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By adamg - 12/5/22 - 10:44 pm

Pfizer and its German partner today filed a counter claim against Moderna's patent-infringement suit over Covid-19 vaccines, saying that not only didn't they use Moderna's patented technology to develop their own Covid-19 vaccine, they're not a bunch of greedy money-grubbers seeking to re-write the history of mRNA technology - which they say started long before Moderna even existed. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:46 pm

A little kid crossing Centre Street at Bellevue Street was hit by a car driver who apparently ran a red light there, around 3:25 p.m., according to an eyewitness. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:32 pm

WCVB reports two men on Talbot Avenue near the Lee School around 3:20 p.m. Injuries not considered life threatening. The school was placed in "safe mode.'

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:26 pm

Fig City News reports Mark Development is asking for an extra two years to make a required $25 million payment to the MBTA and show proof it has enough financial backing to begin work on its proposed residential/life sciences complex at the Riverside Green Line station. Blames rising interest rates and construction costs.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 2:45 pm

Eric Bender reports on a City Council hearing last week about what happens as seas continue to rise and storms grow more intense.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 1:45 pm

The Department of Homeland Security announced today it's extending its deadline to have a "Real ID" to fly from May 7 next year to May 7, 2025.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 1:12 pm

Massachusetts today sued a Salem company and its owners - who include a North End resident, a Massachusetts lawyer and a man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for wire fraud - over the 1 million N95 face masks they told the state in the early days of the pandemic they could get shipped here from China, then mostly didn't. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 12:12 pm
Where the sewage monitors are, or soon will be

Map of installed and planned Covid-19 test sites, from BPHC

Boston has hired the company that has been sampling sewage at Deer Island for the presence of Covid-19 viral particles to perform similar tests at 11 sites across Boston, Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Bisola Ojikutu told a City Council committee today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 11:47 am
Forest Hill elevated crash

The Boston City Archives posted a couple of photos of the aftermath of a crash at the Forest Hills elevated station on Dec. 4, 1921, when the last car of a train derailed, causing one train car to fall to the street - narrowly missing a streetcar. No deaths or injuries, unlike a derailment on the el at Beech Street and Harrison Avenue seven years later that killed two and injured several more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 10:06 am
Rendering of proposed building on Saratoga Street

Rendering of Saratoga Street building by Context.

MG2 Group, which specializes in construction of small and mid-sized residential buildings in East Boston, has filed plans with the BPDA for two new buildings where Ford, Saratoga and Boardman streets meet in a rotary in Orient Heights. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:24 am

Isaac Gardner was waiting for the train in Wellesley Square around 8:15 a.m. when the train arrived and then, just couldn't stop: Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/22 - 2:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old on gun charges Saturday night after officers stopped the driver of the car he was in at Washington and Rutland streets because his car's lights were off. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/22 - 10:52 am
Escalator covered in leaves at Bowdoin station

Dr. Jessica Dello Russo considers the escalator at the Bowdoin Blue Line station: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/22 - 10:09 pm

Some Boston firefighters didn't have far to go to respond to a fire around 9:45 p.m: It was on the sixth floor of the apartment building at 855 American Legion Highway, right across the street from the firehouse for Engine 53 and Ladder 16 at the intersection of American Legion, Cummins Highway and Canterbury Street. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/22 - 9:12 pm

One day after people across the Boston area saw an unusual, reddish sun pillar, Heather Anderson saw something unusual and green up in the sky: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/22 - 6:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Garrett Harker plans to re-open his old Hotel Commonwealth dining haunt in a new building going up across the turnpike in the Fenway. Worcester Magazine reports he's looking at an opening (or is that a re-opening?) in June.

By adamg - 12/3/22 - 2:09 pm

A federal judge last month sentenced a member of the Massachusetts-based Nationalist Social Club to 37 months in prison after he admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm and obtaining and possessing an unregistered firearm. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/22 - 10:06 am
Fans outside the Banshee in Dorchester

The American and Dutch soccer teams were set to start their World Cup match at 10 a.m. Garrett Quinn got to the Banshee in Dorchester, which is World Cup central in Boston, around 7:30 a.m. to queue up for the bar's 8 a.m. opening

By adamg - 12/2/22 - 9:08 pm
Lindner

Matthew Lindner, 38, of Comfort, TX used his gun-business phone on Aug. 31 to call in a death threat to a doctor who works at a Fenway LGBTQ health center, according to court records unsealed today after his arrest on one count of transmitting interstate threats. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/22 - 8:11 pm
Ianni and other putschists on the bus to DC

Ianni, thoughtfully outlined in red by prosecutors, in photo with her super happy and fun pals on a bus on the way to their failed coup. Next to her is Mark Sahady, who also faces charges.

Suzanne Ianni, the one-time Natick Town Meeting member who rode a bus down to DC and then partook in a hootin' and hollerin' coup de blah on Jan 6, was sentenced to two weeks and a day for her meandering and screaming where she shouldn't have. Read more.