By - 10/20/17 - 5:08 pm

It's not all a bed of roses, a Seattleite warns us. Like, what happens when all those new techies decide to have kids, only there's a sudden shortage of apartments and condos with three bedrooms? Or when the diverse local community Amazon claims it wants discovers that Amazon's non-warehouse workforce is as white as any other tech company's?

By - 10/20/17 - 1:55 pm

After not taking Commuter Rail for several weeks, I got a surprise as I had to pass through a gauntlet at South Station on the way to Fairmount early this afternoon. Some Campbell's-kids looking junior T employees confronted every aspiring passenger at the entry to Track 9. They demanded tickets for that specific train. I carped as I had to unburden myself of my Haymarket goodies and coffee to dig into my shirt pocket. The kid blocking me tried to be solemn in saying, "It's in the tariff!" Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 12:05 pm
Charles Dixon

Boston Police report the arrest last night of Charles Dixon, 32, of Reading, on charges of domestic assault, witness intimidation and violation of a domestic-violence restraining order.

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By - 10/20/17 - 11:05 am

Folks in the Jamaica Plain group on Facebook are reporting incidents of their mail being grabbed out of mailboxes in the neighborhood and ripped open.

Emily Marsh reports: Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 10:58 am
USS Constitution in the water

Tamas K-L got a good view of the USS Constitution on its first voyage since getting out of drydock.

By - 10/20/17 - 9:57 am

Boston Police report a man in his 30s was shot at 417 Geneva Ave., near Westville Street, shortly after midnight. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Stanley Staco reports up to four shots may have been fired.

By - 10/20/17 - 9:33 am

Look to Boston

Boston today released its bid to Amazon that calls for creation of a new Amazonian neighborhood at Suffolk Downs that would include 10,000 new housing units - some even aimed at people who don't work for the company - 1,500 hotel rooms, four new shopping districts and 40 acres of open space and the 8 million square feet of office space Amazon wants. Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 8:46 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Hood Will Hunting watched the sun come up from Long Wharf this morning.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:58 pm

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line as a result, the MBTA says.

By - 10/19/17 - 6:40 pm
Gray wall in Allston

Harry Mattison snapped the gray wall where, only yesterday, an artist painted a mural of Koko the Gorilla, only a day after he painted a mural of a woman petting her pussy. The artist himself blames the city graffiti-buster program for the battleship gray.

By - 10/19/17 - 5:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Bedford man on charges he broke into a Dorchester home Wednesday afternoon - three days after he was arrested on charge of breaking into a car in the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 4:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that breathed its last at Chestnut Hill.

By - 10/19/17 - 1:52 pm

Seems the module that detects mobile devices has gone bonkers today and is showing the mobile version to lots of desktop users. I think I've fixed that (if you're on a desktop and the site has tons of white space and just looks weird, then I haven't, in which case let me know), but the fix has changed the look of the mobile version (which should still be readable, it's mainly that the headline fonts are different and you may not see the ad you usually see at the top of pages, which may be good for you, not so good for me).

By - 10/19/17 - 12:55 pm
Wanted for fakery at South Station

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who sold somebody more than $250 worth of counterfeit tickets to a Bruno Mars concert.

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By - 10/19/17 - 12:09 pm

WBZ reports on the emergence of the dreaded jimson weed, but fails to inform us if weed eating is a problem among the children of Newton.

By - 10/19/17 - 11:51 am

WGBH is out with a poll that claims most Boston voters feel pretty darn good about their Hub and that that should be good news for Marty Walsh's election. But if you read down more than a couple of paragraphs, you see that it's mainly whites who feel that way: Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 10:24 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line due to a terminated trolley outbound at Waban.

By - 10/19/17 - 10:20 am
Man on a Red Line train

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man with no fixed address on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior aboard a Red Line train on Oct. 13.

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By - 10/19/17 - 9:47 am
Amazon Downs

WBUR reports Mayor Walsh tomorrow will detail his proposal to love up Amazon, with four possible sites in mind, but, really, he wants the Bezosphere to set up shop at Suffolk Downs.