By - 5/27/17 - 8:33 am
At Boston Calling on Friday night

Josie Glausen took in the action at Boston Calling at its new Allston location last night, reports Chance was great.

By - 5/27/17 - 8:28 am

For the past week, dd808 has watched a bird he's calling Bugsy Seagull attack his or her own reflection in a Government Center window. The Animal Rescue League...

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By - 5/26/17 - 11:29 pm

City Point Capital today formally proposed replacing the current MarineMax Russo complex in Port Nortfolk with 150 residential units, a 25-room hotel and a boathouse. Read more.

By - 5/26/17 - 5:49 pm
Turkey on the Common

Chris Dempsey spotted this unlikely trio on the Common today - turkey, seagull and pigeon: Together they fight crime.

By - 5/26/17 - 3:43 pm
Widberg

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/26/17 - 11:45 am

Boston's population continues to grow, according to new population estimates released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

According to them, Boston was home to 673,184 people in 2016. Read more.

By - 5/26/17 - 11:34 am

WHDH reports the school on Longwood Avenue was evacuated, including students performing dental surgery at the time. WBZ updates that the person may have been dead since yesterday, that there was no spill and that hazmat crews were called because the school's labs have various chemicals.

By - 5/26/17 - 11:06 am

Corey Smith, 35, was indicted this week on prostitution-related charges for activities over two years, including allegedly trafficking a minor in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/26/17 - 10:52 am

CommonWealth reports the Massachusetts Teachers Association rejected a motion to congratulate Sydney Chaffee on being named National Teacher of the Year. She's a teacher at the Codman Academy in Dorchester, which is, gasp, a charter school.

By - 5/26/17 - 10:14 am

K asks:

I need a place for lunch in DTX/FD that serves soup & has cozy booths.

By - 5/26/17 - 9:25 am

No, we don't have any statues of Robert E. Lee - our memorials for slavery supporters are more subtle than that. Kevin Peterson wonders if it's time for some name changing on places such as Winthrop Square, named for slave-owning John Winthrop, and Faneuil Hall, named for slave-owning Peter Faneuil.

By - 5/26/17 - 9:18 am

The First Church of Christ Scientist wants to remove an arch in front of its Publishing House on Mass. Ave., but the Boston Landmarks Commission wants to keep it. The Boston Sun reports.

By - 5/25/17 - 9:31 pm
Proposed Lochdale Road building

Rendering by Choo & Co.

Local developer Owen Kiernan is proposing to use a vacant piece of land at 43 Lochdale Road for a five-story, 42-unit apartment building that on one side would offer views of the nearby Arnold Arboretum and on the other, the backs of triple deckers and a coin laundry on Washington Street. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 5:28 pm

Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 5:19 pm

A Boston man who practices massage therapy at a studio inside Terminal B at Logan Airport had bail set at $5,000 today on a charge of raping a woman who sought a massage before a flight home on May 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 4:57 pm

The Davis Cos. this week filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to add seven stories to the brick building it owns at 112 Shawmut Ave., off Herald Street, and turn it into 155 housing units and a cafe. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 4:41 pm

The Michaels Organization of Marlton, NJ yesterday filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to build two six-story residential buildings at 40 Rugg Road on land now occupied by some low-slung commercial and warehouse space. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 4:23 pm

The Dorchester Reporter interviews Joseph Wiley of East Boston, who says Boston's biggest issue now is the lack of affordable housing.

By - 5/25/17 - 3:05 pm

It's known to traffic reporters as "The Great Circle of Traffic", and it happens when the loop comprising I-93 from Woburn to Canton and I-95 (128) between Canton and Woburn displays solid red on the traffic maps for its full length.

Judging by the current map - see https://www.boston.com/boston-traffic - it may well happen before today's rush hour is over.

By - 5/25/17 - 11:33 am

The Bulletin reports 200 people attended a remembrance for Judie Leon, longtime Roslindale Square businesswoman who died last fall while doing humanitarian work in Lebanon.