Just call it treelock: Boston shows us the tree that discovered gravity early this evening on Mass. Ave. northbound near Tremont Street.
Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more
Boston Police report Santo Alcadio Bernabel, 69, of Hazelton, PA, suffered multiple stab wounds at 104 Winthrop St. Friday night and that they and Boston Fire investigators are now looking at whether the five-alarm fire was set.
As of tonight, Boston Police Homicide Detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office have retained jurisdiction in this case. Boston Police and Boston Fire... Read more
Gareth show us the intersection of Juniper, Thornton and Rockledge on Fort Hill.
As is standard procedure, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office will join the BFD investigation.
The fire, reported around 9 p.m., went to five alarms.
Fire erupted through the roof. Firefighters were ordered out of the building.
About 30 residents were displaced.... Read more
Zoo New England announced today somebody who wants to stay anonymous has given $1 million towards the cost of building a new "Nature's Neighborhoods" children's zoo in Franklin Park.
Zoo New England had already raised $5.65 million in pledges towards the cost of the new children's zoo, announced earlier this year as a more interactive series of exhibits to introduce kids to animals and... Read more
Ramon Genao does not dispute that two guys walked out of his Hollywood Liquors II at 489 Blue Hill Ave. with alcoholic beverages - one a Bud Lime-a-rita - during the Caribbean parade on Aug. 23, or that they popped the tops and began drinking right outside his store.
But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Genao protested what he called a no-win situation:... Read more
A second suspect remains at large.
Either Wood or that second man allegedly shot Craig Marriro to death as he stood on Harrishof Street around 11:30 p.m. on June 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police charge. Following... Read more
Boston Police report arresting two of three males they say tied up a man walking his dog through Franklin Park near the golf course Saturday afternoon. One of the suspects is 13.
Jamaica Plain News reports police are looking at connections between the alleged muggers and people sought for similar robberies on the path around Jamaica Pond the week before.
Police say the... Read more
Around 6:05 p.m. on Dale Street between Rockland and Regent. No victims so far.
Around 1:30 p.m. on Stafford Street, off Blue Hill Avenue. Three suspects, all in masks, one with a gun, one about 6' tall, the other about 5'5".
Around 7:50 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Centre Street, according to Stanley Staco.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for indecent assault and battery for an incident shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday.
If you recognize him, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
Phil shows us how all that renovation work in front of the old Peter Bent Brigham building at Brigham Circle has opened up the space to highlight the classic building.
Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association yesterday sued Radius Specialty Hospitals over the short notice given workers that its long-term care hospitals in Roxbury and Quincy are closing.
In its lawsuit, filed in US District Court, the union says Radius did not give workers 60 days notice of the shutdown, as required by federal law.
The two-alarm blaze, reported at 4:25 a.m., did an estimated $300,000 damage to 7 and $100,000 damage to 9, the department says. There were no injuries; three residents were displaced.
The cause of the fire is... Read more
Fort Hill History takes note of the Roxbury Russet - a type of apple first grown in Roxbury, back when it had apple orchards. See where you can find them now - and the cider they are good for.
UPDATE, 9:22 a.m.: Technicians, who had to be freed from a traffic jam on Melnea Cass Boulevard, stopped the leak.
Fire crews are on Longwood Avenue this morning awaiting the arrival of a crew that can shut off a nitrogen leak. Stanley Staco reports Harvard evacuated three buildings due to the leak.
Parents of students at Boston Latin School got robocalls this morning that... Read more