Matt Damon and Casey Affleck and crews have taken over Bova's in the North End to film scenes from a movie in which they play thieves whose robbery attempt goes awry. Read more.
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Update: Rose McNugget found, OK.
A dog walker walking a dog in the area of Mt. Vernon and Walnut streets on Beacon Street had the dog stolen today by two guys who got away in a blue Civic. Rose is 9 years old and weighs 11 lbs.
Robert Adams captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings dressed in their St. Patrick's finest today.
A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation all over Beacon Hill: Read more.
The Beacon Hill Times reports the opening of Music Research Library, which sells mainly vinyl records, on Joy Street this month. It moved up here from Providence.
Aline Kaplan gives us an online tour of the murals inside the State House.
Owner of building on Charles Street on Beacon Hill sues over basement excavation next door; says the work has rendered its building unsafe for occupancy
The owner of 151 Charles St. on Beacon Hill yesterday sued the owner of the neighboring 149 Charles St., for what it says is illegal digging in that building's basement, which it claims removed some supports for its building, forcing it to evacuate the tenants who had not already moved after their floors started warping, their walls started cracking and doors and windows stopped closing all the way. Read more.
Dan snapped the hawk that's been using a fifth-floor railing at the Boston Athenaeum on Beacon Street as an observation post.
Alleged Cambridge Street bank robber made two mistakes: He didn't check his loot for a tracker and he tried escaping on the Red Line
A man with a criminal record dating to 1990 was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail at his arraignment on a charge that he robbed the TD Bank branch at 250 Cambridge St. on Beacon Hill on Tuesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The driver of a box truck - and his passenger - were a bit luckier on Storrow Drive this morning than the driver of an 18-wheeler in Westborough, averting a storrowing inbound by maybe a couple feet, as KWAPT, who was not happy to get stuck in the resulting jam, shows us: Read more.
A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the "hissing aggressive rats running continually between Willow Court, Willow Street and Acorn Street," rats that are "too fast for me to catch them on camera!"
Tony Ursillo had a great seat for this evening's sunset over Beacon Hill, the Common and the Back Bay.
Paulo Teixeira watched the unveiling of the the Boston Common statue honoring Martin Luther and Corretta Scott King (based on a photo of them hugging after he got word he'd won the Nobel Peace Prize).
The actual unveiling is around 2:36:00 in the video: Read more.
Woman says she has no idea how a loaded gun with a defaced serial number wound up in her purse as she entered a courthouse to support her boyfriend at his arraignment on gun charges
A Mattapan woman was ordered held today pending a dangerousness hearing on charges she tried bringing a loaded gun into Suffolk Superior Court this morning, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.
Downtown kaboom alert: Normally, we only get howitzers firing downtown when the Ancient and Honorables have their leadership change in April, but if you're anywhere near the Common on Wednesday between 5 and 6 p.m., get your hands ready to cover your ears. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans for a "New York style" halal takeout place at 106-120 Cambridge St. that would offer Halal dishes such as chicken and lamb over rice and falafel. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning unanimously approved plans for a new Charles Street business that would combine a cafe, a small bookshop and a lounge where people could book hour-long appointments to spend time with up to ten cats. Read more.
Man already wanted for armed robbery tries to shoulder way past cop on Beacon Hill but fails, police say
Man does not live by fancy cold cuts and cheese alone: Boston's sole charcuterie-specific take-out place seeks to add beer and wine
Update: Beer and wine license approved.
Kured, which has been serving up "fast casual" charcuterie boards at 83 Charles St. on Beacon Hill since last year, learns tomorrow whether it can begin offering beer and wine to go with what people in other neighborhoods might call party platters. Read more.
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