By - 7/28/15 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report a woman walking on the East Boston Greenway near Sumner Street was attacked around 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

According to the victim, the suspect approached her from behind and indecently assaulted her and then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male believed to be in his early twenties, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall, thin build, clean cut, short dark hair, wearing a plain gray t-shirt, black running pants and black sneakers.

By - 7/28/15 - 8:21 am

So what happened in Boston, and what next? A roundup of some Olympic thoughts:

Jon Keller says this is the Market Basket story all over again - the 1% once more was tone deaf: Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 11:51 pm

No, not Shank - he claims to be happy. We're referring, of course, to Shirley Leung, whose post-Olympics column is petulant, exasperated, cranky. We can almost picture her, head down on the bar as she orders up another shot and complains about those ungrateful wretches she's forced to share an area code with.

By - 7/27/15 - 8:28 pm

Late this afternoon, at 83 Englewood Ave., where they trashed the place in search of cash.

By - 7/27/15 - 8:18 pm

Keita Freeman, 44, of Dorchester, received the sentence today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury found him guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

His girlfriend, Pamela Ferrie, 45, got two years probation for her role in trying to keep the victim from testifying, the DA's office says. Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 6:40 pm

Sarah Connors captured this kid dancing in the rain in Downtown Crossing this afternoon. Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 4:25 pm

The Boston Stress Study hopes to outfit large numbers of Bostonians with wearable stress monitors so that it can come up with accurate numbers on just how crazed life is in this never-say-stop 21st-century city - and how that breaks down across professions, locations and, who knows, maybe even T lines.

WBUR's CommonHealth has more on the study, an effort by local startup Neumitra, which, you'll not be surprised to learn, hopes to sell "embedded biomodules to accurately and...

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By - 7/27/15 - 2:51 pm

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By - 7/27/15 - 12:43 pm
Giant typewriter on Boston's Greenway

Arturo Gossage took in Figment Boston on the Greenway yesterday.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/27/15 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 11:16 am

Including a threat about how he could "put a hole right through your head" after stopping somebody making a wrong turn in a rotary, WCVB reports.

By - 7/27/15 - 10:59 am
Kids in a field in Old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this old Boston scene.

By - 7/27/15 - 10:05 am

Mayor Walsh said this morning he will not agree to sign the "host city contract" without assurances that Boston will not be liable for any possible cost overruns. And if the USOC says he has to agree to a contract today even though it won't be available until September, "then Boston is no longer pursuing the 2024 Olympic and paralympic games." Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 9:43 am
Old Christos market in Roslindale

Old Greek market new coffee shop in Roslindale?

Roslindale looks set to rejoin cafe nation with the potential opening of two coffee shops, one right in Roslindale Square, the other a couple blocks away.

In the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, Lauren Cooperstein Corduck reports that PS Gourmet Coffee, which has outlets in South Boston and Dorchester, will be moving into the former Vouros pastry shop at Washington and Poplar streets:...

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By - 7/27/15 - 12:34 am

Our own Ron Newman reported yesterday:

When WGBH's Laura Carlo introduced the Handel and Haydn Society's youth choir at this afternoon's Boston Summer Arts Weekend, did she really have to announce from the stage that "these young people would never set off bombs on the other side of Copley Square?"

That struck me as poor taste, poor judgment, and an unwanted reminder of a tragic event that most of us here in Boston are trying to move beyond.

By - 7/27/15 - 12:16 am

Around 12:10 a.m. at Elizabeth and Astoria streets. A woman was found in front of 17 Elizabeth with a gunshot wound; moments later, police found a man shot in the stomach and shoulder behind the house. About 15 minutes later, another person was found with a gunshot wound to the leg. At least six shots fired.

By - 7/26/15 - 11:57 pm

A man and woman were charged with carjacking for an incident around 7 a.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and W. Cottage Street, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 8:07 pm

Let's remember that night in New York.

By - 7/26/15 - 7:47 pm
Boston 2024 leaflet

Steve reports finding a two-page leaflet on his front steps in South Boston yesterday from Boston 2024, extolling its new "fact-based plan for hosting the games" that will, of course, fix the T, create thousands of new jobs and housing units, lead to better bike lanes and mean more taxes for the city. Read more.