WBZ reports Gov. Baker wants to legalize betting on professional sports at Massachusetts casinos. The casinos would have to pay a fee for the privilege of taking people's money and would not be allowed to conduct wagering on college sports.
NBC Boston reports the MSPCA will open distribution centers at its Jamaica Plain, Methuen and Centerville locations on Sunday morning to give bags of dog and cat food to federal workers who are no longer getting paid.
Transit Police have released a photo of a man they say will be charged with assault and battery on a 71-year-old man for an incident at the Ashmont Red Line station on Jan. 11.
WBZ interviewed the victim, who said he was about to tap his CharlieCard when he spotted the guy come up behind him and force his way through with the man, who tried to keep him from piggybacking.
The Boston Public Facilities Commission voted today to sell roughly 1.5 acres of long vacant city-owned land in Readville to a Roslindale couple who will use it to grow "microgreens " - plants harvested just a couple weeks after their seeds have germinated. Read more.
A developer has filed revised plans for the old Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street in Roxbury that now call for 300 apartments and 232 parking spaces. Read more.
The Washington Post reports a googly-eyed robot named Marty is now roaming the Stop & Shop in Seekonk, reporting spills and other problems - via a control center in the Philippines - at least until somebody knocks Mr. Smartypants over in a fit of rage or it kills itself like that robot in DC because people keep calling it Mahty or because it quickly despairs of...Read more
WBZ reports on an incident on Oxford Street shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
One thing the Trump shutdown didn't end was a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to set off explosives at the bottom of Boston Harbor tomorrow to deepen a shipping channel. It took a judge to do that. Read more.
M and David Farragut watched the sun come up over Pleasure Bay this morning.
A Boston housing-court judge last week gave a receiver permission to try to sell a burned-out rattrap at 97 Mt. Ida Rd., after years of effort by the city to get current litigious owner James Dickey to clean up the property.
The MBTA reports things are back to normal on the Red Line, after delays caused by a train that up and died at JFK/UMass.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Living Room on Atlantic Avenue is closing Jan. 19, in one of those lease things that seem to be driving more and more local restaurants and gathering spots out of business.
WBUR reports the first brand-new Orange Line car since the 1980s won't start taking passengers until sometime in March. The T says the delay - it had originally hoped to have at least one new train running by last month - is to thoroughly test the French-made systems that will link the trains to the line's signalling system. The delay is just for the very first train - it should not affect delivery of future cars from the Springfield factory assembling the cars from mostly Chinese components, the T says.
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