The Dig reports on how IBM and the city teamed up on a pilot surveillance program to record every single person who attended the two Boston Calling events at City Hall Plaza last year.
City officials did not extend the program to this year's concerts in part because they couldn't figure out a good public-safety need to do so. Also, the Dig reports, the... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a convicted drug dealer's second conviction on drug-distribution charges, ruling police only found the 12 packets of cocaine he had in a 2008 incident because of a search they should never have conducted.
In its ruling, the court gave Suffolk County prosecutors the choice of just dropping the case altogether or re-trying Paul Stewart without the very evidence that... Read more
Kristin MacDougall captured some of the One Direction fans who dropped whatever they were doing and rushed down to the Ritz-Carlton late this afternoon as word spread the boys might be staying there.
Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old yesterday after they say officers found his backpack was full of beer and a gun loaded with five rounds.
Police say officers' attention was drawn to three teens drinking what appeared to be beer in Big Gulp cups around 3:40 p.m. at City Hall Plaza:
When officers called the individuals over to check for proper identification, one of... Read more
A concerned citizen complains a vendor at Haymarket is obnoxious:
There is a vendor here that yells, swears and is rude to customers. He does this all in front of his son and other children/families without provocation. Is there anyway to have him written up or is there an association to call to complain or is Haymarket just unregulated? Thank you.
Ed. note: Remember... Read more
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Boston, MA, July 30, 2014
At least one thousand people, some of them from Somerville,... Read more
On Tuesday at Long Wharf
Suffolk University, which currently has an ad campaign boasting how many of its law-school graduates are Massachusetts judges, is ending its commitment to the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, which trains law students for careers in public service.
The news comes in a mailing from Rappaport Foundation Chairwoman Phyllis Rappaport today:
Suffolk University has recently communicated its inability to sustain its... Read more
A Union-backing citizen complains about some graffiti on a bench along the water near the Aquarium:
Weird pro-confederate propaganda graffiti on the benches by the water.
When caught, Nelligan will face arraignment for felony vandalism and trespassing for the Boylston incident and separate charges for three graffiti incidents in Brighton.
If you know where he is, you can... Read more
Local restaurant operator Seth Greenberg will convert the closed Radius, 8-10 High St., into the Boston outlet of a chain of Italian restaurants.
Serafina will sport a "northern Italian concept," his lawyer, WIlliam Ferullo, told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing yesterday. Ferullo said the Boston outpost will be similar to a Serafina in New York's Meatpacking district, but with lower prices.
The... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by a Korean family to turn the UBurger space at 16 North St. into a restaurant that will meld Korean and western cuisine.
The Chang family will spend $425,000 to buy the liquor license of the defunct Charley's on Newbury Street for their new Koy restaurant.
"There's a real need for Korean flavor meets western food," their attorney,... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the trustees of Harbor Towers have come out swinging against Donald Chiofaro's proposed towers next door, saying they're just too damn big:
Since modern urban planning began here in Boston in the early 1960s, it has been customary and an article of faith that we do not build huge skyscrapers and excessive density on our waterfront; the recent, professionally conducted Greenway District... Read more
The Globe reports on efforts to stem drug sales in and around the Common, in particular, the short stretch of Boylston between Tremont and Washington where that pilot was arrested the other day.
TD Garden officials said today they tripled the number of ambulances they normally have on hand for a concert and added extra security guards and other staffers to deal with what they knew could be an onslaught of pre-gamed ticketholders streaming in for a June 25 concert by the Swedish EDM DJ.
But just as Avicii was taking the stage around 9:30 p.m., city EMS... Read more
JB Parrett looked up at the underside of City Hall:
Boston City Hall. Ugly, but love the angles.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Hurricane O'Reilly's to shut for four days as punishment for an April incident in which bouncers were captured on video beating one patron so badly he left a large pool of blood on the sidewalk and chasing and punching several others.
The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing had earlier ordered a two-day shutdown for the bar,... Read more