By - 6/30/15 - 7:54 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Eric Ballard watched the sun come up over the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 6/29/15 - 10:16 pm

Around 10:05 p.m. between Kerwin Street and Browning Avenue, just off Talbot.

By - 6/29/15 - 7:51 pm
Missing snake in Brookline

Penelope, is that you?

Brookline Police ask:

Missing a snake? Found on Pond Av today, taken to Boston shelter. Believed to be someone's healthy pet

H/t Steve Annear.

By - 6/29/15 - 4:38 pm
By - 6/29/15 - 4:18 pm

MassDOT today approved a $222.2 million contract to replace the T's current fleet of 325 CNG buses with a new fleet of CNG/hybrid buses.

New Flyer, Inc., of Winnipeg, is expected to start delivering the 40-foot buses, many of which will run out of the Forest Hills yard, in July, 2016, with all buses in service a year later.

The federal government will pick up 80% of the cost.

By - 6/29/15 - 3:51 pm

City officials last week showed off their latest plans for the Fallon Field playground upgrade that would include a 25-foot slide down the side of the park's hill and what would be Roslindale's first playground water-spray area, Roslindale Wants to Play reports. Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 3:43 pm

After stabbing his girlfriend's children - 15, 11 and 9 - on Saturday, Rock Aurelian of Hyde Park allegedly demanded one of the first officers on the scene shoot him dead.

The cop refused and Aurelien was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court today on three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder for the River Street attacks, from which officials say the three victims will recover. Read More

By - 6/29/15 - 3:25 pm

A Phoenix man who may have been a repeat meth trafficker was arrested yesterday in a Logan Airport men's room with a pound of meth in a checked bag, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

State Police already had their eye on alleged meth dealer Micah Gibson, 38, when he arrived on a Delta flight at Terminal A yesterday morning, the DA's office reports: Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 1:56 pm
Exti marker at Brighton Staples

Captain Nemo shows us the marker at the Brighton Staples. Maybe it leads to the CARS OLNY lane on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 6/29/15 - 1:47 pm

First came Boston's Finest on TNT. Now ABC gives us Boston EMS, which will premiere next month (along with Save My Life: Boston Trauma). So when does Boston Jake come out?

UPDATE: As noted in the comments, Boston firefighters did have their own series.

By - 6/29/15 - 10:15 am
Proposed venue map of Boston 2024 Olympics

Proposed new venue map. From Boston 2024 Bid 2.0.

Boston 2024 officials are outlining their "Bid 2.0" version of the proposed 2024 Olympics in Massachusetts. Current Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca says the plan still calls for buying out the existing businesses in Widett Circle and building a temporary stadium there - and then turning the land after the games over to a private developer, who would build a whole new transit-oriented development with 4,000 apartments. Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 9:25 am

The Times of Israel takes a look at El Al's new Boston-Tel Aviv route and how Massport won it over areas with larger Jewish populations, such as Miami: Lots of Israeli businesses operate here and Massport did a good job convincing El Al Boston is not just some dinky little city. Among those on the first flight today: Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

By - 6/29/15 - 8:52 am

At the South Boston convention center. If you can't break away from work, you'll supposedly be able to watch it live online.

By - 6/29/15 - 6:15 am
Remains of Confederate flag on the 54th Massachusetts memorial

Remains of the flag. Photo by Hkergrrl.

The Globe reports Melissa Carino took down a Confederate flag that had been draped over the memorial to the North's first black regiment last night after State and Boston Police declined to act, each saying the other was responsible for the historic marker across from the State House.

By - 6/28/15 - 10:41 pm
Cardinal Sean O'Malley addresses crowd at Parkman Bandstand

Arturo Gossage took in the protest at the Parkman Bandstand today. Among the speakers: Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

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

By - 6/28/15 - 10:15 pm

Mansfield Police report arresting a Dorchester man on shoplifting charges Friday afternoon after a foot chase that started at the LL Bean store in the Mansfield Crossing Mall, went down the Northeast Corridor and then back into town before ending in the back room of a sub shop. Read more.

By - 6/28/15 - 9:41 pm
Trolleys in Copley Square

The Boston City Archives recently posted a collection of photos of Boston street cars, including this photo of trolleys lined up in Copley Square for the School Boy Parade on June 6, 1937, and a photo of the scene on Tremont Street around 1895 - two years before the first subway tunnel in America opened underneath Tremont: Read more.

By - 6/28/15 - 9:28 pm

The NewBostonPost hasn't started posting anything to its $2-million Web site yet, but its Facebook feed gives you an idea of what to expect: Photos from the Cambridge dance party, news of sunscreen dispensers in Boston parks and, oh, yeah, commentary on how a tyrannical Supreme Court is going against the laws of nature and trying to make women fathers and men mothers.

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By - 6/28/15 - 1:55 pm

Ashley spotted these flowers in front of a Fenway apartment building, wonders what kind they are.

By - 6/28/15 - 1:30 pm

Sometimes, when somebody says "One and one is ..." you need to let them finish to make sure they mean to say "one and one is two" rather than "one and one is three." The other day, I wrote about Councilor Ayanna Pressley's opposition to a request for a liquor license for a restaurant in Adams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.