• Boston Oct 18

    Car Crashes Into South Boston Building, 17 Residents Displaced

    A car crashed into a South Boston building Saturday night, displacing 17 residents, fire officials said. The Boston Fire Department responded for a technical rescue after a car crashed into the East Third Street building around 7:15 p.m. All residents of the building were evacuated, and all utilities have been shut off, fire officials said. Three units at 614 and…

  • coronavirus Oct 15

    Restaurants Go Into ‘Hibernation' in Hope of Surviving Winter During Pandemic

    The pandemic has hit the restaurant industry especially hard, and rather than stay open as temperatures drop in Massachusetts, some are choosing to close for the winter. The owners call it “hibernating,” and they say it is their best chance of reopening in the spring. Steve “Nookie” Postal owns the Commonwealth restaurant in Cambridge, which is now in hibernation. As…

  • coronavirus Oct 15

    Walsh: Boston to Start Issuing Fines for House Parties, Large Gatherings

    Mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday that Boston is planning to crack down on house parties and large gatherings as coronavirus cases continue to rise. “This is something in response to what we’ve been seeing in the news — people gathering and quite honestly, not being responsible,” the mayor said. “Right now, under these circumstances, we are going to be cracking…

  • coronavirus Oct 14

    Coronavirus Risk Map: Mass. Average in Red Zone, Along With 63 Cities and Towns

    Massachusetts’ latest weekly data on the coronavirus pandemic, including the updated community-level risk assessment map, shows 63 communities considered at the highest risk for transmitting COVID-19, a new high and an increase of 23 since last week. For the first time since introducing the map, the commonwealth itself has climbed into the highest risk level. The data, from the Department…

  • Boston Oct 9

    Congresswoman Presses ICE for Details After Agents Stopped Black Jogger

    Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is joining a growing chorus of voices seeking answers following an incident on Tuesday where a jogger recorded video of an encounter with federal agents in Boston. Pressley, a Democrat, sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday expressing concern over the incident, in which Bena Apreala, who is Black, said he was...

  • Boston Sep 28

    Man Sought After Attempted Rape of Woman at Boston Public Garden

    Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman and threatened to rape her Monday morning in Downtown Boston. The victim was walking at Boston Public Garden when a man approached her, putting his hand over her mouth and trying to remove her clothes while making sexually explicit threats, according to police in Boston. The woman broke free from…

  • Boston Sep 28

    Salt Bae's Boston Steakhouse Ordered Closed for Virus Violations

    A Boston steakhouse opened by a Turkish restaurateur and social media star known as Salt Bae has been ordered closed for failing to meet coronavirus safety rules. Nusr-Et Boston was ordered closed Saturday just days after it opened. Boston’s Licensing Board said the restaurant opened by Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, posed an “imminent threat to...

  • Department of Neighborhood Development Sep 26

    Mayor Walsh Doubles Funding for Seniors to Replace Heating Systems

    Mayor Walsh on Saturday announced Boston had doubled the amount of funding available to residents who need their heating systems replaced. The funding through the Seniors Save program is available to income-eligible seniors. The program increased its grant funding from $3,500 to $8,000 for eligible seniors over the age of 60. “With cold weather approaching, we want to make sure…

  • Boston Sep 20

    Fenway Park Trespasser Disrupts Red Sox-Yankees Game

    For the first time this year, the Boston Red Sox finally beat the New York Yankees, but the headline after Sunday’s game wasn’t about the Sox halting two long streaks. Boston’s victory — which prevented their longtime rivals from enjoying clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park — was overshadowed by a trespasser who disrupted the game in the...

  • elevator accident Sep 15

    Woman Killed in Boston Elevator Accident ID'd as BU Teacher

    The woman who died in an elevator accident in Boston’s Allston neighborhood Monday has been identified as the investigation into what happened in the case continues. Boston police said Tuesday she was Carrie O’Connor, 38, and she died of traumatic asphyxiation. Her death was deemed accidental. Boston University confirmed that O’Connor was a French lecturer at the school. Her...

  • US Justice Department Sep 12

    Feds in Mass. Warn of Scammers Posing as Agency Staff Calling

    The U.S. Justice Department is urging seniors to be cautious of a phone scam in which impostors claim to be department investigators in order to obtain people’s personal information. Federal prosecutors in Boston announced Friday that the Justice Department has received reports about the scam. Impostors claiming to be agency investigators have been calling people and asking for their...

  • Boston Racial Justice Protests Aug 30

    Group Demands Justice for Jacob Blake, Protests Police Violence at Boston Rally

    Calls for racial and social justice continued Sunday across Massachusetts, one week after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. About 150 people attended a rally Sunday night at Nubian Square in Roxbury where they demanded justice for Blake and other victims of police shootings. “The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns…

  • BPPA Aug 25

    Ex-Boston Police Union Pres. Charged With Raping 4 More Children

    A former head of Boston’s police union already charged with raping a young relative now faces 16 new charges and accusations that he sexually assaulted and abused four more children, prosecutors said Tuesday. Patrick Rose, a former Boston police officer and president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was arrested on child sex charges earlier this month. Those charges...

  • coronavirus Aug 22

    Walsh: Boston Public Schools Will Start Year Remotely

    Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that Boston Public Schools will start the school year with 100% remote learning before transitioning to a hybrid model. “On September 21st — one month from today — all students will begin with remote learning,” he said. “The first students will not return to our classrooms until October 1st.” “We feel this is the best…

  • coronavirus Aug 18

    Some Positive COVID Tests at Universities in Boston as Fall Semester Approaches

    As the fall semester slowly begins, with new precautions in place, at Boston University and nearby Emerson College, at least one person at each institution has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The tests may not be the last among students who return to universities in the Boston area this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local schools, including BU and…

  • Boston Seaport Aug 16

    2 People Found Dead in SUV Submerged in Boston Harbor ID'd: Mass. State Police

    The man and woman who were pulled from a submerged SUV in Boston Harbor on Friday have been identified by Massachusetts State Police. Police identified the victims Saturday as 21-year-old Tatianna Morales, of New Bedford, and 21-year-old Djovany Pierre, of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Friday, law enforcement agencies swarmed the water and pier near the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in...

  • Boston Seaport Aug 15

    2 People Found Dead in SUV Submerged in Boston Harbor

    The bodies of two people were pulled from Boston Harbor along with an SUV Friday after police in the middle of an investigation learned they might have been there. Law enforcement agencies swarmed the water and pier near the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston’s Seaport after 12:30 p.m., according to the Massachusetts State Police. Divers with state police...

  • Boston Public Schools Aug 14

    Boston Public Schools Plans to Delay Start of Classes Until Sept. 21

    Boston Public Schools is planning to move back the start date of its school year to Sept. 21, but has not made a decision on whether class will be in session or not until they submit plan on Friday. The plan, discussed at a City Council Committee on Education meeting Wednesday night, comes ahead of Friday’s deadline for school districts’…

  • BPPA Aug 13

    Ex-Boston Police Union Pres. Charged With Yearslong Sexual Abuse of Young Relative

    Patrick Rose, a former president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was held on $100,000 cash bail Thursday over allegations he repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped a young relative starting when she was 7 years old. Rose, 66, hid his face during his arraignment in West Roxbury District Court after he was arrested on child sex charges Wednesday in Needham….

  • Boston Aug 11

    MBTA Addresses Photos of Crowd Outside Bus in Boston

    The MBTA is responding after photos showed a crowd outside of a bus in Boston over the weekend. A large number of people could be seen outside an MBTA bus Saturday at Government Center. Jorge Lopez took pictures as he passed by on his way home to Revere. The MBTA says it has been using shuttle buses to replace the…

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