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Uber and Lyft opponents push for more ride-share regulation

Uber and Lyft opponents are heading to Beacon Hill on Tuesday to push a bill that calls for heavier regulation of the ride-sharing companies.Scott Solombrino, the president and CEO of Dav El Boston Coach, is expected to tesify and urge a boost in safety and regulatory compliances to level the...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 5:55pm

Boston's Operation LIPSTICK takes aim at protecting women from predatory gun purchases

By the time she realized she is in over her head, L was on her way to doing a bid for guns and drug possession.The drugs were hers, but the guns belonged to a boyfriend who she stored the weapons for. He was convincing enough, telling her she’d hold on to them for him if she truly loved him. The...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:01pm

UPDATE: No bail for Malden man charged with Dorchester barber's murder

The man accused of murdering a Dorchester barber was ordered held without bail Monday after police spent months investigating the circumstances surrounding the 2014 stabbing.Boston homicide detectives arrested Dominic Shiner, 33, of Malden on a warrant on September 11, charging him with the first-...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:30am

Tibby needs some TLC after breaking two legs in a fall, MSPCA could use some cash

Tibby could use some serious TLC.The 8-week-old kitten fell off a two-story balcony in Roxbury at about 2 a.m. on Friday, shattering both of her hind legs.Tibby's family ditched her at the MSPCA and she will end up in the adoption center after she recovers from surgery. Adding to the misery, Tibby...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 4:12pm

Body found in Jamaica Pond

Boston Police and Fire Department are looking into the circumstances surrounding a body found in Jamaica Pond on Friday morning.A passerby called in a report of finding a body floating near Perkins and Chestnut streets at 10:30 a.m. according to UniversalHub.com.Firefighters fished the body out and...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:37pm

UPDATE: Millis cop who faked attack on his cruiser plead not guilty

The part-time Millis Police Officer accused of cooking up a bogus account of being shot at while on duty plead not guilty in an arraignment on Friday, prosecutors said.Bryan Johnson, 24, will face charges in Wrentham District Courtfor misleading investigators, making false statements in an...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:44am

First round of road salt delivered in Boston, brutal winter expected. Again.

So it begins: Boston received a 3,000-ton pile of road salt in preparation for another vicious winter.Despite the stubborn heat waves of recent weeks, the City of Boston is preparing for another winter of potential discontent.It seems like it was only two months ago that the last bastion of the...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 3:37pm

Former govs push Baker on $2-$4 billion North-South Station link

North and South Station are almost a mile and a half apart as the crow flies.But commuters who travel from one major transit hub to the other know timing that the Red Line at South Station to Downtown Crossing, then switching to the Green or Orange Line and arriving at North Station to catch a rush...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:14pm

Chemicals found in Fenway Market part of makeshift fish oil lab

The chaotic scene which had much of the Fenway/Kenmore arae shut down Tuesday evening was determined to be a makeshift lab for fish oils.RELATED:Hazmat investigation closes down streets in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.City inspectors responded to a complaint and found several 55-gallon drums as...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:03pm

Walsh strikes out chewing tobacco at Fenway, other ballparks

Baseball fans must now stick to hot dogs, crackerjacks and beer as Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday signed a ban of smokeless tobacco at Fenway Park andall other sports venues in the city.RELATED:Mayor Walsh hopes to ban smokeless tobacco to protect kids."Our baseball parks are places for creating...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:07am

MassDOT ups their billboard campaign in hopes of ID'ing Baby Doe

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation unveiled new billboards asking an almost three-month-old question: Remember me?Adjacent to the question is the computer rendered image of the 4-year-old girl known to the world as Baby Doe.There are 84 MassDOT-permitted digital billboards —in 50 spots...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 4:09pm

MBTA air conditioning complaints down, you're just unlucky if you're riding in a sauna car

Riding on a T bus or train without air conditioning on a boiling hot day makes you wonder how people did it back in the pre-A/C days.There’s nothing like riding in a crowded car or bus and watching the sweat pour out of the pores of the rush hour commuters who try in vain to play it cool as the pit...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:27pm

Eastie stabbing update: Police ID victim as 15-year-old boy

UPDATE 3:37 p.m.: Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in East Boston as 15-year-old Wilson Martinez of East Boston.Martinez' body was found on the shore line on Constitution Beach." No piece of information is too small to be helpful,” Conley said. “Every piece of evidence, no...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:06am

Millis cop to face charges for fake shooting story

What started out as a seemingly random and bizarre attack on a police officer in a quiet town has turned sour for the Millis Police Department, who have filed charges against an officer who shot up his own cruiser, which burst into flames, claiming it was another gunman.RELATED:State Police: Shots...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 9:34pm

Millis cop faked shooting attack story: police

The Millis police are saying that the report of a cruiser being fired upon was fabricated by the officer.The initial report prompted Millis and State Police to comb the area looking for a suspect in a red pickup truck who is said to have opened fire on a police officer, causing the cruiser to drive...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:32am

Southie brothers accused of stomping, urinating on homeless man held without bail

The two Southie brothers charged with stomping and urinating on a sleeping homeless immigrant waived their right to a hearing and will be held without bail pending their scheduled trial.Scott and Steve Leader faced a dangerousness hearing in Dorchester Municipal Court on Thursday morning for a...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:00am

Tom Brady suspension nullified, Deflategate over

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his appeal in federal court, nullifying his four-game suspension and bringing an end to the Deflategate saga.Related: Tom Brady facing possible suspension at home as wellU.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman said the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:00pm

Mother of dead Auburn toddler in DCF found dead of suspected overdose

The biological mother of the 2-year-old who died while in foster care in August has died of a suspected overdose according to police.Jessica Conway, 27, was found dead in a Worcester apartment on Wednesday afternoon, according to WCVB Channel 5. The investigation of the death of her daughter...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:24pm

City councilor hopes to strengthen No More Than Four law

City Councilor Josh Zakim filed a request for a hearing to give Inspectional Services the power to enforce the No More Than Four law.“ISD has identified roughly 600 apartments that probably are in violation but can’t get in to inspect the units,” Zakim said. This hearing is an opportunity for us to...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:31am

Shots fired at police cruiser in Millis: Mass. State Police

Massachusetts State Police were looking into a report of a police cruiser shot at in Millis, Mass on Wednesday afternoon.The cruiser caught fire after being shot at, police said.There was no word on injuries as of 4 p.m.Police were reportedly looking for a red pickup truck driven by a male thought...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:42am