An annoyed East Boston resident files a 311 complaint about festering Globe Direct circulars:
Boston Globe Direct marketing is all over my neighborhood! Opting out does not stop the delivery. Also, their plastic bags are just as bad or worse as plastic shopping bags, which Boston already banned!
The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a woman who robbed the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 430 West Broadway on Wednesday, about 11 months after she last robbed the same bank branch. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded to 33 East St., off Dorchester Avenue, for a second-floor fire called in around 11 p.m., It was declared knocked down around 11:10 p.m.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the collision happened at the Central Avenue grade crossing in Milton around 7:18 p.m. The injured were taken to Milton Hospital.
Cambridge Police report two incidents involving men who tried to get way closer to girls or young women than they should.
On Wednesday, police report: Read more.
The Revere Journal reports the city Conservation Commission has banned animal burials on the beach. No, there hasn't been a rush by residents to say farewell to their pets by the water; the commission was reacting to the way the state buried a 25-foot-long, decomposing humpback whale under the sand last fall. City officials say next time, the state had just better find another way to dispose of large decomposing carcasses.
Former Boston Globe Chief Operating Officer Sean Keohan is suing the Globe and owner John Henry over the way he was terminated in 2017, saying he was denied a severance package he should have gotten. Read more.
The manager of bb.q Chicken on Harvard Avenue, whose father founded the global bb.q chain in South Korea, is suing the Korean Broadcasting System, a reporter and a producer over a story last fall that alleged the manager is living high on the hog with money siphoned by the father from corporate accounts. Read more.
WBUR reports the former river-diving governor has formed an exploratory committee to look at running for president in 2020 - as a Republican.
Phil Haggerty reports he spent the better part of an hour tearing down "the disgusting white nationalist propaganda" that went up last night on Meridian Street and in Maverick Square and Central Square Park.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 60 Topliff St., near Homes Avenue, around 1:45 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that caused an estimated $400,000 in damage.
The department says the cause of the fire, which displaced nine adults and two children, is under investigation.
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