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By adamg - 5/19/22 - 9:55 am

Capybaras Romeo and Tuff'n Go Shopping カピバラロミオゴーショッピング

This is not the Charlestown Whole Foods - yet.

A citizen of the sort who is up at 4:41 a.m. files a 311 report about the situation on Medford Street in Charlestown: Read more.

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

GBH takes a look, including at one punk from Waltham.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 11:11 pm
Deer Island numbers going up

Latest Covid-19 viral counts from the northern half of the MWRA sewer district. Source.

The Boston Public Health Commission reports the Covid-19 test positivity rate across Boston is now 11.5%. Statewide, the seven-day average rate is 9.13%, the state Department of Public Health reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 9:21 pm

Shortly before 8:50 p.m. at Westview and Ames streets, Stanley Staco reports. One victim was transported to a trauma center, the second made his own way to a local hospital.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 8:15 pm
Fire in the Blue Hills

Steve H. looked out the window of JetBlue Flight 1222 inbound to Logan from the south shortly before 7 p.m. and spotted what appeared to be "a sizeable brush fire" in the area of the Blue Hills Reservation.

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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 5:28 pm
Mejia argues against DESE takeover

Mejia argues against state takeover.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly today to fight to keep local control of BPS in the face of possible state receivership, saying a new mayor and a new superintendent deserve a chance to finally bring the sort of change BPS needs and that the last thing Boston - where voters strongly supported an elected school committee in the fall election - needs is an outside commissar screwing things up even more. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 1:32 pm

City Councilor Kendra Lara (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) today proposed creation of a city office to hire hundreds of Boston residents to provide traffic flagging at the growing number of construction projects she says Boston Police simply can't cover. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 12:50 pm

The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, which served free meals every Tuesday, reports it had to turn away people who were already in line: Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 11:50 am

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that a woman who tripped going down a mobile staircase after her flight from Boston to London can try to convince a jury that the way she was injured constitutes an accident for which she's owed damages. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 11:00 am
Indigo bunting on Missino Hill

Mary Ellen spotted this indigo bunting on Mission Hill yesterday.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 10:31 am

Allston Yards demo (4 of several)

Gamma Ray Digital got a good seat to watch the demolition of the Allston Home Goods, as part of the 10.6-acre Allston Yards complex on Everett Street.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:26 pm

Jesse Kanson-Benanav reports finding an unusual request on a local Facebook group this evening, one that prompted him to thinking: "I haven't considered the impact that covid is having on psychic paranormal investigators." Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:19 pm

Around 2:30 p.m. today, Josh Deering reported from car 1238 on an Orange Line train hurtling downtown: Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 4:46 pm
Flaming manhole on Boylston Street

The Boston Fire Department reports a couple of manholes on Boylston Street near Fairfield Street belched flames around 12:45 p.m., causing no injuries but startling passersby. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 2:23 pm
Fantauzzi

Update: Arrested in Roxbury.

Boston Police have charged a Lawrence man for a rape early Saturday on Harrison Avenue - now they have to find him.
Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:39 am
Rushing for a trolley in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:30 am
Phoebe with bug or something

Mary Ellen spotted an eastern phoebe grabbing some breakfast yesterday, but in West Roxbury, not at Central Perk.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 8:46 am

Negotiators for the town and the Brookline Educators Union reached a contract deal at 4:20 this morning, and school will be open first thing.

State Rep. Tommy Vitolo reports the deal runs through 2026 and "with improvements in pay and working conditions."

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:19 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was sitting in a seat on an Orange Line train at Forest Hills Saturday evening when he "got up from his seat ran towards the train's window and kicked it causing it to shatter." Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 5:58 pm

Guy Fieri set up one of his restaurants in the old Masonic Building on Tremont at Boylston, you know, the one with the signs warning you about hollow sidewalks and the large old Mason's Lodge logo done in tile that's been there for decades. Guy Fieri thinks his mug, and his need for workers, is more important, though, so he's wheat-pasted a garish help-wanted ad right over it.

What the mosaic used to look like.