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By adamg - 11/26/21 - 11:35 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 15 Hannon St. for a fire around 11:20 p.m.

By adamg - 11/26/21 - 10:41 pm
Steamer Portland by Samuel Ward Stanton

The Portland, drawn in 1890 by Samuel Ward Stanton, who later died on the Titanic.

Today marks the 123rd anniversary of the start of the Steamship Portland's final voyage - which ended with its sinking and the death of all onboard in a nor'easter that exploded over the ocean not long after it left Boston Harbor's India Wharf for what was supposed to be a routine night voyage to its home port in Maine. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/21 - 10:11 am

Transit Police report three teenagers for beating a man officers found lying face down, unconscious, in the Andrew Square station busway shortly before 11:45 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/21 - 10:03 pm
Trash in the North End

North End still life.

One outraged citizen pounds out a 311 complaint about conditions in the North End today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/21 - 11:01 am
Coyote and goose in Moakley Park

The herd warily watched as the predator circled them in Moakey Park this morning. Bacon Doughnuts watched nature at work from afar.

By adamg - 11/25/21 - 10:39 am
Turkeys in Brookline on the Brighton line

Tori Bedford witnessed some serious poultry pulchritude in Brookline at the Brighton line this morning, of all mornings. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 10:22 pm

State Police report a man on parole for a second-degree murder is back behind bars after his arrest for stabbing somebody during a traffic altercation where Boylston Street crosses the Muddy River at the Bowker Overpass. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 5:28 pm
Turkey at Government Center MBTA station

Adam Castiglioni spotted this turkey inside the Government Center T station this afternoon.

H/t Ruth Zakarin.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 3:04 pm
Turkey in Downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon spotted the turkey wandering around Downtown Crossing this morning.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 1:45 pm

The Chelsea Record interviews Richard Katz, owner of the eponymous bagel place in Chelsea, who recounts his youth, his shop and where his customers come from:

I see people from Indiana, Michigan, coming down to take bagels down to Florida because the bagels from Florida suck.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 1:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Cornwall's in Kenmore Square has shut due to the Citgo/Whoop construction next door, but that it hopes to re-open in March.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 9:59 am

The mayor's office announced today that restaurants that offer outdoor dining outside of the North End - now with heating elements - can keep doing so for an extra four weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 9:42 am

Steward Health Care System yesterday sued its insurance companies for allegedly dragging their feet and trying to cheap out on payments to build a brand new Norwood Hospital to replace the one the hospital network says was essentially destroyed by an intense amount of rain one day in June, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 8:49 am

As Covid-19 cases rise, WGBH reports Wu is looking at requiring proof of vaccination as an entry requirement for restaurants, theaters and clubs.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 9:53 pm
Wanted for porch piracy

Surveillance photo of woman with a rose belly tat via BPD.

Boston Police are seeking help to identify the Dread Pirate Roberta they say is now plaguing the front porches and steps of Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 9:36 pm
Dirt bikers and ATVers on the loose

Surveillance photo via State Police.

State Police report they are hunting roughly 40 people on dirt bikes and ATVs they say began attacking an 82-year-old Brookline man near the Bowker Overpass, then kept following him as he tried to escape onto Storrow Drive and then beat him when he rolled down his window on Cambridge Street in Allston to yell for help this past Thursday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 6:24 pm

A small group of Mass General Brigham employees who were either fired or quit over their refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19 have asked the US Supreme Court to order the hospital chain to let them back to work while they continue to pursue their suit over their terminations. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 5:40 pm
Big car fire on Rte. 2 at 128

KaZbek spotted this flaming car on the ramp from Rte. 2 west to Rte. 128 in Lexington around 3:30 p.m.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 1:50 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old with a fake gun in his waistband at the Dearborn STEM Academy on Winthrop Street in Roxbury this morning. Read more.