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By adamg - 11/20/19 - 11:35 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ordered a new trial for a black man convicted of stabbing a white man by an all white jury after the judge in the case dismissed potential jurors - including two blacks - who told the judge that, yes, they might think a white guy yelling the N-word was racist. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 11:17 am
Street scene in old Boston, featuring trolley tracks and Katz Pharmacy

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

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 9:11 am

An Orange Line train decided Green Street this morning was a good place and time to develop a "mechanical problem" and now the T reports delays of up to 15 minutes into town.

H/t strubsa, who is among the people who got stuck at Green, for the headline.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 9:02 am
Corey Martell

Transit Police report arresting two brothers on charges they threatened the driver of an MBTA bus with a knife last night after he wouldn't let them on board at the Watertown yard because his bus was out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 8:55 am

WBZ reports the Woburn Red Robin had to be evacuated last night and three people taken to a local hospital as a precaution - about two weeks after the manager of the Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings died in a similar mishap.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 11:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chicken Lou's, which actually serves a lot of stuff besides chicken on Forsyth Street, is closing for good this coming April.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:40 pm
Morris with part of his group's proposal

Morris explains his group's ideas to make Centre Street safer.

The Boston Transportation Department has halted design work on a proposal to reduce Centre Street from the Holy Name Rotary to Spring Street in West Roxbury from four lanes to two and add pedestrian islands, bike lanes and new turn lanes so that it can study an alternative plan from a newly formed neighborhood group to keep four lanes but add pedestrian crossing lights at some intersections, re-stripe cross walks and step up police enforcement of traffic laws. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 8:17 pm

The state House of Representatives voted 153-1 today in favor of a bill that would ban the use of handheld electronic devices while driving. State Rep. Chynah Tyler of Roxbury (D-7th Suffolk), who cast the lone opposing vote, says she doesn't oppose the basic idea, but that the bill did not contain any provisions to collect data to ensure minority drivers won't be singled out for enforcement. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 1:50 pm

State officials report Massachusetts will start joining the rest of the country late next summer with a program that will renumber highway exits from the current sequential system to one based on mileage. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 11:04 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a recreational dispensary at 1292 Blue Hill Ave., between Fessenden and Evelyn streets. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 10:16 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square to add a 23-seat patio. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Lee's Market on Commonwealth Avenue at Washington Street in Brighton to start selling beer, wine and spirits. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:24 am

NECN reports the crash happened on Newton Street, off Allandale Street, in an incident serious enough to close off the road for an accident-reconstruction team to be called in. This led to cascading traffic delays across parkways in the area.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:11 am

The Globe today starts its detailed look at traffic congestion in the Boston area, featuring overjammed roads, rickety public transit and a governor who loves his SUV. It sums up the situation in Boston:

When Walsh took office in 2014, the city pledged to cut driving 5 percent by 2020. But instead, driving has surged, jumping an estimated 14 percent from 2005 to 2017.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:03 am

Delays on the Providence Line yesterday are being repeated this morning, if not quite as astoundingly. An hour delay on a train out of Wickford Junction yesterday has found a shadow in today's 810 out of Providence, which developed some of those "mechanical problems" and was more than 30 minutes late.

Signal problems on the Worcester Line, meanwhile, mean delays of up to 40 minutes on trains between Auburndale and South Station.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 8:48 am

Around 1:30 a.m. in Amory Park, off Beacon and Amory streets, WCVB reports.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 12:04 am

WBZ reports the shot missed an officer sitting at a desk Monday night.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 9:39 pm

Related Beal has notified the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building complex on a 6.5-acre parcel between A Street and Fort Point Channel that it bought from Gillette for $218 million in May. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 6:32 pm
Derailed Orange Line train at Wellington yard

Chuck D'Antonio had a good view of a derailed CRRC Orange Line train at the Wellington yard around 3:45 p.m. from the skyway between the station and Station Landing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:06 pm

With many Red Line riders still fuming over delays this morning that lasted more than an hour, Gov. Baker's office decided 12:35 p.m. was a good time to boast about improvements being made to the Red Line.