By - 5/23/17 - 6:13 pm

State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) is pissed off at the way his neighborhood's roads have become gridlocked after MassDOT removed the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and modified the approaches to it a couple weeks ago.

In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, he writes that rather than the "safer, smoother and more efficient commute" promised by MassDOT: Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 3:14 pm
Badly parked car on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."

By - 5/23/17 - 3:04 pm

MassLive.com reports Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says young men need to be more careful when they drink in a city surrounded by water, not worry about a serial killer.

Earlier:
All the drowning victims the press and the public don't much care about.

By - 5/23/17 - 2:57 pm
Wanted woman in Newton, MA

Newton Police have issued an APB for a woman they say has bought $38,000 worth of stuff this month alone with copies of other people's credit cards at the Chestnut Hill Blomingdale's.

NECN reports she used a duplicate card to buy $15,000 worth of handbags on May 16 alone. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 1:11 pm
Missing chihuahua: Hercules, stolen at South Station yesterday

Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:54 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved a 129-unit, six-story apartment building at Brighton Avenue and Linden Street after developers said they would rent no more than a third of the units to students - and not allow students to occupy any unit at a density greater than one student per bedroom. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:32 pm
Skunk lives in the South End

Pilotblock noticed this sign on a tree in an alley off Pembroke Street in the South End today.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:10 pm

The Board of Appeal narrowly voted today to reject a 14-by-48-foot electronic billboard towering above the Massachusetts Turnpike after residents said they wanted fewer billboards, not more, especially not the sort that one resident said would be "glaring through my back windows." Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 11:53 am

The Board of Appeal voted today to let developers John Morrissey and Michael Forde replace a vacant stretch of stores on Belgrade Avenue near the Bellevue commuter-rail stop with a four-story building that will house 21 apartments, first-floor retail space and 24 underground parking spaces. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 11:36 am

The Board of Appeal today unanimously approved variances needed for construction of a three-to-four-story apartment building off Walk Hill and Canterbury streets that will include a neighborhood shuttle bus to the Forest Hills T stop and money to help middle-income people buy homes in Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By - 5/22/17 - 11:55 pm
Missing man

State Police report they are looking for a man who walked out of the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in the South End.

Matthew Cooperstein, 37, has connections to Waltham and may be headed there.

If you see him, contact DMH Police at 617-626-8888 or State Police at 617-740-7710.

By - 5/22/17 - 11:31 pm

The Dig is offering $500 in gift cards for information leading to the arrest, or just public shaming, of whoever is destroying its newsboxes in Downtown Crossing.

By - 5/22/17 - 10:42 pm

UPDATE, 8 a.m.: Suspect found dead.

UPDATE, 11:23 p.m. House is now on fire, suspect remains inside.

WFXT reports on the situation on Warren Avenue.

By - 5/22/17 - 9:05 pm
Desper

A Beckley, WV man was arrested today on charges he tried to scam foreign art lovers into wiring him millions for two of the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, the US Attorney's office reports.

Todd Andrew "Mordokwan" Desper's arrest is the culmination of an investigation in which the Gardner's security director was brought in to communicate with him in an attempt to determine if he actually had the paintings (spoiler: He didn't). Read more.

By - 5/22/17 - 8:40 pm

Yasuna Murakami, 44, of Cambridge, was arrested at the Canadian border Saturday on a wire-fraud charge that could mean up to 20 years in federal prison, as he tried to re-enter the US, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/22/17 - 8:21 pm

Workers and taxpayers could be asked to pick up the costs, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 5/22/17 - 8:15 pm
Leavitt thinks it's funny people died in Manchester UK

Even if he had no shred of decency, which appears to be the case, you'd think somebody from Boston would know better than to make jokes about people dying in an explosion hours after it happened.

By - 5/22/17 - 5:54 pm

"Moderate" delays, the MBTA says.

By - 5/22/17 - 4:11 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week meted out seven days of suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave. for incidents in February and April in which BPD detectives found underage college students quaffing beers. Read more.