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By adamg - 6/25/19 - 9:21 am

Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, is leading a survey of wildlife in Franklin Park (outside the zoo, natch, since they already have a good handle on what sort of wildlife lives there). So far, volunteers have recorded 661 species of animals, insects, plants and fungi in the park.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 6:23 pm
Truck jammed into Dudley bus station

No doubt there's a hell of a good story behind this truck getting wedged in nice and tight at the Dudley Square bus station this afternoon. "Not a day goes by without some action in Dudley Square," FORCV, who took the photo, notes.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 12:34 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Demetrius Wardsworth, convicted of first-degree murder, because of errors at his trial by both Suffolk County prosecutors and the judge. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 12:03 pm

A Boston health inspector shut Crown Fried Chicken, 344 Warren St., this week for "gross unsanitary conditions" that included food soils and grease all over the kitchen, some of it "heavily encrusted" on cooking equipment, no soap or paper towels for workers to wash their hands with and rat droppings behind barrels used for collecting grease. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 9:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he held up a Lyft driver on Codman Park in Roxbury with a loaded gun around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/19 - 10:45 pm

Eight shots fired around 10:40 p.m. at Hampden and Keegan streets. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 11:49 am
Newly striped crosswalks at Orchard Park Street and Dubois Street

The Boston Public Works Department reports a crew this morning put down new crosswalk stripes at the intersection of Dubois and Orchard Park streets this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 6:06 pm
Crash on Columbus Avenue

Kristin Johnson shows us the scene on Columbus Avenue at Cedar Street around 5:45 p.m.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 10:26 am
New crosswalk

Via a 311 complaint comes this report on the new crosswalk at Dubois and Orchard Park streets in Roxbury:
Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/19 - 1:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Allston man on gun charges while he was standing across the street from where they were responding to a report of gunfire around 1:30 a.m. at 21 Balfour St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 7:22 pm

At 96 Crawford St., between Harold Street and Humboldt Avenue, shortly before 7 p.m., Crime Hub reports.

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 10:37 pm
Proposed Northeastern University building

Architect's rendering.

Northeastern University has filed plans with the BPDA for a new eight-story science building next to the new science building it opened on Columbus Avenue in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 3:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men they say tried speeding away from a gunfire scene on Degautier Way without their headlights on around 2:20 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 9:51 am

Masshole Mommy takes us on a tour of the zoo's latest exhibit - of large statues of various insects.

By adamg - 5/26/19 - 3:57 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the new black splotches on his or her car after driving under the train bridge over East Cottage Street in Dorchester:

There is tar dripping from the bridge. It dropped on my car and ruined the hood and roof.

By adamg - 5/25/19 - 12:01 pm
Exploding pickup in Roxbury

HaiKid93 reports on the scene outside his home around 3 a.m.:

When you think the week is over and a car just blows up casually down the street.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 2:08 pm

Northeastern University reports its entire campus has been officially designated an arboretum by ArbNet, which, of course, has a formal accreditation program for arboreta, which is a word we'll have to get used to now that Boston has at least two of them. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 4:34 pm
Duckling being scooped out of storm drain and the rest of her family

Duckling coming up; officers Dany Matos and Isaac Jackson rounding up Mrs. Mallard and her babies.

Two Officer Mikes who helped bystanders stop traffic on Tremont Street near BPD headquarters so that Mrs. Mallard and her brood of 11 could safely cross the busy street at lunchtime today suddenly found themselves with a major problem: One of the ducklings they were making way for fell into a storm drain. Police report what happened next: Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 8:27 pm

The City Council on Wednesday will consider a proposal for a non-binding ballot question this November to stop honoring a Roxbury native who became a colonial governor. Read more.

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