Man never actually showed gun, made off with $500, Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports.
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports that a BC student found walking on a 50-foot tightrope he'd strung between two trees at Kirkwood and Radnor roads in Brighton was told to get his fool ass down before he cracked his head on the pavement. Also, a resident of 50 Mapleton St. in Brighton was arrested for threatening to stab another resident in a "dispute over laundry."
Janette Hillis-Jaffe, an Orthodox Jew living in Cambridge, produced this wonderful video in support of Senator Barack Obama:
Two of the people who helped her with the project live in Brighton.
For more information about the video, visit:
A Charlestown man learned that lesson last week when he wound up under arrest inside the Brighton police station, the Tab reports.
Harry Mattison is getting seriously annoyed at the company putting its ads all over everything, including local parks. He doesn't name the company, because he doesn't want to give them publicity, but may he should so everybody can join in sending hate rays their way.
Boston Police report that a student got back to his 63 Shannon St. abode around 10:30 yesterday morning to find two out-of-breath dudes - one of whom he knows - trying to give him a line of BS about why his front door was open:
The victim stated that he confronted the two suspects and they reported that they had come by to talk to him but when they arrived they observed two black males who fled in a Jeep with the victim's property. The victim reported that he then asked the two suspects to open the trunk of the car and they reluctantly opened it. The victim then told officers that once the suspects opened their trunk, he observed a number of his items in the trunk of their car. The victim then called officers and gave them the description of two black males that the suspects had given him so as not to alert then that he was on to their ruse.
Jhonathan Martins, 19, and Nathan Silva-Rosa, 19, both of Everett, were then taken away by police for some schooling in the criminal justice system.
Meanwhile, over at 117 Park Dr. in the Fenway, police say, a couple of Dorchester teens tried robbing an elderly man of his bicycle as he rested on a bench. Instead, the guy got up, grabbed one of the thuglets and wrestled his bike back, police say. The pair then took off on the other thuglet's bike - and got to Clemente Park before officers caught up with them, police say.
The Tab reports that up to 5,000 gallons of mineral oil that leaked out of an electrical conduit at Sutherland and Strathmore roads in Brighton this morning got into a drainage pipe that then dumped it into Leverett Pond and the Muddy River on the other side of Brookline on the Jamaica Plain line.
Boston Police report finding a woman, 56, dead of multiple stab wounds at 73 Nonantum St. around 2:30 p.m. today.
Luis A. Marquez, 26, of Brighton, who was still at the scene when police arrived, was arrested. He will be arraigned on a charge of murder tomorrow in Brighton District Court. Police say Marquez and the victim knew each other.
Interesting photo that belies all your preconceptions of what somebody might be taking a photo of at midnight in Brighton.
Police are looking for three or four black males, 16-20, usually clad in dark or black clothing, wanted for mugging senior citizens along Comm. Ave. between Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue.
Michael Pahre takes note of newbie at-large city councilor John Connolly (best known in West Roxbury and Roslindale) and his quick learning of the BC expansion issue and wonders if it might already be time to add him to the list of possible candidates for mayor next year:
We'll watch those fund-raising numbers carefully over the next six months to see how well he replenishes his warchest.
First they take away the Coke sign (don't think we haven't forgotten how that ugly self-storage place they call a hotel over by the turnpike got built). Now, of course, the Dunkin' Donuts sign in Brighton is coming down.
UPDATE: The initial report was based on a posting on the Boston Police Department blog. The person initially charged writes:
One road closing (due to that drug-store roof collapse) and traffic for a mile around goes to hell, Michael Pahre writes.
The Tab has the details on the Sunday double shootings at 499 Washington St. in Oak Square. Two teens were shot around 1 a.m. - both are expected to recover - three men sought, including one who took a shot at a witness from an MBTA bus shelter.