The Weekender: Brinks Anniversary, BYOB Not, Caffe Break-in, Greenway Cabin?

Recapping the top post of the week, take a look at the 5 posts that drove the most traffic!

Read more on the “crime of the century.”

67 Years Ago: Great Brink’s Robbery in Boston’s North End

This past week marked 67 years since the Great Brink’s Robbery took place at the corner of Commercial and Prince Streets, resulting in the “crime of the century.” View the post for more on the robbery that took $1,218,211.29 in cash and $1,557,183.83 in checks, money orders, and other securities.

Bring Your Own Beer & Wine, Just Not to the Downtown Neighborhoods

BYOB (bring your own bottle) was unanimously approved last week by the Licensing Board, allowing restaurants with a sub-30 person capacity in the outer neighborhoods will be able to apply with an online form. Read the post for more on the BYOB excluded areas, such as the North End, Downtown Boston, South End, and more.

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Video Shows Saturday Night Break-in at Caffe Lil Italy

On the evening of January 14th, Caffe Lil Italy on Salem Street was broken into by a male suspect who first broke the window on the door, and later entered and stole from behind the counter, view the post for more information.

Downtown View: Shadows vs. Money

Raising the question, “aren’t we Bostonians better than Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump?” Millennium Partners was granted plans to demolish the city’s decrepit parking garage at Winthrop Square and build a 700-feet-plus skyscraper, but that would cast a shadow that at times would fall on the Boston Common and Public Garden. Read the post to see if anything could be worked out that would be a win-win for both sides?

No, there isn’t actually a log cabin on the Greenway, is there?

“Log Cabin” Guerilla Art on the Greenway

Nate Swain, a guerilla artist, has landed another piece of work on the Greenway as you walk past Rowes Wharf, turning the tunnel egress headhouse into a “log cabin.” Held together by magnets that are 100 lb. neodymium magnets, view the post for more on the work.

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