By - 9/20/14 - 10:53 am
Lined up in Legacy Place in Dedham for Red Sox tote bags

Lined up outside L.L. Bean.

When Dana Gitell got to Legacy Place in Dedham around 9:20 this morning, she saw two long lines. Yes, one was outside the Apple store (below). But the other was outside L.L. Bean, where people were lined up for Red Sox "limited edition" tote bags.

By - 9/20/14 - 10:38 am
Blue swings in Fort Point in South Boston

Viewsnortheast visited the new Lawn on D in Fort Point, which features large, illuminated swings.

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

By - 9/20/14 - 10:29 am
Baby heads drawings outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Viewsnortheast photographed some sidewalk drawings of the giant baby heads outside the MFA the other day. They just went on and on.

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

By - 9/20/14 - 9:42 am

The state released MCAS scores yesterday and among the winners is Jeremiah Burke High School, which was taken off the state's list of "underperfoming" schools that are "among lowest achieving and least improving schools" - and subject to possible state takeover if they don't... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 11:12 pm
Little kid outside the Apple Store on Boylston Street in Boston.

A concerned citizen complained shortly after 10 p.m.:

There is a child (maybe 8) who is sleeping on the street outside the Apple Store while his parents are in line. This is child abuse. Please intervene.

By - 9/19/14 - 8:47 pm
At accident in Davis Square, Somerville

Transit Police report on an incident around 6:35 p.m.:

A Route 94 bus from Davis Sq. heading to Medford Sq. was on College Avenue just outside the station when, a preliminary investigation suggests, a male walked into the side of the bus sustaining serious

... Read more
By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.

By - 9/19/14 - 6:43 pm

WBZ reports Children's Hospital is currently treating more than 100 kids with the respiratory infection - and that 12 of them are in critical condition.

Enterovirus fact sheet.

By - 9/19/14 - 6:29 pm

Take a gander at this view from I-93 in Dorchester.

H/t Jed Hresko.

By - 9/19/14 - 2:40 pm

Havlicek stole the ball! Well, he dribbled it through the automotive department, at any rate.

By - 9/19/14 - 1:49 pm
Guy with shopping cart on the MBTA's Red Line

Why didn't anybody tell us this was Bring Your Big Stuff on the T Week? As if Comfy Chair Guy, Bowl of Pasta with Grated Parmesan Guy and Motor Scooter Guy weren't enough, let us introduce you to Shopping Cart Guys. Paul Nutting spotted this duo on the Red Line earlier this week with a shopping cart full of tools. They got on at Downtown Crossing and off at South Station. He adds:

You should have seen the look an off duty T employees was giving them.

By - 9/19/14 - 11:27 am
Obnoxious ad for Suffolk University

The Suffolk Journal reports that one of new President Norman Smith's first acts was to cancel those ads whose main purpose seemed to be to make everybody want to punch the person responsible for them.

By - 9/19/14 - 11:13 am

WCVB reports OSHA has cited D & J Ironworks for not taking even rudimentary precautions while welding on a windy March day behind one Beacon Street building, which led to a fire in the neighboring building that trapped and killed Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy.

By - 9/19/14 - 10:33 am

Jamaica Plain News reports business owners along Centre Street remain opposed to the Caffe Nero now being built in an abandoned bank branch next to Blanchards. One local real-estate agent - who also opposed the Whole Foods - said:

A Gap will come. A Starbucks will come. This is a way to plug the dam.

By - 9/19/14 - 10:17 am

Down in Bridgewater, police report:

9/17/14 6:11pm A&B-MCDONALDS Employee reports being assaulted by having fish sandwich thrown at him. Wants ambulance because he is allergic.

By - 9/19/14 - 9:06 am
Scooter on the Orange Line

Kate Sosin reports the dude and his ride were already on the inbound Orange Line train last night when she boarded at North Station. He got off at Downtown Crossing. See it larger.

By - 9/19/14 - 8:05 am
Proposed East Boston tower

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA last night approved a 16-story replacement for an old 9-story industrial building on New Street, next to LoPresti Park.

A Portland developer who recently bought the nearly 4-acre parcel will give the BRA $7.8 million to build... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 6:22 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 2 a.m. on Montana Street near Georgia Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

A car was also hit by the gunfire.

By - 9/18/14 - 10:10 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. on Glendon Street between Condor and E. Eagle streets. He was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors found both a bullet wound and cuts from a machete. Police recovered a shell casing in the Condor Street urban wild.