By - 8/20/17 - 12:58 am

Around 12:45 a.m. on 7 Carmody Ct., off Mercer Street. Nobody hit.

By - 8/20/17 - 12:17 am

Around 12:05 a.m. on Barry Street near Barry Park, per Eric Malloy.

By - 8/19/17 - 5:38 pm

Shortly before 3:50 p.m, Boston Police reported:

BPD confirming rocks being thrown at officers on Tremont at West.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Karen Zgoda reported police were using pepper spray in Downtown Crossing: Read more.

By - 8/19/17 - 4:42 pm
Never Again

A couple dozen racists and Nazis, one dressed as a Minuteman, spent an hour or so standing on and near the Parkman Bandstand this afternoon under the baleful eyes of thousands of jeering protesters before slowly walking away and towards the Boylston Street side of Boston Common, to await a ride out in four Boston Police prisoner vans. Read more.

By - 8/19/17 - 9:04 am

Will be heading down to the Common soon. In my one concession to safety, I'm leaving my laptop home, so will be mainly posting to Twtter (at twitter.com/universalhub) if you want to follow along (with the caveat that data service tends to disappear when large crowds gather).

By - 8/19/17 - 9:02 am
Wanted man

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they want for an assault-and-battery charge for an incident on a Red Line train at JFK/UMass around 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 9.

According to a police spokesman: Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:41 pm

For the third weekend in a row, teens, many from suburbs, ran through the streets of the North End tonight. This time, though, Boston Police were grabbing and arresting some of them, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.

By - 8/18/17 - 12:01 pm
Brighton courthouse steps

Steps o' doom.

Longtime Brighton residents are starting to forget a time when the front steps of Brighton Municipal Court didn't look like the aftermath of a meteor strike.

State officials keep promising to fix the steps, but don't because they keep finding more things wrong with the courthouse that also need fixing and keep throwing those things onto an ever expanding project list. Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 11:06 am

The Melnea Cass Recreation Complex, 120 Martin Luther King Blvd., holds its annual Cass Family Olympics Day, noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, in memory of Melnea Cass, who started her long career in civil justice by helping black women register to vote after the enactment of suffrage in 1920 and who later helped found ABCD.

Besides free food, there will be a swim meet, bouncy houses and face painting and volleyball with a giant inflatable ball.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:58 am

Mayor Walsh says he'll be spending Saturday going from one barbecue to another in Boston's neighborhoods, many as part of annual "unity" events at the city's housing projects.

That, he says, is how Bostonians should react to tomorrow's racism rally at the Parkman Bandstand. Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 10:34 am

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line to Oak Grove as a results, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/18/17 - 9:50 am

WBZ reports on the incident on Trenton Street yesterday.

By - 8/18/17 - 9:20 am
Cameras being installed on the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

Brian Moore spotted workers installing security cameras atop the Parkman Bandstand today, in advance of tomorrow's racist protest and counter demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Union Capital Boston has sort of formalized the idea ... Read more.

By - 8/18/17 - 9:05 am

Eric Ballard asks:

I need some help/advice: best BBQ joints in Boston proper (or RL Cambridge). Kansas City/NC preferred.

By - 8/17/17 - 8:50 pm

WFXT reports the Swan Boats in the Public Garden will be locked down Saturday as a precaution during the planned white-supremacist rally across the street on the Common. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 8:46 pm

Boston Police report arresting a young teen inside the Dunkin' Donuts at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Lower Mills early Tuesday after he'd allegedly smashed open the door and was attempting to use a yellow crow bar to pry open an ATM inside the closed donut shop. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:37 pm

The Tucson Sentinel reports the University of Arizona has signed up longtime MIT linguistics professor (now emeritus) Noam Chomsky to teach there. Read more.