By - 6/25/17 - 6:09 pm

Andrea watched a Boston Cab driver hop onto the sidewalk to get around the Sunday ban on cars down Mem. Drive.

By - 6/25/17 - 10:10 am

Sunday is no fun day when an outbound train dies at Ruggles, causing what the MBTA calls "minor" delays.

By - 6/25/17 - 10:07 am

According to posters in the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, there's a guy driving a Good Humor truck around the neighborhood who seems to always be very late for something: As his truck blares "Camptown Races" over and over and over again, he rushes down the neighborhood streets, never actually stopping for the people who hear him and try to race outside to get a SpongeBob ice-cream, only to have their hopes dashed once more by the Too Fast Ice Cream Man.

By - 6/25/17 - 12:31 am

Around 12:25 a.m. at 72 Bragdon St., off Ernst Street.

By - 6/25/17 - 12:29 am

In the area of 154 Heath St., around 12:10 a.m.

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the victim is 8. She is expected to recover.

By - 6/24/17 - 12:42 pm

Some volunteers who say they collected 34 used syringes in Howes Park in Roxbury today found a creative way to display them.

By - 6/24/17 - 11:15 am

The Herald reports the City Council is looking at a proposal to seek more liquor licenses for Boston, which is pissing off the restaurants that paid $300,000 and up for theirs, but which would make the owner of a competitive-axe-throwing joint in Philadelphia look at expanding to Boston, because what could be better than tossing back a few and then tossing a few axes?

By - 6/24/17 - 9:52 am

UPDATE: Devers reports: "Driver just left. He spent half an hour, in the rain, straining to straighten out that fence. Looks about right now. Good on him."

Chris Devers reports a Globe Direct driver backed into his neighbor's fence this morning. He adds: Read more.

By - 6/24/17 - 9:49 am
Toilets? Ick

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to assert that visitors don't need to be reminded of bodily functions on the Greenway:

These porta potties on the walkway of the greenway are a terrible example of poor judgement. whoever made the decision to allow:approve these in this location where people are eating/ drinking and enjoying the city needs to rethink how the city should be represented.

By - 6/24/17 - 12:35 am

State Police report a Roslindale man whose engine was overheating as he drove south on 128 near Highland Avenue around 10 p.m. on Friday pulled into the breakdown lane and got out of the car - only to be hit by another vehicle, the driver of which then just kept on going. Read more.

By - 6/24/17 - 12:10 am

In the arm and upper back, possibly in the area of Cortes Street around 11:45 p.m., Friday. Injuries not considered life threatening.

Police did not initially find the victim, but instead found a long blood trail that took them into the South End.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:19 pm
Wood duck

That's probably no big news for people used to wildlife, but to us confirmed city dwellers, well, you learn something every day. On a walk around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, I spotted this smallish duck come in over the water and land near some other ducks and ducklings. As it came in, it seemed to be whistling, rather than quacking.

Thanks to some folks on Twitter for identifying it as a wood duck.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:13 pm

Akin, a Sudbury resident, ran Medieval Manor for more than 40 years. He died yesterday at home.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Edwards Church in Saxonville.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:44 pm
Flaco

Santos "Flaco" Portillo Andrade, the leader of the MS-13 East Boston Loco Salvatrucha "clique," agreed to plead guilty today to RICO charges related to his involvement in "an aggravated assault, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking," the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:20 pm
Scene outside Home Depot in South Bay Mall

Home Depot crime scene. Photo by Jamaica Plain News.

Police are at the Home Depot in the South Bay Mall, investigating a sexual assault on a worker around 8:10 p.m., allegedly by a young teenager, who was himself taken to the hospital for cuts suffered when bystanders tackled him.

By - 6/23/17 - 8:50 pm

Around 6:50 p.m. at Ruggles Street and Washington Street.

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm

Credit/Debit Card Only fare machine that doesn't take credit or debit cards

At lunchtime today, I went to purchase my July commuter rail pass. The Charlie sales machine in the State Transportation Buliding accepts only credit or debit cards - which doesn't make sense, given that the machine is in the STB where many tourists congregate and where the T has its administrative offices - and is clearly marked as so (see first photo).

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm
Big dog on the Blue Line

Matt Cadwallader shared a Blue Line car with this big dog today.