A "ghost bike" now marks the spot at Cambridge and Spice streets where Owen McGrory of Chelsea died in a collision with a garbage truck earlier this month.
Some people wanted to leave something besides flowers to remember the crash for which the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death:
An elderly man, taken away in bad shape, around 11:40 a.m., near 500 Rutherford Ave. Not a hit and run.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office tonight identified the bicyclist who died in a collision with a garbage truck on Thursday as Owen McGrory, 30, of Chelsea,
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim as a 30-year-old man from Chelsea. They have yet to publicly release his name to allow for family notification.
Ricky Prezioso, 42, of Swampscott, told police he thought he hit a pothole at the intersection of Cambridge and Spice streets while making trash pickups around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prezioso was arraigned today... Read more
Police are looking for two men who didn't like the cut of each other's jib and so took out guns and began firing at each other, around 2:45 p.m. in the project between Medford Street and Walford Way. Both then ran away.
They're described as Hispanic men, one in a black hoodie with a pony tail, the other in a red hoodie. Police have found... Read more
UPDATE: Truck found in parking lot in industrial area along Railroad Street in Revere, towed to Boston as evidence. NECN reports the driver has also been found and is being questoned; Boston Police say no charges at this time. Jesse Haley notes the truck belongs to an East Boston company.
A bicyclist was pronounced dead around 1:40 p.m. after being... Read more
Explain what this is? Recently put up after getting off Tobin Bridge headed to 93SB.
On Terminal Street in Charlestown, around 11 a.m. An empty car was found shortly after on the bridge itself.
UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the man was a 37-year-old Newburyport resident. "Uniformed troopers and State Police detectives from our office are investigating, but the death is currently being investigated as a non-homicide."
Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.... Read more
The FBI reports Ryan Patrick Lane, 35, pleaded guilty to robbing banks in Hingham, Quincy and New Hampshire last year.
In exchange for his plea, Lane, who was already known to police, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Officials say he got a total of $16,296 from the three robberies.... Read more
Boston firefighters responded to the Constitution Marina next to the North Washington Street bridge around 10 p.m. for a boat on fire.
By 10:20 p.m., the 24-foot-long craft was fully engulfed in flames and firefighters were ordered off its pier. The fire was declared knocked down around 10:40, the boat now roughly three-quarters submerged in the harbor.
Firefighters were hampered by the boat's location at... Read more
And at these heights, I can see why.
Firefighters from Boston and Chelsea, State Police troopers and the Boston Fire Marine Unit all converged on the Tobin Bridge late this afternoon on reports a man looked like he might want to jump from the upper level.
Then the man sauntered into the toll plaza. Ed Baur reports:
It was Crew Member from the Ship... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, at 83 Cambridge St. in Charlestown, did an estimated $150,000 in damage to the four-apartment building.
The fire, reported at 12:48 p.m., did not result in injuries, the department says.
An inbound Orange Line train passed onto the next plane of existence near Community College sometime around 7 this morning. The T brought in another train to push its carcass out of the way.
Then an outbound train felt death's cold embrace at Community College as well.
Meanwhile, on the Red Line, a train crossed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing, causing massive... Read more
A man got out of a car on the upper level and jumped around 9:20 a.m. Although a witness initially reported seeing the person in netting on the lower level, a firefighter discovered the person's body at a construction site below the bridge.
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, although a spokesman for the DA's office says the death... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the city's first cider house offer samples during the tours it wants to offer.
The mayor's office, the BRA and several city councilors gave strong support to Downeast Cider House's request for a "farmer wine pouring" permit at a hearing today.
Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man they say stole a cab early this morning after the driver refused to take him home because he appeared drunk and was fleeing after shoplifting something at a local Tedeschi.
Police say Sakaria Mohamud got into a cab parked at the 140 Main St. Tedeschi shortly before 4 a.m. and demanded to be taken to Bunker Hill... Read more
Earlier this week, diners at Todd English's Figs restaurant in Charlestown started reporting an odd thing: They couldn't buy beer or wine. When asked, servers said something vague about some sort of problem with the liquor license but that it would be fixed soon.
Indeed there is a problem with the liquor license, although whether it will be fixed soon is another question. On... Read more