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By adamg - 2/27/21 - 10:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board concluded this week that the Hyatt Regency on Avenue de Lafayette was not to blame for two incidents in which men were robbed in hotel rooms. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 3:27 pm

A manager at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Avenue de Lafayette says he's stepped up security over the past two months following two incidents, one in which a man said he was tasered and robbed by a woman he'd hooked up with over Tinder, the other in which a particularly dexterous prostitute managed to remove $4,000 in cash from a man's wallet even as she performed fellatio on him. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/21 - 8:56 pm

Transit Police report arresting two of the several men they say grabbed a man from behind, punched him to the ground and kept kicking him as one of them removed the man's wallet and phone, around 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 4:46 pm
Green Line train in trouble at Park Street

Robert Grover posted this photo of a mortally wounded trolley at Park Street at 4:26 p.m., adds: Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 1:04 pm

Boston Pride announced today that it's once again canceled its annual Pride festival and parade due to Covid-19, although on a slightly hopeful note: Read more.

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By adamg - 2/5/21 - 8:41 pm

A judge today ordered Messiah Leggett, 20, of Hyde Park, held in lieu of $100,000 in bail on a gun charge in connection with last night's shooting murder of a 17-year-old inside a room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Avenue de Lafayette, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 8:49 am

Boston Police report a woman was shot around 11:25 p.m. on Thursday in the Hyatt Regency, 1 Avenue de Lafayette, across from Harrison Avenue. She was declared dead at the scene.

Boston murders in 2021.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 2:50 pm
Flooding on Long Wharf

Erinn Larson took a soggy walk along Long Wharf today, taking in the usual flooding both directly along the harbor and further back at the Chart House. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 8:21 pm
1937 protest outside South Station - what?

For the past couple of days, somebody looking rather pale has been standing outside South Station protesting, um, something. Julia wonders what. There were a lot of things to protest about in 1937.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 5:46 pm

Lisa Green visited Long Wharf a half hour before high tide today, reports she didn't stick around to see high tide: Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/21 - 11:46 pm

St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., is looking for jeans:

We understand the comfort of sweatpants, and we get the professionalism of a pair of slacks... but right now - we need jeans - in any and all sizes! Durable, denim pants are always a major request at our day shelter.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 10:11 pm
Christian flag in question

The flag in question.

For the second time in 18 months, a federal appeals court in Boston has told Hal Shurtleff that he has no right to raise a flag with a large cross on it over City Hall Plaza. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 12:42 pm
Boston Police cruiser on fire on Tremont Street.

Photo via BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a teenager they charge set a cruiser on fire on Tremont Street downtown after rioting and looting broke out following a peaceful George Floyd protest at the State House. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 9:18 pm

State Police report that sometime before 6:20 p.m., a driver flew off I-93 southbound at the Leverett ramp, landing on the ramp rather than continuing to plunge down to the ground or water. The driver was taken to the hospital "conscious and alert," State Police say. NECN reports the driver, a 19-year-old from Lynn, was standing next to his car when troopers arrived.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 6:04 pm
Dead Red Line train at rush hour at Downtown Crossing

Door-impaired Red Line train at DTX at rush hour. Photo by Ben Chan.

Ben Chan reports he was on the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing around 5:40 p.m. when a train pulled in and the doors on one car just wouldn't open and the driver ignored the herdette of people (like five people) banging on the train and waving at him and he just doesn't care and wants to keep going, schedules and all that, no doubt, before deciding this train is coming out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 11:37 am

A clerk in the detective unit at the District A-1 station downtown was arrested on federal charges yesterday for allegedly forging her supervisors' signatures on overtime slips for time she didn't actually work, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:17 pm

A beaten-down citizen files a 311 request:

Given that this is the year of the pandemic and it will be a rather long and dark winter, could the Holiday lights on the Boston Common remain on until March first?

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:37 pm
Wanted for questioning: Two women

Transit Police have released photos of two women they want to talk to about a stabbing at Downtown Crossing around 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 3. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/21 - 8:28 pm

The Milk Street Cafe, which is already in hibernation, made an offer to Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh today:

We would like offer you our temporarily closed large cafe space Downtown w/2 walk-in freezers & 8 walk-in fridges + top org crew to expedite the #vaccine rollout. Free.

By adamg - 1/3/21 - 5:49 pm
New York City cabs on Devonshire Street in Boston

Adam Castiglioni discovered that somebody's turned Devonshire Street downtown into a giant New York City cab stand, either because there were all these New Yorkers up here who are very particular about how they get back home or because somebody's filming something downtown where Boston stands in for New York (it's been done before).

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