Roving UHub photographer Pete Hutchinski reports he was down on Friend Street, looking to pick up some lock cylinders at Benton Locksmiths, when he spotted this sign atop a traffic barrel. "I thought everything would have melted by now!" he muses.
A Hollis, NH man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on charges he stabbed his brother-in-law in a room at the Hotel Indigo on Friend Street during a shoving match between the victim and his sister - his alleged murderer's wife. the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Around 11:15 p.m., a man apparently came out of the 222 Lounge at 222 Friend St., near Valenti Way, walked into the neighboring parking lot, fired a shot across the street, then fled in a car. No reports of anybody or anything getting hit.
Boston Police report arresting a woman they say objected to the presence of officers on Friend Street, where she was enjoying some Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc with a companion around 6 p.m. on Thursday, so she began swearing at them and when that failed to get them move along, hurled one of her bottles of the wine at a cruiser, hitting one of the cops. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to allow the transformation of the North Star, 222 Friend St. into a calmer, quieter "professional" establishment aimed at the sort of people filling the new apartments sprouting like mushrooms around North Station, rather than rowdier Celtics and Bruins fans. Read more.
The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., sought to reassure the Boston Licensing Board today it will try to prevent a recurrence of a Dec. 22 incident in which a woman had her forehead opened up at closing by a bottle-wielding man apparently upset she had bumped into him on the dance floor earlier in the evening. Read more.