State Police report arresting two men wanted in Stoneham for shoe shoplifting and dragging a police officer with their car, after they couldn't decide where to go when they got into Leverett Circle this morning. Read more.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
The Beacon Hill Times reports the city is looking at updating the Cambridge Street library and that part of the study includes adding housing units to the site. At a meeting last week, residents asked that whatever the final plans, they should keep the library's unique hexagonal reading room.
Around 11:15 p.m., a man apparently came out of the 222 Lounge at 222 Friend St., near Valenti Way, walked into the neighboring parking lot, fired a shot across the street, then fled in a car. No reports of anybody or anything getting hit.
The Beacon Hill Times reports residents are hoping to convince Mass. General to save three buildings, one from 1884, that somehow survived the neighborhood's destruction in the 1950s only to face demolition as part of the hospital's $1-billion expansion plan.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy "relative to Malicious Destruction of MBTA Property incident," at the North Station Orange Line stop at the height of the smashing and looting Sunday night.
More specifically, police say, around 11:10 p.m., the guy: Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a woman they say objected to the presence of officers on Friend Street, where she was enjoying some Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc with a companion around 6 p.m. on Thursday, so she began swearing at them and when that failed to get them move along, hurled one of her bottles of the wine at a cruiser, hitting one of the cops. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Darwin May, 60, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - his shod foot - after he allegedly repeatedly kicked a man in the head around 8:35 p.m. on Friday, a couple blocks from the Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room. Read more.
Workers on Tuesday will begin putting down stripes on Charles River Dam Road in preparation for bus-only lanes for the buses that will replace the Green Line between North Station and Lechmere for a year while parts of the current Lechmere Viaduct is torn down and then moved as part of the Green Line Extension into Somerville. Read more.
CommonWealth continues an ongoing discussion with a Mass. General emergency-room doctor: Patients for whom there is no longer hope are allowed to have a family member with them; the hospital now has about four times as many Latino patients as usual due to Covid-19; and about a third of all patients at the hospital are now there because of Covid-19. Also more than 200 hospital staffers have tested positive.
The doctor reports man folks have offered to loan him a bike, but he's had his 2007 Dahon for 13 years and he likes it back and besides, it's basically held together with duct tape and would be near worthless on the open market. He adds: Read more.
The company that has a contract to sell Billie Eilish stuff got a court order yesterday that will let it and police go after anybody selling unauthorized merchandise outside the Garden on March 19, when she has a concert scheduled. Read more.
Hillary Diane reports what happened when she went to the Mass. General emergency room yesterday with flu-like symptoms and she was brought up to the hospital's Covid-19 clinic and then tested negative on a flu test: Read more.