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By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Del Frisco's Grilles in Chestnut Hill and Burlington are closing in a week.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 9:26 pm

Drew Karedes reports the victim suffered life-threatening injuries shortly before 9 p.m. WHDH reports the man was found between Portland and Lancaster streets.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 1:37 pm

The New York Times reports its hiring three reporters - two currently at the Globe, one formerly there - to staff a new "after hours" news desk. Leaving Boston are Maria Cramer and Michael Levenson, part of the Globe team that won a Pulitzer for coverage of the Marathon bombing. Also joining the new team will be Johnny Diaz, who had previously left the Globe for the Miami Herald.

Via Dan Kennedy.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:31 am
Working on the Orange Line

The MBTA posted some photos of its work on the Orange Line downtown over the weekend, during the second of six straight weekend shutdowns on that section of the line. Part of the work included replacing track at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 11:07 pm

Framingham Source reports it has screenshots:

One boy types “(name) you’re a (K-word).”

Another boy responds “release the gas.”

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 10:13 pm
Stilters in annual Honk parade

Greg Cook watched the annual Honk procession, including these stiltwalkers, march into Harvard Square from the walk from Somerville, today,

Ron Newman also captured the march, in Somerville.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 10:06 pm
Man doing pullups under a full moon in Lynn

Matt Frank captured man and moon along the Lynn shore this evening.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 3:17 pm
A heron in Jamaica Pond

This afternoon, this heron was quietly minding its own business on the Parkman Drive side of Jamaica Pond, slowly wading along the shore looking for a bite to eat, with that Groucho Marx gait herons have, when another heron landed on the water about 15 feet away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:51 pm
Flyover for Green Line Extension to Union Square

Ted took some photos of progress on the Green Line Extension past Lechmere, including construction of the flyover for the branch to and from Union Square in Somerville. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:32 pm
Raccoon in the South End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a raccoon that is probably up to no good in the alley behind Yarmouth Street in the South End.

At least it's not a sewer pander.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 9:04 pm

Cambridge Police report at least three shots were fired in the area of Hampshire and Windsor streets tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 6:45 pm
Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 12:45 pm
Laundry room on Livermore Street

The remains of the laundry room. Photo by BFD

Boston firefighters responded to 110 Livermore St., an apartment building off Cummins Highway in Mattapan, for a basement laundry-room fire that was being fed by an incoming gas main, around 12:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 12:25 pm

WGBH reports on an audit of zoning-board decisions and members by a former federal prosecutor hired by Mayor Walsh after the arrest and guilty plea of a BPDA manager for helping to get a South Boston project re-approved by the Zoning Board - and that properties handled by former ZBA member Craig Galvin are now being scrutinized by the feds.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:46 am

Kristin Johnson sighs about Doyle's in JP, a place that had been a Friday-night refuge for her and her family for more than ten years:

As our family tries to wrap our brains around what life will be like when Doyle’s is no longer a part of it, I struggle to teach my children lessons that will prepare them for the next time they lose something they love with all their heart. We talk about gratitude and living in the moment. Tonight, as we visit this hospice we once called home, I realize we’ll have to talk about death too....

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:41 am

WBZ stumbles across all the complaints filed with the city over injuries caused by tripping over bad sidewalks.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 3:50 pm

State Police report they and Boston Police are looking for "a group of around 10 juveniles, ranging in age from elementary-school age to teenager" they say have been attacking people along the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain. Read more.