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By adamg - 8/2/20 - 9:25 pm
Last major part of the old North Washington Street Bridge

Adam Castiglioni has been watching crews disassemble the old Charlestown Bridge, also known as the North Washington Street Bridge, between the North End and Charlestown. Today, he reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/20 - 9:19 pm

A man driving on Blue Hill Avenue near Ellington Street was shot and then crashed into a wall at 632 Blue Hill Avenue. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

Shell casings were recovered on Ellington Street.

By adamg - 8/2/20 - 12:07 pm

Northeastern University has told the BPDA it has increased the number of rooms it wants to rent to house students and the staffers who would oversee them at the Westin Copley Place from roughly 575 to as many as 875 - which would mean up to 19 floors in the hotel being set aside for Northeastern. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/20 - 11:36 am

Update: Paddle Boston reports that the employee who tested positive got a second test done, and this time the result came back as negative.

Paddle Boston announced its location on the Charles River in Allston is shut today "due to a positive covid 19 test for one of our staff at the site." Refunds or reservations for another day are available.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 11:01 pm
39 Kingston fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 39 Kingston St., near Bedford Street, for some "heavy fire" on the roof around 7 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:41 pm

Eduardo Rodriguez won't pitch again in 2020 because of the heart inflammation caused by his Covid-19 infection, ESPN reports.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report arresting Tyrone Goforth on gun and drug charges inside Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St. in Nubian Square, Friday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:45 am

An agitated South Boston resident files a complaint about the situation on L Street near East 8th Street:

Trash put out from someone moving in or out. This isn't Allston

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:28 am
Welcome to Maskachusetts

Roy G. Biv has a suggestion for the governor's new Mask it or casket campaign.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:02 am

Boston Police report arresting a New York man on charges he tried to steal a bicycle from a Commercial Street shop yesterday, threw paving stones through its window when he was foiled and then tried to kick and spit at police officers who caught up with him. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 9:51 pm

Boston Police report Damien R. Hughes, 27, was fatally stabbed outside 112 Southampton St. around 7:25 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 9:39 pm

Boston Police report Andronique Dos Santos, 23, of Dorchester, was shot to death at the Holiday Inn Express, 69 Boston St. in Dorchester, around 12:20 p.m. on July 22.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 8:26 pm
Crime scene on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Around 7:40 p.m. outside the two Nick's shops - the pizza place and the liquor store.

Washington Street inbound is now shut at the parkway. Washington Street outbound remains open.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:55 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Dick's Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace has shut for good.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:50 pm
300 Shawmut Ave.

Firefighters going up and in. Photo by Rob Colonna.

Boston firefighters are at 300 Shawmut Ave., at Waltham Street, for a fire on the fifth floor.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Urban Cycles reports a guy disgruntled that workers at the Atlantic Avenue shop wouldn't let him just take a bike came back and threw three pavers through its large front windows: Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 4:35 pm

A federal appeals court said today that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not get a fair trial on the question of whether he deserves to die for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings and the death of an MIT police officer and so ordered a new trial to settle the matter. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 3:17 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 7/31/20

Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said today they are continuing to look at a "hybrid" school re-opening, in which students would split days between in-school and at-home learning, but that parents will have the chance to opt out completely and stick with remote learning over Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 2:29 pm

Transit Police report an outbound commuter-rail train hit and killed a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Beacon Street, around 1 p.m.

Police say the man was "intentionally on the right of way" and that foul play is not suspected.