By - 10/21/14 - 8:44 am

Baker and Coakley debate tonight at 7 p.m. on WGBH. The three other candidates were not invited.

Baker is focusing on Boston, but he has little choice.

What can we glean from Baker's handling of mental-health services when he worked for... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:34 pm

Jack Newsham asks:

Why do Blue Line tracks have both third rails and overhead power lines?

By - 10/20/14 - 10:35 pm

WHDH reports federal and local law-enforcement officers were busy today hauling out evidence from the barn on Robinson Street, behind Ronan Park.

In other news, Dorchester has barns.

By - 10/20/14 - 10:26 pm
Ceclia Marie Johnson

Family members and friends have identified the woman stabbed to death in a fight early Saturday as Cecilia Marie Johnson, 26. A member of her family was also stabbed in the melee at 188 Washington St.

She leaves a young daughter, her parents and... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 9:58 pm

Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville.

The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.

By - 10/20/14 - 6:49 pm

Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.

Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and also this one.

By - 10/20/14 - 6:07 pm

If only Boston could win the Olympics, we'd have world-class trains for sure!

By - 10/20/14 - 5:51 pm

Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

By - 10/20/14 - 5:20 pm

Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.

The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue jacket.

By - 10/20/14 - 5:02 pm

A Fall River man had bail set at $10,000 today at his arraignment on charges of assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident early Saturday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he does not appear... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 4:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man for a fatal stabbing on Bowdoin Street last Thursday.

Police say officers found Gerald Williamson, 31, suffering from a stab wound around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday at 205 Bowdoin St. He was taken to Boston Medical... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 4:23 pm

Partners in Health Engage and Harvard will host a session on Wednesday to try to educate people about the virus:

The event will include a panel of speakers to discuss different aspects of the Ebola crisis, including the underlying biology of the virus, the social determinants that allow crises like Ebola to arise, and the international relationships being engaged and efforts that are currently underway to contain and hopefully end the outbreak.

Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Harvard Science Center.

By - 10/20/14 - 11:39 am

Transit Police provide a couple examples of alleged dumbassery at two of our major transit hubs:

Shortly after 2 a.m. today, police - and firefighters - responded to South Station because somebody had activated a fire alarm there. Transit Police report officers found Marwin... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Police report finding multiple shell casings outside 266 Mass. Ave. after receiving reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. today.

A nearby building was struck with gunshots. At this time, several reports indicated that at least four suspect vehicles were involved in the

... Read more
By - 10/20/14 - 11:15 am

Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for treasurer proves his tightness with the dollar with an ad that seems to be made by his family, although it was really produced by an ad agency in Virginia.

Coakley and Baker discussed the economy, education and transportation... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:03 am
Arrests at forest in Belmont

Protesters prepare to be cuffed before ride to booking. Photo via Danny Factor.

Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.

News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:

Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three

... Read more
By - 10/20/14 - 7:53 am
Evil grinning skull at JFK/UMass Red Line stop in Dorchester

Marta C. captured the visage that woke her up at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop this morning.

By - 10/20/14 - 7:49 am

The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."

The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.

By - 10/20/14 - 7:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.

The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got... Read more