Downtown

By - 7/18/14 - 11:53 am

Around 4:45 a.m. on April 17, a 911 dispatcher picked up the phone to hear a somewhat frantic woman on the other end - calling from the inside of An Tain on India Street downtown, where she found herself locked in. Firefighters and police were dispatched and were able to talk the woman through opening the door from the inside.

According to police, the woman,... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 9:47 am

The city Office of Arts and Culture is throwing a Donna Summer roller-skating bash on City Hall Plaza Friday evening.

The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party, which pays tribute to the Dorchester disco diva, starts at 6 p.m. Skateless? Don't worry - there'll be a dance floor set up to bust a move on.... Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 4:34 pm

The BRA, which has battled some North End residents for years over its unquenching desire to turn a kiosk at the end of Long Wharf into a restaurant, has filed a federal lawsuit against the National Park Service, which now says the kiosk needs to be left alone, because it's basically parkland, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.

By - 7/15/14 - 3:41 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed repeatedly around 2 a.m. on Sunday at Commercial and Chatham streets, but that he is expected to survive.

In an area like that, police figure, lots of people probably whipped out their phones and started taking photos and video:

Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating witnesses as well as obtaining any smart phone footage

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By - 7/15/14 - 12:02 pm

The video posted on Barstool Sports.

Officials at the company that owns Hurricane O'Reilly's say they've fired the two bouncers seen on a Web video punching patrons in April - one to the point that he left, according to police, "a large amount of blood" on the ground.

The manager on duty at the time was suspended, then quit of his own accord,... Read more

By - 7/13/14 - 7:56 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports a Quincy man caused a bit of a splash in court on Friday when he was arraigned on charges of jumping into the central tank at the New England Aquarium.

"Fortunately the sharks had already been fed," Wark said in an email Sunday

By - 7/13/14 - 4:49 pm
South Station thief sought

Transit Police report they're looking for a guy who sauntered out of the Tavern in the Square late on June 20 with somebody else's purse.

They've posted several photos of the Where's Purse-Snatching Waldo and ask anybody who know where he is to call detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more

By - 7/13/14 - 12:06 am
Supermoon over Boston Harbor

Matt Conti watched a couple watching the full moon over Boston Harbor.

Posed under this Creative Commons license.

By - 7/11/14 - 9:27 am
Jaffar

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he got right behind a woman in a skirt on an escalator going up at the Downtown Crossing T stop, pointed his phone under her skirt and began videoing.

Police say they know this because another woman, behind Anwar Jaffar, 33, watched the whole thing around 9:10 a.m. yesterday and promptly reported the incident to... Read more

By - 7/11/14 - 8:51 am

The T and Keolis say Amtrak's signal system failed on the Northeast Corridor this morning, and since Amtrak and the T's commuter trains share some of the same tracks and stations, that led to massive delays and exhortations to riders that they just get off at Back Bay or JFK and ride the subway into town - with assurances their commuter-rail passes would get them... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 8:53 am
Tagged trolleys

Transit Police are blaming an Allston man for the large graffiti tags that showed up on two historic trolleys stored at Boylston station in January.

Daniel Nelligan, 25, failed to show up in court for arraignment on charges of felony vandalism and trespassing in Boston Municipal Court, and police say they now have a warrant for his arrest. Police add he's also... Read more

By - 7/9/14 - 7:38 pm

After seeing a report on Boston Reddit from a motorist who said something fell and almost hit her car, maintenance crews went through the tunnel twice yesterday looking for evidence of something falling from the ceiling, a MassDOT spokesman says:

Our crews found nothing to indicate something had fallen from the ceiling of the tunnel and no debris or loose material on the ground

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By - 7/9/14 - 4:57 pm
Tello's shut

The Downtown Boston BID reports the Washington Street clothing store has joined that great pedestrian mall in the sky.

By - 7/8/14 - 11:31 pm

UPDATE: State officials say they couldn't find any evidence of anything falling from the ceiling.

Am_Sci reports:

I was driving southbound through the O'Neill tunnel earlier this afternoon, when a long, rectangular, and apparently heavy object fell from the ceiling into the lane in front of me. It was accompanied by a plume of dust that quickly cleared.

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By - 7/8/14 - 10:05 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that Crumbs, the high-priced cupcake chain with an outlet on Federal Street, has shut down. Apparently, the once hot cupcake market has cooled off (right, Todd?); we hear self-serve froyo is still going strong, in case anybody wants to move into the old Crumbs space.... Read more

By - 7/7/14 - 8:57 pm

A Green Line trolley had a bit of a derailment on Boylston around 8:45 p.m. Inbound Green Line passengers are being told to get off at Copley and get on the Orange Line at Back Bay.

By - 7/5/14 - 10:32 am

All the penguins are accounted for, the New England Aquarium avers.

By - 7/4/14 - 1:46 pm
USS Constitution on July Fourth in Boston Harbor

Matt Conti watched the USS Constitution on her last July Fourth turnaround before three years in drydock for repairs. More photos.

By - 7/4/14 - 11:51 am
Faneuil Hall surrounded by ugly barriers

On this Independence Day, a concerned citizen complains about conditions around one of the historic buildings that made the holiday possible:

Ugly Barricades at Faneuil hall - serving no purpose and taking away from view of historic building.

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