By - 10/19/17 - 6:40 pm
Gray wall in Allston

Harry Mattison snapped the gray wall where, only yesterday, an artist painted a mural of Koko the Gorilla, only a day after he painted a mural of a woman petting her pussy. The artist himself blames the city graffiti-buster program for the battleship gray.

By - 10/19/17 - 5:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Bedford man on charges he broke into a Dorchester home Wednesday afternoon - three days after he was arrested on charge of breaking into a car in the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 4:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that breathed its last at Chestnut Hill.

By - 10/19/17 - 1:52 pm

Seems the module that detects mobile devices has gone bonkers today and is showing the mobile version to lots of desktop users. I think I've fixed that (if you're on a desktop and the site has tons of white space and just looks weird, then I haven't, in which case let me know), but the fix has changed the look of the mobile version (which should still be readable, it's mainly that the headline fonts are different and you may not see the ad you usually see at the top of pages, which may be good for you, not so good for me).

By - 10/19/17 - 12:55 pm
Wanted for fakery at South Station

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who sold somebody more than $250 worth of counterfeit tickets to a Bruno Mars concert.

Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 12:09 pm

WBZ reports on the emergence of the dreaded jimson weed, but fails to inform us if weed eating is a problem among the children of Newton.

By - 10/19/17 - 11:51 am

WGBH is out with a poll that claims most Boston voters feel pretty darn good about their Hub and that that should be good news for Marty Walsh's election. But if you read down more than a couple of paragraphs, you see that it's mainly whites who feel that way: Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 10:24 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a terminated trolley outbound at Waban.

By - 10/19/17 - 10:20 am
Man on a Red Line train

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man with no fixed address on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior aboard a Red Line train on Oct. 13.

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By - 10/19/17 - 9:47 am
Amazon Downs

WBUR reports Mayor Walsh tomorrow will detail his proposal to love up Amazon, with four possible sites in mind, but, really, he wants the Bezosphere to set up shop at Suffolk Downs.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:45 am

Veeconley reports the T is once again using both tracks at Forest Hills, which should shave a minute or two off commutes to there. Of course, that does nothing to solve delays caused by the Orange Line just being the Orange Line, but it's a start.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:09 am

Aline Kaplan introduces us to the architecture and possibly haunted history of the Charlesgate, a hotel turned dorm turned rooming house turned dorm again turned condos at Beacon Street and Charlesgate on the edge of the Back Bay.

The glowing spirits of horses that died in a flood have been seen on the ground floor where a stable was supposedly located. The building’s original plans show no stable on the premises, although you can have night-mares without real horses.

By - 10/18/17 - 7:13 pm
New mural in Allston shows gorilla

Ron Newman trekked over to Allston tonight to see the controversial new mural at Cambridge and Linden streets, only to find it's already been replaced by a new gorilla mural.

By - 10/18/17 - 5:54 pm

Philip Brenner reports seeing a meteor to the southeast around 3 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 5:38 pm

Cow Hampshire officials think Amazon should set up shop in Londonderry ("Gateway to Manchester!") so they can be near Boston, even though Boston sucks. And there's absolutely nothing hypocritical about a governor who's called plans to extend commuter rail from the Evil City up to the Graniteheaded State "a boondoggle" saying he'd be willing to extend commuter rail from Boston to New Hampshire if that's what Amazon wants.

By - 10/18/17 - 2:42 pm

Associated Press reports a federal jury today convicted David Wright of involvement in a conspiracy to behead rightwinger Pamela Geller and others in an ISIS terror plot. Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 2:31 pm

Kara recounts an incident with a stranger on the Red Line last October.

His hand brushes my shoulder and he leans in, “Hey.”

I don’t say anything. I turn my head. “Sorry. I’m a little drunk,” he says. I’m still frozen. That’s when he reaches down and slowly strokes my boot from ankle to knee.

By - 10/18/17 - 2:27 pm

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is out with some "tips for aggressive turkeys" (more specifically, how we can deal with them, not tips for turkeys looking to get ragier). Among them: Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 12:57 pm

The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.