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By adamg - 2/26/20 - 6:27 pm
Jammed Red Line station

Jam and cram at Park Street around 5:30 p.m. Photo by Cam DC.

The T reports Red Line delays of 10 minutes due to signal problems near Harvard - which is better than the 30-minute delays they were causing at the height of rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:34 pm

A door on an inbound Red Line train at Andrew decided to act up, forcing T workers to do something about it, which involved delays of up to ten minutes into town from the south.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:20 pm
Frank Baker

The Boston City Council agreed today to see if there's anything in the city's taxi regulations they can change that would put the shrinking number of medallion owners on a more equal footing with Uber and Lyft drivers and let them continue driving the streets. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 2:51 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to consider ways to help poor residents who find tickets on their car windshields.

But several councilors said that while they appreciate at-large Councilor Julia Mejia's proposal to let residents get a reduction on ticket fees by showing they meet certain income levels, they added they might prefer other ways to help out such residents instead of tinkering with ticket fees. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 1:39 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dedham man on charges he grabbed cash out of the ATM just as somebody was about to withdraw it from the machine at South Station around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 12:26 pm
Matt O'Malley with a small, fuzzy dog

O'Malley holding a bundle of cuteness.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) and cute little fuzzies from MSPCA joined today to proclaim World Spay Day in Boston in honor of efforts by the MSPCA and others to help people get their pets spayed. MSPCA-Angell is in O'Malley's district.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:48 am
Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets

Risky business? Taqueria would be on the right side of the building along Boylston.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow whether to let a proposed taqueria in Emerson College's revamped Little Building stay open until 2 a.m. or whether to back a neighborhood association, the mayor and the local city councilor, who say a midnight closing would protect area students and residents from dangerous knockabouts drawn like moths to late-night Mexican food. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 11:28 pm
American Legion crash

Two cars were heavily damaged in the crash, shortly before 11:20 p.m. on American Legion Highway near Stella Road.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 10:21 pm

The Bay State Banner reports state officials may be concluding they have to wrest control of BPS away from the city - not to mention parents and teachers - even though it doesn't have all that great a track record with the systems and schools it's taken over in the past.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 8:34 pm
Turkey pecks a Prius in Cambridge

Today, we jump across the river to Cambridge for this complaint from Appleton Street: Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 4:48 pm

The Globe reports the death of Stephan Ross, who survived ten Nazi labor and death camps, led the drive to build the Holocaust Memorial in Boston and watched his son become a Boston city councilor. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 4:27 pm

A city ordinance that makes it harder for people to turn apartments into short-term rentals means investors who want to profit from visitors are looking for new ways to get around the measure. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 2:30 pm

WBUR reports on Moderna Therapeutics's samples, manufactured in a plant in Norwood.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 1:55 pm
Trump fan with Trum not-fan on Revere Beach Parkway

June Bug reports that the flag-wavin' red-blood 'Murican who's been showing his support for the president on Revere Beach Parkway of late (on the right) was joined today - at a bit of a distance - by a guy who doesn't share his feelings, and who took advantage of the warmish weather to get some sun.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 12:31 pm

Juston Root threatened several Brigham and Women's security guards with a realistic-looking replica gun before chasing after a Boston Police officer with it on the morning of Feb. 7, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said today. The officer, in fear for his life, opened fire on Root, as did another arriving officer. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of Washington Street proposal

Rendering by DREAM Collaborative.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning approved a new building at 2147 Washington St. in Roxbury that will include 62 affordable apartments, 12 affordable condos, enough room to double the capacity of the newly reopened Haley House Cafe and 4,000 square feet of shared studio space for the artists who will be the main group the building's units will be marketed to. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 10:23 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to turn a one-family house at 13 Greylock Rd. in Allston into a five-unit building after one member noticed that plans showed two proposed units were smaller than allowed by city building guidelines - and residents complained the house is already a neighborhood trash generator with just one family in it. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 9:12 am

Jennifer Buchan Verstreken reports, in the Hyde Park Neighbors group on Facebook: Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 9:00 am

Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he sliced another man in the leg and stole his phone around 2:45 a.m. outside 525 East 2nd St., near H Street in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 8:51 am
Frazer Street in Hyde Park

Live Boston reports that a man was shot in the head and several times in the back on Frazer Street, near Reddy Avenue in Hyde Park around 2:20 a.m. Between 15 and 20 shots may have been fired. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

The shooting came several hours after a man was shot to death about 1 1/2 miles away on Delhi Street in Mattapan.