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By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:59 am
Wanted for dognapping

Cambridge Police are crediting a Channel 7 reporter for the safe return of Titus the Pointer - and the arrest of his alleged dognapper - today, after the guy decided to go walkies with the dog right past the parking lot where he'd allegedly taken him yesterday, and where the reporter was getting ready to do a report on the case. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:51 am
White bird in a gazebo in Dorchester Lower Mills

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint asking the city to do, well, something, about this bird, which has been hanging out in an apartment-complex gazebo off Adams Street in Dorchester Lower Mills for a couple of weeks now. The report does not specify what the bird has been doing that's worth city action, aside from the fact that it exists.

By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:38 am
Swan Boat in early part of the 20th century

A Swan Boat around 1900. See it larger.

WBUR talks to folks in the Public Garden about their return.

Photo of a Swan Boat taken between 1900 and 1906. In the Library of Congress collection.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 6:00 pm

May 06, 2021 - 4-way Day View From Dorchester Heights

It turns out the National Park Service has cameras perched atop several historic sites in Boston, including the Dorchester Heights Monument in South Boston. Kevin has been grabbing views from the Dorchester Heights camera and stitching them together for cool time-lapse videos.

He reports it's all done via a Raspberry Pi 4, FFmpeg software and some Python code to stitch everything together.

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By adamg - 5/7/21 - 5:26 pm

Cambridge Poice report they and the MSPCA are trying to find the person they say used masking tape and a BB gun to kill a cat found early yesterday morning near Hurley and Sciarappa streets in East Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 5:10 pm

A federal judge yesterday reduced Alfred Trenkler's life sentence to 41 years for his role in building a bomb that was supposed to destroy a friend's father's car in Roslindale in 1991, but which instead detonated when two Boston bomb-squad officers tried to defuse it, killing one and maiming the other. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:57 pm

Boston Magazine surveys the public clocks downtown.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:42 pm
Bald eagle in Cutler Park

I don't know, I love the river views, but seems kinda small.

Mary Ellen traversed the Charles this morning and spotted a couple of bald eagles in Cutler Park along the Needham/Dedham line, across from West Roxbury - possibly checking out good nesting spots.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:36 pm

Last month, Alex Cox finished what he'd set out to do several years ago: walk every single street in Boston. Jamaica Plain News then asked him to name and explain his ten favorite streets in JP.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 11:19 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today prosecutors can't use the cocaine found in a man's car as evidence against him because the state trooper who initially stopped the man just off Rte. 1A in Lynn spent way too long asking him questions that had nothing to do with his failure to signal for a left turn. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 9:15 am

A sleep-deprived citizen filed a 311 complaint at 3:33 a.m. about the situation in the section of the Arboretum behind Washington Street in Roslindale near Forest Hills: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens on charges they tried to hold up Ortiz Convenience, 1300 Blue Hill Ave., but ran away after the clerk refused to give them any money, shortly before 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:41 pm

Live Boston reports on an incident at Boston Children's Hospital last night that sent a worker to a nearby trauma center with serious injuries.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:34 pm

UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents hotel and food-service workers, today became the first union to endorse Kim Janey for mayor. In a statement, union President Carlos Aramayo said: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 12:57 pm

The Glynn Hospitality Group, which owns bars downtown and in the Back Bay and the South End, is suing its insurance company for notreimbusring it for all the money it's lost due to Covid-19 restrictions, despite having an "all risk" policy. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:47 am
Bird and breakfast at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen went out for an early morning walk at Millennium Park in West Roxbury and, spotted, among other things, a young male Northern Parula getting some sustenance (she also saw both a deer and a killdeer, but the latter was, once again, not living up to its name).

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:42 am

This past Friday and Saturday nights, Boston Police assigned extra officers to patrol the area of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street to break up any nascent street parties and, residents report, it worked. But no extra officers on overtime Saturday night into Sunday morning meant nobody stationed there and the result was a loud party that lasted well into the morning, residents say. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:52 am

Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan residents who want to preserve the 24-acre Crane's Ledge property on and above American Legion Highway near the Walgreens say they hope to make a case that the city buy the land to preserve it in its current wooded, rocky state, but that failing that, they will look to a recently enacted state environmental law that requires extensive study of any large projects affecting poorer or minority neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:15 am

Boston Medical Center has filed a revised master plan for the next ten years that eliminates a controversial new building on Albany Street but adds the conversion of space in an existing administrative building to "supportive housing" for recovering homeless patients with complex medical needs. Read more.