Magnetic Tom, a.k.a. Tom Magnetic, was arraigned Thursday on charges he was storing loaded, unlocked guns in an apartment full of little kids, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more
Nov. 1, 2012
Law enforcement and emergency response officials will practice responding to a simulated emergency this weekend at UMass Boston and other areas in the city. Dubbed “Urban Shield: Boston,” the training exercise will last for 24 hours, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and ending 8 a.m. Sunday. Read more
Oct. 30, 2012
City officials have assembled a team to work closely with home and business owners affected by Hurricane Sandy. Boston Home Center staff will be working with homeowners and senior homeowners to help facilitate any necessary renovations due to the storm. Also, a team of City Hall staff will "work closely with business owners in the coming days to offer guidance and assess the exact needs of each business affected in an effort to expedite the process of reopening."
DND’s Office of Business Development is standing by to provide technical and permitting assistance. Businesses affected by the hurricane can reach the Office of Business Development at 617-635-0355. Read more
Oct. 30, 2012
Above, Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News captured some of the storm damage around Dorchester. There were power outages reported yesterday and overnight in Neponset, Melville-Park and Fields Corner, but most service has been restored as of Tuesday morning.
Boston Public Schools and city offices have reopened, according to Mayor Menino's office. Tuesday’s weather in Boston is expected to be mild, with temperatures in the high 60s, winds reaching 20 mph, and light rain. As of 8 p.m. last night, the City had received 500 reports of tree emergencies and 211 reports of down wires, via the Mayor’s 24-hour hotline, Menino said. The Mayor’s hotline had managed 3,913 total calls as of 8 p.m. Residents were advised to 617-635-4500 with new damage reports. Read more
Oct. 29, 2012
State and city officials are urging the public to hunker down today as a massive hurricane swept up the East Coast, with the potential for wind damage, power outages and coastal flooding locally over the next 24 hours. Boston Public Schools are closed today and all non-essential city and state employees have been told to stay at home.
Morrissey Boulevard is closed in both directions as high tide arrives at 11:30. Waves are crashing onto the boulevard and the Harborwalk around the Columbia Point peninsula— which is not a safe place for pedestrians at the moment.
State Police say that the boulevard will likely stay closed until 2 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department is expecting down power lines throughout the storm, according to a City Hall statement. All down lines should be considered live and extremely dangerous, and should be reported to the Mayor’s hotline: (617-635-4500). Read more
A three-alarm fire in a six-family three decker at 4 Theodore St. Saturday night sent two residents and two firefighters to the hospital. Read more
Oct. 25, 2012
To the Editor:
I have four children who play on this street along with many other children who live in this neighborhood and I have to yell at cars as they fly up my street going in excess of 50 m.p.h. Read more
Oct. 25, 2012
Opponents of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana claimed on Monday that proponents ultimately hope to legalize the drug for all uses, but proponents accused them of using “hysteria and fear” to keep people from necessary medicine.
The two sides met in front of the State House steps on a sunny afternoon, where doctors and lawmakers on each side made their case, backed by those who said they suffered through the lack of proper pain relief, on one side, and those who had experienced the perils of drug addiction, on the other. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man in his mid 20s was found with gunshot wounds around 1:45 a.m., Monday, behind 36 Whitman St. Read more
Oct. 19, 2012
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close lanes on Morrissey Boulevard ithis Sunday, October 21, to accommodate the 30th Annual Boston Firefighters Road Race. The closures will begin at 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.
Specifically, the impacted streets include:
· Two northbound right lanes on Morrissey Blvd. from Neponset Circle to Freeport Street are closed.
· The northbound right lane on Morrissey Blvd. from Freeport Street to UMass/Boston Entrance is closed. Read more