Apr 27 10:21am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Watertown News reports on an April 14 incident at the Watertown Mall in which a father dissatisfied with the quality of a photo with his kids and the Easter bunny turned into a shoving match that ended when the bunny's chair broke and he plummeted to the ground.
Apr 27 10:12am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
See it larger. On a foggy day, JB Parrett captured Old North Church in the North End - and the more recent buildings of downtown.
Apr 27 9:48am Vanyaland
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Apr 27 9:42am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Patrick McMahon spotted this bird at Boylston and Tremont streets this morning. Could it be the same turkey Beth Wolfe spotted nearby on Washington Street early Monday?...
Apr 27 9:32am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Since it doesn't seem to do much of that. Peter O'Connor writes how the Winthrop Square debate once again proves Boston could really use some comprehensive planning, rather than an endless series of one-off debates over every single project: Without any objective criteria with which to evaluate development proposals, which can have enormous impacts on their neighbors and on the city as a whole, we resort to forming so-called Citizens’ Advisory Committees. Appointed by City Hall, their purpose seems to be to tamp down neighborhood objections, primarily by wearing people out with long, incredibly boring public meetings, and by extorting “community benefits,” until everyone finally collapses from exhaustion. Essentially, every development proposal is a free-form negotiation, and a completely novel negotiation at that. Speaking of the Millennium Partners plan for Winthrop Square, company principal Joe Larkin says: Today’s Home Rule Petition vote marks an important step forward and is a remarkable win on multiple fronts. Among the projected wide-reaching economic benefits, our parks and affordable housing will receive a critical influx of funds. And having inspired a broad and unprecedented coalition of supporters from every corner of Boston, this project has brought our city closer together. Looking ahead, we are hopeful that the State Legislature will join the City Councilors in supporting this vastly beneficial and transformative project. The Friends of the Public Garden, as you might expect, are not quite so enthused: The Council’s action today sets a precedent for future tradeoffs of money from developers for city approval of luxury skyscrapers that will cause damage to our landmark parks. It is naive to think that another developer won’t put millions of dollars on the table to entice the city into more exemptions to allow more shadows and cause more damage. ...
Apr 27 9:25am Caught In Southie
Eat: Signs of summer! Although the weather is not really cooperating, spring is here and summer is right around the corner! The Barking Crab Tent Season is officially underway! Order up some fried clams, crab cakes and some clam chowder! Don’t forget the Crabby Punch to wash it down! Drink: Raise your glass! Thirst Boston […] The post Weekend Picks – April 28th appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 27 9:11am Vanyaland
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Apr 27 9:05am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 02:40 pic.twitter.com/BpUkdQXLt1 — Rick Macomber (@boston\_camera) April 27, 2017 One was stabbed six times shortly before 2:45 a.m. at Meridian and Saratoga streets, Rick Macomber reports. WBZ reports the stabbings happened during a fight outside a restaurant. Free tagging: KnivesGove StreetMeridian StreetNeighborhoods: East BostonTopics: Crime...
Apr 27 8:36am Vanyaland
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Apr 27 8:04am Vanyaland
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Apr 26 11:19pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
NBC Boston reports the arrests of two men from Hyde Park and one from Dorchester. All are alleged H-Block gang members.
Apr 26 9:07pm
The 2017 NFL Draft will commence on Thursday, April 27th. Barring a trade, the Patriots will not make a selection until Friday night during round 3 with the 72nd overall pick. The way they've been making moves which have cost them this season's picks, I really wouldn't be shocked if they weren't on the clock until sometime Saturday in round 4. Kentucky Derby 143 Official 12oz. Mint Julep GlassWith the depth chart of the sexy positions being deeper than the Mariana Trench, I'm ex [...]...
Apr 26 8:19pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
David Muir, who spent three years at Channel 5, anchored the ABC nightly news from an umbrella covered platform at Faneuil Hall this evening - and Katie R was there to chronicle it. Don't worry, he wasn't here to cover some horrible disaster, just to give an address to the local Chamber of Commerce.
Apr 26 8:18pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Khan will be sentenced on Aug. 16. Khan and his two co-owners - missing and believed to have fled to Pakistan - ran a tax-evasion scheme for years at their New York, Luther, Pappas, Kennedy and Crown Fried Chicken places: Khan and his co-conspirators - generally the managers of these restaurants - defrauded the government and avoided paying payroll and income taxes owed by the stores. They paid their employees in cash and provided tax preparers with false information about the restaurants’ payroll and income, thereby causing the tax preparers to file false tax returns. ... To avoid paying taxes, Khan and several co-conspirators falsely reported to the IRS the number of employees at their stores - some of whom were undocumented workers - and the wages they paid them. They also failed to file W-2s showing wages paid to employees and falsely described on tax returns their sales, total income, compensation of officers, salaries and wages, and taxable income. Khan and his co-conspirators also failed to withhold payroll taxes and pay them over to the IRS.
Apr 26 8:12pm The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS
Wednesday, April 26 - Bulls at Celtics...
Apr 26 6:48pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Nicholas Koudanis, 67, of Topsfield, was sentenced today to two years in the federal pen after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by obstructing the IRS and ten counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns related to Nick's Famous Beef in Beverly, the US Attorney's office reports. Co-owner Nicholas Markos, who pleaded guilty to the same charges, is scheduled for sentencing next month According to prosecutors, the two men skimmed a total of $6 million over several years from the restaurant, stashing the cash away and not paying taxes on it. At one point, the feds charge, Markos and his wife Eleni had $1.6 million in cash in a safe in their home. In addition to the prison time, Koudanis and his wife have to pay the IRS more than $2 million in back taxes and penalties. Their son, Steven, 40, was sentenced to one year of of home confinement and ordered to pay $151,240 to the IRS, after pleading guilty to one count of endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the Internal Revenue Laws.
Apr 26 5:19pm Vanyaland
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Apr 26 4:49pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Boston Restaurant Talk reports East Ocean City on Beach Street has ceased to be.
Apr 26 4:43pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that the state trooper who shot Santos Laboy to death on the Silber Way Footbridge in 2015 was completely justified. In a report released today, Conley wrote that Laboy, who had been threatening cops since at least 2009, ran away from some BU officers who wanted to question him about pornographic images shoved repeatedly under Beacon Street laundromat's door over several months, jumped onto Storrow Drive, ran through traffic, tried to get into one stopped motorists car, ran away again after officers closed in and sprayed pepper spray at him, then wound up on the Silber bridge, where Trooper Andrew Patterson was standing: After Mr. Laboy jumped back onto the Esplanade, he began to walk up the ramp to the Silber Way Footbridge. Trooper Patterson was on the bridge and saw Mr. Laboy making his way up the ramp, knife in hand. Civilian witnesses had by this time gathered on Back Street and the portion of the bridge behind Trooper Patterson. Trooper Patterson drew his weapon and ordered Mr. Laboy at least fifteen times to stop, don't move, and drop the weapon. Mr. Laboy continued moving toward Trooper Patterson. When Mr. Laboy had closed to approximately fifteen feet, Trooper Patterson began to back up in the direction of Back Street with his gun pointed at Mr. Laboy. He continued to order Mr. Laboy to stop and drop his knife. Mr. Laboy, by then facing Trooper Patterson, ignored his commands and got into a crouching stance. He looked at Trooper Patterson and told him, I'm not going down. Fuck you. I'm not going down. He then brandished the knife with one hand, put his other hand down on the ground like a sprinter, and then came out of his stance and approached Trooper Patterson. Fearing for his own safety and the safety of the civilians behind him, Trooper Patterson fired four shots at Mr. Laboy from approximately twenty to twenty-five feet, and Mr. Laboy collapsed. Conley then concluded that Patterson's use of deadly force was justified: Given that Mr. Laboy expressed an intent to use his knife against an officer; that he told Trooper Patterson that he was not going down; that he approached Trooper Patterson while brandishing a knife; that Trooper Patterson had backed away from the advancing Mr. Laboy for a distance of about 15 feet; and that the two men were on a narrow bridge approximately fifteen...
Apr 26 4:25pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
The 2017 list of Major League Soccer player salaries was released by the players union on Tuesday, and the New England Revolution once again rank in the lower half of the league in terms of overall payroll. Robert Kraft’s soccer team carries zero players who will earn a salary as high as $1 million this season. New England’s […]...
Apr 26 4:17pm Caught In Southie
William Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is pleased to announce Cheryl Tarpy of South Boston received the Customer Service award in 2016. “Cheryl worked hard to earn this well-deserved award,” said Raveis. “Her professionalism, knowledge of the real estate marketplace and commitment to customer service parallels […] The post William Raveis announces two new awards! appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 26 3:56pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Looking to add more rhinestones to your wardrobe? Get your ‘90s flare on at the ICA this Friday. The contemporary art museum is hosting a night of embellishment, brews, and art at their ICA After 5: Beers + Bedazzling event. The ICA will supply the heat guns, stampers, and bedazzling supplies. While they will also […]...
Apr 26 3:17pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Slap some big red panels up, change all the merchandise and voila: Mini Target Target announced today it will move into the building on Washington Street that Staples is leaving and turn it into one of its urban small-format stores. The new store is slated to open in March, 2018 and will feature a quick-trip shopping experience with a curated assortment mix that sounds like a smushup of a CVS and small home-goods, electronics and toy stores. The store will, in fact, include a CVS pharmacy. After the Ashmont store closed, then Mayor Tom Menino's blocked a full sized CVS to protect the nearby Sullivan's. Target says people will be able to order online, then pick up at the store. Roslindale Village Main Street has organized a community meeting on the proposal, 7 p.m. on May 18th at the Roslindale Community Center.
Apr 26 3:06pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Four Boston-based venture capitalists have landed on Forbes’ Midas list, which recognizes the world’s most savvy tech investors. In order to compile the Midas list, Forbes looks at the portfolios of venture capitalists across the country and considers their investments in companies worth more than $200 million during the past five years. The Midas list formula […]...
Apr 26 2:42pm Boston Chefs
Gregg Guertin knows the ins and outs of restaurants – literally – having moved his way from the valet at No.
Apr 26 2:41pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
There aren’t too many secrets on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s an island after all, so word gets around. Everyone knows, for example, that John Kerry and wife Teresa Heinz just plunked down a small fortune to purchase a historic property up island, far from the madding crowds that characterize Edgartown and Oak Bluffs in the summer. […]...
Apr 26 2:33pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
For the first time since 1961, Philadelphia will play host to the NFL Draft. The City of Brotherly Love takes over after two years of hosting by Chicago and the 50 years before that in New York City. This year, the stage will be set up so that players walk the famous “Rocky” steps at […]...
Apr 26 1:27pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The City Council voted 10-3 to approve a plan in which Millennium Partners would pay the city $153 million to buy the condemned Winthrop Square garage and replace it with a tower of more than 700 feet. The deal requires an act of the legislature because the building would violate a current state law banning shadows on the Boston Common. Backers said the money would be an amazing boost to the Common and Franklin Field and to the Old Colony and Orient Heights housing projects, which Mayor Walsh says most of the money would go to. Councilors Josh Zakim, Tito Jackson and Michelle Wu voted against, saying they objected to the way the BPDA screwed up the application process and pitted neighborhoods and parks against each other. More to come ...
Apr 26 12:33pm Vanyaland
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Apr 26 12:08pm Vanyaland
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Apr 26 11:33am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Anybody else see a face in this light?...Totally eerie, eh pic.twitter.com/W5OeVlz9yQ — Kim Driscoll (@MayorDriscoll) April 26, 2017...
Apr 26 11:20am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let an Italian restaurant open on Newbury Street at Fairfield - and if so, whether to let it stay open until 1 a.m. like its owners want, or midnight, like the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay wants. Serafina was before the board this morning to ask permission to buy the beer-and-wine license owned by the now closed Scoozi at 235A Newbury St. It also asked the board to let it stay open until 1 a.m. - 11 p.m. for its patio - to add a bar and to serve alcohol with brunch starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. NABB's Elliott Laffer urged the board to limit the restaurant's closing time to midnight indoors and 10 p.m. outdoors. He said that because the restaurant is on the north side of Newbury, noise from its operations could both Commonwealth Avenue residents whose properties face out on the back of Newbury Street businesses. NABB was joined by City Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill), who sent an aide to the hearing to oppose the license transfer because of the closing times. Serafina attorney Joseph Hanley - who had the backing of the mayor's office - argued that 1 a.m. fits in with the nature of Newbury Street these days and that there are already restaurants on the north side of the street that have 1 a.m. closing time, including Sonsie. He added that Serafina's has never had problems at existing High Street location. Hanley said that at the request of the mayor's office, Serafina invited direct abutters to a meeting on the proposal - and that just one person showed up, which he said indicated that the people most likely to be affected by a 1 a.m. closing were not concerned.
Apr 26 11:03am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let Nicholas Frattaroli - of the North End Frattarolis - buy the liquor license from the owners of the shuttered Grand Canal and re-open it as a Mexican restaurant called Bodega Canal. The restaurant, at 69 Canal St., would serve food until 1 a.m. and drinks until 2, Frattaroli's lawyer, William Ferrullo, told the board at a hearing today. He added the restaurant, which would back up against Frattaroli's Ward 8 restaurant on North Washington Street., would also serve lunch. Maria Lanza, liaison from the mayor's office, offered strong support, saying a full-service, late-ish-night restaurant would fit in well in a neighborhood with changing dynamics such as the blocks around North Station. She also praised the Frattaroli family in general and Nicholas Frattaroli in particular, as excellent business owners. An aided to City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) also supported the request. Nobody spoke against. In its later years, Grand Canal had problems with bouncers beating patrons.
Apr 26 10:59am Vanyaland
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Apr 26 10:52am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Amateras, a 40-seat ramen bar at 112 South St. could open in a couple of months. Owner Koichi Watanabe this morning asked the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license, some 18 months after he initially proposed the concept. His attorney, Kenneth Augen, said Watanabe had run into unexpected construction and permitting issues, but that all of them have been resolved. The board votes on a new license on Thursday. The mayor's office supported the request.
Apr 26 10:22am Vanyaland
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Apr 26 9:41am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Patrick McMahon looked out over the Charles this morning and didn't see much. Other people looked out and up, too: Uh oh Mission Hill disappeared @universalhub pic.twitter.com/MXZWT8LYMo — thugmajesty (@thugmajesty) April 26, 2017 Boston's newest tower rises into the fog @universalhub #millenniumtower @DTownBostonBID pic.twitter.com/8jywq8dpaO — Garry Waldeck (@Garrywaldeck) April 26, 2017 the Hancock Tow -- sorry, 200 Clarendon -- lost in the fog#boston @universalhub pic.twitter.com/Pyqyf3wG1A — Ratty (@HeyRatty) April 26, 2017 Nice view of Granary Burying Ground and its neighbor being covered by mist / fog @universalhub #Boston pic.twitter.com/cRkAJqV25q — (@J\_Jahn) April 26, 2017...
Apr 26 9:35am Caught In Southie
We can’t get enough of Barbara Lynch lately! She has a wonderful new memoir out on shelves – Out of Line: A Life Playing With Fire. Her profile about her new book in the New York Times caused a bit of controversy with the use of the term “Southie” referring to a person not a place. […] The post Boston Harbor Cruises is getting fancy! appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 26 9:32am Vanyaland
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Apr 26 9:15am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Herald gets ahold of some glorious memos from a WCVB news exec ordering reporters doing outdoor liveshots to always be walking while they're talking - even if that means walking from nowhere to nowhere. ...
Apr 26 9:02am Caught In Southie
If you’re in the Fort Point or Seaport neighborhoods of South Boston, you’re not losing your mind. There’s no one driving that car next to you in traffic! nuTonomy Inc. has been given the green to expand the testing of self-driving cars in South Boston this week. According to The Boston Globe, nuTonomy would like to challenge the cars […] The post Self-driving cars expands routes in Southie appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 26 8:34am Caught In Southie
Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael F. Flaherty has announced that he is running for re-election. As an At-Large City Councilor, his office works diligently to address community concerns that impact each neighborhood in Boston. “I’m proud of the work I’ve accomplished ever since coming back to the Boston City Council four years ago. To name […] The post Flaherty Announces Re-election appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 26 8:27am Vanyaland
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Apr 26 8:11am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.
Apr 26 8:00am Boston Sports Then & Now
Raise your hand if you’ve seen your quota of delay-of-game penalties to last for the next few seasons. The Bruins put up a pretty good fight in their first-round series against the Senators, but injuries, penalties, and disallowed goals caught up with them as their season ended at the hands of Ottawa for the second [...] The post Bruins By The Numbers: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals appeared first on Boston Sports Then & Now.
Apr 25 11:27pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
An Uber driver who picked up a woman in Boston raped her, then dropped her off at Boston College, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office charges. Luis Baez, also known as Pedro Valentin, had bail set at $2,500 today at his arraignment on three counts of rape in Newton District Court, the DA's office reports. According to prosecutors, Baez, 34, picked the woman up in Boston on Sept. 29, then drove her to a location other than her requested destination where he proceeded to sexually assault her. Investigators were able to find him in part due to information stored in the application from the victim’s ride request, the DA's office says. Innocent, etc.
Apr 25 11:15pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Cambridge Day reports on the outdoor store's impending move.
Apr 25 10:16pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
See it larger. As the storm moved in this morning, William Holbrook looked up and saw these unusual clouds, known as undulatus asperitus, as WBZ explains. Earlier:Mashed-potato clouds over downtown Boston.
Apr 25 9:12pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
A contractor managed to take out a water main in the area of Milton Avenue and Spring Hill Road this afternoon, cutting off water to people along Milton Avenue. Darryl Houston reports the outage could extend as far as Warren Avenue and that the problem is bad enough that water could be out through the morning.
Apr 25 8:15pm Caught In Southie
Friends and neighbors, My name is Corey Dinopoulos and I’m a resident and homeowner on K Street. On Wednesday April 19th, I filed to run as your City Councilor for Boston’s District 2! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself, and hopefully we’ll have a chance to get to know each other at an […] The post Editorial: Why I’m running for City Council, District 2 appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 25 6:49pm Caught In Southie
It’s official – after an in-depth public process, the developers behind the Boston Edison project have officially filed the plans for the 2.1 million square foot project at Summer and First. On Monday, project manager Ralph Cox of Redgate Real Estate filed the paperwork with the Boston Planning & Development Agency. The proposed project includes […] The post Sneak Peek: Boston Edison Project appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 25 6:45pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:25Shortly before 6:30 p.m. at 1 Metcalf Ct., off South Street, David Finnerty reports. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in. Free tagging: Metcalf CourtSouth StreetGunsNeighborhoods: Jamaica PlainTopics: Crime...
Apr 25 4:18pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The T reports minor delays on the Orange Line.
Apr 25 4:17pm Boston Chefs
Boston Harbor Cruises and chef Barbara Lynch come together to bring the city Salt Water, Inc. Their collaboration includes Salt...
Apr 25 3:58pm Caught In Southie
Written by Ed Flynn – Candidate for District 2 City Council Our Lady of Good Voyage: A Beacon of Hope throughout our great city Kristen and I, and my parents, were fortunate to attend Vespers (Evening Prayer) at Our Lady of Good Voyage on Friday night and the first mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean on […] The post Editorial: A Beacon of Hope appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Apr 25 3:46pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Sky Rose writes she couldn't find a good map of the platforms at Dudley Square - the T's busiest bus stop - so she made one herself.
Apr 25 3:21pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
My actions speak louder than my words. ...
Apr 25 3:02pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
The game will be made up in July.