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By adamg - 8/23/19 - 11:19 pm

In the leg, around 11:10 p.m. between Stratton and Ames streets. Injuries not considered life threatening. A suspect was detained.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 10:42 pm

The Pit Stop convenience store, 695 Truman Parkway, at Fairmount Avenue, was held up at gunpoint around 10:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 8:23 pm

Vonstradamus reports from District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan and Hyde Park), where several candidates are hoping to replace retiring Councilor Tim McCarthy: Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 3:57 pm
Unhappy commuters at Community College

You can guess how these Orange Line riders at Community College are feeling while waiting for a shuttle bus. Photo by Spiffs Queer Adventures.

The MBTA has to reset its "It's been __ days since last T disaster" signs now that a track fire erupted under a train in Malden shortly after 3 p.m., forcing its passengers to evacuate on the tracks and shutting down the entire line from Community College to Oak Grove just as rush hour was about to start.

Kim Vanderbeck has videos and a running description of her sudden status as an Orange Line refugee: Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 2:20 pm

Associated Press reports that "Tom Terrific" is so closely tied to former Mets pitcher Tom Seaver that it could not possibly let Tom Brady trademark the phrase.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 11:55 am

He may have just been another one of the mansplaining middle-aged white guys but goshdarnit, he's our mansplaining middle-aged white guy, so now the voters of the Sixth District can send him back to Congress, should they so choose.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 9:50 am

MassDOT said today it will experiment next week with letting Silver Line buses use a ramp from the South Boston Haul Road to I-90 that, if nothing bad happens, could lead to shorter rush-hour rides between downtown and Logan Airport and Chelsea on Silver Line bus routes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 9:28 am

Nick Mancuso asked Bostonians to share their photos and memories of the Winter that Refused to End and they responded with dozens and dozens of photos and stories, so if you need to cool down or just shiver in the shared memories, have at it.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 9:13 am

The US Attorney's office reports a federal grand jury yesterday indicted Dante Mirabella, 52, on charges he held up Bob's Grocery on Endicott Street at gunpoint on May 30 - charges that carry penalties of up to life in prison. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 8:47 am

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed around 11:35 p.m. on Thursday at 208 Westville St., about halfway between Geneva Avenue and Draper Street. Due to the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:30 pm
Woodstock van in Brighton

Teddy Kokoros spotted this Greek-American Woodstock Peace and Love van at Market and Lincoln streets in Brighton today.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 8:33 pm

MIT President L. Rafael Reif made the pledge today in an open letter to the MIT community after two days of publicity about professors leaving the MIT Media Lab in disgust over the money - and shmoozing - it accepted from the now dead convicted sex offender. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 7:44 pm

Federal prosecutors will recommend a 21-month prison sentence for Matthew Haviland, 29, of North Kingstown, who admitted today he sent numerous threatening messages to both a Harvard professor and a department there in which he graphically described how he would kill the professor for writing articles in favor of abortion rights and against President Trump and would bomb the school. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 4:30 pm

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. Newton Police report the snake is still on the lam, and urge anybody who sees it to call them directly, NOT the city animal control officer.

Ted Hess-Mahan reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 1:48 pm

The Boston Guardian reports on a meeting this week about the proposal by a developer to buy the Harriet Tubman House in the South End and build condos on the site. The Boston Sun has more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:20 am

WBZ reports a man pulled out a jack knife and stabbed an acquaintance in a fight during a fitness class at the Y on Wednesday evening.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:00 am

Transit Police report a man on the Rockport Line tracks in Gloucester was hit and killed by a train around 6:20 a.m. Foul play is not suspected, police say.

On Monday, another man was hit and killed by a Fitchburg Line train.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 9:42 am
Battle of the sneaker Ns

From the New Balance complaint.

New Balance of Brighton charges Nautica of New York with trying to ride its shoelaces to extra sales by copying its sneaker design and using a big capital N to brand its wares, just like New Balance. Read more.