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By adamg - 3/31/23 - 1:01 pm
David Doyle in front of rendering of new restaurant

David Doyle's Zoom background shows his new restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans for a new Seaport restaurant that will sit on the water where Whiskey Priest used to be back when the area consisted mainly of parking lots. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/23 - 10:07 am

Brit tabloid the Daily Mail breathlessly reports about rogue turkeys in Cambridge, yes, Cambridge, not Brookline: Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/23 - 9:52 am

Boston Police report gang-unit officers arrested a Mattapan man they found with a loaded gun in Uphams Corner around 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 3:49 pm

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to 20minutes due to a trolley with a broken door at Government Center. This is atop issues caused by a track problem at Haymarket, on top of the problems caused by all the slow zones and the lack of dispatchers.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 3:20 pm

Boston Police report Charles Wilkerson Jr., 27, of Norwood, turned himself in last night after learning he was wanted for stabbing a shuttle-bus driver in the leg on Washington Street near Forest Hills earlier in the day. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 2:57 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a food-serving license for V!Healthy, which plans to serve smoothies at 4166 Washington St. in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 2:48 pm

NECN reports Clark Grant died in a crash in Easton yesterday. He was 39.

Along with his wife, he was facing a series of federal charges related to funds for her Violence in Boston non-profit.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 2:09 pm

Three faces of Fisher in DC, one with cap with Pats, Bruins and Celtics logos, via FBI.

The FBI today arrested a former Boston cop on charges he didn't just bust into the Capitol with fellow coupsters on Jan. 6, he rammed a chair into a police officer running after a pepper-spraying member of Y'all Queda, then began beating the cop, only the cop got the better of him and knocked him to the ground. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 12:48 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Coquette, inside the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, shut for two days as punishment for incident in which two BPD detectives found a table of six teenagers - one just 16 - at a table with drinks in front of them around midnight on Nov. 25. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 11:56 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a Starbucks in the Shops at Riverwood strip mall at 850 River St., near the Mattapan line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 11:35 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the city of Boston's 2021 order requiring municipal workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying public-health needs outweighed the collective-bargaining rights of the police and fire unions that sued over the policy. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 10:53 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved letting a Japanese restaurant on Boylston Street near Mass. Ave extend its hours to 2 a.m. - and approved a new Indian place a couple doors down that also plans to stay open until 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/23 - 10:39 am
Guy arrested for kicking man onto subway tracks at State Street

Man in act of kicking somebody onto train tracks. Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report arresting a Whitman man on charges he kicked somebody onto the Blue Line tracks at State Street around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a few hours before he allegedly then stabbed another person in the face at a Whitman apartment complex. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 11:24 pm

The Globe reports the T won't say if the guy was fired - just days before the new general manager was named - but says he is no longer supervising anything for the T from his homes in Hawaii and Delaware, among other places that are nowhere near the MBTA service area.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 11:17 pm

Boston Flyovers alerts us that four fighter jets will fly low and loud over Fenway Park - which means they'll also fly over other parts of the area - during Thursday's Red Sox opening-day ceremonies. The ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m. and run through just before first pitch, scheduled for 2:10 p.m.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 5:31 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police are investigating how the driver of a shuttle bus got stabbed in an incident that appears to have started on Washington Street at Archdale Road in Roslindale and ended in a parking lot just south of Ukraine Way. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 2:45 pm

Two former employees of the Barbara Lynch Collective today sued Lynch for back wages for the tips they claim she kept after they were called back to work when the state let restaurants partially re-open three months after the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 2:27 pm

The owner of Stash's Pizza in Dorchester and Roslindale, who had been arrested on a single count of "forced labor," which carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts of forced labor and attempted forced labor, each of which carries a possible separate sentence of 20 years, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 1:11 pm

Update: Later hours approved.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let the Scoop and Scootery, Washington Street at Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, stay open until 1 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 12:47 pm

Update: 2 a.m. closing time approved - for both this place and an Indian place a couple doors down.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Tori Japan, 1110 Boylston St., where Teriyaki House used to be, stay open until 2 a.m. to serve the ravenous needs of nearby college students who think nothing of staying up until all hours. Read more.