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By adamg - 5/14/21 - 11:10 pm

On East Street near Church Street in Dorchester, around 10 p.m., Stanley Staco reports.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 4:31 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey said today it's time to move past the cloud over Dennis White and name a different person as commissioner, but that she can't because White has sued to block her decision to un-appoint him. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 3:38 pm
Storrowed U-Haul

Schmitt spotted this storrowing aftermath being hauled down a Back Bay street today. What makes it a bit unusual is that it's an actual U-Haul - most recent storrowings have involved anything but U-Haul box trucks.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 3:07 pm

Wang, We're Gunning for IBM

The Boston Business Journal reports IBM will be consolidating its Massachusetts operations in rented space at CrossPoint in Lowell, a complex that originally opened in 1976 as the headquarters of Wang Laboratories, which, at its peak, had 33,000 employees.

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Fred the Baker briefly joined the battle.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 2:56 pm

The Daily Beast reports State Police tracked Qinxuan Pan to Alabama. Pan is wanted for the Feb. 6 murder of Kevin Jiang.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 2:20 pm

Karyn Regal at WBZ Newsradio reports Janey will make it official at a 4 p.m. press conference.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 12:56 pm

WCVB reports a BTD worker who had pulled up to Charles Street South and Stuart Street to write some parking tickets early this morning was injured when somebody jumped into the car and drove off - with the worker's hand initially still in the door. Police caught up with the car, and the Brighton woman who allegedly stole it, on Southampton Street.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 12:53 pm

WBZ's Cheryl Fiandaca, who once got paid to do PR for Boston Police, reports BPD continues to provide 24-hour guard duty at Marty Walsh's Dorchester home, even though he now spends most of his time in DC. The good news is no overtime is involved; the bad news is the officer on duty would otherwise be on regular patrol. Tom Menino lost his house guard after he left office (and a couple weeks later, somebody stole an SUV his wife had rented, right outside their house).

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 11:59 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Eric Tran Thai, 39, to 12 years in federal prison and 5 years of probation for his guilty plea to charges of two counts of possession of child pornography. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 10:33 am

The Ephemera Society of America has an overview of the sign work of Vincent Zarrilli, who made hundreds of black-on-yellow stencilled signs protesting what would become the Big Dig, along with the "Dukakis Artery rats" he said would flood the city during construction, and promoting his alternative for a "Bay Bypass" - basically a double-decker bridge across Boston Harbor, from Dorchester to Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 10:05 am

WBZ reports neither city nor state is dropping their mask requirements for indoors and some outdoor spaces just yet, but might, soon.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 9:20 am

Boston Police report arresting Marquise Scott, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he shot a man outside 394 Quincy St. in Dorchester around 5:50 p.m. on Nov. 21. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man for an incident that started in an Orange Line car at Haymarket and ended with him pursued down the tunnel, around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:38 pm

Former Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed Annissa Essaibi George today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 5:17 pm

The Boston Sun reports on plans to turn the former Ebenezer Baptist Church, 157 West Springfield St. in the South End, into nine residential units with eight parking spaces.

The church was founded by former slaves in 1871 and was the site of civil-rights rallies in the 1950s.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 11:32 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court agreed today that the owners of the Glass Slipper, a Combat Zone holdover on Lagrange Street, made the club a bad place for Blacks to work, but dismissed a state finding that a Black bouncer was fired because of his race, because the man's formal complaint never explicitly said he was fired for that reason. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:00 am

Boston Police report gang-unit officers investigating gunfire on Humboldt Court in Roxbury around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday arrested two Dorchester men they found a couple of blocks away on Harold Street, sitting in a car with guns. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:57 pm

Boston Police are looking for up to four SUVs or vans that came rolling down Wales Street between Blue Hill Avenue and Harvard Street, the occupants of each firing guns, apparently at each other, shortly after 9:10 p.m.

At least initially, police did not find any victims, although one building was hit.