Hey, there! Log in / Register
By adamg - 4/18/21 - 10:25 pm

Boston Police report officers with a search warrant teamed up with the MSPCA yesterday to rescue five "endangered" pit bulls from 5 Toledo Terrace - where a man was shot on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/21 - 5:56 pm
Melting snowman at Arnold Arboretum

Chris Ferry caught some of Frosty's last moments today, at the bottom of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 4/18/21 - 12:44 pm

Live Boston reports a woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition after falling off a balcony at a crowded party at 131 Glenville Ave. in Allston around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 9:27 pm

WBZ reports on a march from Nubian Square to Boston Common by way of BPD headquarters today.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 9:19 pm
Two-tone squirrel

Hugmajesty wonders what the deal is with the half-gray, half red squirrel she saw on the Common today. Read more.

Ad:
By adamg - 4/17/21 - 7:12 pm
Goose and koi

Looks like somebody dumped a sleek and sassy koi into Jamaica Pond recently. Although it doesn't show up in this poor photo, the fish has a splash of orange on its back near its eyes - unlike Moby Carp of years gone by, which was simply white. At one point the goose started going after the fish; the fish was having none of it and swam away.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 5:04 pm

Turns out Maverick was a slave owner in fact, the first in Massachusetts. CommonWealth makes the case. Earlier, Dudley Square was renamed Nubian Square because Dudley was a slavery-allowing governor of Massachusetts in its colonial days.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 2:11 pm

Trinity Financial says it will soon file plans to replace a Harvard Club annex and parking lot along the part of Newbury Street that overlooks the turnpike with two buildings, one 11 stories tall, the other 3, with a total of 133 residential units and three floors of Harvard Club space, including new squash courts and other athletic facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 1:28 pm
Proposed 90 Braintree in Allston

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Anchor Line Partners, based in Post Office Square, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a one-story commercial building at 90 Braintree St. in Allston with a six-story, 120-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 9:58 pm

WBZ reports the vendor that got hacked and took down the statewide inspection system seems to have unhacked itself enough to let most inspection stations start up again on Saturday.

Gov. Baker said he's expecting the company, Aplus, to make good on any losses garages incurred because they couldn't do inspections.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 9:47 pm

Apology from Emily Rooney, Beat the Press

WGBH's "Beat the Press" started tonight with an apology by Emily Rooney for the way she dismissed complaints by media professionals about the lack of minority representation at PBS in general and the way that all the time given over to documentaries by Ken Burns makes it near impossible for other documentary makers to get their work aired. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:47 pm

Transit Police report officers responding to a report of a stabbing found a woman who had "sustained a serious laceration to her neck area" around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday inside the parking garage at the Alewife T station, where she was congregating with other homeless people. She was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:18 pm

Here comes the pizza! Revealed: Why that guy tossed that slice of pizza that day at Fenway.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 11:20 am

WBZ-TV "April Fools Storm" Blizzard 1997 Coverage

Some WBZ coverage of the April Fool's Day Blizzard back in '97. Via Adam Reilly, who says, "toughen up, everybody."

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 11:04 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston officers had sufficient reason to order a man out of his car and conduct a search that found a loaded gun in a case under his seat, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 9:58 am

A group of White and Asian-American parents are appealing a judge's decision that the Boston School Committee did nothing wrong in the way it came up with a non-exam way to admit students to Boston's three exam schools for the coming school year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 8:55 am
April snow in Roslindale

Then again, they did say more snow at the higher elevations, and we're three-quarters of the way up a hill in Roslindale, so. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:57 pm
Proposed view of new complex from Lamartine Street

The view from the new Lamartine Street. Rendering by Stantec and Dream Collaborative.

The BPDA board today approved plans by developers to raze several buildings at the sprawling Mildred Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain and replace their current 253 Section 8 apartments with all new units - and add 420 additional income-restricted apartments and an all new street grid, green space and pathways intended to stitch the complex into the neighboring community, rather than walling it off. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 6:51 pm

A federal judge ruled today that the Boston School Committee can proceed with selecting students for the city's three exam schools via a formula based on grade point average and Zip codes, rather than using GPAs and the traditional entrance exams. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 5:37 pm
Boston Police headquarters being surrounded by fencing

Jane Kokernak spotted BPD headquarters surrounded by fencing this afternoon, following the release of video of a Chicago seventh-grader getting shot in the chest after apparently complying with a police demand to drop a gun and raise his hands.