By - 10/2/15 - 9:32 am
Proposed pedestrian plaza on Commonwealth Avenue at Harvard Avenue in Allston

Rendering of possible pedestrian plaza on Comm. Ave. inbound at Harvard.

An upcoming $20-million revamp of Comm. Ave. from Packards Corner to Warren Street could include new plazas at Harvard Avenue aimed at turning the huge intersection into a place where people would actually want to hang out. Read more.

By - 10/2/15 - 8:36 am

I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972 begins:

I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself.

One week prior, at the behest of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, I'd flown four B-52 sorties over Hanoi. I dropped forty-eight bombs. How many homes I destroyed, how many lives I ended, I'll never know. But in the eyes of my superiors, I had served my country honorably, and I was thusly discharged with such distinction.

And so on the morning of that New Year's Eve, I found myself in a barren studio...

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By - 10/2/15 - 8:23 am

Massport is conducting "a large-scale emergency drill" at Logan Airport between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, so don't get alarmed if you see fire, smoke and lots of firetrucks and emergency vehicles with flashing lights.

By - 10/2/15 - 7:21 am

The Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA session at English High on coming up with long-range plans for the Washington Street corridor. The top resident priority was affordable housing.

The second most significant value that emerged was summed up by one table - keep Jamaica Plain weird.

By - 10/1/15 - 9:45 pm

Fans of the brushed metal look better hurry over before it's stripped away.

Pizza-making brothers from the Fall River suburb of Somerset have an agreement to buy the long closed Roggie's on Chestnut Hill Avenue and remake it as their second pizza place. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:42 pm
Message to Byron: Alex has your money

TinyTruncale spotted this notice at Mass. Ave. and Boylston today.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:06 pm
Lena Bruce

When James Witkowski, 42, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last summer for violating the terms of an assault-and-battery conviction - following earlier convictions that included drug distribution - he had to supply a DNA sample.

The sample matched DNA found on the body of Lena Bruce after she was raped and suffocated in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 2:26 pm

A city zoning rule that bans more than four undergraduates in an apartment isn't working, city officials said today, so they've begun looking at changes that would let them start levying fines on landlords who persist in overcrowding their units. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 2:19 pm

The Boston Housing Authority said today it's chosen Corcoran Jennison of Dorchester to completely rebuild and expand the Bunker Hill development into a mixed-income community. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 1:05 pm

A man convicted of a 2001 murder in a Dorchester crack house will get to make the case why a woman's statement that casts doubt on the testimony of the only witness against him should be enough for a new trial, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 12:20 pm

Updated with Transit Police info; she did not fall off a bridge.

A woman was hit by a Worcester Line train around noon. She was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive, Transit Police say.

By - 10/1/15 - 12:03 pm
Cement truck overturned on 93

Chris Martin photographed the scene on I-93 southbound in the Woburn/Wilmington area shortly before noon.

By - 10/1/15 - 11:05 am
Circumcision protester in Copley Square

J. Tammaro spotted this "intactivist" in Copley Square this morning, urging people to vote against circumcision, even though there are no circumcision-related ballot questions in the works for the 2016 ballot.

By - 10/1/15 - 9:29 am

The New York Times takes a look at the load time and size of large news Web sites on phones and finds weighs in as the heaviest, most ad-laden of the sites - so much so that visiting its homepage just once a day for a month would cost a person with a typical 4G data plan $9.50 a month just to download all the ads.

By - 10/1/15 - 9:11 am

The Herald outlines the charges against those five Local 25 members arrested yesterday, catches up with Mayor Walsh to ask about the section in the indictment that says an unidentified "City Hall official" did his or her part to harass "Top Chef" through phone calls to the Omni Parker Hotel and a restaurant where the show had been planning to film.

By - 10/1/15 - 8:59 am
Bank robber

Boston Police have released photos of a man wanted for a Monday robbery of the Citizens Bank branch at One Financial Center - across Atlantic Avenue from South Station.

He's a white guy in his 30s, 5'8" with a medium build, who wore black sunglasses.

By - 10/1/15 - 8:23 am

Village 14 reports on the incident last week.

By - 10/1/15 - 8:07 am
Jeff Randall

Family and friends are identifying the man found shot to death outside a Hyde Park apartment building as Jeff Randall, a Hyannis native and graduate of Barnstable High School. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 7:23 am

Overnight data shows Hurricane Joaquin possibly shifting away from landfall in the Carolinas or the mid-Atlantic, with one model showing a possible direct hit on Long Island and southern New England instead, the National Hurricane Center says in its latest advisory. But the center cautions it's still too early to say that for sure and notes a traditionally reliable computer model still shows the...

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By - 9/30/15 - 10:19 pm

Around 10:10 p.m. on Sumner Street near London - although the victim was found on Border.