Roslindale teen runs from Dunkin' - because, police say, he'd just broken into it

Boston Police report arresting a local teen on charges he used a rock around 1 a.m. today to smash the drive-in window at the Dunkin' Donuts at 4610 Washington St. - the one near West Roxbury Parkway - and then stole unspecified stuff.

Unlike the larger Dunkin' Donuts at the other end of Washington Street, which is open 24 hours, this kiosk-like outlet is only open until 9 p.m.

Police say arriving officers spotted Nestor Reyes, 18, behind the donut place and caught up with him after a brief chase through the thick underbrush.

Reyes was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, police say.

Innocent, etc.

Letting pedestrians cross with turning traffic? That's not a bug, that's a feature

In response to a complaint about how the lights at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street downtown now require pedestrians to cross with traffic rather than all alone, the city Transportation Department's engineering team optimistically says drivers will yield to walkers:

Walk signals at this location allow pedestrians to cross while the light is green for vehicles. Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians. This type of signal phasing is widely used throughout the country. BTD is in the process of converting signals to this type of phasing where feasible as it allows for more time when pedestrians are allowed to cross.

Teamsters fail to stop filming of cable show

Deadline Hollywood reports on how local Teamsters protested a "Top Chef" filming in Milton earlier this year over the show's not hiring Teamsters as drivers.

By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, "We're gonna bash that pretty face in, you fucking whore!"

Man dies in 4-alarm Brighton fire; firetruck, SUV collide

Murdock Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 105 Murdock St. went to four alarms after firefighters responded around 7:05 a.m. The fire spread to the neighboring 107 Murdock.

One man was found dead inside 105 Murdock St. The department says a neighbor may have prevented a worse toll by propping a ladder against the side of the building before firefighters arrived:

Two residents from the top floor came down that ladder as the firefighters were arriving. This person no doubt saved people.

The department adds the fire and death are now under investigation by its officers, the Boston Police homicide unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office - routine for a death like this.

The department reports 14 people lived just in the top floor and attic of the building, with 8 more people on the first and second floors.

As firefighters were battling the blaze, a car crashed into a firetruck at the scene. The department reports five firefighters, two people in the car and two residents were taken to the hospital.

The department estimates damage at $700,000 for 105 Murdock and $170,000 for 107 Murdock.

Firefighters battling the blaze (photo by BFD):

Firefighters on Murdock Street

Smoke rising above the area (photo by Aubrey Cole):

Murdock Street smoke
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:05

Man shot in barrage of bullets in Roxbury

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:25

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., police arrived on Copeland Street in Roxbury to investigate 10 or so gunshots. They found two cars with bullet holes in the area of 43 Copeland St.

About 40 minutes later, a man showed up at Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

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West Roxbury Home Depot thief jumps into car, drives like maniac down parkway, gets boxed in by cops

A man who allegedly stole something from the Home Depot on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury around 8:45 p.m. jumped into his Passat and roared down the parkway inbound.

Cops on his tail spotted him speeding through two red lights before cops alerted to his presence down the road boxed him in by the Shell station and arrested his alleged GTA ass.

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