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By adamg - 2/27/20 - 2:49 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a taqueria in an Emerson College dorm on Boylston Street - but with the midnight closing time sought by the local neighborhood group, which was worried what would happen to all the freshmen in the dorm if they could get tacos after midnight - as opposed to pizza, which they can get across the street even after the neighborhood's sidewalks are rolled up. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 1:39 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dedham man on charges he grabbed cash out of the ATM just as somebody was about to withdraw it from the machine at South Station around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:48 am
Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets

Risky business? Taqueria would be on the right side of the building along Boylston.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow whether to let a proposed taqueria in Emerson College's revamped Little Building stay open until 2 a.m. or whether to back a neighborhood association, the mayor and the local city councilor, who say a midnight closing would protect area students and residents from dangerous knockabouts drawn like moths to late-night Mexican food. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 11:14 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the MBTA threw its hands up and said the Green Line was such a mess that riders should just give up and traipse over to the Orange Line to get between North Station and Copley - because of a dead outbound trolley at Boylston.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 12:39 pm
Driscoll

Transit Police officers met an inbound Orange Line train at State Street yesterday afternoon after a passenger called police to report a man in the train with an assault rifle. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:46 pm

The Globe today posted a fun profile of the South Street Diner. So it pains us a bit here at the nitpick desk to report that the second half of the headline, "I spent the night at South Street Diner, Boston’s only 24/7 sit-down spot," is wrong.

The City that Always Sleeps has two sit-down spots open 24/7 - the other being the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 1:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting three of the five teens they say attacked a man as he walked through the Common near the Tremont Street visitor center around 7 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 12:45 pm
Booth and Corbett

Booth and Corbett.

Before he became Abe Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth was a well known actor who so liked performing in Boston - at the Boston Museum theater on Tremont Street, next to the King's Chapel Burying Ground - that he bought a parcel on Commonwealth Avenue in the newly emerging Back Bay to build a home. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 3:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting women from Malden and East Boston outside the 7-Eleven on Tremont Street downtown early this morning after they allegedly wreaked havoc inside the store and then went outside to stomp a man unfortunate enough to ask them if they might have a smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 1:31 pm

WCVB reports a woman expecting a ride from a Union Street bar to her Allston home instead wound up kidnapped and taken someplace north of the city early this morning - she escaped when the guy stopped at a gas station for some snacks and she kicked out a window.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 11:05 am
Bagen

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say kicked a woman's service dog in the head in South Station around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 3:57 pm

The MBTA reports that's why Orange Line trains came to a halt.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 10:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teen and scattering several others after three incidents in the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 6:22 pm

A federal judge today tossed the conspiracy convictions of Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan in the Boston Calling case, because federal prosecutors failed to show either man received any personal benefit from convincing the music-festival's organizers to hire member of a local union to work the event. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 4:45 pm

The BPDA board on Thursday will consider letting Cape Air dock seaplanes at Long Wharf to fly people to and from New York. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 9:53 am
Fog over downtown Boston

The fog rolling over downtown Boston this morning, as seen from the eighth floor of City Hall.

By adamg - 2/8/20 - 1:18 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced Imer Soto, 33, of Dorchester, to 9 to 10 years in state prison for raping a woman who got into a car she thought was her Uber ride home from the Black Rose on State Street in 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:12 pm
Seized drugs and money

Seized drugs and money.

Boston Police report arresting a Weymouth man on Bedford Street downtown following a traffic stop Wednesday night, during which officers noticed "several large plastic bags containing marijuana along with multiple banded rolls of cash in plain view inside the vehicle." Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 11:12 am

The conversion of the Government Center garage into a large mixed-use complex will require the temporary relocation of the Haymarket bus terminal and might require the shutdown of the Green and Orange Line stations underneath that, state transportation planners say. But HYM, the company that has started tearing down the garage for a six-building complex with 800 residential units, a 200-room hotel, 1 million square feet of office space and 82,000 square feet of retail space, says it is not expecting any complete shutdown of the subway station: Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 9:30 am

Michael Jonas reports on what happened after he tweeted at the T about some dangerous stairs from the Red Line at Downtown Crossing: Not only did the T dispatch a crew to fix them sooner than it had planned to, other riders responded with reports of rotting stairways at other stations.

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