A Russian man who allegedly went on a mailbox bashing spree in Portola Valley -- and later crashed his SUV while fleeing cops -- wanted to make something very clear before he was handcuffed.
“This has nothing to do with Boston,” 21-year-old Alexander Dombovic reportedly stated to sheriff’s deputies in a Russian accent as they ordered him out of his vehicle with their guns drawn April 26. Read More
BOSTON — In what could be major break in the Boston Marathon case, investigators are on the hunt for a man seen in a department-store surveillance video dropping off a bag at the site of the bombings, a Boston politician said Wednesday.
Separately, a law enforcement official confirmed that authorities have found an image of a potential suspect but don't know his name. Read More
BOSTON — The heat was unprecedented and so was the offer: Any of the 27,000 runners in last year's Boston Marathon could skip the race and automatically qualify for the 2013 edition instead.About 2,300 people took race organizers up on the deal.Smart move.By re-starting their training and postponing their plans for a year, they are expected to be greeted with temperatures in the mid-50s on Monday when the 117th Boston Marathon reaches Copley Square. Read More
Police have evicted Wall Street protesters from Boston's Dewey Square, tearing down tents and arresting 46 people. Read More
Guidance counselor Brianna Palmer wants all her students to go to college. And once they’re there, she wants them to graduate.
“Getting students to college is half the battle,” said Palmer, who works at San Francisco’s Thurgood Marshall High School. “It’s also getting students through college.” Read More
Just when you think we’re all tapped out in the blast-from-the-past department, along comes another bulletin that will set your head spinning. Yes, they’re still out there. Yes, they’re still making music. And on Dec. 6, Boston’s badass kings of ska-punk The Mighty Mighty BossTones will return with a brand-new comeback record to show everybody how it’s done. Read More
When is a flawless, gleaming, plate-glass shop window a broken window?
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino had no trouble answering the question after one look at the Nike sneaker shop’s display on his city’s upscale Newbury Street.
There, above the company’s “Just Do It” slogan, were eight T-shirts bearing, in boldly graphic lettering, such messages as “Get High,” “F--- Gravity,” and “Dope,” this one accompanied by an open pill bottle with skateboards spilling out. Read More
Excellent Forbes piece by Joel Kotkin on the rise of the Gulf Coast, and especially the port of Houston. Read More
Tom Rush started out on the Boston coffeehouse circuit way back in the peace-and-love ’60s. So it makes perfect sense that the folk legend is returning to his java-hut roots on Sunday, Feb. 27, when he makes a rare Bay Area appearance at the Freight and Salvage coffeehouse in Berkeley. He’ll be backing “What I Know,” his first solo album in — believe it or not — a full 35 years. Read More