The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.
As you might expect, 311 complaints this weekend are focusing on move-in/move-out detritus in Boston's student-heavy wards (and South Boston). One brave concerned citizen risked his camera's sensor to file a 311 complaint about a couch at Charlesview and Newton streets in Brighton - that it was on the street, not that somebody actually once paid money for it.
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun and drug charges early Sunday morning after, they say, an altercation that started when he laughed at the sight of another man falling inside the Soldiers Field Road IHOP ended when he pulled out a gun loaded with 11 rounds and threatened the man with it. Read more.
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.
WBUR reports on Rabbi Dan Rodkin's plea. In addition to retired cops and service members who already have guns, Rodkin is writing letters of recommendation for members who want to get their own gun licenses.
Rodkin began to seriously consider an attack on his congregation after the fatal attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
A downtown developer has filed plans to replace the old Hahnemann Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Avenue with 330 apartments and condos, in a building that would include a 180-foot tall, 17-story tower. Read more.
Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.