Mario Batali, who used to come up to Boston to promote his Eataly food court at the Prudential Center, returns to Boston next week for jury selection for his trial on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident involving a fan at a now closed bar next to Eataly back in 2017. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a pair of alleged thieves who made off with $4,000 worth of sunglasses from the Prudential Center Mall before being arrested behind a parked car a few blocks away where they were trying in vain to hide from officers looking for them. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports that around 3:45 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a car fire on the turnpike in the Pru tunnel - which sent smoke into the first floor of Copley Place - and found the flaming car and two separate crashes, one involving six cars, the other two cars.
Boston Police have released photos of numerous people captured on security cameras at Neiman-Marcus, 100 Huntington Ave., looting the place in the rampaging that took place on May 31 into June 1 following a peaceful protest march from Nubian Square to the Common. Read more.
First a tot lot on Beacon Hill got a bronze statue of a turtle (since moved into the shade so it no longer burns little kids). Now Smith Playground in Allston will be getting the 27-foot-tall "Quest Eternal" statue of a naked man reaching for the stars, or perhaps a towel, that was posed in front of the Boylston Street side of the Prudential Center until 2014. Read more.
Mario Batali,will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman at the now closed Towne restaurant at the Prudential Center in 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A new trailer for "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is out, and as keen-eyed monster hunter Chris Devers notes, a climactic battle between Godzilla and multi-headed, winged Ghidorah takes place right in our very own Hub, including in Kenmore Square. Read more.