Boston Police report a local man kicked in the door of the 7-Eleven at Boylston and Dartmouth streets around 12:45 a.m. today after store clerks refused to refund his money for a half-empty gallon of sour milk because it was a brand they don't carry.
When employees told the suspect that they didn’t carry or sell the product he was looking to return, the suspect became enraged and began kicking the front glass door until it shattered. Officers observed shattered glass on the ground around the door. Officers also confirmed that 7-Eleven did not carry or sell the brand of milk the suspect was looking to confirm.
Dude was arrested on a charge of willful and malicious destruction of property.
But what is it? And no, it isn't an Audi S8 grille, so just stop that.
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A Mattapan man faces arraignment tomorrow on charges he lifted his dress and showed passersby what the Good Lord gave him outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop Friday afternoon.
AlertNewEngland reports a brawl among 20 or so people outside the Pru shortly after 2 a.m. today ended with two people getting stabbed.
The Boston Police Department has issued an official statement on a collision this morning at Comm. Ave and Gloucester Street between a red Mercury Villager mini-van and a black Audi S8:
Tom Brady was in a two-car accident this morning at Comm. Ave. and Gloucester Street. Channel 7 has some video which seems to show that the front of Brady's Audi hit the right side of a mini-van. The Globe reports fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate a man from the rear of the mini-van.
Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.
Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.
Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!
Boston Police report a man up on the roof of 232 Newbury St. for some unspecified reason plunged four stories after falling through a skylight shortly before 1 a.m. today. Amazingly, the 21-year-old will survive, police say, adding witnesses told arriving officers that he "may have been sitting on or leaning on the skylight when he fell."
State Police are investigating how the body of an older white male came to be by the Hatch Shell early this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The office adds that the body, spotted by a passerby around 4:45 a.m., shows no outward signs of trauma or foul play.
Ed. note: Time corrected: Attack occurred near midnight, not noon.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters pulled two guys out of the middle of the river by the Mass. Ave. Bridge early this morning. After rescuers put life rings around them both and got them out of the water, they were taken to the MIT boathouse for evaluation by EMTs.
Boston and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office issued their warning today as colleges ready for new students and they are apparently no closer to solving a series of nighttime rapes along the Charles River.
Authorities recommended that joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, and others travel in groups if they visit the Esplanade at night. More specifically, they recommended that people in the area remain alert and aware of their surroundings, avoid one-on-one contact with strangers in the area, seek help if a stranger tries to isolate them, and not accept rides from strangers.
Police say there have been three unsolved late-night attacks along the Esplanade on women since 2006, along with a similar unsolved attack in Moakley Park in South Boston, all committed by a man described as a clean-shaven, bald black man in his mid-20s to mid-30s, between 5'8" and 5'10". The most recent attack was July 14, 2009, when a woman was attacked near the Massachusetts Avenue footbridge shortly after midnight.
Among the people taking in the Boston Photography Center's annual living photo installation in the Public Garden this year: Louie.
Ed. true confession: We need a new refrigerator. We "bought" one on Thursday to avoid the rush today; salesman said they would hold our "proposal" until this morning, then ring it in.
The old owner, Fairmont, will stay on to manage the place, GlobeSt.com reports.