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By adamg - 8/6/20 - 11:11 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. outside the Lee School on Talbot Avenue. No reports of people, vehicles or buildings hit.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 8:34 pm

UMass Amherst alerted students and parents today that due to "the worsening conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic nationally," the school will only let students return who have no choice but to take classes in laboratories and studios or who need to be in face-to-face interactions with professors. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 8:24 pm

Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report the arrest of a Level 3 sex offender on charges that after an evening with a woman he met in Quincy and then took to Dorchester, he refused to let he leave the next morning and raped her at knifepoint. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 2:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting Sabrion Ramsure, 25, of Roxbury, on charges he shot Victor Lopez to death on Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester on Feb. 20.

Ramsure was arrested yesterday afternoon on Parker Street in the Mission Main development, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 12:42 pm

Boston Police report a man was found shot at 4 Hazelton St., off Blue Hill Avenue, around 9 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 12:33 pm

What began as a dispute over a $1,600 credit-card bill has turned into a Cambridge man's two-year struggle to gain admission to the bar, in which he has now filed federal law suits in two states and the District of Columbia against a panoply of people and agencies he says have wronged him and in several cases conspired to keep him from practicing law. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:53 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Matthew Haviland, 30, of North Kingstown, RI to 21 months in federal prison for an online hate spree in March, 2019 in which he sent 28 messages to a Harvard professor threatening to rip the professor limb from limb, after first eating his or her eyeballs, because of the professor's support of abortion and opposition to President Trump. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:25 am

The Boston School Committee narrowly voted last night to cede what is now a McCormack School field to a new Boys and Girls Club field house.

Katie Mallon reports members Michael Loconto, Michael O'Neill and Alexandra Oliver-Davila voted for the controversial handover, members Lorna Rivera and Jeri Robinson voted against and members Hardin Coleman and Quoc Tran abstained.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:11 am

Saugus Police report officers who responded to a report of a stolen U-Haul vehicle this morning found themselves under attack by a man with a knife this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:06 am

WBZ reports the Mayflower II was scheduled to dock in Newport, RI on its way back from renovation work in Mystic, CT, but decided to skip the Ocean State because of Gov. Baker's decision to add it to the list of states whose residents and visitors have to quarantine for 14 days if they come into Massachusetts.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 11:20 pm

Emerson College says it wants to rent nine of the currently shuttered W Hotel's eleven floors as part of its Covid-19 "de-densification" plans. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:46 pm

Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner reported tonight that at least 30 Brookline voters got the wrong ballots mailed to them for the Sept. 1 primary. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:42 pm

BPD officers responding to reports of gunfire along Martin Luther King Boulevard around 10:25 p.m. found shells or shell casings on both Mayfair Street, on the south side of the street and on the basketball courts in Malcolm X Park on the north side.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 pm

8th Congressional Democratic Debate

The Walpole League of Women Voters sponsored an Eighth District debate between incumbent Steve Lynch and challenger Robbie Goldstein for the Sept. 1 Democratic primary.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 3:53 pm

The MBTA announced today it will increase service on a number bus lines on Aug. 30 and bringing back some lines that were canceled in March to reduce the odds of crowding on buses in this pandemic age. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 12:11 pm

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp. is holding a forum Thursday for the three candidates who want to replace retiring Angelo Scaccia as the state representative for the 14th Suffolk district, which covers Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:42 am

Boston University advised faculty and staff today it's taking a number of steps to reduce the odds of any airborne Covid-19 infecting people who have to spend time in its buildings - including dorms - as the school re-opens. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:32 am

Update: Trains are running again, but with diesel locomotives in place of the usual electric engines.

Amtrak reports falling trees did a number on the Northeast Corridor in Connecticut: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage can be yours for $475,000. The idea is that you'd keep it as is, but, you know, Harvard Square ain't what it used to be.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 9:30 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the city magazine has laid off 2 of its 20 newsroom staffers and furloughed 2 others, after having tried pay cuts and two weeks of unpaid leave - on top of getting one of those federal PPP loan/grants.