The Davio's chain of Italian steakhouses says Covid-19 physically changed the air and surfaces in his restaurants in Massachusetts and other states and is suing the Strathmore Insurance Co. for refusing to cover claims related to Covid-19 losses at its Boston-area, Pennsylvania and New York outlets. Read more.
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The Park Plaza Au Bon Pain didn't just put its "A" health-inspection form in its window, it put it in an illuminated frame that really shows off the letter.
A birthday celebration in a function room at a Park Plaza pub ended in a brawl when an unwanted drunk guy who kept returning grabbed a female guest he had somehow convinced to dance with him, police detectives told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
Firefighters this afternoon cleared the tenth floor of 20 Park Plaza - which houses the Israeli consulate - after a worker discovered a suspicious envelope in the regular daily mail. The worker immediately placed the envelope in an incubator-like box designed for just such occurrences.
Firefighters and police cleared the building lobby so that the envelope could be put in a secure container for transport to a state lab for analysis. The rest of the building was not evacuated, but nearby workers, including the one who took the above photo, were told to stay in their offices.
A small group of Occupy Boston protesters marched from Dewey Square to Park Plaza Friday evening and held a brief sit-in in the lobby of the office building that houses the Israeli consulate.
The protesters, who chanted against "Israeli apartheid," did not actually get up to the consulate and were ushered out by police after about 15 minutes.
Sen. Brown, however, today denounced this "invasion of the Israeli consulate in Boston:"
It was shocking to hear the protestors chanting anti-Israel slogans in support of the terrorist-backed intifada uprising, which has created so much misery and death in Israel. There should be no mistaking which side America is on in the fight against terror, and I want to make it clear that I stand with Israel.
The BRA reports that developers have filed their detailed project notification form for the proposed conversion of the Boston Renaissance Charter School into roughly 128 rental units.
A man charged with raping two women in the garage of the Radisson Hotel on Stuart Street was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail following his arraignment today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Jose Rivera is charged with raping one woman on April 19 and another early this morning, the DA's office says, adding the April 19 victim was a worker at the hotel going to her job. Rivera's probation on an unrelated assault conviction in West Roxbury District Court was also revoked.
And with prices like these ...
Ahem. The Berkeley Beacon reports on a turkey found wandering around the state Transportation Building early Tuesday:
Havoc almost broke out at City Place Plaza Tuesday morning due to the presence of a distraught wild turkey outside the Stuart Street entrance. At 6:15 a.m. baristas at the City Place Starbucks spotted what was either a genetically altered starling or Ben Franklin's favorite bird.
With exclusive photos of the city fowl.
Boston Police report five incidents since October involving women who say they were attacked or raped by taxi and limo drivers between 11:50 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., most recently, the case of the Northeastern student picked up and allegedly raped in a cabbie's van on Dec. 7.
Fenix shows how nice the restrooms at the Park Plaza are.