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By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:04 pm

Yesterday, Dan Shaughnessy doubled down on his tomato canning to get on his high horse (or as Dan Shaughnessy Watch put it, get on his Shetland pony) to bitch about women athletes daring to celebrate a blowout win in the World Cup soccer competition. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 9:20 pm

The MBTA is advising Red Line riders to leave an extra 20 minutes or so to get where they're going tomorrow because of the ongoing signal issues at JFK/UMass left over from the derailment last week.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 9:04 pm

WHDH reports an Attleboro man is recovering from serious head injuries caused when one of those large Lawn on D swings collapsed, sending a metal support pole came crashing down on his head.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 2:05 pm
Michigan Avenue crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by KMV.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot at 6 Michigan Ave., near the intersection with Old and Columbia roads, shortly after 1 a.m. Police say officers responding to a report of gunfire found the man, who was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

2019 murders in Boston.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 1:02 pm
DCR Commissioner Leo Roy at Camp Meigs playground in Readville

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy at Camp Meigs Playground.

State officials held a formal dedication for the new playground at Camp Meigs Playground in Readville yesterday - complete with the ceremonial cutting of a red ribbon with large golden shears - but the kids in attendance mostly paid no attention at all, because they were too busy playing on all the cool new stuff. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:34 pm

WBZ reports on yesterday's opening ceremonies for Martin's Park, the new playground near the Children's Museum named for Martin Richard of Dorchester.

The Dorchester Reporter has more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:29 pm
Arlington Fox Festival

Greg Cook took in yesterday's Fox Festival Parade in Arlington (in, fact, he did more than just take it in, he helped lead it).

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:22 am
Sign that says this is our fuckin' city, no pinhead, get well Papi

Phil R. attended the March for Truth at the State House yesterday.

Andrea Doremus Cuetara shows us there was also a vigil for children who have died in border concentration camps: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 9:30 pm

UPDATE: The T now reports: "As of Sunday, June 16, Braintree branch riders will no longer need to switch trains at JFK/UMass."

As promised, the MBTA sent test trains down the repaired Red Line track at JFK/UMass today to see if it's ready for service on Monday. Only they ran into a problem that had nothing to do with the track: One of the test trains suffered mechanical problems and died - which led to 20-minute delays along the Braintree branch.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 7:55 pm

A water-main break at 710 Gallivan Blvd., across from the CVS, has flooded and shut the road. Several buildings along Gallivan have taken on water.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 5:52 pm
Old Morton Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 39 Old Morton St. in Mattapan around 4:45 p.m. for a fire in a vacant building that spread to seven adjacent homes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 4:34 pm

The MBTA reports service on the Green Line is back to normal after an "an overhead wire problem" at Arlington outbound knocked out service there and at Copley and Hynes.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 12:03 pm

A Boston health inspector shut Crown Fried Chicken, 344 Warren St., this week for "gross unsanitary conditions" that included food soils and grease all over the kitchen, some of it "heavily encrusted" on cooking equipment, no soap or paper towels for workers to wash their hands with and rat droppings behind barrels used for collecting grease. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:43 am
Big dog in Johnson Park

A concerned citizen files a complaint about unleashed dogs at the ball field off Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain - and not for the reason you might expect: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:24 am

Nikki T watched as one of the brand spankin' new Orange Line trains barreled through Green Street station this morning. It didn't stop to let anyone enjoy that new-train odor, of course - it was just on a test run getting ready, we hear, for actual service later this summer. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:19 am
Stenciled on the sidewalk in Central Square: It won't be like this all the time

A roving UHub photographer reports somebody's been stenciling this message on sidewalks all over Central Square in Cambridge, adds:

I don’t know who, but they’re so awesome and I wish I could thank the artist!

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 6:32 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on an armed-robbery charge for the way he ended his ride from Dorchester to Brigham Circle at the end of a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 6:05 pm
Faulkner Hospital in 1905

Faulkner Hospital in 1905.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 45% increase in the number of its in-patient medical-surgical beds, from the current 171 to 249, by building a new five-story wing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 4:47 pm
Workers doing track work at JFK/UMass

Working on the tracks at JFK/UMass this afternoon.

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said this afternoon he hopes the T can restore "single seat" service to and from Braintree on the Red Line by Monday, but that a final decision will be made late Sunday afternoon, after a series of test runs by trains over the track that was damaged - along with the third rail and switch - by a train that derailed on Tuesday. Read more.