Boston Police report that what began as an investigation into a reported sexual attack at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street last night turned into a large-scale crowd control effort involving some 1,000 fans of the rapper Kodak Black, upset because he'd failed to show up for his performance - since he was in federal custody in upstate New York, although nobody knew that at the time. Read more.
The Boston Guardian may have cracked the case.
Cops from across the city swarmed Lansdowne Street after a brawl broke out around 9 p.m. at what was supposed a concert by Kodak Black concert at the House of Blues, only the performer didn't show - turns out he had been arrested at a Niagara Falls border crossing on gun and marijuana charges. At least one person was arrested - and two taken to a local hospital with injuries. Some photos.
The MBTA reports service on the E Line is back to normal after a trolley died at the Longwood Medical Area stop and caused delays of up to 20 minutes.
A British company that specializes in building private dorm buildings has filed formal plans for a 15-story, 533-bed dorm on the Boylston Street block across from the Fenway Park side, between the Sunoco station and Jersey Street. Read more.
The mayor's office announced that come July 1, the cheapest parking meters in the city will set you back $2 an hour - up from the current $1.25 - as part of a bid to reduce street congestion and raise money for road infrastructure projects. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk pours the news on Trillium Brewing Co.'s plans for space near Park Drive and Brookline Avenue.
The MBTA announced today it's renaming Yawkey station on the Worcester as Lansdowne, starting April 8.
In an annual rite of spring, the Back Bay Fens burst into flames shortly before 11 this morning, sending a thick plume of smoke high into the air. One person with burns was rescued from the Muddy River at the scene of the brush fire, near the Boston Fire Department's dispatch center. Read more.
At a Boston Civic Design Commission meeting on Tuesday, Millennium Partners showed off its plans for a re-done Winthrop Square in front of its skyscraper there, in which an oval water fountain replaces the statue of Robert Burns and his faithful companion, Luath, which the company will pay to move back to its original home in the Back Bay Fens. Read more.
A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this strip of metal on Mass. Ave.:
I took a terrible fall on Friday evening, tripping on this metal rail. I think it should be attended to, at least bent down. There's a lot of people around there for the Symphony.
The Daily Free Press reports on the allegations against the as yet unnamed student organization, which included "sleep deprivation, strenuous physical activity, physical abuse, yelling and running errands for current members," as well as withholding food and keeping new members from studying for their classes.
As the old saying goes: You can take the girl out of Boston...but you can't take the Boston out of the girl who is taking a trip outside Boston. Not too long ago I received an email from MassPoetry about its Evening of Inspired Leaders fundraiser event (LMAO @ MASSPOETRY ASKING ME FOR MONEY YEAH AIGHT) happening this Monday, March 25 at 7pm at the Huntington Theatre Company.
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