Ben Genaux says he was surprised to see this sign at Mass. General today.
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"Little guy had everyone hyped up after the game!" Kory Gladysz reports after the Celtics game-7 win against Milwaukee.
Roofie madness: Board hears four more cases of possible drink tampering, bars take steps, some ER docs not doing toxicology scans
Update: Board rules all of the bars did what they could and should have and have taken steps to try to keep it from happening again, so no violations.
The Boston Licensing Board this week held hearings on four more possible cases involving tampered drinks given to women - one at a bar in an incident that was just a week after another possible drugging there. Read more.
A Mattapan man was arraigned yesterday on charges of cocaine trafficking and disturbing a correctional institution after he was allegedly caught with more than 18 grams of the white powder - some found "on his person" during a strip search - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Richard Auffrey vows to return to Momosan Ramen at Hub Hall, where he went for lunch recently:
The Karaage ($12) is Japanese-style fried chicken with a spicy garlic soy sauce. ... First, this dish was ample, with plenty of pieces of fried chicken, and was large enough to share. Second, the fried coating was crunchy and flavorful, enhanced by the spicy garlic soy. There was plenty of moist chicken inside the crisp coating, and the dish definitely is near the top of my favorite karaage dishes.
Overnight construction at Government Center Garage project driving nearby residents nuts; Michlewitz asks city to halt the work
State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz today called on City Hall to halt all overnight construction work at the Bulfinch Crossing/Government Center Garage project until developer HYM, the city and the T can figure out a way to allow construction of the office skyscraper part of the project while also letting his constituents get some sleep. Read more.
Update: Board said they do not question that the two were drugged, but said the bar was not at fault.
Two people who traveled from Holyoke say somebody slipped something into their drinks during a pre-Halloween celebration at West End Johnnie's on Portland Street last October but was unable to take advantage of their blacked-out state because they were with friends. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Rodey's Pizzeria and Pasta, across from the O'Neill Federal Building, is now Boston Döner, serving up döner (like shawarma, but Turkish) and other Turkish and Middle Eastern dishes.
Jerome Rappaport died the other day, and the Globe had a glowing obituary, complete with a quote from the mayor, about his decades of philanthropy and as a builder who helped shape the Boston of today. Read more.
Transit Police have released photos of a guy with a big dog - and his own glasses - they say attacked a person over 60 on an Orange Line platform at North Station and then stole his victim's eyeglasses, around 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 18.
If Slick Backed Hair Guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
The BPDA board yesterday approved a $2-billion project by Massachusetts General Hospital to replace several current buildings with a new two-wing structure that will add 1 million square feet of clinical and patient-bed space - and leave room for a possible expansion of the Charles/MGH station should the state ever extend the Blue Line down Cambridge Street. Read more.
Group pledges $20 million for new visitor center, other upgrades along the Charles near Mass General and new Gronk Playground
Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
Boston Police report a man was stabbed on Causeway Street at Canal Street around 5:40 p.m. on Saturday.
Residents try to keep Mass. General from tearing down three remnants of the West End; start by suing Boston Landmarks Commission
A group of ten citizens - six of whom live in the same West End building - last week sued the Boston Landmarks Commission as part of a bid to save three buildings left over from the destruction of the West End that Mass. General wants to raze so it can build a 14-story clinical center along Cambridge Street. Read more.
Mass. General going forward with large post-Covid expansion that would include room for possible Red and Blue Line connector station
Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday filed its latest plans for replacing several current buildings and a parking lot with a new two-wing building with 1 million square feet of new clinical space and patient rooms that could be more easily converted into ICU use in another pandemic - and which would include space for a headhouse, or entrance, for a possible Red/Blue Line station. Read more.
The other day, Taylor came upon all these dogs posed in one of the Longfellow salt shakers (or is it one of the pepper shakers?) and just loved it.
And here is one of the photos the dog walker, Steven Watson, took (bonus shot of the pack in front of the Copley Square T stop, the fancy entrance).