By - 10/26/16 - 5:01 pm

Passengers on an outbound Orange Line train busted out windows when the train filled with smoke and the doors wouldn't open shortly before 5 p.m.

WBZ reports three people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The train driver reported a "pop" and some sparks as his train entered the station; possibly due to a motor sparking and setting trash on the tracks on fire. Read...

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By - 10/26/16 - 4:43 pm
James Clermont

Boston Police have identified the man found dead of a gunshot wound in a car on Williams Avenue on Fairmount Hill this past Saturday as James Clermont, 24, of South Weymouth.

"Jerz" Clermont leaves two sons and a daughter, aged 6, 3 and 2, according to a GoFundMe page his brother set up to help pay for funeral and burial services this Monday and for a fund for his children.

By - 10/26/16 - 4:26 pm

UPDATE: The T now blames signal problems at Alewife for ongoing delays.

Service all along the Red Line has come to a grinding halt due to a train that has left this mortal coil at Alewife.

Meanwhile, the Rockport/Newburyport is once again imitating the Fairmount Line.

By - 10/26/16 - 3:34 pm

Developers Charles Gill and Nabil Boghos recently submitted formal plans with the BPDA for a 136-unit, five-story building on Walk Hill Street off American Legion Highway. Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 3:02 pm
Boston job mapping

MIT's Mobility Futures Collaborative, which is figuring out ways to promote bus rapid transit systems (think Silver Line, but more rapid), has used 2014 job data to map the locations and types of jobs in the Boston area.

Via Chris Devers.

By - 10/26/16 - 2:10 pm

A man in his late 70s or early 80s, whose last known address was in Walpole, was found dead this morning near a bench in Marine Park near Castle Island in South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Neither the man’s body nor the scene showed signs of violence or a struggle, but the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.

By - 10/26/16 - 1:47 pm

Bill Brett reports that first firefighters had to get out of their truck yesterday and move the damn thing because they couldn't make the turn since it was parked way too close to the intersection.

Then a tow truck came to pull the Prius C away. The end.

By - 10/26/16 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Joseph Gomes's conviction for the 2007 shooting death of Fausto Sanchez on Maywood Street in Roxbury, concluding that Gomes got a fair trial and that a reasonable person could have found him guilty of murder in the first degree. Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 10:34 am

Project Repat, a Jamaica Plain company that takes people's old T-shirts and remakes them into quilts, is suing a Rhode Island company it says stole its trade secrets and customer lists. Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 9:44 am

In addition to four statewide ballot questions, Boston voters are deciding whether to add a surcharge to property tax bills to pay for more affordable housing and improvements to local parks and historical sites. Read more.

By - 10/26/16 - 9:06 am

The Globe reports developers are eying air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the area of Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street for new residential towers. Read more.

By - 10/25/16 - 10:35 pm

Around 10:15 p.m. at Angel Market, 6 Glenway St., by several people in hoodies.

By - 10/25/16 - 6:18 pm

Boston Police report a man tried to kidnap a girl at Blue Hill Avenue and Brookford Street in Roxbury around 6:20 a.m. but that she was able to escape his clutches with the help of a passerby.

The suspect is described as 6' or 6'2", about 200 lbs. and clean shaven.

By - 10/25/16 - 5:04 pm

Boston firefighters had to rush to the luxury Fenway Triangle Trilogy apartment complex on Brookline Avenue early this morning to douse flames in the underground trash room - and, naturally, they couldn't let residents back in until they'd done a thorough inspection to make sure there weren't any hidden embers or hot spots.

Today, building management sent out a memo to residents reminding them that: Read more.

By - 10/25/16 - 3:30 pm

WBZ reports on the 12:20 p.m. crash at School and Washington streets.

By - 10/25/16 - 3:01 pm
Overturned truck in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Jiaan Hyland gives us a look at the scene on D Street just off Summer, where an 18-wheeler was resting comfortably on its side around 1 p.m.

By - 10/25/16 - 2:47 pm

A committee set up to consider how to keep Boston Public Schools afloat today released a series of suggestions it says could save the system $100 million a year. Among them: Read more.

By - 10/25/16 - 12:38 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000, but he won't be going anywhere because a Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an unrelated Malden case, per the Suffolk County DA's office. Should he get out, he has to stay away from Sarah, currently limping but in stable condition at Angell.

Transit Police report arresting a man they say repeatedly punched and choked an 11-month-old Husky around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at North Station. Read more.

By - 10/25/16 - 12:03 pm
Candidate fundraiser that mentions Steve Murphy as being elected

Paul Gannon is running for state senate somewhere well south of the Neponset, but, natch, he's having a fundraiser tonight in South Boston. And look at the notables planning to attend, specifically "Register of Deeds-elect Stephen J. Murphy."

Not yet - he still has to beat John Keith, Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 8 election. Read more.

By - 10/25/16 - 11:51 am

Boston Police report their investigation into a shooting outside the Garage club on Linden Street in Allston on Sept. 18 has been hampered by the fact that the victim, recovering from getting shot in the head, is refusing to cooperate with them. Read more.