By - 7/7/15 - 4:25 pm
Japanese hot-pot place becomes Hong Kong restaurant for movie in Boston's Chinatown

What happened to the Japanese hot-pot place that used to be here?

So they're filming the Ghostbusters remake in Boston, which, of course, has to stand in for New York, because, well, that's what the Keymaster demands or something. Today, a half block of Harrison Avenue at Essex was made more Chinatownier for the movie.

The old Verizon switching station was livened up with Chinese banners (as was the newer and uglier Verizon switching station next door): Read more.

By - 7/7/15 - 3:33 pm

Boston Police report an incident involving a woman walking home with headphones on around 2:30 a.m. on July 4 at Colburn Street and Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By - 7/7/15 - 2:01 pm

Just got an alert from the T that they are now running shuttle buses between Oak Grove and Wellington due to a track problem at Malden Center.

Shuttle buses replacing Orange Line service between Oak Grove and Wellington stations due to a track problem

Affected stops:
Oak Grove
Malden Center

Last Updated: 7/7/2015 1:56:04 PM

By - 7/7/15 - 1:39 pm

A combative Boston College senior who smelled of liquor but had the strength that may have come from another substance required several security and police officers to get him into a cruiser at the school's annual commencement ball at the Sheraton Boston on May 15, according to testimony at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 7/7/15 - 1:15 pm

On April 6, detectives visited Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro Street and asked day manager and co-owner John Chen if the restaurant had working surveillance cameras. He said it did. They then wrote him a series of citations for incidents stretching back to a gang shootout in August that left six with gunshot injuries - because at each of the incidents, a restaurant manager told investigators the cameras pointing at the restaurant door, which might have yielded clues about the incidents, weren't working....

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By - 7/7/15 - 9:24 am
Sign at florist in Somerville

Jennifer spotted this sign on the Somerville side of Porter Square this morning.

By - 7/7/15 - 9:04 am

But he's not very happy about it this morning. Seth Moulton tweets:

No a/c on the train from Salem this morning! Come on, @MBTA and @KeolisNA! #sweltering #ma6 #mapoli

By - 7/7/15 - 8:26 am

The Herald reports city stats show Boston continues to experience a building boom and that while permits for low- and moderate-income housing increased, 57% of the permits were for "unrestricted market-rate housing units in the Hub’s higher-end neighborhoods."

By - 7/6/15 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill. Victim was conscious and alert.

By - 7/6/15 - 9:58 pm

Outside 15 St. Richard St. around 9:45 p.m.

By - 7/6/15 - 8:57 pm

Derrell Fisher, 21 of Roxbury, and Epshod Jeune, 24, of Burlington, were arraigned on murder charges today for the death of a Bronx, NY woman in a Burlington hotel last week, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/6/15 - 7:55 pm
Crash scene at Boston and Harvest streets in Boston

First responders at crash scene. Photo by Allison Manning.

Around 7:45 p.m. at Boston and Harvest streets. A bicycle was also involved. Police have blocked off the area.

NECN reports two officers in a prisoner-transport van and the driver of the car were taken to local hospitals with injuries not considered life threatening.

By - 7/6/15 - 4:51 pm

And is the number who are so full of themselves they actually call themselves "renowned" even smaller than that? The question arises because of this Craigslist ad:

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By - 7/6/15 - 4:43 pm
Tesla sign on Providence Highway in Dedham

Workers spent the day installing signs for the new Tesla showroom and service center on Providence Highway in Dedham - at what used to be a Lincoln-Mercury dealership.

By - 7/6/15 - 1:09 pm

Over at WBUR, Daniel Guzman reports:

2 sheep standing in road on NB 95 at Rt 1 in Sharon/Foxboro. Delays not too baaaaaaad.

By - 7/6/15 - 12:35 pm

Stanley Staco reports an armed robbery on O'Callaghan Way around 3:30 a.m. ended with one man shot in the neck. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 7/6/15 - 12:05 pm
Waifs and urchins in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what's going on in this photo and when and where it was going on. See it larger.

By - 7/6/15 - 11:50 am

A Mansfield man with a large weapons collection faces a federal charge of making an online threat against the president, the US Attorney's office reports.

Andrew J. O’Keefe, 28, allegedly "posted a threat on an FBI website stating that he planned on killing President Barack Obama" on May 13, the US Attorney's office says: Read more.

By - 7/6/15 - 11:08 am

Simon is renaming the Mall at Chestnut Hill as the Shops at Chestnut Hill as part of an overall revamp that also includes making the exterior look more like the assemblage of objets d'acquisition it really is, rather than a Soviet-style concrete bunker, the Globe reports.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:58 am

The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.