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By adamg - 6/24/22 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter explains why another set of stairs at the JFK/UMass Red Line and commuter-rail station is shut.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 2:19 pm

You know why. Details on the Copley rally.

Also rallies at Town Hall in Arlington, Monument Square in Concord and Hastings Park in Lexington, also at 5 p.m.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 1:43 pm

MassDOT announced this afternoon that planned construction work in the Sumner Tunnel this weekend has been called off "to minimize any additional travel impacts created by the suspension of regular MBTA Orange and Green Line service in the area of Haymarket Station. "

Don't worry, MassDOT says: "While the Sumner Tunnel is in need of repairs, it remains safe for traffic to use."

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 1:15 pm

The State House News Service reports that minutes after the Supreme Court threw out Roe v. Wade and with it the legal underpinnings of everything from gay marriage to contraception, Gov. Baker signed an executive order he says will protect access to reproductive health-care services in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 1:10 pm
Shaun Nelson blocked by row of cops

Row of cops keeps Nelson from getting in Louijeune's face at Hyde Park playground.

With most people there to get some free potted plants or Munchkins and to chat with Mayor Wu, the usual gang of Covid screamers also descended on Iacono Playground in Readville this morning - this time with a large contingent of uniformed cops between them and the mayor. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/24/22 - 12:02 pm
Fire at One Congress Street

Four windows blown out by fire. Photo by Glenn Whidden.

Boston firefighters responded to 1 Congress St. shortly before 10:30 for what turned into a five-alarm fire on the 20th floor of the 43-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 9:14 am

The front wheels of a Red Line car came off the rails in a mishap yesterday at the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston.

According to an initial internal account, a driver was moving four cars: Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 11:50 pm

The state Department of Public Health today reported six more cases of the viral disease, bringing the state's total number of cases to 13 since it reported the year's first case on May 18. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 10:03 pm

A couple from Sharon who says Brigham and Women's Hospital lost their newborn's body before it could be handed over to a funeral home for burial is suing the hospital for more than $1.1 million in damages. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 8:56 pm
Sign: No service on the Orange Line

Orange Line at 6:13 p.m. Photo by Emily.

The T shut the Green and Orange Lines downtown again this evening after another "structural issue with the Government Center Garage."

Green Line service has been replaced by buses between Lechmere and Government Center. The Orange Line is shut between North Station and Back Bay, "until further notice," the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 3:40 pm
Tweet that read: ya’ll are letting the Zionists SHAKE YOU DOWN. phew!

Since deleted tweet.

At 8:45 a.m., District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill) City Councilor Kendra Lara unleashed a firestorm of criticism with the above tweet. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 3:07 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a woman who sued Harvard University both to gain possession of four daguerreotypes of two of her ancestors ordered stripped half naked in 1850 by professor Louis Agassiz, whose contributions to geology were matched by the depths of his racism, has no right to the images, but that she does have the right to try to convince a jury that Harvard committed "negligent and indeed reckless infliction of emotional distress" by continuing to use the images for its own purposes even after she objected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 1:13 pm
1270 Commonwealth Ave. rendering

Rendering by CBT Architects.

A pair of developers this week filed plans to tear down the former CVS at 1270 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston and replace it with a six-story, 206-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 12:54 pm

By exactly the 6-3 margin you'd expect, the Supreme Court today threw out a New York law that required people to prove to police why they'd need to carry a concealed weapon, saying everybody has the right to carry guns. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 11:22 am

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain today ended her campaign for governor, meaning Attorney General Maura Healey is basically now the Democratic candidate for governor in November (although technically there's still a primary), which means that, barring a meteor strike or coup or something, she will take office as governor in January.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 9:31 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say pointed a gun loaded with five rounds Tuesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 11:52 pm

After 20 years, Cafe Eilat will serve its last slice at 406 Harvard St. on Thursday - although the owners hope to re-open in a new location.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 10:25 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested a man outside the city shelter at 112 Southampton St. after "they observed him engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction" Tuesday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 9:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the man charged at the mayor after police said they would be taking away his bullhorn, so they took him down to the ground before arresting him. It's at least the second time Shawn Nelson has been arrested in a Covid protest.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 9:49 pm

Updated with status of the Clougherty Pool in Charlestown.

WHDH reports the Boston Centers for Youth and Families says it wasn't able to find enough lifeguards to staff pools in the South End, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester. A fifth pool, the Clougherty in Charlestown, will stay closed due to safety issues: Read more.