sexual attack that happened around 9:45 p.m. on the Greenway somewhere north of South Station. The suspect is described as black, in his 40s, 5'10" with a chinstrap beard. He wore a gray sweatshirt.
A Dorchester man who allegedly tried but failed to rob a woman at knifepoint at Downtown Crossing last month was arrested last week after detectives managed to track him down as a regular at a Dorchester Star Market, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Roger Hines, 29, was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, the DA's office says. Judge... Read more
When state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey wouldn't meet with protesters calling for a discounted "Youth Pass" for teen T riders, they sat down in his office in the Park Square transportation building and wouldn't leave - until State Police made them, and transported them over to their South Boston and Charles River barracks for booking on trespassing charges, according to O'Ryan Johnson, who ... Read more
UBurger, 140 Tremont St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to start serving beer and wine.
If the board approves, the burger joint would buy a beer and wine license from a Fuddruckers at the airport.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
A mini-documentary on some of Boston's food trucks by Mike Irving.
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UPDATED with latest info from the T.
Around 8:50 a.m., an inbound Orange Line train pulled into State Street and there was a large "bang." Chuck Giroux photographed people rushing out of the station.
Although initial reports seemed to indicate the train had hit part of a fallen light fixture on the tracks, a T spokesman says the bang came from the subway... Read more
The Herald reports on the secret effort in the days before last weekend's Boston Calling to shore up the large corner of City Hall Plaza by the JFK building that once contained a sunken mini-plaza and waterfall - after an engineer warned the whole area was on the verge of collapse and could not have any weight at all put on it.
Bonus: The... Read more
An Anheuser-Busch promotion to get men to try Bud Light Platinum by having young women hand them bottles of the stuff at a downtown club went awry when one of the men who accepted a bottle turned out to be a plainclothes detective well versed in the Massachusetts regulation that prohibits free samples of alcoholic beverages.
Gem, 44 Province St., finds out later this week... Read more
Let's see: There's a dead Red Line train at Park Street, a dead trolley somewhere on the inbound side of the D line and there are major delays for some no doubt good reason on the Fitchburg Line.
Christopher Cardalino of Somerville, police say, abandoned his faithful dog when officers came after him for piggybacking through a Park Street fare gate Thursday evening.
Upon approach of the officers Cardalino became nervous and when asked for some form of identification Cardalino dropped the leash for his dog and took off running. The dog, possibly abandoned and appearing confused, also ran in the direction of... Read more