By - 9/17/10 - 12:00 pm

Suspects: Kasper and MosbyKasper and MosbyPoints for creativity, if nothing else: Boston Police report arresting a couple of faux doxies for a pair of robberies on Charles Street and Tremont Street late last night. In the first case, the victim told police:

He was walking along Charles Street when he was approached by two women. The two women asked the victim if he would like to have a good time and he answered affirmatively. One of the two women then directed the victim to touch the other woman's breast and he heeded her instructions touching the other woman's breast. One the victim touched the other woman's breast he was then pushed against a wall and one of the women exclaimed, "You are under arrest, we are the police!" One of the suspects then reached into his pocket and removed both his wallet and cell phone and walked away.

Not long after, police say, officers on patrol in Chinatown noticed three women surrounding a man at LaGrange and Tremont, with one of them holding him by the neck:

Officers spoke to the male and he told officers that he was walking on LaGrange St. when he was approached by the same two females who had approached the victim from Charles Street and demanded to know what he was doing on the street. The victim then reported that before he could answer one of the suspects grabbed him by his shirt collar and took his wallet from his back pocket. One of the women after taking his wallet told him that they were cops and that he was going to jail. The woman holding him then told the other one to "call it in" and she started to motion as if she was waving someone to come to her aid.

Angela C. Kasper, 30 of Cary, NC and Kimberly Mosby, 43 of Boston, were arrested and charged with unarmed robbery and impersonating a police officer.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.


By - 8/10/10 - 4:00 pm

This video, posted here, shows some guys getting upset with somebody in a car on Tyler Street, so they jump on it and beat it, then chase it. Then the driver stops, gets out and goes berserk with a baseball bat. Almost as bad is the way the guy shooting the video is obviously having a grand ol' time. The video was posted yesterday; doesn't specify when this happened:

By - 8/7/10 - 4:12 pm

Boston Police report that officers already busy trying to tone down after-hours partiers outside 150 Kneeland St. this morning watched as two guys got into a fight in the middle of the road that ended with one carted off to Tufts Medical Center with multiple stab wounds.

By - 8/2/10 - 5:17 pm

You learn something every day. Today we learn that some of the plantings along the Greenway are edible. Although one suspects the Greenway Conservancy would not take kindly to people making impromptu salads out of them.

By - 7/19/10 - 3:04 pm

The Globe reports the Greenway Conservancy spent $100,000 for a network of 15 access points that gets turned on tomorrow.

By - 7/6/10 - 11:56 am

Senior Living Residences (SLR), a Boston-based assisted living company, has announced the opening of Compass on the Bay, a state-of-the-art free-standing Memory Support Assisted Living community located in Boston. This new community, formerly The BayView Assisted Living, is SLR’s flagship Alzheimer’s care community in which the company has fully implemented its “Compass Memory Support®” program- research-based treatment of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in the residential-style assisted living setting.
Compass on the Bay, located overlooking Carson Beach with views of the JFK Presidential Library, has just undergone a $3 million renovation which created new indoor and outdoor living spaces and a new front exterior. The community now offers a state-of-the-art living environment for seniors with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

By - 6/25/10 - 10:17 am

The Greenway Blog educates us on the names of the flowers currently in bloom along the Greenway.

By - 6/24/10 - 12:41 pm

Spirakis and BumbacaSpirakis and BumbacaBoston Police report an ongoing investigation of drug sales at 88 Kingston St. netted a couple of dealers yesterday evening.

Marino Spirakis, 35, of Peabody, was arrested on Rte. 1 in Revere after allegedly being spotted exchanging drugs for money with Jesse Bumbaca, 33, of Waltham, who was himself arrested off O'Brien Highway in Cambridge. Police tailed both men after they allegedly conducted their business around 7 p.m.

By - 6/8/10 - 11:53 am

And the Glass Slipper on LaGrange Street agrees, telling the Boston Licensing Board this morning that it had no excuse for the way a stripper, clad only in a G string, was giving a customer a lap dance on May 9.

By - 6/2/10 - 3:40 pm

Boston Police tweet the Bank of America branch at 711 Washington St. was held up this afternoon by somebody who passed a note, but didn't show a gun.

By - 5/25/10 - 4:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today heard such differing accounts of what happened one January night at the Rumor nightclub that board Chairman Daniel Pokaski wondered at one point if both parties were talking about the same incident.

Incidents at two other Boston establishments will also force the board to consider what the hell actually happened.

By - 5/24/10 - 2:12 pm

Leonard Hall, of no particular address, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail today at his arraignment on charges he tried to rape an employee at the Doubletree Hotel on Washington Street, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.

According to the DA's office, a maid was cleaning a bathroom in a fifth-floor guestroom around noon on May 9 when she head the room door shut. Assistant DA David Deakin, chief of Conley's Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau, provided this account:

By - 5/22/10 - 7:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he tried to rape a woman in a hallway at the Doubletree Inn on Washington Street on May 9.

Hall was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, indecent assault and battery and assault with intent to rape.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/21/10 - 3:02 pm

Boston Police tweet the Sovereign Bank branch at 43 Kneeland St. was held up this afternoon by a skinny black guy, about 5'10", with a scruffy goatee and wearing a Yankees cap. He fled on foot.

The branch was last robbed Jan. 11 - by somebody not wearing a Yankees cap.

By - 5/15/10 - 6:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man who was being chased by the two guys he alleged stabbed when officers arrived.

Troy Brison, 45, of Dorchester, was charged with two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, possession of crack cocaine and illegal possession of a prescription drug.

Police say that when officers arrived at Surface Road and Lincoln Street in Chinatown around 6:20 p.m. yesterday, two BTD workers pointed out a guy being chased by two other men.

By - 5/14/10 - 8:05 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report a woman was "indecently assaulted" in the fifth-floor hallway of the Doubletree Hotel, 821 Washington St., on May 9.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man with a shaved head, about 5'11" with a medium build. He appeared to be between 35 and 45 and had an accent; may have been wearing blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

By - 5/11/10 - 5:54 pm

Imagine the bidding war between the makers of Viagra, Cialis and Levitra for this sign near the end of the turnpike:

Rising interest?

By - 4/25/10 - 6:49 pm

Boston Police report a cop working a detail at the Chow Chow Restaurant, 83 Essex St. around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, heard a loud thump and looked down to see a silver gun by the feet of a guy waiting in line to place an order.

Police say Elis Brea, 25, of Roxbury, asked the officer if he could get a do-over and put the gun back in his car. "No," the officer replied. Brea was then arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition - police say the gun was loaded with six rounds.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/5/10 - 1:55 pm

Firefighter on the roof

Mike Gauthier recorded the scene outside his apartment on Hudson Street in Chinatown this afternoon, shortly after this conversation:

Me: do you smell something?
Cat: Meow