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By adamg - 10/4/22 - 7:10 pm
Under His Eye: Vote

Dylan Hackley couldn't help but notice this Handmaid's Tale-themed Halloween house/Get out the vote effort on Union Park in the South End today. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 1:05 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a vacant lot at 12-12A Hudson St. with a new six-story building that would have a two-level restaurant and four one-bedroom apartments above it. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 12:52 pm
Mr. Moneybags holding up fresh cash at Back Bay bank

Surveillance photo via FBI.

The FBI has released photos of the money grabber they say held up the M∧T Bank branch at 425 Boylston St. around 3:55 p.m. on Sept. 28.

If he looks familiar, contact the FBI at 857-386-2000.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 12:11 pm
Case and note, showing no sign of damage

The case and note, showing no sign of damage, in photo filed in court.


A Northeastern new-media manager was arrested today on charges he concocted a story of a bomb going off in his lab last month - which led to the shutdown of the building and the surrounding campus - and that he wrote the alleged terror note, which blamed Mark Zuckerberg for unleashing a horrifying metaverse, just a few hours earlier on one of his lab's own computers. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 11:14 am

WCVB reports one student is charged with shooting another on school grounds around 9:30 a.m. The shooting was less than a month after a student was stabbed at the Dorchester school. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 10:57 am
Pickwick Ale for sale in old Boston

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

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 9:17 am

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 38 Westville St. in Dorchester around 12:40 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 10:59 pm

The MBTA reports trains are delayed due to one train with "a mechanical problem" outbound at Orient Heights.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 10:08 pm

City Councilors Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty will do their part to prod the city - and state and federal - public-works crews to ensure we won't see any repeats of the incident last week when a light pole held only by rusted bolts gave way and fell on a woman walking across the Moakley Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:35 pm

Live Boston reports somebody fired five shots at the intersection of Hyde Park Avenue and Blakemore Street around 10 a.m. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:26 pm

Edwin Alemany, convicted for the brutal murder of Amy Lord of South Boston in a Hyde Park forest in July, 2013, today asked a federal judge to free him because, he claims, his trial attorneys were "ineffective" in going with an insanity defense. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 3:31 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will hear a proposal to amend the city zoning code to formally allow the keeping of honeybees. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 2:55 pm

Boston College is out with formal regulations about scooters with motors that include such common-sense rules as yielding to pedestrians and not driving them hellbent for leather while on campus, the BC Heights reports. But also:

Students living in residence halls can store their scooters inside, but they must carry and not ride the scooters while indoors, the email states.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 11:46 am
Rendering of proposed 1471 Blue Hill Ave.

Rendering by Arrowstreet.

A California developer has filed plans to replace a billboard-topped vacant lot at 1471 Blue Hill Ave., at Culbert Street in Mattapan, with a five-story, 48-unit, all affordable apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 11:05 am

The Crimson reports on reaction at a meeting last week to a BPDA proposal to upzone Western Avenue from Barry's Corner to Leo Birmingham Parkway to allow bigger buildings.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:57 am
McDevitt Hall

The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corp. has filed plans with the BPDA to renovated McDevitt Hall, 207 E. St., to make it an apartment building with 35 units for seniors and one for a live-in manager. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:47 am

Amtrak reports Northeast Corridor delays due to "a nationwide positive train control system outage." The system, which links trackside sensors with locomotives, is designed to stop trains that get too close to other trains or which are going too fast for the tracks they're on.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:41 am

Cambridge Police report finding a man with gunshot injuries on School Street early this morning, although based on where they found shell casings, he might have been shot about a half mile away on Massachusetts Avenue.

Police report receiving calls about gunshots around 1:30 a.m. and found three spent shells near 731 Massachusetts ve.. The victim, 34, found on School street, was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 10/2/22 - 10:59 pm

Around 10:45 p.m. on Marden Avenue off Willowwood Street. No people hit.

By adamg - 10/2/22 - 4:55 pm
Bolivian dancers in Roslindale Day parade

Bolivian dancers on Belgrade Avenue. See it larger.

In addition to these Bolivian dancers, also dancing down Belgrade and up Centre and South: The Morenada-Diablada New England dancers: Read more.