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By adamg - 12/3/20 - 10:31 am

A Canton woman who embezzled nearly $1.4 million from a Boston non-profit used her maiden name to get a job at a Brookline non-profit while facing federal charges and started embezzling money there as well, according to a federal charge unsealed today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 9:32 am

The Boston Sun details a recent hearing of the Boston Landmarks Commission on a proposal to replace a bench dedicated to Civil War veterans between Arlington and Berkeley streets on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 8:51 am

Sari Sanchez has started a GoFundMe page to help her mother and sister, who lost everything in the fire on West Newton Street Wednesday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 9:14 pm

A federal judge ruled today it's too early for her to consider whether to dismiss a lawsuit against and FBI agent and a Boston Police detective by the mother of the man they shot in front of the Roslindale CVS in 2015 when, they say, he came at them with a large knife. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 8:42 pm

Massachusetts today reported 4,613 new Covid-19 cases, far higher than any day during the spring surge and close to 1,000 cases higher than the daily record set in mid-November. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 5:32 pm
Matt and Margot O'Malley

Matt and Margot O'Malley

Matt O'Malley, who has a 6 tattooed on his arm for the city-council district he has served for ten years, announced today he won't be running for re-election next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 3:27 pm

Lego Lost at Sea posts a couple of photos of an HP Hood milk crate that wound up on a beach in Cornwall in the UK today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 3:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used a box cutter to hold up somebody on Adams Street in Dorchester last night - only to find the victim had just a quarter - and then punched another person who refused to give him any money at all. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 11:39 am

Winsight Grocery Business reports the cooperative that owns the Price Rite supermarket on River Street in Hyde Park has bought the Save A Lot chain, which has a supermarket in the strip mall on American Legion Highway (the discount-store one near Walk Hill Street, not the Stop & Shop one near Hyde Park).

The chain is also planning a new market in Dorchester.

H/t Mark.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 11:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an outlet of the Jersey Mike's sub chain has opened in a (gasp!) closed Dunkin' Donuts in that sort of rotary where Washington Street and Providence Highway (no longer confused with Rte. 1!) meet in Dedham.

That only solidifies that stretch of Providence Highway-into-VFW Parkway as one of the fast-food chainiest stretches of road in the immediate Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 9:19 am
Firefighters from Ladder 4 rescue child at West Newton Street fire.

Firefighters from Ladder 4 rescue child. Photo by Jason M. Pratt.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 68 West Newton St. in the South End at 9:05 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 9:03 am

Edith Bazile explains why the recent resignation of Michael Loconto shows it's past time to give Boston voters a direct say in who oversees Boston schools.

If you have any doubt about whether Boston families and children need an elected school committee to achieve racial equity, just read the transcript of text messages between Loconto’s fellow school committee members.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:18 pm

People who want a Covid-19 test will be able to walk up for a free test, no questions asked, at the Anna Mae Cole Community Center, 10 Lamartine St. Ext. between 3 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 9:41 pm

A man was shot in the leg on Ashmont Street at Montague Street around 8:45 p.m. Officers who arrived on scene found evidence of gunfire, but not victim. Around 9 p.m., however, the victim showed up at a local emergency room.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 9:35 pm

A federal judge today sentenced Wilson "King Dubb" Peguero, 29, to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for his role as leader of the Devon Street Kings, a chapter of the national Latin Kings gang.

Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 3:26 pm
#BentBrunch Halloween flyer

Flyer for what turned into a stabby brunch.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher St., was nearing the end of just its third Sunday brunch after being closed most of the summer when a fight broke out that ended with two men stabbed and a third sliced in the hand. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 2:11 pm

The owner of New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street in Chinatown had to answer a citation today for a Nov. 10 incident in which licensing detectives found three patrons dancing inside while sipping from the bottles of tequila and cognac they brought in with them - half an hour after the restaurant was supposed to be shut due to the state's current Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 1:59 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a medical dispensary in the basement of 1524 VFW Parkway, underneath Town Line Liquors and the Amazing sex-toys shop. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:30 am
Bushy coyote

Harry Mattison spotted a coyote with a serious winter coat on the Harvard soccer field in Allston this morning.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:16 am
Surveillance photos of bank robber

The FBI's Violent Crime Task Force has released photos of a man it says robbed the Leader Bank branch at 25 Northern Ave. around 9:40 a.m. on Nov. 21. Read more.