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By adamg - 2/4/23 - 8:50 pm
Crowd outside the Wang

Angry Wang customers demand to be let back in. Photo by Live Boston.

So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request for a Panera to stay open 24 hours a day - inside the lobby of Brigham and Women's Hospital at 75 Francis St.

By adamg - 2/1/23 - 9:48 pm

Blue Hill Avenue between Moreland and Dudley streets is shut so National Grid can plug a gas leak.

By adamg - 1/30/23 - 4:28 pm

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology - which grew out of a bequest from ol' Ben himself - announced today it's changing its name to the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology, or Franklin Cummings Tech for short, in honor of the Cummings Foundation, which gave the school a $12.5 million grant in 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 11:11 am

Boston Police report officers, including gang-unit members, arrested Jonathan Velasquez, 18, on gun charges a Seaver and Harold streets in Roxbury around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 12:14 pm

No, don't worry, leaking roofs are not (yet, anyway) a problem on the new trains. But riders carrying beer and Gatorade are, Transit Police report. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 1:18 pm
Rendering of proposed new complex

Bird-infused rendering by DREAM Collaborative.

A development group headed by HYM and My City at Peace yesterday won preliminary BPDA approval to build 466 apartments and condos, life-sciences space and a civil-rights museum on the long-vacant P-3 parcel on Tremont Street in Roxbury, under a plan that would include an acre of public space with a layout aimed at stitching the empty land back into the surrounding neighborhood - and creating wealth-building opportunities for its residents. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/23 - 10:25 pm
Wanted for Marcella Street armed robbery

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police have released photos of the man they say held up Marcella's Market, 80 Marcella St at Highland Street in Roxbury last night.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 12:02 am
Wanted for mid-day coffee rage

Boston Police report this guy got steaming mad over the way a worker at the McDonald's at 301 Warren St. in Roxbury prepared his coffee around 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, to the point where he felt he had grounds to shove "a glass encased bakery warmer off the counter, causing it to shatter behind the counter."

If Time for Decaf Guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 1:34 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested a Dorchester woman on gun and drug charges after initially stopping her for driving down Quincy Street near Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury without her headlights on around 5 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 10:50 pm

WFXT reports he only got out after calling 911.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 11:39 am
Catalytic converters and a jack

Photo of purloined catalytic converters and a jack by BPD.

Boston Police report arresting three men they say had stealing catalytic converters off parked cars down to an art: One guy used a jack and power tool to saw off the converter, another stood guard as a lookout and the third remained behind the wheel of a running vehicle nearby for a fast getaway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 11:22 am

Transit Police report arresting a man already facing charges for exposing himself to women for allegedly exposing himself to a woman on a 15 bus heading toward Nubian Square last night. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 11:06 am
James Hill and Michelle Wu

James Hills and Michelle Wu discussing city issues this morning.

A group of women investors that includes the Globe's Linda Henry has put in a bid for an expansion slot in the National Women's Soccer League. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 2:25 pm
Firefighters at 314 Warren St.

314 Warren St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 314 Warren St. in Roxbury around 4:20 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire on the coldest night of the season. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 12:46 pm

The Archdiocese of Boston's housing-development wing recently told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building residential complex at the intersection of Tremont Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard that will include 217 residential units and the renovation of St. Katharine Church's ministry space. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 11:11 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reports a water main under St. James Street in Roxbury burst early this morning, ending water service to about 15 customers on the street and forcing the road to be shut down as repairs were made.

BWSC expected the repairs to the main to be finished tonight, but said restoring the road surface would require keeping the road shut on Monday.

By adamg - 12/17/22 - 10:41 am

Ranlee Flores, 34, of Roxbury, had bail set at $30,000 yesterday on charges he stabbed a woman as she unloaded her groceries on Deckard Street in Roxbury on Dec. 8, but he won't be going anywhere even if he makes bail because the judge revoked his bail for several earlier cases, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 10:31 am

Michael Perry, 37, was charged with first-degree murder this morning at his second arraignment for an incident on the 12th floor of 35 Northampton St. in which police first found a body, then, after they found him, he jumped out the window, only to be saved by officers who pulled him in through an 11th-floor window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 10:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ranlee Flores, 34, of Roxbury on charges he stabbed a 68-year-old woman after she resisted her efforts to rob him as she was unloading her SUV on Deckard Street last Thursday. Read more.

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