The peace and healing of yesterday’s wonderful ceremonies and tributes to the victims, survivors, and heroes of the 2013 Boston Marathon were marred last night when police bomb squads had to rush to the area and detonate a backpack allegedly intentionally placed there by a 25-year-old Wakefield man. Kevin “Keyvon” Edson was arrested in Copley […]
Two construction workers were injured when several floors collapsed into each other at a Chinatown construction site Thursday morning, according to the Boston Fire Department. Fire officials told reporters at the scene that the 12th floor collapsed all the way down to the 5th. BFD’s Steve MacDonald snapped these photos: The call came in at […]
Working for Mayor Thomas M. Menino was a turning point in my career and in my life. As a reporter, I always had a deep respect for him, and as a Bostonian, I always admired him. But working for him — seeing how much pride Mayor Menino took in his city every day at work […]
Semper Fi! A Marine snapped to action, tackled a purse snatching suspect, and held him down until police arrived. The suspect, identified as Demetrick Nealy, 26, of Roslindale was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse in Chinatown, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Nealy allegedly […]
Suffolk Country District Attorney Daniel F. Conley delivered $8,000 in drug forfeiture proceeds to urban youth groups that help area Latino youth avoid getting into trouble with drugs and gangs. It’s a pretty cut-and-dry story, and a typical press release was issued by his longtime press secretary. But what makes this press release special from […]
After 45 years on the job, Boston Police Sgt. James Earle is retiring. Boston Police tweeted a photo of Sgt. Earle with Commissioner William Evans, who presented him with a special commendation for his many years of service to the department. “Thank you Jimmy! We wish you well,” the department tweeted. Thank you, indeed.
Just because winter in Boston lasts forever doesn’t mean the sun goes away. In Boston, we wanted to give people something to make the cold, sunny, winter days more enjoyable. So we teamed with the MIT Media Lab to put solar-powered chairs that charge your smartphone, right on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The pair of […]
Boston sports fans are a very lucky breed. We’ve seen World Series trophies, the Stanley Cup, Superbowls, and a 17th green banner in the Garden, and that’s just in the past decade! Boston is also a world-famous running city — a fame that is growing every day as people are training for the 2014 Boston […]