A roving UHub photographer watched as a couple of possible 'grammers got themselves up to the top of the Boston Harbor Hotel today and took some pictures, then got themselves down without plunging to the ground: Read more.
Boston Police report officers added to downtown patrols after recent armed robberies in the State Street area came across a dozen people loitering in front of "No Trespassing" signs in the plaza at Milk and India streets around 3:20 a.m. and arrested two on gun charges, one on drug charges and a fourth on an outstanding larceny warrant. Read more.
Rob Baird watched this morning as firefighters doused the flaming T that used to help spell out "Tavern in the Square."
Firefighters didn't just spray water on the burning letter, though. They also checked to make sure the fire hadn't spread to the rest of the alphabet, as a roving UHub photographer shows us: Read more.
Hipster wonders when all the other buildings got bleached, in this rendering by CBT Architects.
The developer that has been busy turning the 1960s's-era Government Center Garage into housing and offices says hold on a second, let's eliminate some of the housing and offices - and a hotel - and put up some life-sciences labs instead. Read more.
A man who sued Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker and William Evans because he couldn't find his way to the Parkman Bandstand for what turned out to be a tiny post-Charlottesville rantfest through the far larger throngs of protesters that surrounded the platform in 2017 had his First Amendment and conspiracy case tossed by a federal judge today. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a guy they say got $5 from a man walking through Downtown Crossing early this morning and when the man refused to give him more, tried to punch him and then chased after him - continuing to try to slug him when he got close enough - until they wound up at Beacon and Joy streets, where the victim spotted a couple of officers and flagged them down. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Carlos Eloy Thomas, 19, of Dorchester, on charges he fired at a group of men standing in the plaza at Washington and Franklin streets around 1:45 p.m. on May 21, sending one of them to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Read more.
A judge today dismissed a federal civil-rights charges by a Black attorney against the MBTA and Transit Police officers who arrested him on the word of a woman who turned out to be lying because "qualified immunity" means they are protected in a case where they made a mistake - even one that cost him his job and sent him to the hospital with a pinched nerve from the handcuffs. Read more.
In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.
Boston Police are hoping that, despite the years, somebody out there might know something about the murders of Barbara Ann Williams, a Dorchester grandmother shot to death in her apartment in 1989 and Karina Holmer, a Swedish nanny found cut in half near Fenway Park in 1996. Read more.
Bodycam video showing Huffman getting knocked down, from the complaint.
Four people who took part in a George Floyd vigil on Boston Common last May 31 have sued BPD and three specific officers for allegedly attacking them with batons and pepper spray as the rally ended and turned into several hours of looting that they say they had nothing to do with. Read more.