By - 8/16/17 - 9:13 am

MassDOT reports that as of 5 a.m., the Commonwealth Avenue bridge over the turnpike is open again and Green Line trolleys are going hither and yon and life is just back to normal and all.

By - 8/15/17 - 9:57 pm
Boarded up Confederate memorial on Georges Island

Boarded-up memorial to American traitors.

A memorial to the 13 Confederate soldiers who died while held on Georges Island - out of some 1,000 kept prisoner there - is now covered with wooden boards as the Baker administration determines if and how they can just get rid of the thing. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 9:06 pm
Crowd at Holocaust Memorial vigil

Jews and supporters gathered at the Holocaust Memorial this evening to condemn the vandalism that left another of its panels shattered - and to vow to join with other victims of racists and Nazis in the fight to keep them gaining any more respectability than they already have.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the arraignment of both the teen charged with smashing a panel etched with numbers representing Holocaust victims and a man charged with damaging flowers people had placed at the scene. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 12:00 pm

The owners of El Diamante billiards place, 71-73 Meridian St., have ordered its security guards to leave their pepper spray at home after a July incident in which a guard sprayed two obstreperous patrons with the noxious stuff.

Exactly why he sprayed the two men with OC spray proved a bone of contention at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, and could help determine what action, if any, the board takes at a meeting on Thursday. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 8:32 am
Cambridge Charlottesville vigil

Greg Cook photographed a "Say No to Racism" and Charlottesville vigil in Cambridge yesterday.

Somerville holds a vigil tomorrow at 6 p.m.

By - 8/15/17 - 8:21 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Dot 2 Dot Cafe on Dorchester Avenue is closing for good on Friday. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 12:35 am

Boston Police report they will be sending in extra officers to the Fisherman’s Feast and Saint Anthony’s Feast to try to keep a lid on the "disruptive behavior" by irresponsible people at the last two feasts.

Feast-goers should know disruptive behavior such as public drinking and fighting will not be tolerated and community members who witness such behavior are kindly asked and encouraged to call 9-1-1.

By - 8/14/17 - 10:19 pm

Erin Larson asks:

Any insight into the odd tree in the Boston Common? I don't recall seeing it last week...

By - 8/14/17 - 4:21 pm
Rev. Laura Everett

Press conference ended with a prayer by the Rev. Laura Everett of the Mass. Council of Churches.

Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner Evans said today they don't know if white supremacists and Nazis will actually show up on the Common on Saturday, but said they're taking no chances - Boston and State Police will be out in force to stop any nonsense. Read more.

By - 8/14/17 - 12:28 pm
Guy with manbun escorted off Orange Line tracks

John Kendricken reports his Orange Line train came to a halt between Ruggles and Mass. Ave. late this morning due to a guy who decided to hang out on the tracks. For his safety and that of the Transit cops sent to get him out of there, the T cut power on the line, Kendricken reported around 11:30:

It's starting to get really warm and smelly in here.

By - 8/14/17 - 11:47 am
School kids in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 8/14/17 - 9:57 am

Via the diary of Charles Francis Adams, J.L. Bell recounts the first meeting in 40 years of the Revolutionary stalwarts, at the Adams home in Quincy.

By - 8/14/17 - 9:37 am
Fountainhead yacht in Boston Harbor

Fountainhead, a yacht owned by Sears CEO and Ayn Rand fanboi Eddie Lampert, is back in Boston Harbor this morning, as Scott G. Sewall alerts us. Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 11:33 pm

Updated 9:25 a.m., Monday.

Boston Police report a man shot in the chest at 39 Mt. Pleasant Ave. around 11:30 p.m. died at a local hospital. Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:06 pm
Charlottesville vigil in Dorchester's Peabody Square

Hilary Detmold was among the group of people who held a vigil on Dorchester Avenue in Peabody Square in Dorchester this evening.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:05 pm
Jumping into Boston Harbor from Long Wharf

Mitchell watched "a brave man execute a pretty nice dive" into Boston Harbor from the end of Long Wharf early this evening.

Earlier:
Guy diving into the harbor during a king tide.

By - 8/13/17 - 8:55 pm

Cambridge Day reports city officials have called for a "Cambridge stands with Charlottesville" rally at City Hall in Central Square, 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

By - 8/13/17 - 7:49 pm
Thanksgiving stuff at Dedham supermarket

Spotted today at the Dedham Stop & Shop. They were also selling window appliques reading "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!" for all their Southern customers.