Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police say, Brian Buhamiizo, 38, went up to a legally blind man on Boylston Street near Ring Road, grabbed his cane, said he had a gun and demanded money. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a man on charges he robbed a Santander Bank branch in the Back Bay yesterday, close to four months after he got a compassionate early release for bank robberies in Brookline and West Bridgewater. Read more.
Vivien Li watched today as a mailbox outside the Copley Square CVS where a letter carrier found burned mail yesterday was replaced with a new box, one with a far narrower opening that would make it more difficult to drop a flaming ball of doom in it. Read more.
Boston Police report a postal worker found "mail that had been damaged by fire" in a postal box outside the Copley Square CVS this afternoon - on the other side of Dartmouth and Boylston streets from the ballot drop box that somebody set on fire early Sunday. Read more.
The driver of a pickup truck slammed into a granite pillar along the edge of the Public Garden at Boylston and Charles streets around 4:30 p.m., seriously injuring somebody who was walking there at the time and doing major damage to the truck and the pillar. Read more.
Update: The Globe reports the victim was WCVB reporter Ted Wayman, while working on a story.
Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he used a pair of scissors to stab another man in the forearm in an attack that ended when the victim managed to shut the door of his van, at Boylston and Dartmouth streets around 9:05 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pour House's landlord is looking to buy out the other partners in the Boylston Street place and possibly re-open it within a month, even as he works on plans to connect the buildings housing that restaurant with the neighboring and equally closed Lir and build above them.
Boston Police report arresting two teens from coastal Connecticut early this morning on charges they smashed their way into Bottega Venetta, 310 Boylston St., then tried to make off with 19 pairs of sunglasses and two purses with a retail value of more than $14,000. Read more.
From the affidavit in the case: The gun in the back of Boampong's Elantra.
A Dorchester man who allegedly opened fire on Boston cops the night of the post-vigil rampaging last month now faces charges because one of the cops, a BPD detective, was also a "deputized federal law enforcement officer" - as a member of the FBI's Metro Boston Gang Task Force. Read more.