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  1. Police: East Boston drug dealer swallows some of his product, tries...Read the original story

    Sunday | Universal Hub

    Police say drug-unit officers conducting a stakeout due to resident complaints about drug sales and gun violence in the Maverick Square development spotted two guys in two different cars conducting what sure seemed like a drug transaction around 8:40 p.m. After one of the cars left, officers followed it, stopped it and arrested Joseph G. Maraio of East Boston on a charge of possession of crack cocaine, after finding a plastic bag with what appeared to be crack in it. Officers then stopped the second vehicle, but its driver, Mark Yarde, 35, of East Boston, did not care to be detained, police say: He pushed away violently, moving through the vehicle to the passenger's side in order to escape.

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  2. Did Boston declare a snow emergency and not tell anybody?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Universal Hub

    You may recall how, on Thursday, the city announced there was no snow emergency and don't even think of putting out space savers , let alone for the post-emergency 48 hours . And yet, when some concerned citizen reported these two space savers on Colborne Road in Brighton , the city replied: The city has yet to respond to this complaint about space savers at Harbor View Street and Dorchester Avenue, which includes a screen capture of one of the city's own no-snow-emergency tweets.

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  3. Pissed off councilor says he's tired of Massport screwing around ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Universal Hub

    The Boston City Council today approved a request from at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty for a hearing to try to get Massport, the BRA and the city Economic Development and Industrial Corp. on the same page when it comes to re-use of the city-owned land on Boston Harbor. Flaherty made his request after news broked that Massport has put land out to bid in the Boston Marine Industrial Park in South Boston and that one bid calls for relocating businesses from Widett Circle, including meatpacking plants, even though the industrial park is supposed to be limited to businesses having some relation to the seas.

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  4. South Boston could get restaurant focusing on food rather than...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Universal Hub

    Michael Norton, who has long owned buildings that house restaurants, wants to open one of his own: He's applied for a liquor license for vacant restaurant space in a building he renovated at East Broadway and L Street. Norton, who is "Southie born and raised," his attorney assured the Boston Licensing Board this morning, wants to open a restaurant there with chefpreneur Brian Poe and area restaurant owner Gordon Wilcox - known for such places as Parish Cafe and the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill.

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  5. Leaking acid bottle in a FedEx truck shuts Beacon Street near Kenmore Square at start of rush hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Universal Hub

    The Boston Fire Department reports a bottle of hydrochloric acid started leaking in the back of a FedEx truck parked outside BU's Myles Standish Hall on Beacon Street, at Bay State Road, around 4:45 p.m. The intersection was shut as the hazmat unit arrived to deal with the situation; BU Police told people to avoid the area . Around 5:35, the bottle was packed in a larger container for disposal by a company that specializes in such things; the "hot zone" around it sprayed with neutralizing foam.

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  6. Rarely a good thing when somebody drives into scaffolding around a buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Universal Hub

    That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at a construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage. If only there were fewer traffic lights and higher speed limits this never would have happened ! But why stop there? If you think about it there are dozens of ways in which the driver of the car who hit the scaffolding can be removed from any and all blame.

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  7. Murdered teen's fate was sealed the month before at national gang conclave in Virginia, feds sayRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Universal Hub

    The 64-page federal indictment against alleged local members of the murdering, drug-running MS-13 provides some details on the gang-war murders of three teenagers in East Boston between September and January: Two were killed by gang members looking for promotions by proving they could murder somebody while the third died because the gang had decided to step up its wars with rivals across the eastern US. According to the indictment, Cristofer Perez de la Paz, 16, living in Chelsea but planning to return to his native Guatemala , became the gang's most recent murder victim last month because of that meeting.

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  8. Chutzpah defined: Broker defrauds couple on property deals while...Read the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | Universal Hub

    Michael David Scott, 51, of Mansfield, pleaded guilty this week to one count of wire fraud for a real-estate scam he pulled while waiting trial for a condo-flipping scheme that ultimately landed him a prison sentence of more than 11 years . Scott was arrested on 62 fraud-related counts in 2010 related to the condo-flipping ring he led between 2006 and 2008.

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  9. Picking a winner in musical chairs can be tough: Licensing board...Read the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | Universal Hub

    The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred any action on the 12 requests it had for a small number of valuable "all alcohol" licenses it suddenly got to dole out this year. Thanks to the state legislature, the board started the year with the authority to issue 10 of these licenses, which can go for more than $300,000 on the open market.

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  10. Search on in Somerville for alleged gang member who escaped federal agents in areawide crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Universal Hub

    Somerville Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a person walking around the Union Square area with handcuffs on: Early this morning, during a federal law enforcement operation, an 18 year old male Somerville resident who is a known criminal MS 13 gang member escaped federal custody while being transported in Somerville. A search is currently underway by the Somerville Police Department and federal agencies.

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  11. Feds sweep in on gang they blame for five murders in East Boston and Chelsea over past two yearsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | Universal Hub

    Federal and local authorities are reporting the arrest of 56 MS-13 gang members, who they say recruited young teens at East Boston, Chelsea and Everett high schools and are to blame for five murders and 14 attempted murders of rival gang members since 2014, as well as drug running and immigration violations. The US Attorney's office reports more than 400 law-enforcement agents fanned out across East Boston and towns north of Boston this morning.

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  12. The sharing economy leaves Dorchester behindRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | Universal Hub

    You can't expect a new company to roll out equivalent service to every corner of the city at once. It's reasonable of new delivery apps to say, "We're coming! Just give us a little time."

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  13. Cambridge man, Dorchester teen charged with armed home invasion gone bad in BrooklineRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | Universal Hub

    Antonio Brown Jr., 27, of Cambridge and Khari Wilcox, 18, of Dorchester were arrested following the armed home invasion gone wrong at 198 St. Paul St., Brookline Police Chief Daniel O'Leary announced this morning. Brown and Wilcox were charged with armed home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, attempted robbery, attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm, O'Leary said, adding they were arrested in the hospital rooms where they are recuperating from stabbing - and in one case gunshot - injuries allegedly received during the home invasion.

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  14. Walsh, casino magnate now BFFs; sign $68-million dealRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Universal Hub

    Mayor Walsh's office announced tonight that Boston has signed a "Surrounding Community Agreement" that includes $68 million worth of payments to the city over the next 15 years and an effort to spend at least $20 million a year with Boston businesses over the same period. The agreement marks the end of the city's increasingly futile court challenges to the Wynn casino on a parcel in neighboring Everett.

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  15. Residents, elected officials oppose yet another liquor store in Grove HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Universal Hub

    Grove Hall residents and religious leaders packed the Boston Licensing Board hearing room today to urge the board to reject a license request for a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store. The proposed Blue Hill Liquors, 438 Blue Hill Ave., is "absolutely tone deaf to the people of Grove Hall," because Grove Hall already has eight liquor stores within a half mile of the proposed new store and because would-be owner Janika Rana went ahead with her license request despite residents telling her at an earlier community meeting that they don't want another liquor store, City Councilor Tito Jackson said.

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  16. Dorchester man admits he killed girlfriend, then dumped her body,...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Universal Hub

    Shabazz Augustine, 36, pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder for the 2004 death of Julaine Jules of Malden, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison, but with parole a possibility after 15 years.

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  17. Task force proposes steps to wake up the City that Always Sleeps, at least a little bitRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Universal Hub

    A task force assembled by the mayor says Boston nightlife would be improved by letting downtown restaurants and bars keep serving alcohol past the current state-mandated limit of 2 a.m. - and by letting people on outdoor patios order drinks without having to get food to go with them. The move to extend the latest possible closing time in a "designated downtown area" would require approval by the state legislature.

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  18. North End restaurants under siege: Owners, councilors say...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Universal Hub

    A series of hearings on licenses to serve all kinds of liquor today turned into something of a battle between the North End, where restaurants that traditionally serve nothing harder than aperitifs want to up their game and the South Boston waterfront, where lawyers say more hard-liquor licenses are desperately needed to quench the thirsts of the thousands of new residents, workers and visitors flooding the once desolate area. Because of a quirk in a 2014 law that gave Boston new liquor licenses, the Boston Licensing Board entered the year with 10 "unrestricted" all-alcohol licenses to award.

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  19. Florida man charged as gun-shooting Florida Man in the Back Bay, South EndRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Universal Hub

    Boston Police report arresting an Orlando man they say reacted to being told he couldn't leave the Taj Hotel with a drink by smashing his glass in the lobby, then going outside and firing a round from the gun he was, of course, packing. Nobody was hit by the allegedly angry Andrew Flack, 34, apparently unaware that Boston prohibits open containers of alcohol in public and forbids bars from letting customers leave the premises with a drink in hand.

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  20. Citizen complaint of the day: Temper, temperRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Universal Hub

    Man, remember the days when we waited for the snow to get at least two feet high before getting this angry? A disgusted citizen on Prescott Street in East Boston complains : This is the note we found on our window this morning. Please address that space-savers are not allowed after not shoveling and only getting 4 inches of snow.

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