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By adamg - 12/12/19 - 1:01 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week overturned a judge's decision to toss the contents and call data police found on the phone of Dondre Snow of Dorchester, one of two men charged with murder Maurice Scott on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston in December, 2015. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 12:53 pm

The State House News Service reports.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 11:00 am

Steve asks:

Any Boston area places still selling mini Xmas trees? Do any tree farms around here cut minis?

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 10:58 am

Jamaica Plain News posts some photos from the motion-activated camera one Jamaica Plain resident set up near her backyard compost pile.

By PegH - 12/12/19 - 10:51 am

Massive problems on the Newburyport/Rockport CR this morning, compounded by an utter lack of communications - either electronic or human - from Keolis. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 10:38 am

Today's the anniversary of the day Apple held an IPO to sell public shares in the company - except in Massachusetts, where regulators deemed the offering too risky for individual investors and so barred individuals from buying shares. The value of the stock has since risen 69,000%.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 10:10 am
Fike

A man currently serving a life sentence for raping and murdering a young woman in an Alabama motel room in 1982 was indicted yesterday on charges he raped and murdered Wendy Dansereau, 19, in a room at the Hotel Diplomat at Chandler and Berkeley streets in the South End two years earlier. Read more

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 9:22 am

StreetsBlogMass report on a new design for a bridge to replace the hulking old unusable bridge.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 9:05 am
Back Bay in 1857

The Emerald Neclace Conservancy posted this photo, taken from Beacon Hill in 1857, that shows Beacon Street extending across the Back Bay to the rest of the continental United States. To the left of the street is a spit of land, then called Gravelly Point, that eventually became the Fenway.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 12:07 am
Full moon over Winthrop beach

Matt Frank captured the waxing moon near the Five Sisters in Winthrop Wednesday evening.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 12:05 am
Marblehead snow

Rick Macomber took in the view of Gas House Beach in Marblehead after some snow.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 6:27 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a Superior Court judge's ruling that a church on Harvard Street in Mattapan has to make changes to a six-foot fence that really annoys a neighbor, ruling that matter should have gone to Land Court instead. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 9:00 am
Snowy morning in downtown Boston

MattGrobo worked an overnight shift and reports that when he got to work last night, it was 55 degrees.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 8:51 am
Wait at Porter Square for the Red Line

The T isn't announcing any official Red Line delays, but as Jennifer Helfer discovered at Porter Square, just because a train pulls into the station doesn't mean you can get on it.

Meanwhile, Ryan provides some video of the water pouring into one Red Line car from Braintree this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 8:05 pm

Not a crime you hear about much these days: Cambridge Police report an Arlington Street resident alerted them yesterday that "an unknown male has been stealing her newspaper."

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 7:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting James Nelson, 26, of Boston, for a triple shooting on Westminster Avenue in Roxbury on Oct. 26 that killed Hamza Warsame of Medford. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 7:04 pm

Corey Dinopoulos was among the growing horde trying to get on a 7 bus at South Station this evening:

Our system is failing us daily. 6pm on a Tues; dozens of people wait in the rain as two full 7 buses pass them by. This doesn’t include dozens of people waiting at Melcher St and the BCEC outbound stops.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 6:54 pm
Accord with no wheels in West Roxbury

Abner Bonilla spotted this freshly un-wheeled Accord this morning in front of the block of stores on Grove Street near Washington Street in West Roxbury, a a stretch that is hardly a remote area where wheel thieves can work without attracting much attention.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 12:06 pm
Boom

LT captured the fireworks in the tunnel between Boylston and Park, suggests Green Line riders find another way to get around [Video].

Park Street filled with smoke: Read more.

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

Yes, it has come to this: Eric Casey reports an alleged "major motion picture" is seeking somebody to play our local musician: "Must have keytar and bear costume."