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By adamg - 7/20/19 - 11:13 pm

State Police report a woman in her early 50s suffered fatal injuries in a hit-and-run crash around 8 p.m. on Mystic Avenue, near McGrath Highway and the Stop & Shop. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/19 - 10:35 pm
Wanted for questioning about arson in the North End

Surveiilance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for two people they suspect set a fire in an alley off Hanover Street between Cross and Richmond streets around 5 a.m. today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/19 - 1:29 pm
Mr. 617 license plate on a motorcycle

Roving UHub photographer Bobby B. spotted a motorcycle belonging to somebody who reps the 617 in Mattapan today.

By adamg - 7/20/19 - 11:24 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that broke out at 52 Rockland St. around 4 a.m. killed a resident. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 11:59 pm
Ambulance on its side after crash

Ambulance after crash. Photo by KMV.

Both in the leg, at Norfolk Street at Thetford Avenue around 11:55 p.m. Injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:54 pm
Chelsea carnival at sunset

Matt Frank went to the carnival in Chelsea this evening (more carnival details).

Chelsea wasn't the only place with a dramatic sunset: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:49 pm

The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment at JFK/UMass. WBUR has a copy.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:32 pm
Working on Red Line wires

Working on the wires at JFK/UMass. Photo by MBTA.

With repairs to the destroyed JFK/UMass signal bungalows continuing apace, the MBTA announced today it hopes to restore fully automated signaling between JFK/UMass and Broadway by Aug. 15, which should cut five minutes off the longer Red Line commutes. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:16 pm
Hot RMV customers in Roslindale

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the inhumane conditions on the verge of a deadly heat wave at the Roslindale branch of the RMV: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 12:28 pm
Washington Street hazmat scene

Hazmat scene. Photo by BFD.

Boston Fire Department hazmat crews responded to 1740 Washington St., between Massachusetts Avenue and East Springfield Street, around 12:15 p.m. after somebody mixed cleaning supplies that shouldn't have been mixed, creating a cloud of irritating fumes that forced the five-story rooming house's resident to evacuate. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 12:03 pm

You won't be the only one suffering in the heat this weekend. The MBTA cautions:

High temps can take a toll on people & trains alike. With extreme heat forecasted, we’re on the lookout for impacts to our rails & overhead wires, faulty A/C, & station ventilation. This weather brings the potential for delays as trains may travel slowly as a precaution.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 11:49 am

A woman pushing two children in a stroller spotted the coyote this morning on Grayfield Avenue between Mt. Vernon and Houston streets, steered well clear and called police. Limpy has been prowling the neighborhood for months, has not seemed to bother any people, but has evaded capture and continued to limp in all that time.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 11:22 am

Federal lawyers counting on the tender mercies of Maoists now in the Nepali government to protect a member of a rival party who fled here should perhaps do a better job of reading State Department reports, according to a ruling by an appeals court in Boston that will let the man stay here while he makes a formal plea for permanent asylum. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:04 am

With a National Weather Service excessive heat warning going into effect at noon today, Boston has declared a heat emergency through Sunday evening.

If you need help finding a place to cool off, call 311. The City of Boston operates outdoor and indoor pools, splash pads and spray decks, and several beaches in Boston at which you can cool off.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 9:52 am
Great blue heron in Fort Point Channel

Amid all the muck and decaying bikes and pilings and stuff exposed at low tide in Fort Point Channel yesterday, a great blue heron stood looking for a meal - one that wouldn't absorb too much of the oily sheen on the water - Johnmcboston observed.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:24 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that earlier this month, somebody got down low to the ground with a saw and cut down two saplings at the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground - the latest trees to be killed in a spree that dates to 1995.

Brighton Center has had a similar problem, but the man responsible for that has never been known to leave that neighborhood.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 8:52 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death on Rowe Street in Roslindale yesterday afternoon was Daniel Vo, 24, of Boston. No arrests have yet been made.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the mini-Target will replace a closed clothing store. People who need to make larger Target runs will still be able to head up to the full-figured store up in South Bay.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 1:51 pm
Tarped turtle statue

Not a crime scene: Turtle covered in tarp with sign warning literate toddlers to stay off. Source.

The Boston Guardian reports that parents worried about their little kids getting burned by climbing up on that solar-heated Myrtle the Turtle statue they never asked for in the center of the Myrtle Street playground for have reached a compromise with the city Parks Department:

The statue, which the statue, which the Beacon Hill Garden Club sternly refused to move off Myrtle Street, will be moved to a section of the playground that already is shaded by...

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