By - 7/26/16 - 4:01 pm

State Police report they are looking for a seven or eight-year-old boy last seen around 2:05 p.m. on Carson Beach.

The boy is described as black, wearing green shorts and an orange top.

State Police have brought in search dogs, State Police and Coast Guard helicopters and State and Boston Police boats for the search.

By - 7/26/16 - 3:54 pm

Patrick Keogan, 44, is scheduled for arraignment in federal court today on charges he left a threat on the Islamic Society of Boston's Facebook page to burn the Roxbury mosque to the ground, the US Attorney's office reports.

It's the second time in a little over a year that somebody has been charged with threatening violence against the mosque. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 1:33 pm
87 Sawyer St fire in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department says "careless disposal of smoking material" started a fire this afternoon that did $500,000 in damage to the house at 87 Sawyer Ave. and melted the siding on the house next door. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 12:19 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that "permanent" means "permanent," and that an injunction that permanently barred Karl Clemmey from Great Woods in 1993 remains in effect despite the facility's change of both ownership and names. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 11:42 am

Norvia Pena says her long closed Norvia's Place, 2807 Washington St., should re-open this fall - with more of an emphasis on food than drinks. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:26 am

WFXT has video of the mob rushing into the store at Alfa, Washington Street at South Street and just grabbing stuff. One of the perpetrators slipped on the way out.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:19 am
Possum at Fairmount station in Hyde Park

Mike Ball bravely photographed this snarly, ravenous opossum at the Fairmount commuter-rail station this morning.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:14 am
Fire at 69 Walnut Park in Roxbury. <a href="https://twitter.com/BostonFire/status/757822843325255682">Photo by BFD</a>.

The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire early this morning did an estimated $300,000 in damage to 69 Walnut Park.

The cause and origin of the fire, reported around 1:30 a.m., are under investigation. There were no injuries.

By - 7/25/16 - 11:30 pm

Around 11:20 p.m., at Topliff and Stonehurst streets One victim was found on Stonehurst between Topliff and Norton. The second was found on Norton Street, near Speedwell.

A car was also hit.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:05 pm

Police stopped the Red Line in both directions shortly before 9:45 p.m. because of a guy dumping things on the tracks at Broadway, including what appeared to be one of those heavy bomb-resistant trash barrels. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:43 pm

Yeah, yeah, Legal Seafood calls Clinton a cold fish, but the chain also remarked on the size of Trump's hands. But it also has a TV ad that goes:

Some candidates want to limit a woman's right to choose. Not Roger Berkowitz. "All I can say is, if you're pro-choice, you'll LOVE how many options we have in our menu."

You can see that ad here (around 0:36).

By - 7/25/16 - 6:26 pm

Emily Weisberg is waiting for a bus at Lechmere because, she reports, there's a live wire down on the Green Line tracks.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:19 pm
Proposed Mattapan residential complex

Architect's rendering of the view from near Mattapan Square.

The MBTA board today officially designated a pair of non-profit groups to build 135 residential units - 69 marketed as affordable - on what is now an underused parking lot for the trolley station in Mattapan Square. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:09 pm

Transit Police evacuated an outbound train at Haymarket shortly before 6 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:41 pm

UPDATE: WCVB reports the train driver was taken out of service for "a long talk" about not panicking riders.

There was a chaotic scene at Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m. caused by balky brakes on an Orange Line train. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:28 pm

Around 2 a.m., Liam Stapleton, 38, of Revere, drove into a work site in the Callahan Tunnel, causing damage to equipment, but, unlike in similar recent crashes, no injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 3:54 pm

3:50 Reading and 4:30 Haverhill trains cancelled. Latest alert indicates next Haverhill train at 5:35.

Ugh!

By - 7/25/16 - 3:03 pm
Damaged shoe soles in Charlestown

An aggrieved citizen complains a repaving project on Bartlett Street has left residents in an untenable position: Just stay inside until it's done or risk getting gunk all over their shoes:

Can the city send a shoe shine/cleaning man to fix everyone's shoes damaged by the repaving project?

By - 7/25/16 - 2:26 pm

It’s a brunch + concert + makers market! Looking for something hip and local to do in the Boston area on a hot summer Sunday? There’s no better place to shop local, eat local, and support local music than at Somerville Local First’s Music & Makers Event on August 7th. Read more.