By - 7/23/16 - 1:17 am

Around 1:10 a.m. on Payson Avenue, near Glendale Street. Two shell casings recovered.

By - 7/22/16 - 11:35 pm

A man got out of a van, then started shooting at it around 11:30 p.m. on Evelyn Street, off Blue Hill Avenue. The van sped away.

By - 7/22/16 - 11:22 pm
Corn growing out of a Roslindale sidewalk

Watch out, Iowa. We were driving down, um, Corn-ell Street in Roslindale early this evening when I spotted a corn plant growing out of a crack in the sidewalk.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:09 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. at 156 Fuller St., Mass Incident Paging reports. A car was also hit.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:02 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m., police were alerted to a woman swimming in Boston Harbor off Maverick Square.. Arriving officers determined she was OK, but she refused their entreaties to swim towards them and get out of the water. Before the BPD harbor patrol could arrive, however, she decided to listen to them and swam to shore. EMS was requested for an evaluation.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:52 pm

A person was shot shortly before 9:40 p.m. at 90 River St. in Mattapan, Jeff Durham reports. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:42 pm
Lightning south of Roslindale

Ed Grzyb watched lightning strike south of Roslindale around 9 p.m. in a storm that proved not to be a repeat of Monday's tree destroyer.

By - 7/22/16 - 8:53 pm
Fire on Chelsea Street in East Boston

Before the firefighters arrived. Photo by Laura Chadwell.

A five-alarm fire ripped through the multi-family building at 107-109 Chelsea St., next to Santarpio's, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire, in the six-unit, three-story building was reported at 7:23 p.m. It did not cause any injuries, the department says.

By - 7/22/16 - 4:09 pm
Rockport Line sign

keeping their trains running on time. They apparently don't even know the correct order of the stations they are supposed to stop at.

By - 7/22/16 - 2:29 pm

Boston Police report a man was attacked, shot in the neck with a taser and robbed around 9 p.m. on Thursday outside 42 Robinson St. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 12:49 pm
A guy in a hot dog costume in Boston's Back Bay

Jan is in Copley Square, where Kayem is giving out free hot dogs.

By - 7/22/16 - 12:46 pm
Proposed New England passenger rail routes

Proposed rail routes

Transportation fficials from three New England states and Quebec are looking at a plan that to better link Boston with New Haven and Montreal via track upgrades and the purchase of trains that could reach a peak speed of 79 m.p.h. - faster than what trains can do on most of the tracks now but far slower than typical intercity trains in Europe and Japan. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:45 am

The Boston Sun reports on the Aug. 7 Downtown Crossingization of the street.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:18 am

A North Carolina photographer wants the Gavel to pay him up to $150,000 because, he says, it used one of his photos without permission back in 2013.

David Oppenheimer, of Asheville, NC, says the site used this Dylan photo for a since deleted column about various topics, including the singer and Candy Crush. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:30 am

UPDATE: Statement by Transit Police.

Jamie Davenport reports on an incident Thursday night on a Red Line train ordered held at South Station until the police could clear a group of rowdy black teens off her car. She watched silently - until a cop ordered a black kid who wasn't part of the group off the train as well: Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Thetford Avenue at Evans Street. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned, just in case.

By - 7/21/16 - 7:06 pm
Proposed monastery project in Brighton

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes officials took careful note of Brighton residents' objections to the density and types of tenants at its proposed St. Gabriel's project off Washington Street and said: Eh, we know better. Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 6:14 pm
Albino parakeet missing in West Roxbury

Buster, a small, albino parakeet flew the coop yesterday on Rockland Street in West Roxbury. His wings aren't clipped, so he can fly away if startled - but he also likes to perch on people's heads, so if a small white bird lands on your head, let Mike know. There's a $100 reward for his return.

By - 7/21/16 - 6:08 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has details on a proposal for the old Lavanderia site at 25 Atlantic Ave.

By - 7/21/16 - 5:49 pm
Jerusalme Trading in Roslindale is closing

There's a new store-closing sign on the front of Jersusalem Trading on Poplar Street, which was the square's only source for beds and unusual living-room accoutrements. Anybody know what's taking its place?