Firefighters determined the source of smoke inside Trinity Church in Copley Square around 5:15 p.m. was an overheated motor in the ceiling above a first-floor restroom. Power was shut, ending the problem, although traffic around Copley Square remained clogged.
Boston Police are looking for two men and a woman for some expensive shoplifting around 5 p.m. at the Akris Boutique, 16 Newbury St.
All three were in their 50s and spoke with a European, possibly Russian, accent.
One man was 6'2" and wore a long navy-blue pea coat, navy-blue pants and a navy-blue tie. Another man wore glasses and had a mustache. He was... Read more
UPDATE: Licensing Board ordered a four-day suspension: Three for serving the minors, one for owner Joseph Cimino's actions during the police investigation. Cimino can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
It was bad enough, police say, that they caught four underage Northeastern students inside Daisy Buchanan's with Bud Lights. Even worse was that owner Joseph Cimino tried to keep them from questioning one... Read more
Amy B. snapped nature's fury, in the form of blown-over barriers around the menorah erected in Copley Square.
Meanwhile, Elyse Ryan posts the rules to the Boston Umbrella Game:
Walk Boston w/ Umbrella, Rules: Don't let umbrella flip inside out. Boss level: Back Bay side streets.
Instant fail: umbrella flips in front of a line of watching taxis or crossing a busy... Read more
WBUR reports on the record-setting price for the Puritan-produced book.
Because, well, why not?
Neal Gaffey illustrates just how quickly the temperature fell below freezing overnight.
Local barpreneur Patrick Declan Mehigan says he wants to re-open the shuttered Crossroad Irish Pub on Beacon Street - and would pay $300,000 to buy its liquor license from the receiver handling the bankruptcy of the previous owner.
Mehigan, who owns the Globe on Boylston Street and who is stepping down as manager of the House of Blues, told the Boston Licensing Board today that... Read more
Neal Gaffey watched the sunset in the reflection of the Prudential tower this evening.
Boston Police are looking for a guy they say caused "a large amount of damage" to a cab at Boylston and Mass. Ave. by jumping on it to celebrate the Red Sox World Series win.
They've released a copy of a front-page Boston Metro photo that shows the guy atop the cab.
If you know him, you can contact Det. Thomas Keeley at... Read more
Brian D'Amico watched the sun go down over the Charles (you want to see this one larger):
Updated, 1:45 p.m.
Boston and State Police shut Charlesgate East at Commonwealth Avenue and the Bowker Overpass after somebody found a pressure cooker just lying there.
State Police report:
The device was a pressure cooker, appeared to be discarded. Does not appear to have been a explosive device. Under investigation.
What a great day for a parade.
From Fenway Park to the banks of the Charles, Bostonians lined up early for a chance to see the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox - and doesn't that sound good to hear?
When the procession of Duck Boats got to the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square, it stopped. Jonny Gomes put the World Series trophy... Read more