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By adamg - 11/27/20 - 2:18 pm
Turkey and geese in Jamaica Plain

Welcome to Dot was forced to stop in Jamaica Plain today.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 1:54 pm
Rhyming ad for Salom's Great Bazaar and Old Curiosity Shop on Washington Street downtown

In 1860, Mark Salom had this ad printed for his shop on Washington Street at West Street (333 Washington, to be exact, a number that is now assigned to a building several blocks up Washington, near Milk Street). Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 12:08 pm

Watertown News reports the Town Council is fed up with all those double poles - where a utility puts up a new pole then doesn't take down the old one next to it - and has told Eversource the company can forget about getting permits for any other work in town until it does something about them.

A Boston double pole that was finally taken down after several years.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 11:08 am

Transit Police report arresting a 26-year-old woman they say attacked a 61-year-old woman in a wheelchair at the Andrew Square T stop Wednesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

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By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:17 pm

BWSC crews are on scene at Neponset Circle to fix a burst water main that has resulted in discolored water in Dorchester and at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill for a water-main break that the commission says has not affected service there.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:39 am
Abigail Adams

J.L. Bell recounts Abigail Adams's Thanksgiving in 1798, when husband John was off presidenting in Philadelphia (Thanksgiving then being just a New England thing, not a national holiday), her children were far away (sons John Quincy and Thomas Boylston being the farthest, in Moscow, where John was his father's minister to Russia and Thomas was along for the ride) and her nearby relatives were ill. Two neighbors did join her, as did Phoebe Abdee, originally her father's slave, who continued to work for the family even after she was freed.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am
By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:21 pm

Possibly a gun battle with two guys shooting at each other, but missing, between Shabazz Way and Zeigler Street, around 11 p.m. One bullet flew into a home and hit a TV. Around 11:40 p.m., somebody showed up at a local ER with a gunshot wound, possibly from the incident.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 1:37 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 11-25-20

Mayor Walsh said today that the percentage of people testing positive on Covid-19 tests had dropped to 4% for the week ending Nov. 20 over the week before, the first time numbers have dropped in at least five weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:34 am
Raven eating a bagel

Mary Ellen spotted a raven eating a bagel in West Roxbury yesterday. No word where the bagel's from, but since it's West Roxbury, Local 138 would be a good caw.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 11:26 am
Cambridge Savings Bank robbery suspect

Cambridge Police have posted photos of the guy they say held up the Cambridge Savings Bank branch at 1378 Cambridge St., at Beacon Street in Inman Square, shortly after 9 a.m. today - two days after, police say, he robbed a TD Bank branch in Harvard Square.

If he looks familiar, contact police at 617-349-3121.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:57 am

The Town (2010) - Robbery Scene

Boston Police report arresting a man they say boxed in two officers on Salem Street in the North End while they were trying to respond to a domestic-violence call and then tried to escape, but with rather less success than Ben Affleck in "The Town." Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:22 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on two developers' proposals for the old power-plant building at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The BPDA will hold a public meeting on the two on Dec. 3.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 9:48 am

The Dig interviews a Boston man who's started a new trend in the cocktail world by taping nips of Campari, Carpano Antica vermouth and Botanist gin together and selling them as a way to create instant negronis - pop their tops, then upend the three-micro-bottle assortment over a glass filed with ice.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 9:11 am
Storrowed truck in Malden

Operation Ryan came across a peeled back trailer this morning at the Orange Line bridge over Medford Street in Malden.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 10:25 pm

A federal judge said today he's willing to consider failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's allegation that the state destroyed one million ballots to deprive him of his allegedly rightful place on the November ballot, but, no, he's not going to issue an emergency court order to bar the state from certifying the final results of both the September primary and the November general election. Read more.

By blues_lead - 11/24/20 - 9:14 pm
Google map of Downtown Boston with transit lines showing; the Blue and Orange lines are deflected from their actual alignments

Google maps is taking some creative liberties with the Blue and Orange lines today.

Are we now a city without a State?

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 3:58 pm

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a lawsuit against Boston Sports Club after "repeated failures" to honor requests for membership cancellations and refunds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.