Hey, there! Log in / Register
By adamg - 8/22/19 - 7:44 pm

Federal prosecutors will recommend a 21-month prison sentence for Matthew Haviland, 29, of North Kingstown, who admitted today he sent numerous threatening messages to both a Harvard professor and a department there in which he graphically described how he would kill the professor for writing articles in favor of abortion rights and against President Trump and would bomb the school. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 4:30 pm

Ted Hess-Mahan reports:

There is an 8 foot long Burmese Python loose in the Jewett St. area in #NewtonMA

Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 1:48 pm

The Boston Guardian reports on a meeting this week about the proposal by a developer to buy the Harriet Tubman House in the South End and build condos on the site. The Boston Sun has more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:20 am

WBZ reports a man pulled out a jack knife and stabbed an acquaintance in a fight during a fitness class at the Y on Wednesday evening.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:00 am

Transit Police report a man on the Rockport Line tracks in Gloucester was hit and killed by a train around 6:20 a.m. Foul play is not suspected, police say.

On Monday, another man was hit and killed by a Fitchburg Line train.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 9:42 am
Battle of the sneaker Ns

From the New Balance competing

New Balance of Brighton charges Nautica of New York with trying to ride its shoelaces to extra sales by copying its sneaker design and using a big capital N to brand its wares, just like New Balance. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:27 pm

Eitan Hersh was among the teeming masses forced off a Riverside Line train after a large tree branch fell in front of it between Fenway and Longwood: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:12 pm

Hélène Vincent is running for the District 8 (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Mission Hill) city-council seat that Josh Zakim is giving up. Last night, she posted a photo of a stairway in an apartment or condo building and, in a series of tweets, reported: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:04 pm
Flipped car in Jamaica Plain

Donrick Pond came upon this sideways car on Bynner Street shortly after 4 p.m.

He reports the driver explained how her car ended up like that: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 2:58 pm
Dump truck falls through Quincy garage

Quincy Police report the top of the garage at 1261 Furnace Brook Parkway proved unequal to the task of supporting a dump truck driven up there today. No injuries, at least, police say. More photos.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 2:41 pm

Eileen Murphy reports that the Cranberry Cafe on East Broadway closed for good yesterday and will be replaced by a new place called Deja Brew.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 10:45 am
Ladies waiting for something, but what?

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 10:19 am
Copley Square bank-robbery suspect

The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force has released photos of the guy it says held up the TD Bank branch at 535 Boylston St. around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 857-386-2000.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 9:19 am

The Globe announced today it's expanding Newton coverage with the help of a class of Boston University journalism students, who will give the Garden City the kind of coverage it may no longer get from its longtime GateHouse-owned newspaper. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 8:56 am

Federal officials have charged the retired president of the State Police union of embezzling union funds to pay for flowers, meals and trips for a lover - and with taking kickbacks from a Beacon Hill lobbyist who helped him try to get state contracts for software and gun companies. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to ten minutes due to signal issues near North Station.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 8:57 pm
Roy Rogers stuff in Boston

Drew Starr reports finding a stack of food containers, a couple of biscuits and some sort of glop in a plastic container piled high at Massachusetts and Huntington avenues tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 4:10 pm
Message from Steam about how they had to tax some guy

As you may recall, this past weekend was officially a tax-free weekend in Massachusetts. So Kilonum was surprised when he paid for and downloaded a game on the Steam game platform and got charged Massachusetts sales tax - surprised enough that he wrote the company. And the company wrote back with a list of products for which products still had to have tax levied on them. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 4:01 pm
By adamg - 8/20/19 - 12:22 pm

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition has posted answers to questions about road safety - for both at-large candidates and candidates in specific districts in the Sept. 24 preliminaries.