The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a trial for Police Officer Sean Gannon, who has been restricted to a gunless desk job since 2005, when the Boston Police Department decided repeated injuries from getting punched or kicked in the head as a mixed-martial-arts battler - including in one infamous bare-knuckle brawl - had left him without the capacity to react appropriately in an emergency, especially one that might involve the use of a gun. Read more.
A man who didn't want to pay his $60.46 bar bill at Taco Mex in Maverick Square last month sent a BPD officer to Mass. General after biting him in the arm, police say. Read more.
Christian "Catracho" Alvarado, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to participation in a criminal conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Alvarado, indicted last year along with 60 other alleged MS-13 members in the Boston area, belonged to the gang's East Boston Locos Salvatrucha "clique," the feds say. Read more.
LaMattina, first elected in a special election in 2006, joins Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Downtown, Chinatown) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) in the retirement club - although Jackson hopes to move to get elected mayor instead.
Massport has filed plans with state environmental regulators to stack additional layers on top of the existing economy garage and build new levels on top of the Terminal E parking lot - moves that would require a waiver from the current state ban on new airport parking spaces.
In the filing, Massport explains what might seem counter-intuitive: Read more
The State House News Service reports on the approval by the state Gaming Commission. The move clears the way for the massive redevelopment of the site on the Revere/East Boston line, although racing should continue for another year.
Michael Cucchiello reports his 70-year-old bakery, which sells everything from pastries to pan pizza at 356 Bennington St. in Day Square, is moving to Cogliano Plaza on Lincoln Avenue.
Cucchiello had to start looking for a new home earlier this year when his landlord told him the building would become a Dunkin' Donuts.
The T reports "moderate" delays outbound on the Blue Line due to a train that shows no signs of life at Orient Heights.
WCVB reports the shops on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, Liberty Plaza in East Boston and Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner are among two dozen the perpetually teetering chain is closing in Massachusetts (in other news, there were still two dozen Radio Shacks in Massachusetts).
Unlike its better known counterpart across the harbor, the East Boston Greenway floods all the time. That's Mx. to You shows us today's flooding.
Ryan spotted this oxygen tank doubling as a space saver on Eagle Hill in East Boston today.
Adam Bonneville shows us one person's space saver on Marginal Street in East Boston.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say jumped a woman as she entered a Brooks Street building around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
He's described as 18 to 25, about 5'6" and wearing a gray sweatshirt and khaki pants.
Police released this photo, add, "This individual is NOT wanted at this time, and this picture is being disseminated for identification purposes only."
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to Toasteo Flats, 53 Chelsea St., to sell toasted flatbread sandwiches to go.
An aide to the mayor supported the proposal, saying workers at nearby hair salons are particularly looking forward to the new food option. An aide to City Councilor Sal LaMattina also spoke in favor. Nobody spoke against the idea.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a two-year effort by Channel Fish to stop Eversource from building a substation on East Eagle Street. Its latest weapon: A video that forecasts widespread destruction if the facility is built and then explodes. The state Energy Facilities Siting Board is currently considering whether to approve the substation and a transmission line to connect it to an existing substation in Chelsea.
Federal officials yesterday charged Arif Ali Sha, 66, with selling counterfeit goods out of stores in Dorchester, East Boston and Chelsea for ten years. Read more.