By - 5/22/15 - 8:14 am

State Police report a Dorchester man suffered serious injuries yesterday when a woman from Quincy drove over him as they were both traveling around Neponset Circle around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:07 am

Transit Police report members of the Special Crimes Unit last night arrested Philip Urban, 50, of Malden on a charge of being stupid enough to get a blow job on the outbound Orange Line platform at State Street last Friday.

He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court; technically, the charge is open and gross lewdness. No word on the hunt for the woman seen ministering to him.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:44 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the developers behind the proposed Dot Block at Dot. Ave. and Hancock Street are now asking for BRA approval to build 420 apartments, thanks to their acquisition of some more land.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:40 am

Everybody's favorite Olympic nag today reassures the USOC not to worry about us lying on the floor crying and screaming and slamming our little fists into the hardwood: We'll be back to our adorable selves after a good nap. Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:48 pm
Sunset over Milton

MadTy watched the sun go down over Milton Landing this evening.

Vanessa Kuo watched the sunset from Boston Common: Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:18 pm

Around 9 p.m. on Rexford Street near Cummins Highway.

By - 5/21/15 - 7:15 pm
Proposed Indy Car course in South Boston

The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:

The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first time an Indy car race has been contested in the area.

The races will then become an annual event at least through...

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By - 5/21/15 - 6:54 pm

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino. Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 6:39 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 5/21/15 - 3:44 pm

The Globe reports the chain, which started in the North End, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

By - 5/21/15 - 12:10 pm
Water Street shut

Water Street is shut to drivers and pedestrians at lunchtime, and firefighters and EMTS are on standby, as the BPD bomb squad investigates a suspicious package wrapped in duct tape.

By - 5/21/15 - 11:51 am
New Orange Line trains

What the new Orange Line cars will look like (running alongside the Longfellow?).

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the MBTA by two companies that objected to the way the T awarded the bid for new Red and Orange Line cars to a Chinese manufacturer.

The dismissal, which actually happened in March, does not necessarily clear the tracks for CNR MA - a joint venture of two Chinese companies - to deliver scores of new cars for the two subway lines between 2018 and 2021....

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By - 5/21/15 - 10:40 am

Weirdo Records in Central Square closed for the last time this week. Owner Angela Sawyer writes: Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 10:12 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

Emily Weisberg shows us the annual flag plantings on the Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:51 am

The latest drought standings are just out this morning, and all of Massachusetts - and much of New England and a good part of New York are now in a moderate drought. The US Drought Monitor adds: Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:41 am

The Herald reports the keeper of special collections at the BPL in Copley Square has been put on leave as police and now the FBI investigate the disappearance of two valuable prints from the library.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:14 am

Frontal views, this time, only he's zipped up. That bit of oral satisfaction at State Street last week could lead to a criminal sentence and permanent status as a sex offender.

By - 5/21/15 - 8:07 am

Wilmington Police report a crew repairing a water-main break on Shawsheen Avenue uncovered some trolley tracks: Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 8:00 am
Inside the Roslindale Substation

Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.

He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft beer store.

Craft Beer Cellar, in fact, hopes to open by the end of...

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By - 5/20/15 - 11:17 pm

When the New Yorker stopped into Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway tonight, he left the key in the ignition.

Surprise! The car was missing when he walked out with his food.

Fortunately for him, a BPD dispatcher issued a BOLO and officers soon spotted and stopped the car on Washington Street, just before Green, in Jamaica Plain. Driver and car were taken to E-5 in West Roxbury for a reunion.