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By adamg - 8/4/21 - 8:21 pm
Alicia Heywood

The Cooperative Bank, headquartered on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, has set up a fund to help the family of Alicia Heywood, who was shot to death last Thursday in the parking lot of Sullivan's Pharmacy next door, where she worked. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 6:40 pm
Amrheins blames government handouts for its inability to hire workers

Amrheins on West Broadway is blaming government handouts for how long it's taking its customers to get their food these days.

Amrheins is slated to be reborn as a much smaller cafe-style eatery when its block is turned into a life-sciences research building. In 2019, the developers planning that building paid Amrheins owner Stephen Mulrey $16.5 million for the current building and parking lot, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 3:09 pm

New England Folklore reviews the history of Brookline's Hall's Pond, now part of Amory Playground, a block off Beacon Street near Audubon Circle, which kids once thought was bottomless - and which, they say, swallowed up a man, his buggy and his horse one night.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 1:38 pm

NBC Boston provides the photo from near Mass General this morning. Roy G. Biv provides the limerick: Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 1:32 pm

Annissa Essaibi George gets interviewed by boston.com, and like Marty Walsh, who also grew up in Savin Hill, acknowledges she just doesn't take the T. Also, the idea of making the T free, outside of maybe a couple of bus line in poor neighborhoods, is silly, she says, without naming the idea's two proponents - her competitors Michelle Wu and Kim Janey, both of whom are, or at least were in the Before Times, frequent T riders. Read more...

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 11:47 am

The Mexican government, which has failed to stop an unceasing supply of illegal, high-powered weaponry from entering the country, is trying another tack: Suing American gun makers and a Billerica-based gun wholesale in Boston federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 11:06 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Mayfair Poultry has closed and is auctioning off its famous sign - which advertises something the company has not actually offered in a long time - East Cambridge gentrifiers just didn't actually want freshly killed chickens that they have to take home and pluck.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 10:54 am
Workers extending a trolley line in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene of workers extending a trolley line in old Boston. See it larger.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 10:47 am
Snake in pond in Allandale Woods

Mary Ellen reports she was looking down at a pond in Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/JP line the other day when she spotted a water snake. And then it started swimming towards her, probably because it something spotted something tasty that wasn't her, but still, she jumped.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 10:09 am

Cambridge Police report six cars parked at Main and Portland streets were hit with gunfire around 2:10 a.m. - with another car parked a couple blocks away at Portland and Harvard streets also getting a fresh bullet hole. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:23 pm
Sunset over Chelsea Creek

Leah Klein watched the sunset over Chelsea this evening.

But wait, there's more! Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:05 pm
Flipped car on Hyde Park Avenue

A roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 5 p.m. on Hyde Park Avenue inbound near Blakemore Road.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 9:10 pm

New York City is going to require proof of vaccination to get into a restaurant and other cool places and some enterprising reporter asked our acting mayor about that and, well, she's not a fan, WCVB reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 2:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug-trafficking charges at NEMA Boston, 399 Congress St., last night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 1:50 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for a triple shooting when he was 17 should get an immediate parole hearing on the lesser charges that are keeping him behind bars even after he was paroled on the murder charge. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 12:23 pm

The owners of McGreevey's, 911 Boylston St., last week signed a letter of intent to sell the place after failing to obtain any money from a federal restaurant fund they had hoped to use to re-open, their attorney told the Boston Licensing Board this week. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 11:38 am

A North End resident who had been regular at Lucca, 226 Hanover St., will have to find some place else to get a late-night drink after repeatedly uttering racial epithets at two Black men who were also at the bar on June 11, the restaurant's lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:57 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say showed up at a children's football game at Almont Playground with both a loaded gun and a stun gun last night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 10:00 am

Akil Jackson.

Live Boston reports police are looking for Akil Jackson, 41, in connection with the shooting murder of Alicia Heywood in Roslindale Square on July 29. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:26 pm
Old rectory and former church on Washington Street in Oak Square

Our Lady of the Presentation rectory and church.

A West Roxbury developer has paid St. John's Seminary $4 million for the former Presentation Church and its rectory and parking lot on Washington Street in Brighton's Oak Square. Read more.