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Bodio Hutchinson held on $1 million for Boston Common ranger stabbings

Bodio Hutchinson, a 34-year-old Boston homeless man, was held on $1 million bail Tuesday at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court in connection with a startling attack on two park rangers.Hutchinson's arraignment followed a Nov. 24 indictment charging him with two counts of armed assault with...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:33pm

Transit Police: MBTA driver slaps pregnant woman on Green Line

A Green Line trolley driver has yet to face punishment after she allegedly slapped a pregnant woman who allegedly spat in her face during a heated confrontation over fare, according to a Transit Police spokesmanThe incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday as the trolley passed through Brighton...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:53pm

Cabbies push for tough rideshare rules

Cabbies and rideshare drivers appear to be on a political collision course here in Boston.Nowhere was the clash more evident than outside City Hall early Monday afternoon before a City Council hearing about rideshare services. The City Council is in the midst of considering regulations for such...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:33am

Bigger salaries on tap for Beacon Hill hotshots?

An advisory commission tasked with examining the the salaries of state lawmakers has recommended giving a salary to boost to several elected offices, including the governor, House Speaker and Senate President.The commission, created by legislation and tasked with reviewing compensation for the...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:30am

Naked man who fell through Logan drop ceiling dodges dangerousness hearing

Cameron Shenk, a 26-year-old Harvard University student accused of carrying out a bizarre, naked attack at Logan International Airport on Nov. 22 was not in court Monday for a dangerousness hearing as originally planned, as he agreed to undergo a mental health evaluation.Suffolk District Attorney’s...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:35pm

Boston taxi drivers to protest Uber, Lyft ahead of city council meeting

Boston cab drivers plan to rally on City Hall Plaza Monday afternoon ahead of a Boston City Council hearing where they will ask that consumer and worker protection rules be applied to Uber and Lyft drivers.The Boston Taxi Drivers Association says taxi driver organizations from New York City and...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:53pm

AIDS advocate: HIV cases down in Mass., but awareness is still needed

The number of people living with HIV is declining in Massachusetts, even as it climbs across the U.S.Massachusetts has about 20,000 residents who are HIV positive, a decline of about 41 percent from 2000, says Carl Sciortino, executive director of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, a...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

Cha-Ching! Is a holiday season payday on tap for Beacon Hill pols?

Are Massachusetts lawmakers paid enough?That question will undoubtedly elicit snarky answers from Lee to Lynn, but it’s also one that a special advisory commission hopes to answer with a straight face on Monday.A seven-person panel, spearheaded by Ira A. Jackson, a UMass Boston dean, has studied...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:24am

Patrick: I'm not running for president in 2016

Outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick Sunday threw cold water on a prospective presidential bid while shrugging off any blame for Martha Coakley’s loss to Charlie Baker.Patrick, a Democrat, was featured on NBC’s “Meet The Press” where the show’s moderator, Chuck Todd, asked if he had thought about a White...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:16am

Goodshop Sunday lets shoppers give back

Most shoppers are familiar with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but Goodshop Sunday, a commercial holiday that lets shoppers give back to local nonprofits in need, is quickly gaining steam.The Goodshop app for iOS gives shoppers access to deals and coupons at popular retail...

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:27pm

Black Friday, bloody Black Friday upon us again

The nation's most commercial and notoriously violent holiday has been known to bring out the rage in all of us.Last year, a woman in Philadelphia pulled a stun gun on another family inside the Franklin Mills Mall. In a New Jersey Walmart, police were forced to pepper spray an unruly shopper. And...

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Boston double arm transplant recipient thanks doctors

A 40-year-old quadruple amputee this week thanked the Boston surgeons who performed a rare dual arm transplant on him last month and described the experience of getting the new limbs as surreal.Will Lautzenheiser, who lost his arms and legs to a streptococcal infection in 2011, said he has limited...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 6:30pm

A supermarket...with a spa? Say hello to the new South End Whole Foods

Cold cuts, coffee...and a facial wax?If perusing produce right after getting a mani-pedi sounds like a great Saturday of errands, you're in luck: a South End site that was formerly home to The Boston Herald is becoming a Whole Foods, complete with a full day spa.It will be the first such operation...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 5:30pm

Boston holiday parties could get cheeky with Butlers in the Buff

Jason Didcott began baring his military-trained body at age 31, to make extra money in college, after serving 15 years in Britain's Royal Navy.The night gig turned into his day job. Now, Didcott is 45 and manages about 1,000 buff butlers across North America and the United Kingdom.After a trial run...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 3:28am

Black Lives Matter Boston planning Ferguson grand jury demonstration

Daunasia Yanceywants her city to know police brutality will not be tolerated.That is why the22-year-oldrecently signed on as the lead organizer of Black Lives Matter Boston, a local coalition that will stand with protesters across the nation who are furious over the perceivedtargeting by white...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:02am

Old State House gets sparkling new lion and unicorn statues, Boston time capsule

A small but energized crowd gathered on Boston Massacre Plaza Sunday morning, eager to catch a glimpse of Boston’s iconic lion and unicorn statues, which will once again shine from high atop the Old State House.The 113-year-old duo recently underwent a two-month renovation that coated them with...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:05am

Bizarre weekend at Logan involves Curt Schilling, a fake grenade, a naked man and kidnapping

Saturday was anything but ordinary for security workers at Logan International Airport.The action-packed day kicked off around 7 a.m. with a visit from the bomb squad after former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling’s 12-year-old don accidentally brought a fake plastic grenade through a...

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:50pm

VIDEO: Drug deal goes down during FOX News live broadcast

Here's a lesson, folks. If you're going to buy or sell drugs, just make sure you check around you to make sure there are no cameras. Also, make sure there isn't a television news crew directly in front of you.During a recent live news report covering blizzard conditions in Worcester, Massachusetts...

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:12pm

Boston holiday traditions to fill city with cheer

During the holiday season there are many great traditions in Boston that date back decades, and some even centuries.On Friday morning, Boston’s official Christmas tree will arrive by police escort from Nova Scotia. Since 1971, Nova Scotia has donated a giant evergreen tree to Boston as a thank-you...

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:34am

Lou & Grey's Austyn Zung shares 6 Boston fall/winter essentials

Bostonians have something big to look forward to this holiday shopping season: Lou & Grey, the knitwear gurus generally housed in LOFT stores, opened its second freestanding store in nearby Natick. The new location features the usual cozy lounge pants and textured sweaters you’ve come to expect...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm