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A man spent more than 40 minutes trapped in his car Friday evening after a utility pole collapsed, falling on his car and bringing live wires down with it on Erie Street at Washington Street. The incident happened almost three years to the day after a... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers a proposal for a package store that would specialize in beer and wine from "exotic" locales, in particular the Caribbean and Cape Verde. Joel Nunez's proposed Nunez Liquors, 114 Washington St., near... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted Thursday to let Levi's Restaurant, 323 Washington St., add cocktails and hard liquor to the beer and wine it was already allowed to serve. The move means residents who want to unwind with something stronger than a glass of... Read more
An East Boston man had bail set at $2,500 Monday on charges related to the loaded gun and "high-capacity feeding device" police say they found in the trunk of his car after a traffic stop early Saturday at Columbia Road and Washington Street. At his... Read more
137 Columbia Road fire in Dorchester
A fire called in around 4:05 p.m. did an estimated $50,000 in damage to a 16-unit apartment building at 137 Columbia Rd., the Boston Fire Department reports. The department says the cause of the fire remains under investigations. There were no injuries;... Read more
Green thumb: Cleveland “Cleve” Riddick is one of the more seasoned gardeners at the Greenwood Street Community Garden in Four Corners. Chanie Infante Louisma photoSummer is almost over, the days are getting shorter and soon the temperatures will turn... Read more
Leaders in Boston’s faith community are calling for area businesses to stop selling imitation guns and for parents to stop purchasing imitation guns for their children. “We made the call so that we can hopefully get them off the street, but really, to... Read more
Washington Street fire scene
A fire that raced through a Washington Street apartment building displaced 30 residents but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire at 247-249 Washington St. was reported around 7:05 a.m. and did an estimated $750,000 in damage,... Read more
Boston Police detectives continue to look for the person who fatally shot Jimmy Velasquez, 49, around 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 14 Glenarm St. Velasquez, originally from Honduras, left his wife Catalina and eight children. Anyone with information can... Read more
Even as residents from Dorchester to Readville celebrate the arrival of the first-ever weekend service on the enhanced Fairmount Line, a coalition of neighborhood groups is planning to launch a grassroots campaign aimed at pre-empting the large-scale... Read more


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