The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed out a man's disorderly-conduct conviction for acting up in a room in a hospital ER, even though it took several canisters of pepper stray to bring him under control, saying it would be wrong to criminalize behavior a large psych unit should be equipped to handle. Read more.
A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.
Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Atlantic Drain Services of Roslindale and its owner, Kevin Otto, on charges of manslaughter and misleading investigators for the October drowning deaths of Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks 14 feet down while working on a trench at Dartmouth and Tremont streets on Oct. 21, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Rob C spotted these turkeys patiently waiting for the bus in the South End this morning.
In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:
I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?
Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.
This morning on Massachusetts Avenue near Washington Street around 11 a.m. Homicide detectives were called in because of the seriousness of the woman's injuries.
Michael Ratty strolled through the snow in the South End's Union Park this morning.
As befits the new kids in town, NBC Boston this morning covered the annual L Street Brownies run into the bay like this was the biggest news to happen around here in weeks. Alas, as Shaneoinsaino captured, they made one of those mistakes that suggests they have some new recruits up from New York or Chicago or some place.
Boston EMS Incidents reports somebody was stabbed at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 6 p.m.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Joe Donahue reports the Cumberland Farms at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street in the South End has bought the farm.
WCVB reports BU's goal to ramp up its Albany Street biolab to "Level 4" status still requires final sign off from the Boston Public Health Commission.
Jonathan Andujar, 28, was ordered sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for observation at his arraignment on charges he threw a brick at an occupied Boston Police cruiser this morning, in an incident that sent one officer to the hospital with minor injuries. Read more.
Galen Moore seeks guidance on which neighborhood our patron saint's street is in.
Kathleen O'Donnell paused to admire the scene outside Sault New England on Tremont Street in the South End this morning.
The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.
We’re laser focused on it. It’s the same for Boston Common. We’re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. We’re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problem…You’ll still see homeless people, but we’re hoping to reduce it…
Roving UHub photographer Mike Pineau passed by this Honda flambe on Frontage Road off the Expressway around 6:50 a.m., a few seconds before Boston firefighters pulled up.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Teranga has apparently resolved its issues with the state and is planning on being open this weekend.