The Hancock was blindingly bright at sunset tonight, at least along Wollaston Beach in Quincy (where it was a great night for dinner at the Clam Box).
Quincy Police hope to flush out two women they say boldly wisked away clothing from the Wash and Dry, 236 Washington St., on Wednesday. Police hope an all points bulletin will gain them tips on the women's whereabouts before they're forced to deal with a tide of clothing thefts.
If you recognize them, give a shout out to Det. Jamie Karvelis at 617-745-5765.... Read more
The Patriot Ledger reports.
Last year, Liz Feitelberg reports, she got a visit from the FBI over three mystery explosions she heard in West Quincy in March and April. And then there's the single-engine plane that started buzzing the town after the Marathon.
Connected, or just paranoia? For what it's worth, the guy arrested today was not charged with any violent acts himself, and the Globe... Read more
Mass Live reports a Quincy man who allegedly ate dinner with the Tsarnaev brothers the night of the bombing is now under arrest.
State Police report an alert trooper noticed something a little off about a passenger in a car heading inbound in the I-93 HOV lane in Quincy around 6:35 a.m. today:
After further investigation, Trooper [John] Carnell discovered the operator had propped up a work jacket with a mannequin head affixed to the top of the jacket in an attempt to create the illusion of... Read more
Students, teachers and staff were ushered out this afternoon so that Quincy police could sweep the halls to look for the person.
Vanyaland investigates what happened to the $15,000 or so raised in a hardcore concert in Quincy last year that never made it to the One Fund. Well, half of it never made it. The owner of the South Shore Music Hall canceled his never-cashed check for his proceeds to the concert organizer, then wrote a new check directly to the One Fund.... Read more
Not one, but two Red Line trains groaned and left this plane of existence this morning.
Matt Laskowski captured the scene at Broadway around 9 a.m., reports:
Had to unload train, nearly 30 minutes waiting so far. Scrambling T workers. Doors were closing on passengers as they were exiting over and over.
Earlier, around 7:20 a.m., another inbound (natch) train pushed up some daisies at... Read more
WCVB reports on a bearded dragon found on the beach today. But don't worry: It was described as "friendly, calm and sweet."
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he pretended to be a cop during an incident at the Quincy Center Red Line stop earlier this month.
According to police, Michael Murray, 33, went up to a car parked in the pick-up area at the station around 5:25 p.m. on March 17:
The suspect male went on to demand the victims produce identification... Read more
UPDATE, 10:31 a.m. State Police report the road is open again.
State Police reported a car-b-q around 9:40 a.m. on I-93 south at Furnace Brook. All lanes were shut to let the Quincy FD do its thing.
Ed. note: Rhyming headline because I had to get it out of my system, I'll try not to do that again, at least not for highway fires.... Read more
An inbound Red Line train checked out at Wollaston shortly after 8 a.m. Dave Curran reports from the station:
Operator outside hitting something with hammer
The Patriot Ledger reports it's looking more likely that the developer selected by the city for the $1.6-billion project is giving up.
An inbound Red Line train refused to go past its expiration date at Wollaston, causing what the T called "moderate" delays at the start of rush hour this morning. Or as Sara put it:
Been waiting over 20 min for a train at #wollaston. #commute #freezing
UPDATE, 9 a.m. Another Red Line train saw a bright white light, this time at Harvard, and immediately... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Tyreke Mastin, 20, on charges he trailed two women in the Quincy Adams parking garage in failed attempts to steal their cars last Thursday.
In both cases, the women were able to get into their cars and drive away.
Mastin, arrested at Hynes station on the Green Line, was scheduled for arraignment in Quincy District Court on a charge... Read more
Transit Police report two incidents in the Quincy Adams garage shortly before 8 p.m., yesterday.
In the first, a woman walking to her car on the second level noticed a man first stare, then follow her, around 7:50 p.m.:
The reporting party sought out other patrons also returning to their vehicles to walk with. When the male noticed this he crouched down between parked... Read more
Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. And working with the incredible team at Irrational Games is indeed the best job Iâ€™ve ever had. While Iâ€™m... Read more
By all accounts, the T ran pretty well yesterday. Today? Well, Kyle Geiste explains this photo he took at North Station:
Lechmere-bound platform at North Station. 3-4 trains have passed us. There must be a better way.
It is, naturally, even worse on the Red Line, where trains took a break from expiring yesterday, but picked up where they left off today. As ... Read more