By - 5/24/15 - 12:20 am

Shortly before midnight, five men - three armed with shotguns and one with a knife - broke into an apartment on Endicott Street near Cooper. One of the gunmen fired his shotgun; the occupant was not hit.

Three of the men were described as black, wearing dark clothes. One was white, in his 20s, wearing a dark gray hoodie.

By - 5/23/15 - 9:53 pm

Patricia Shong, who died Monday, seems like she was a very nice lady: Devoted wife and mother, loyal worker. And a true Patriots fan:

Patricia enjoyed scrapbooking, cross stitching, pixel art, knitting, and crocheting. She relished weekly card night with the ladies. Patricia was known for being an avid reader which all who knew her can attest to based on her mini home library. She especially loved spending time with her family. She would also like us to set the record straight for her: Brady is innocent!!

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By - 5/23/15 - 4:08 pm
Standing at attention at Faneil Hall to honor fallen EMTs and paramedics.

First responders from across the country slowly filed into Faneuil Hall today to remember emergency medical workers who died in the line of duty over the past year. Read more.

By - 5/23/15 - 10:49 am
Slobs leave a mess in the Arnold Arboretum

Joe Growhoski found the evidence this morning on Hemlock Hill. Naturally, they couldn't have been bothered to take their trash with them.

By - 5/23/15 - 9:36 am

Shortly before 1 a.m. at Weaver Way and Weaver Court, Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report the victim, Larry Moore, 27, of Dorchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:28 pm

Around 11 p.m. on Pembroke Street near Tremont.

The suspects were described as two black males, in their 20s, both about 5'7" and thin and both wearing dark hoodies.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:19 pm
White Infiniti sought for Roslindale hit and run

Wanted car (photo not taken at crash scene).

Boston Police have released a photo of the car whose driver they say plowed into a pedestrian at Washington and Walworth streets in Roslindale last night, then fled, leaving the man lying in the street with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:08 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 7:30 p.m. to 67 Worcester St. for what turned out to be a one-alarm fire.

The fire started on a roof deck, then spread to the top floor. Fire investigators are now looking for an exact cause of the fire.

By - 5/22/15 - 5:09 pm
Pan flute is driving somebody in Cambirdge insane

Jennifer noticed this notice by somebody driven mad by months of pan-flute playing on Broadway near Harvard Square today.

Master of the pan flute: Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 4:05 pm

Angell Animal Medical Center reports seeing a case of canine flu in a five-year-old terrier just back from a family trip to Chicago - right in the middle of the current dog-flu belt. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 1:55 pm

A Dorchester man was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison this week for transporting three Maine women across state lines to work as prostitutes in Boston.

Unlike in Maine, where he earned money from the work of two of the women, however, Fritz Blanchard, 28, and his fellow pimp never got a chance to see any revenue from the women they tried to have pick up men in downtown Boston, the FBI reports:

By - 5/22/15 - 11:47 am

WCVB reports a pedestrian was hit and knocked down shortly before midnight, Thursday, where Washington meets Beech and Walworth, by a white Infiniti whose driver then just sped off.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:13 am
Refurbished Green Line trolley

The MBTA reports car 3614, the first of four score and six Green Line cars being refurbished in upstate New York, started carrying passengers again this week. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 10:38 am
Almost Storrowed truck at Storrow Drive entrance

Lenny Rowe watched a Storrowing that wasn't shortly after 10 a.m. today. But don't worry, traffic-jam fans: Police still shut down the road to let the trucker back up and find another way to head towards 93.

By - 5/22/15 - 10:33 am
Line for Ogawa coffee in Downtown Crossing

AlistonTBoston shows us the line this morning outside the newly open Ogawa Coffee on Milk Street, which features the Japanese take on coffee, which includes extra fancy foam designs and stadium seating so you can watch the baristas - and this morning, free four-ounce bags of beans for the first 100 people.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:14 am

State Police report a Dorchester man suffered serious injuries yesterday when a woman from Quincy drove over him as they were both traveling around Neponset Circle around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:07 am

Transit Police report members of the Special Crimes Unit last night arrested Philip Urban, 50, of Malden on a charge of being stupid enough to get a blow job on the outbound Orange Line platform at State Street last Friday.

He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court; technically, the charge is open and gross lewdness. No word on the hunt for the woman seen ministering to him.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:44 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the developers behind the proposed Dot Block at Dot. Ave. and Hancock Street are now asking for BRA approval to build 420 apartments, thanks to their acquisition of some more land.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:40 am

Everybody's favorite Olympic nag today reassures the USOC not to worry about us lying on the floor crying and screaming and slamming our little fists into the hardwood: We'll be back to our adorable selves after a good nap. Read more.