Last May, the MBTA released a video showing a Transit Police detective rescuing a man from jumping in front of a train at Park Street. WCVB reports the man now has a lawyer - who had to sue to get the complete video, which shows the two struggled on the platform and the detective punching the man to subdue him....Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a Boston Municipal Court judge erred when he dismissed drug-dealing charges after a prosecutor couldn't say when a backlogged state lab would have results back on the pills allegedly found on her.
The ruling means that Laura Butler will once again have to face charges of dealing prescription drugs in the Haymarket area in 2012.
At a pre-trial conference...Read more
The Boston Licensing Board recently voted to issue a warning to TD Garden for overcrowding in between two Garth Brooks concerts on Jan. 24.
The warning has no immediate effect on anything, but the board could use it as justification for more severe action should the Garden be charged with a similar offense in the future.
The operators of the Tavern in the Square outpost in South Station want to add a second food and drink outlet: A Mexican restaurant.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Tavern in the Square's three owners buy the liquor license from the soon to be demolished Brighton Beer Garden so they can open Tavitas inside the station. The new restaurant would...Read more
John Glynn, 21, of North Attleboro was arraigned today on charges he stabbed a man in the face on a commuter-rail platform at South Station last night and then stabbed the man's friend in the eye, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Glynn and the first man got into a fight around 6:45 p.m.; the friend came to the initial victim's aid.
In the late 1800s, the merchant princes of Boston adorned their buildings with classical Greek and Roman symbols of successful seafaring commerce, such as Neptune's tridents and Mercury's caduceuses (Mercury being the god of trade and all).
And then, it stopped. Maybe it was the decline of Boston as a seaport, but whatever the reason, in the 20th century, financial firms took over...Read more
That would, of course, be the intersection of Washington Street with Winter and Summer in Downtown Crossing, where, if you look up, way up, at the top of the building with the Corner entrance, you'll see a series of screaming mad gargoyles.Read more
Boston Police report arresting Brandon Jones, 20, for allegedly trying to end an argument at Boston Garden last night with a knife.
The victim, a man in his early 20s, was taken to Mass. General and is expected to survive, police say.
Jones was nabbed in Braintree today and is scheduled for arraignment on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous...Read more
Boston City Council meetings usually conclude with a recitation of recently deceased Bostonians whom councilors wish to remember with a moment of silence. Today's meeting, though, had an added ending: City Council Bill Linehan singing "Danny Boy."
Linehan started the meeting by giving councilors shamrock pins. As the normal council business wound down, an aide brought a guitar up to Linehan's podium at the front...Read more
Transit Police report arresting Marc Meadowcroft, 19, of Revere, today on charges he defaced two old trolleys sitting on an unused track at Boylston station last year by spraying them with his tag of "CIGA."
Meadowcroft now faces 14 counts of felony tagging in Boston Municipal Court, police say.