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By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:04 am

With a National Weather Service excessive heat warning going into effect at noon today, Boston has declared a heat emergency through Sunday evening.

If you need help finding a place to cool off, call 311. The City of Boston operates outdoor and indoor pools, splash pads and spray decks, and several beaches in Boston at which you can cool off.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 9:52 am
Great blue heron in Fort Point Channel

Amid all the muck and decaying bikes and pilings and stuff exposed at low tide in Fort Point Channel yesterday, a great blue heron stood looking for a meal - one that wouldn't absorb too much of the oily sheen on the water - Johnmcboston observed.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:24 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that earlier this month, somebody got down low to the ground with a saw and cut down two saplings at the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground - the latest trees to be killed in a spree that dates to 1995.

Brighton Center has had a similar problem, but the man responsible for that has never been known to leave that neighborhood.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 8:52 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death on Rowe Street in Roslindale yesterday afternoon was Daniel Vo, 24, of Boston. No arrests have yet been made.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the mini-Target will replace a closed clothing store. People who need to make larger Target runs will still be able to head up to the full-figured store up in South Bay.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 1:51 pm
Tarped turtle statue

Not a crime scene: Turtle covered in tarp with sign warning literate toddlers to stay off. Source.

The Boston Guardian reports that parents worried about their little kids getting burned by climbing up on that solar-heated Myrtle the Turtle statue they never asked for in the center of the Myrtle Street playground for have reached a compromise with the city Parks Department:

The statue, which the statue, which the Beacon Hill Garden Club sternly refused to move off Myrtle Street, will be moved to a section of the playground that already is shaded by...

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By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:41 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death at Dudley Street and Columbia Road Sunday night was Adilson Barbosa, 22.

His brother, JoJo, has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family pay funeral expenses.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say tried beating up a BPL employee on Boylston Street last night after the worker asked him to leave the building for causing a ruckus. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 11:34 am

Wicked Local Brookline's latest summary of Brookline 911 calls includes:

At 5:37 p.m. police received a report of a mail carrier who was overdressed for the weather and loitering in the area, not delivering mail.

Also, some ruffians were spotted skateboarding down the street, throwing ceramic plates on the ground. And a turkey attacked an elderly woman and a small puppy.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 10:59 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a suit by the daughter of a woman paralyzed when shot on a road through the Orchard Gardens development in 2013, saying that because the road is a public way, the management company for the complex was not legally liable for her death, even if it had been hired on a promise to make the place safer. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 10:12 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Nicholas Zuckerman to 15 months in prison and three years of probation for threatening to travel to Harvard and blow things up and shoot participants in a commencement event for black students, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:33 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the purchase by the New York based concern - and a separate purchase in the industrial park by another New York company.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:14 am
Dog sitting on back of platform truck

At a 128 offramp. Photo by KMV.

WCVB reports the owner of a tow company has fired the driver reported by several motorists to State Police for driving down Rte. 128 southbound in Waltham with a dog chained on the back platform of his flatbed truck. The dog was not injured.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:22 am

Six shots fired at Bailey Street and Dorchester Avenue around 12:10 a.m.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 10:01 pm
Post-rain sunset over Jamaica Plain

Dan Crocker watched the sunset down Weld Hill Street in Forest Hills this evening.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:53 pm
By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say opened fire on two other men on East Berkeley Street on Tuesday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 6:22 pm
By adamg - 7/17/19 - 6:10 pm
Lightning hits Back Bay

Around 5:40 p.m. Sheila watched lightning strike.

Matthew Ireland got some video: Read more.