Duckling coming up; officers Dany Matos and Isaac Jackson rounding up Mrs. Mallard and her babies.
Two Officer Mikes who helped bystanders stop traffic on Tremont Street near BPD headquarters so that Mrs. Mallard and her brood of 11 could safely cross the busy street at lunchtime today suddenly found themselves with a major problem: One of the ducklings they were making way for fell into a storm drain. Police report what happened next: Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a man they say started an argument with some people outside the Park Street T stop early this morning, slammed one to the ground, then began chasing others until he ran into a police officer who was able to apply his training and handcuffs to the situation.
Boston firefighters responded around 5:15 p.m. to Tremont and Stuart streets, where a fire broke out on the first and second floors of a 24-story hotel under construction, next to the Wilbur Theater. Read more.
The Tremont Market on Tremont Street at Worcester Street was robbed around 9:20 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man, dressed in a black zip-up coat and a gray scarf covering the lower half of his face.
Architect's rendering of the mall part of the development.
The developers who own the rights to several acres of what have become urban wilds on Tremont Street across from the Boston Police headquarters say they're so close to closing the financing they need for a $473-million multi-use complex that they've scheduled groundbreaking for April. Read more.
Best to put that stuff in neighborhoods better suited for it, like places where traffic and parking aren't issues, outraged South Enders, including one woman whose last name you'd think would indicate more sympathy for the idea, tell Compassionate Organics, the Boston Sun reports (yes, it's the company that won city approval for a medical dispensary on Newbury Street).
Reports poured into 311 this morning about trash bags ripped open, their contents scattered about, along Tremont Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Shawmut Avenue. As one concerned citizen put it in a 311 complaint: Read more.
A Mattapan man faces six counts of felony graffiti after, police say, an officer out specifically to look for taggers spotted him standing next to one of those green postal "relay" boxes in the South End with a white marker in his hand. Read more.
A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.
A man ran into Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street in Roxbury around 11:30 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the groin and arm. Officers on duty at the station heard the gunfire and then discovered the headquarters building itself had also been hit - both in the front and on the Ruggles Street side. Read more.