A few years ago, a self-proclaimed "Boston insider" wrote a book about moving to Boston. Seems fine, except as one Dorchester resident noticed the other day, the book declares that Dot residents often call their neighborhood "The Chest."
While newcomers will want to stay clear of certain areas of the Chest, several are worth considering, especially if you're on a budget.
Officer Mike Keaney rounds up District C-11's latest stupid-criminal reports, including one involving a guy who burst into an Ashmont store with a gun, got impatient with how slowly the manager was getting him money from the cash register and reached over the counter to grab some bills, putting his gun down on the counter in the process - letting the manager grab it and turn the tables on him.
Around 1 p.m. on Quincy Street at Dunkeld.
Around 11:20 p.m. outside 850 Mass. Ave. Injuries not considered life threatening.
Zoo New England reports that Abby, a Baird's tapir is pregnant and that an ultrasound shows the baby is doing fine, too.
UHub Traffic on the 3s reporter Mark Stephens brings us the latest on the octojam in Dorchester:
I was traveling up 93 around 3pm this afternoon and ended up stuck in traffic that was cause by people slowing to look at a group of kite-flyers at the Pope John Paul II Park alongside 93 and the Neponset river.
— Liz M. (@AmplifyBoston) August 25, 2017
Liz Miranda posted this last night about her brother Michael, who was fatally shot on Tremont Street in the Theater District early Sunday.
Around 3 p.m., an aggravated citizen filed a complaint about an ice-cream truck in the area of Grant Street and Crescent Avenue in Dorchester:
There is an ice cream truck that has been circling the neighborhood playing a loud annoying tune every 5 minutes for the last 4 hours. Is there an ordinance that can be enforced to stop this?
Around 12:05 a.m. on Barry Street near Barry Park, per Eric Malloy.
Adam Pieniazek introduces us to the intersection of Boston Street and Boston Street in the Polish Triangle (waves to the intersection of Tremont and Tremont).