By - 4/19/14 - 8:34 pm
Boston artwork

Chris Watson shows us the new artwork on the Boylston side of the Pru.

By - 4/19/14 - 1:40 pm

1938 British Pathe newsreel on that year's Boston Marathon.

By - 4/19/14 - 12:34 pm

John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam in Cambridge, is suing a Maryland biotech company for allegedly eliminating the stock options he got while serving on its board of directors before it went public.

In his suit against MacroGenics, filed yesterday in US District Court... Read more

By - 4/19/14 - 11:49 am
Wide Wheeler

Reach the Beach, which sells wheeled contraptions for getting your beach stuff from the parking lot to the sand, is suing Sam's Club for selling what says is a patent-infringing, trademark-ruining knockoff.

In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Reach... Read more

By - 4/19/14 - 10:01 am

A wide-awake citizen complains:

Music playing on the greenway carousel?? It's 3:15 am.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:47 pm
Fuzzy dogs in Boston

Brian D'Amico photographed the return of the comfort dogs to the Back Bay today. The dogs, sponsored by Lutheran Church Charities, first came to Boston in the aftermath of the Marathon last year.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/18/14 - 8:04 pm
Man with scarves at Old South Church

For the past year, volunteers at Old South Church have been knitting scarves for Marathon runners. Photographynatalia watched some of them distributed today.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/18/14 - 7:42 pm

Starting at 8, the Paul Revere House will be "livetweeting" Paul Revere's ride.

Alas, poor Dawes, never gets as much credit.

Welcome to Dot suggests:

RT if by land, Favorite if by sea.

Via Beta Boston.

By - 4/18/14 - 7:17 pm

Touch FM got all the publicity, but federal agents yesterday also shut two other stations - one at 100.1 MHz that broadcast in Haitian creole from studios in Dorchester and another in Brockton.

In a statement, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said:

It is a

... Read more
By - 4/18/14 - 6:52 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the robbery, Wednesday night in the Forest Hills Liquors parking lot.

By - 4/18/14 - 10:16 am

J.L. Bell fires grapeshot at the notion that the Battle of Lexington supposedly started with a verbal volley in which a Redcoat commander demanded the Minutemen put down their arms in the name of George III, the sovereign king of England and a minster retorted that "We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus."

Besides the fact that none of the dozens of participants in the battle who wrote down their recollections of it ever mentioned the alleged exchange, the minister who allegedly made the retort wasn't even on the Lexington Common that morning.

By - 4/18/14 - 10:02 am

The Globe looks at the prospects that the downtown developer may finally be able to tear down the Aquarium garage and put up that tower he wants, now that Boston has a mayor who doesn't take offense at his existence.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:38 am
Helicopter low over Boylston Street

Jake Walker was one of many people to wonder about the helicopter flying low along Boylston this morning. He notes he looked down on the chopper from his 22nd-floor office.

This comes a day after people wondered about the fleet of helicopters flying around town. They're all Marathon related, of course. Today's might be your standard background radiation testing, nothing to be concerned about, they say.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:24 am
Trolley at Devonshire Street in Boston

A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.

The Boston Street Railway Association posted this photo of one of the old trolleys at Devonshire (late renamed State).

By - 4/18/14 - 9:14 am

Boston Police report the man found stabbed to death on Border Street on Saturday was Oscar Santos-Chaves, 36. Police say they do not yet have an address for him.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:00 am
Longfellow Bridge repair work

Elmer Cat photographed repair work on the Longfellow Bridge. The bridge is in the middle of a 3 1/2-year redo.

Copyright Elmer Cat. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/18/14 - 8:37 am

Just in time for summer, the Boston Business Journal alerts us to a new variant of vibrio that could cause a problem for raw-oyster eaters this summer.

By - 4/17/14 - 9:33 pm

Drew Starr asks:

Now taking suggestions for pizza/sub delivery to Symphony. Been too disappointed by Cappy's for too long.

By - 4/17/14 - 5:42 pm

Boston is about to get what could be the nation's first Uyghur food truck:

Although the truck won't have an onboard noodle maker turning out plates of lagman, the truck -- which is scheduled to hit the streets in the coming days -- will be serving Uyghur style kebabs, sold on skewers or inside wraps.

More on Uyghur Kitchen and Uyghur food.

Via Eater Boston.