Cop responding to the Burger King holdup the other day wiped out along the Freedom Trail, but didn't hit anybody
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by adamg
13h ago
Streetsblog Massachusetts reports on the cruiser crash Saturday afternoon on the sidewalk in front of the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street, taking out a traffic light and damaging a hydrant, but not hitting anybody. The officer was on his way down Tremont to the Burger King, where other officers managed to arrest a convicted armed robber while he was still trying to hold the place up at gunpoint. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy, residents vow to continue legal fight against White Stadium soccer makeover
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by adamg
15h ago
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy and a group of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester residents said today they will continue their legal battle against plans by the city and a professional women's soccer group to remake White Stadium into a modern facility able to host pro soccer. The conservancy and local residents, who include longtime Franklin Park advocates Jean McGuire and Louis Elisa, and who now call themselves the Franklin Park Defenders, say the plans, which would include a restaurant and beer garden, would deprive the public of their right to the stadium on 20 prime Saturdays a yea ..read more
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Police had reasonable cause to fatally shoot man after chase from gun incident near Brigham and Women's, court rules
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by adamg
16h ago
A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit by the sister of Juston Root, shot 31 times in 3 seconds by Boston and State Police officers along Rte. 9 in Brookline in 2020, ruling that the officers had more than enough reason to fear for their lives and the lives of nearby people, both because he had pulled what appeared to be a gun on officers outside Brigham and Women's Hospital and because when the officers approached they thought he was about to pull a gun on them. The ruling was not unanimous. One of the three appellate judges who heard the case said testimony by the officers an ..read more
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Great googly moogly: If there's one thing the T could do to make you forget all the other stuff ...
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by adamg
17h ago
Artist's representation. Supposedly, there will be a march on Tuesday from Park Street to the MBTA headquarters in Park Square to demand the T put large googly eyes on the fronts of its trains. Look: the MBTA has a responsibility to improve the lives of Bostonians. If the trains can’t be reliable, at least they can be fun and bring a smile to the faces of over a million people per day. Compared to the $24 BILLION dollars it will take to fix the T, simply adding Googly eyes to trains could represent a budget of merely a few hundred dollars. Think of all of the new T riders who will come fro ..read more
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The Sumner of our discontent
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by adamg
1d ago
Another truck driver managed to wedge his truck inside the Sumner Tunnel this evening. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Wu fires Landmarks Commission director in dispute over projects including White Stadium
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by adamg
1d ago
The Dorchester Reporter reports that after all 16 members of the Boston Landmarks Commission - which has oversight over demolition of any Boston building more than 50 years old - criticized Wu's handling of several major projects in the city, she fired its executive director, Rosanne Foley. Foley was appointed to the post by then Mayor Walsh in 2015. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Man convicted of murdering a teen he didn't know at 2021 Carnival
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by adamg
1d ago
Javare Sommerville-Adams, 17, up from Providence for the annual Caribbean Carnival, was standing at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road enjoying the celebration on the morning of Aug. 28, 2021 when a man he didn't know standing near him plunged a knife into his neck. A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Omara Shears, 46, of first-degree murder, which means a sentence of life without parole, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. According to prosecutors, as Sommerville-Adams crumpled to the sidewalk, Shears put on a ball cap and sauntered away toward Seaver Street: "Vi ..read more
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Sign of spring: The return of Keytar Bear
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by adamg
2d ago
Roving UHub photographer Ray Ausrotas spotted Boston's musical bear outside Faneuil Hall yesterday. Sam Adams, as usual, was unimpressed. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Citizen complaint of the day: There's a turkey in Charlestown
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by adamg
2d ago
Why is it crossing the road? A concerned citizen filed a 311 report today to alert the city there was a turkey at Nearen Row and Tremont Street in Charlestown. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Man with loaded gun and plenty of spare bullets stopped on Comm. Ave. in Allston to sell some drugs, police say
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by adamg
2d ago
Boston Police report drug officers who had staked out the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue just past Harvard because of reports of drugs sales there arrested a man who came all the way in from Fitchburg to sell some drugs to a guy standing there Thursday evening. Read more. Fri, 04/19/2024 - 18:58 Neighborhoods:  Allston Topics:  Crime Free tagging:  Commonwealth Avenue Guns facebook twitter email print ..read more
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