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Roslindale woman invited to park somewhere else this evening

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:42:15 +0000

Jennifer M., who lives in Roslindale, came home today to find her driveway already occupied.

Local hotel wants to get you in shape for your upcoming prison stay

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:38:04 +0000

The Loews Boston in the Back Bay thought it would be a fun idea to put on an exercise class called Prison Style Boot Camp:

Loews Boston Hotel has partnered with trainer Bron Volney of BronCore Fitness to create a 60-minute full body workout complete with effective high intensity intervals like Prison Mate bands and abs and Jail Bird Battle ropes; all exercises fitness enthusiasts can conquer in small space similar to a prison cell.

The hotel, of course, is riffing on the fact it used to be the Boston Police headquarters. But why stop at exercise? Maybe they could team up with a local distillery for classes on how to make pruno in a sock, or with a local metal worker on how to make a shiv out of a toothbrush.

Councilor wants to let Boston breweries sell other breweries' brews

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:45:50 +0000

Councilor Annissa Essaibi George will be asking other councilors to hop on a proposal to let the city's burgeoning crop of breweries expand their offerings to include products from their ostensible rivals.

Essaibi George said the idea could be a way to ensure the "sudden pop up of these very cool breweries" can survive.

"As great as [one brewery's] beer can be, it does often create a barrier for those breweries to be stable and successful over the long term," she said of the current limitation, set by the state for the specific licenses for breweries and distilleries.

She said her idea would be similar to restaurants that offer house wines - and also other wines for people not interested in the house offerings.

Essabi George hopes to bottle up her proposed change - which would require action by the state legislature - with a proposal by Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) to win at least 153 new liquor licenses for Boston. Pressley's proposal is aimed at restaurants and bars, in particular in outer neighborhoods; Essaibi George said she would codify her request in time for the required hearing on Pressley's proposal.

Three other councilors also suggested amendments to Pressley's proposal, but related specifically to bars and restaurants. Pressley's plan would set aside a bank of licenses for the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, East Boston and Hyde Park, which Pressley has argued have been particularly hard hit by the flight of liquor licenses to large restaurants with money to burn along the Waterfront and in the North End, Back Bay and downtown.

Councilor Lydia Edwards (Charlestown, East Boston, North End) said she would ask that some licenses be carved out specifically for Charlestown. Councilor Tim McCarthy (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) said he would ask the same for Roslindale. And Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) said he wants West Roxbury to be included. O'Malley recalled that when he first ran for his seat in 2010, people complained that West Roxbury had too many banks and not enough restaurants; he added that although the ratio has improved, West Roxbury could still deal with more restaurants.

Pressley's proposal would also create a dedicated pool of licenses for the city's 20 main-street districts, which include Roslindale Square and Centre and Spring streets in West Roxbury - but not areas along Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale and the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury where restaurants are also allowed.

Prius driver sought for Cambridge hit and run that sent teen to the hospital

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:52:28 +0000

Cambridge Police are looking for help to ID the driver who hit a 14-year-old on a bicycle as the teen was turning from Western Avenue onto Putnam Street around 7:20 a.m. on March 15 - and then kept driving.

Police have released video of the vehicle, a silver Prius made between 2004 and 2009. If you know anybody with a silver Prius who might have been in the area, contact CPD Officer Christopher Sullivan at 617-349-3307 or

Police report the teen is recovering from his injuries.

House arrest, bail of $25,000 set for man charged with stabbing at Bunker Hill Community College

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:30:17 +0000

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:00

A judge today ordered Jerry Pierre-Louis, 18, to stay away from Bunker Hill Community College, where he is charged with stabbing somebody in the hand yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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Four'easter proved no three'easter

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:43:53 +0000

"The hell am i supposed to do with all this leftover French toast?" Steve Saleeba asks.

"There ended up being just too much dry air in the lower to mid levels of the atmosphere to support much snow across southern New England," the National Weather Service explains.

Still, the storm had its moments:

A South Station track fire made the whole Red Line expire

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:41:19 +0000

At 7 a.m., the MBTA reported a track fire on the Red Line at South Station was causing major delays - about a half hour after a deceased train at Park Street caused its own set of issues.

Gate slams shut in Jamaica Plain

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:28:35 +0000

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Gate on Washington Street in Egleston Square has closed its doors, barely 11 months after it opened as a replacement for the shuttered James's Gate on South Street.

The building housing the Gate was posted for sale today.

Better safe than sorry: BPS closes schools for Thursday

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:29:00 +0000

Kids go "Yay!" Kids refuse to listen to parents about how this means they'll have yet another day of school at the end of June.