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By adamg - 5/22/19 - 10:25 am

WBUR runs down the proposals, which, in addition to a new elementary school in East Boston include a new building for the Quincy Upper School in Chinatown.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 10:15 am
Wanted for Shawmut armed robbery

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say arranged over social media to meet somebody with an "expensive iPhone" to sell - which they say he then stole. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 9:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Insomnia Cookies has filed a request to open a late(ish)-night cookie delivery service at 61 Bromfield St.

The company, which already delivers cookies into the early morning to BU students, is asking the Boston Licensing Board for permission to stay open until 3 a.m. on Bromfield.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 9:00 am

WBZ reports that Boston and Brockton Police arrested Shakeen McNeill, 28, of Brockton, early this morning at a Brockton Super 8 motel for last night's murder on Millet Street in Dorchester.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 8:51 am

The Boston Fire Department reports that divers got a man out of the Muddy River at Charlesgate this morning and Boston EMS rushed him to a local hospital.

The department says the first firefighters on scene waded into the river in survival suits to try to get to the man; divers in wet suits then arrived and managed to get him out.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:56 pm

The Everett Independent reports that Wynn announced tonight it's not selling its nearly finished Everett casino and will open it itself, averting a crisis that would have raised questions about the future of MGM's already open Springfield casino, as well as about the health of Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, who had vowed MGM would take over his city's casino only over his dead body.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:50 pm

Only in Chelsea reports that around 9:30 p.m., Chelsea police officers found a car at 11 Congress Ave that was full of fresh bullet holes - and three men, one of whom had a gunsthot wound to the hand. The shooting happened not long before at Sumner and Havre streets near Maverick Square in East Boston.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:23 pm
Millet Street shooting scene

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Brockton.

Jeff Durham reports a man in his mid-50s was shot at 95 MIllet St., between Wheatland Avenue and Park Street, around 8:45 p.m. He reports hearing five shots. Boston Police report the victim died at a local hospital.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:05 pm
Firefighters at Forest Hills Orange Line station

Katy Purington got a glimpse of Boston firefighters at Forest Hills station around 7:50 p.m. for what the MBTA called "a mechanical fire" on a train. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:50 pm

Mike Freedberg reports that developers have bought single-family homes on Gladstone and Leyden streets and plan to replace them with multi-unit condo buildings.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:35 pm

South Boston Assault & Battery

Boston Police are seeking help finding two men they say concluded an argument with a third man by beating him up on East 3rd Street, near Dorchester Street, around 1:15 a.m. on May 12. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:27 pm
Protesters for abortion rights

Greg Cook attended a rally and protest at the State House over abortion bans being enacted in several states.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 2:06 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting two Boston 15-year-olds for gunfire in Central Square on the evening of May 13. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 1:37 pm
China Pearl

The Boston Licensing Board could decide Thursday whether to punish China Pearl, 9 Tyler St., for what was promoted as a 4/20 dinner at which guests could enjoy roasted pig garnished with their choice of THC or CBD oil. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 12:15 pm
Goldenstash

Time was, you could see Goldenstash pretty much everywhere in the Boston area. But like little Jackie Paper, he seemed to come no more. So I was a bit surprised this morning to look up on Essex Street in Chinatown, and there he was.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 10:55 am

The new owners of the Fairlawn Apartment complex off Cummins Highway in the southern part of Mattapan have renamed it SoMa Apartments at the T, now that a Fairmount Line station has opened across the street: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 8:12 am
Large crowd in Arlington

Ron Newman was among those who attended last night's gathering at Arlington Town Hall to show support for members of the local Chabad community, whose rabbi's house has had two suspicious fires.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 7:19 am

The MBTA has replaced trains with buses along the Ashmont line due to a train that came off the rails just past the station. Count on an hour to get from Ashmont to JFK.

TV stations rushed their helicopters to the scene because a derailed train brings all the copters to the Ashmont yard.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 8:27 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal for a non-binding ballot question this November to stop honoring a Roxbury native who became a colonial governor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 5:45 pm

Members of the newly formed West Rox Walks recently walked the roughly mile-long stretch of Centre Street from the Holy Name rotary to Weld Street survey the street and compile notes on how to make the street safer - mainly for pedestrians, but also for bicyclists and drivers.