By - 9/15/14 - 5:46 pm

Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 12:47 pm

Mayor Walsh says he was only joking when he told the Herald he was planning to use an upcoming trip to Ireland to try to recruit Bono and gang to play Fenway.

The Mayor is a well-documented U2 fan and would love to see

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By - 9/15/14 - 12:14 pm

A limping citizen complains about some godawful pavement on Guest Street in Brighton - and attaches a photo of a newly broken ankle to buttress the point:

I would like to thank the City of Boston for the beautiful pavement on the street outside 20 Guest St. Stepping off the curb and into this hole next to the sewer, almost killing myself and breaking my ankle! Sweet deal! Thanks again!

By - 9/15/14 - 11:00 am
Old orange trolleys in Boston

Yes, it's orange-trolley day here on UHub. The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 9/15/14 - 10:45 am

In a victory for the manufacturer of electric cars, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today dealers of other types of cars have no grounds to block the company's efforts to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

Massachusetts car dealers had sued Tesla Motors under a state... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 10:33 am

The Globe talks to the four candidates for governor about tax policy; at least when it comes to Coakley and Baker: Not much to hear.

There's a reason they call him the Prince of Darkness.

MassLive.com talks to John Miller, the Republican... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 10:12 am

Tim Murphy gives us a look at Packards Corner in the 1940s, when you could still take a trolley from downtown to Watertown Square, back in pre-MBTA days.

Imagine how bad this area would be today if there were still no traffic lights?!

By - 9/15/14 - 9:53 am
MBTA bus on roadeo course

Photo by MBTA.

Tyrell Sullivan, who drives a Route 73 bus between Harvard and Waverly squares, won the MBTA's annual bus "roadeo" on Sunday in Charlestown.

It's the second time that Sullivan, 29, of South Boston, has bested other T drivers through a course of cones and barrels. Sullivan, shown below, has driven a T bus for almost nine years.

Sullivan
By - 9/15/14 - 8:57 am

Over the weekend, the RMV shut its Chinatown branch and opened a new one in the building above the Haymarket T stop.

As always, the Roslindale RMV provides ample space for standing outside while you wait for your number to be called inside.

By - 9/15/14 - 7:38 am

Here's what you might have missed this weekend:

Madison Park High's headmaster quit after it turned out she wasn't actually certified as a headmaster in Massachusetts.

Man charged as remote upskirter in Arlington cafe.

Susan Taraskiewicz's mother pleads for help in finding... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 7:16 am

Seems the president of Venezuela doesn't like being called corrupt, so he went on national TV to threaten legal action against the Harvard professor who called him that. The professor, Kennedy School of Government professor Ricardo Hausmann, himself a pre-Chavez Venezuelan official, isn't too worried, the Crimson reports:

"I have the protection of the U.S.. I have the protection of Harvard. I feel a free man," Hausmann said.

Earlier:
Touchy Thais: Crimson pulls article offline after author's life is threatened

By - 9/15/14 - 6:16 am

An intensive search that began around 9 p.m. for an armed-robbery suspect in the area of Lowell and Vernon streets ended without the man in custody - but with police confident he'd left the area.

The chase for the thin white man in... Read more

By - 9/14/14 - 11:56 pm

State Police report finding a man who plunged 50 feet off the footbridge around 2:20 p.m.

Witnesses said the man was leaning his back against the concrete wall on the east side of the footbridge - which connects the Esplanade with Beacon Street - when

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By - 9/14/14 - 11:09 am
Lion taken down from Boston's Old State House

The Bostonian Society took down the lion and the unicorn from the Old State House today for renovations. Jocelyn was there to watch them cage the lion, no doubt to make sure he didn't escape and try to re-assert his royal authority over the colony.

By - 9/14/14 - 10:29 am

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today released an interview with Marlene Taraskiewicz, whose daughter Susan was murdered in September, 1992.

In the interview, Traskiewicz pleads for anybody with information to contact State Police, but adds:

We've been here 22 years. I

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By - 9/14/14 - 9:59 am

The Globe reports both it and Boston Magazine found some major ish with its recently released ranking of area high schools.

Boston Magazine gave major weight to SAT scores, even though 26 of the 65 schools wouldn’t disclose them. So those 26 were assigned an average of the scores for schools that did report, thereby placing them safely in the middle of the pack.

By - 9/13/14 - 6:06 pm

Diane Ross Gary, Madison Park headmaster, submitted her resignation Friday after a week of turmoil at the school over a major class-schedule mess - and after interim Superintendent John McDonough learned she had never submitted the paperwork to be certified as a headmaster in... Read more

By - 9/13/14 - 5:35 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. The bicyclist got the worst of it, was taken away in bad shape, but is expected to survive.

By - 9/13/14 - 3:42 pm
Alleged remote upskirting equipement

Seized items (note battery still embedded in floral arrangement). Photo by Arlington PD.

Joseph B. Hennessey, 53, of Salem, NH, will spend the rest of the weekend in the Arlington Police lockup after his arrest this morning on charges he rigged up a system to watch women in the restroom at the Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave., police... Read more