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By adamg - 8/14/22 - 10:30 pm

Boston Streets Chief Jascha Franklin-Hodge reports transportation contractors began laying down the stencils and paint tonight to create bus lanes down Boylston Street in Copley Square as the first set of temporary bus lanes for the charter buses that will move between Orange Line stations when the trains stop running for a month at 9 p.m. on Friday.

We’re marking around Copley Square now, and moving on to Government Center over the next few nights.

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By adamg - 8/14/22 - 3:22 pm
Surveillance photos of wanted man

Boston Police report they are looking for a man involved in a sexual attack on Hudson Street in Chinatown around 4:45 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/22 - 1:01 pm
Transformer component on the Fenway

Brian the roving UHub photographer spotted this big ol' thing being driven down the Fenway today and wondered what it is. DCR had earlier reported it was planning to close parts of various parkways in the area to allow for the transportation of "a large electrical transformer" today - although of course, now we want to know where it's headed (the last street they list is Boylston Street, so maybe to that new tower going in at Mass Ave.?).

H/t Lee Toma for the answer.

By adamg - 8/14/22 - 12:24 pm
West Dedham Street crime scene

West Dedham Street crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 58 West Dedham St. in the South End around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/22 - 11:59 am

The Boston Dynamics AI Institute, named for the robotics company Hyundai is the majority owner of, has set up shop on Broadway. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/13/22 - 10:28 pm

Last month, it was a falling strip of metal from an Orange Line car that sparked explosions and a fire. Yesterday, it was a piece of metal that fall on a Blue Line train entering Suffolk Downs that caused sparks and halted service, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 3:07 pm
Stop-work order posted outside demolition site

Friday, one day after a contractor demolished the old Keith House on Centre Street, ISD issued a stop-work order rescinding the permission it had granted Tuesday for the work.

Developer Gary Martell tore down the house, built in 1839, to make way for a 21-unit condo building he wants to build. He also plans to tear down the former People's Federal Savings Bank building next door, although he has yet to receive permission from the BPDA to actually put up the condos.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 1:02 pm
975 Dorchester Ave. fire

Boston firefighters responded to 975 Dorchester Ave., near Howes Street, for a third-floor house fire around 12:40 p.m.

The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced, but that there were no injuries.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 12:05 pm
Suspect photos

Transit Police report they are looking for Steven Wade Coffey, 27, for raping a woman at the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop on Aug. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:32 am
Tipped over beer truck in Allston

Photo by State Police.

State Police report an 18-wheeler hauling beer overturned on the inbound turnpike in Allston early this morning, sending bottles and cans of beer across both sides of the road. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a 66-year-old Holbrook man on charges he punched an 80-year-old-man to the floor and then kept kicking and punching him in a dispute over a bag both men claimed, around 10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:07 am
Flooded Charles Street

Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 10:47 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation has high levels of blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that could kill any dogs that swim in the pond and ingest enough of the stuff, either by drinking the water or by licking themselves after a swim. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:34 pm

Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) is pissed with the MBTA tonight ,after finding herself surrounded by Sox fans at Haymarket station who had been kicked off trolleys shortly before 7 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 6:58 pm
Passengers walking narrow Green Line space to Kenmore

Riders turned track walkers near Hynes.

The Green Line suffered a "power problem" near Kenmore and now it's rolled out the buses between Kenmore and Government Center. This was no mere inconvenience, though, as Jeremy DaCruz shows us, passengers had to get off the train with the "problem" and walk the narrow space between the trolley and the wall to stations, in his case, Hynes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:53 pm

Shuttle buses, more commuter-rail service and the 39 bus! All that and more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:42 pm

Nothing like bustitution on a Friday afternoon along the Blue Line to get the weekend off to a rousing start.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 12:04 pm

A military contractor and a landlord on a desolate industrial dead end sandwiched between the Expressway and the Red Line and commuter-rail tracks are suing the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a dispensary on the street, arguing the shop will disrupt their deliveries and shipments and prove hazardous to anybody trying to walk there from the nearby JFK/UMass Red Line stop because the street has no sidewalks. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 11:56 am

A judge ordered a former Charlestown High School student now living in Brockton held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on charges related to gunfire that forced the postponement of graduation ceremonies at Charlestown High School in June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 11:42 am

Victim identified as Xavier Barkon, 19, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 4 Oak Hill Ave., off West Selden Street in Mattapan around 8:35 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.