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By adamg - 11/18/19 - 9:39 pm

Related Beal has notified the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building complex on a 6.5-acre parcel between A Street and Fort Point Channel that it bought from Gillette for $218 million in May. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 6:32 pm
Derailed Orange Line train at Wellington yard

Chuck D'Antonio had a good view of a derailed CRRC Orange Line train at the Wellington yard around 3:45 p.m. from the skyway between the station and Station Landing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:06 pm

With many Red Line riders still fuming over delays this morning that lasted more than an hour, Gov. Baker's office decided 12:35 p.m. was a good time to boast about improvements being made to the Red Line.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:02 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports on one Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the now shuttered restaurant on Charles Street into a cafe on the first floor and a bookstore on the second and third floors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 12:36 pm
Clement

Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man they say indecently attacked a woman as they rode an elevator down to the Orange Line platform at Haymarket around 5:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 12:26 pm

Dallas Voice reports a couple of alleged Bostonians organized a "straight pride" rally there:

Straight Pride attracts a crowd of 2.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 10:33 am

Jessica Saint Jean reports from a Red Line train on which she'd been trapped in a tunnel for an hour (the one that shut down the whole line, perhaps?): Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 9:15 am
No train at Davis Square, sign says everything is stopped

Hey, sign, how's the Red Line?

Mister Jon is among the discouraged hordes at Davis Square for the first Red Line commute after the first Red Line Repair Weekend and he reports things are not going well: Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 8:00 am

Ryan wonders:

Any idea what this blue light over Neponset is. Shows up a few times a week

By adamg - 11/17/19 - 7:53 pm
Two flues in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about these two chimney flues that appeared at the intersection of McBride and Call streets in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 11/17/19 - 2:13 pm

A federal judge ruled Friday that the former owners of the Suffolk Downs racetrack provided evidence of possible wrongdoing by the company that won the Boston area's casino license - but failed to prove that was evidence of racketeering. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 10:09 pm
White material on Summer Street downtown

Crew examines car turned white by material spewed by pipe. Photo by the Fort Pointer.

Update: The stuff included asbestos.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 99 Summer St., near Kingston Street, around 5:30 a.m. after "e steam leak earlier sprayed unknown debris in the area." Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 9:52 pm
Seized guns an ammunition

Seized weapons and ammo.

Boston Police report arresting a Vermont man with a violent criminal record that dates to the 1980s and an alleged accomplice from Revere and seizing an assault weapon, three handguns and ammunition in the parking lot of the Murphy Skating Rink on Day Boulevard Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 2:28 pm

The owner of a comedy spot in Roslindale shut down a series of stand-up sets last night after, she says, she'd had enough of a string of racist, sexist jokes. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 1:20 pm
Angelina and Sarah Grimke

Angelina and Sarah Grimke.

City officials and local historians and residents gathered at the former Dana Avenue Bridge in Hyde Park this morning to officially rename it as the Grimke Sisters Bridge in honor of two 19th-century sisters who fought for both the abolition of slavery and for women's rights to vote - and who on March 7, 1870 led a march of women to Hyde Park Town Hall to vote in the town elections, the first time women voted in the US - although the town then discarded their ballots....

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By adamg - 11/16/19 - 12:10 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 840 Columbus Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

Northeastern University and American Campus Communities of Austin, TX this week filed plans with the BPDA for a 26-story building that would include 21 floors of dorm space atop five floors of academic and office space - and that would let the school sell off other dorm buildings to be turned into tax-generating rental apartments or condos. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:50 pm
Dumbass parking in Roslindale Square

Look at that Masholemobile squished in on the right there.

A roving UHub photographer paused to pay homage to the Masshole who parked in a small no-parking area in front of the Square Root in Roslindale Square this evening, making it almost impossible for bus drivers to make the turn onto Cornth Street and so gridlocking the Square.

Ed note: No, the bus isn't equipped with some weird antenna - it's stuck in front of a mobile mounted on a small island at the intersection.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:38 pm
Tobin bridge at sunset

Matt Frank looked towards the Tobin Bridge from Chelsea this evening.

Pat Quintin took in an equally stunning view of the sunset from the Mass. Ave. Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting four alleged postal purloiners they say were busy lifting letters out of a mailbox at one of West Roxbury's quieter corners early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 7:04 pm
Trooper Michael Bucca in kayak

Trooper Michael Bucca in kayak. Photo by State Police.

State Police report that early this afternoon, a woman took all her clothes off at Wollaston Beach, then walked into the water - and began to drown about 100 yards offshore, as the current began pulling her away from shore. Read more.