By - 8/21/17 - 11:34 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on 14 people who were arraigned today (more will be arraigned on Tuesday and Wednesday). Didi Delgado, who helped organize the march from Roxbury to Boston Common, reports on the treatment of several of the people while they were locked up awaiting arraignment. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 9:14 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports 28 teens caught drinking in public were ordered by a judge today to write five-page essays on the importance of the Fisherman's Feast and do 15 hours of community service - just not in the North End, from which they were barred unless accompanied by a parent. All are between 15 and 17.

By - 8/21/17 - 4:48 pm
101 Arch St. during the eclipse

KLB noticed the eclipse reflected on 101 Arch St. downtown today.

By - 8/21/17 - 4:43 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced now former Transit Police officer Jennifer Garvey, 34, to six months in jail for an incident at the Dudley T station in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 2:09 pm
Eclipse over Allston

Bob posted this photo of the eclipse over Allston, shortly after 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at MIT: Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 10:37 am

The Globe talks to some current liquor-license holders who object to a City Council proposal to increase the number of liquor licenses in the city because it might affect their investments in licenses - something made possible by the state cap on the number of licenses in the city. Of particular concern: Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 10:02 am

Drew Starr reports that Pad Thai, which closed a few months ago on Boylston Street, is re-opening on Hemenway Street, where Rice Bowl used to be.

By - 8/21/17 - 9:05 am

Lisa Johnson reports she recently came across a clipping of a poem about a 1715 eclipse in England - that had a more recent account of a Boston eclipse written on it: Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 11:01 pm

Around 3 p.m., an aggravated citizen filed a complaint about an ice-cream truck in the area of Grant Street and Crescent Avenue in Dorchester:

There is an ice cream truck that has been circling the neighborhood playing a loud annoying tune every 5 minutes for the last 4 hours. Is there an ordinance that can be enforced to stop this?

By - 8/20/17 - 10:13 pm

Littleton Police report the death this afternoon of the bull that had been wandering the countryside for several days after it escaped a livestock auction. Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:43 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the woman, 30, later died.

Around 9:35 p.m. in the rear of a house on Walnut Avenue near Circuit Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:15 pm

CatBoston took in the India Day celebration on the Esplanade today.

By - 8/20/17 - 7:31 pm

Roy Owens, who runs for a different office every year, this year is running for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor. And he's come out with both guns blazing against teaching anal sex to kindergarteners, which is a position none of the other 12 candidates for the seat have publicly taken, probably because, oh, come on, seriously now? Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 6:33 pm
Googly eyed rock on Cornell Street

A couple months ago, a developer tore down two single-family homes on Cornell Street in Roslindale to build four townhouses. But it turns out there's this giant boulder right in the middle. Last night or today, somebody put a couple of giant googly eyes on it - alas, one of them has since fallen off.

H/t Michelle.

By - 8/20/17 - 1:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports cops arrested 22 teenagers last night - on top of the 21 arrested Friday - as BPD makes good on its promise to crack down on allegedly drunken teens carousing through the streets.

UPDATE: BPD has released the numbers and locations of people arrested last night: Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 1:01 pm
Horses in Hyde Park

The Lonely Wizard enjoyed meeting a pair of DCR rangers and their steeds at Smith Field in Hyde Park this morning.

By - 8/20/17 - 11:29 am

Dan Kennedy acknowledges the cops had a tough job on the Common, but wonders if they might have taken some liberties with the 1st Amendment, by, for example, banning the press from the bandstand:

Let’s not kid ourselves. There was real potential for violence far beyond the skirmishes that actually took place. The Boston Police did a good job of protecting public safety. But free speech took a back seat on Saturday, and I imagine we’re going to be hearing more about that in the days to come.

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By - 8/20/17 - 10:07 am

The Waller family, which owns and is renovating the Graves Light lighthouse, reports this morning:

Lots of trash floating past Graves Ledge. Most, like cans and wrappers, look like they were dumped by thoughtless boaters.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:37 am

One man was stabbed in the chest, another in the back, around 2 a.m. at Causeway and Canal streets, according to Boston EMS Incidents and Providence Citywide.