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Red Line needs more than a pill for the dead train at Savin Hill

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:38:42 +0000

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from a Red Line train that couldn't make it up Savin Hill.

Masked Trumpies foiled in effort to annoy large numbers of Storrow Drive motorists

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:06:42 +0000

A woman walking her dog along Back Street in the Back Bay this afternoon spotted these two men with bandanas on their faces waltzing away from the Dartmouth Street overpass, where they'd just placed a "Deport Them All" banner over Storrow Drive.

She reports their meticulously lettered banner greeted motorists for no more than three minutes:

A guy walking over the bridge flipped it and I had called the police so when I came back around the second time, a state trooper had pulled over on outbound side to come up and get it

Springfield man shows budding interest in Boston

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:41:39 +0000

Potsquatch, Springfield's leafiest mascot, paid a call on the Hub today. Craig Caplan snapped his photo in Downtown Crossing.

Later, Matthew spotted him on the Green Line. No word if he was asking passersby for some money to get back to Springfield in time to see his probation officer, though.

In the absence of any alerts about impending invasions (although an hour or so later, what should zip over the Boston area but a Russian jet?), we're going to assume it's either one of those generic training flights the military loves to do over Boston for some reason or maybe three pilots getting ready for a flight over Gillette this weekend.

Dot Ave. dry cleaner held up at gunpoint

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:09:05 +0000

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:30

American Dry Cleaners, 1724 Dorchester Ave., at St. Marks Road, was held up at gunpoint around 2:30 p.m. today - the latest in a series of armed robberies at stores along Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street over the past couple of weeks.

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Zoots alors: Dry-cleaning chain shuts down, tells customers it's trying to figure out how to get their clothes back to them

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:02:47 +0000

Josh Gottlieb reports getting e-mail from Zoots that the chain has shut down and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (that's the kind where it just goes away forever, rather than reorganizing). The message continues:

Please be patient as plans are being made to get your garments back to you.

In its Chapter 7 petition, filed yesterday in federal bankruptcy court in Boston, the Brockton-based chain said it has liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million, but assets of less than $50,000. Among its creditors: Comcast, BMW, Eversource, Home Depot and a variety of cities in the Boston area in which it has outstanding taxes.

Another Green Line rush hour quickly goes really sour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:57:17 +0000

An outbound trolley at Copley Square kicked the bucket and now there are "moderate" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. This is on top of problems on the Riverside Line due to an inbound train that died earlier at Reservoir.

Community College station falling apart: To be shut this weekend

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:35:56 +0000

The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.

Aly Raisman condemns pathetic doctor, equally pathetic US Olympics officials

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:21:33 +0000

Deadspin tells us what the Needham Gold Medal winner said during her victim statement on the convicted sexual assaulter who used to be her team doctor.

Brighton man convicted of murdering Cape man in what turned out to be a bogus pot deal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:57:05 +0000

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Patrick Malone, 26, of Brighton, of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Leroy Cooper on Leicester Street in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdict means an automatic sentence of life, but with possibility of parole after 15 years.

Prosecutors convinced the jury that Malone and a second man lured Cooper, a Brewster resident, to Leicester Street by promising him they would buy some pot from him. Instead, prosecutors said, Malone robbed Cooper and then fatally shot him.

His alleged accomplice, Robert Williams, was tried separately last year and was acquitted.