By - 5/20/15 - 6:05 pm

The Globe reports Ashkenazy Acquisition has decided the revenue from charging street performers wasn't worth the cost of having large parts of Boston City Hall hating them.

By - 5/20/15 - 5:36 pm
goslings at Boston Latin

The Animal Rescue League reports its technicians made a house call today to Boston Latin School to move two adult geese and their offspring from the roof of an interior courtyard to more hospitable grounds down by the Muddy River. Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 5:26 pm
USS Constitution in drydock

Our own SwirlyGrrl captured Old Ironsides in its new home for the next couple of years: Drydock for some restoration work.

By - 5/20/15 - 2:11 pm

A new report by the city and Blue Cross Blue Shield finds opiate addiction is spiking in Boston just like elsewhere in the state and says we're going to need more treatment beds and programs and soon. Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 1:59 pm

Gregory McCoy, 27, of Dorchester, had bail set at $250,000 for his alleged role in the crash at Talbot and New England avenues last night that killed a teenage bicyclist, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 11:01 am
Colorful inflatable thing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jess Idres shows us what's sprouted on one side of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As the museum explains:

Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:42 am

Crews from "Chasing Life," an ABC Family series about "April, an ambitious young journalist" newly diagnosed with cancer, are in the Back Bay today doing filming type stuff. They'll be shooting some shots in the Copley T stop, too.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:31 am

Somerville? Yawn. The Globe today quotes some developer dude about suddenly not so sleepy but still leafy Watertown:

We look at it almost like it is going to be Boston’s Brooklyn.

Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:11 am
Backhoe rips up a light pole on the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

Fred White watched a backhoe operator rip up light poles on the Casey Overpass and just fling them over the side. "This must be fun," he suspects.

By - 5/20/15 - 7:46 am

Mediaite reports.

By - 5/20/15 - 6:11 am

The Herald reports on the disappearance of a Rembrandt etching and a Durer engraving.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:27 pm

Around 10:10 p.m. at Talbot and New England avenues between two cars and a teen on a bicycle.

WCVB reports the cars, one a white Cadillac, crashed and one or both of the vehicles then hit the teen, killing him. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:01 pm
695 and 95 in Roxbury

This is from an engineer's report on the proposed Southwest Expressway and Inner Belt that was killed in 1971 and shows the view from above what is now the Reggie Lewis Center looking towards the interchange of the two highways at what is now Ruggles.

By - 5/19/15 - 9:53 pm
New Green Line trolley

Stephanie forwards this rendering of one of the trolleys the T will buy for the Green Line Extension from CAF, a Spanish company that will assemble the cars in Elmira, NY and which promises "prime performance and first-rate passenger comfort," so presumably they'll be able to get up Comm. Ave. and not fall off the tracks and stuff.

By - 5/19/15 - 6:55 pm

In Brookline (last item), needless to say.

By - 5/19/15 - 6:29 pm

The Royal Gazette reports the Norwegian Dawn is stuck in the water, possibly on a reef.

By - 5/19/15 - 5:38 pm

As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:

Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.

To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:

No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!

It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?