By - 5/5/16 - 7:31 am

Jamaica Plain News recaps yesterday's annual trout release at Jamaica Pond.

By - 5/5/16 - 7:23 am

Time was, the idea behind the Combat Zone was to concentrate all the adult entertainment in one small area to keep it out of the rest of the city. Then the BRA figured it could just demolish the entire area and all the theaters and shops would just, poof, disappear. But people fought them.

By - 5/4/16 - 8:42 pm

State Auditor Suzanne Bump's office posted this YouTube video today, you know, May the Fourth Day.

H/t Mike Deehan.

By - 5/4/16 - 5:22 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on trains to and from Worcester.

By - 5/4/16 - 4:57 pm

A Qatari couple who brought their Filipino maid with them when they took up residence in Cambridge had to pay a $3,000 fine for not realizing that in the United States, you're not supposed to withhold a worker's wages or passport when she says she wants to quit, let alone threaten to ship her back to your home country and deal with her there, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 2:09 pm
Boston firefighters at 11 Capen Pl. in Dorchester

Firefighters make sure fire stays out. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that started in a first-floor bedroom at at 11 Capen Pl., off Capen Street, did an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The fire, reported at 11:30 a.m., displaced six people. There were no injuries, the department reports.

By - 5/4/16 - 2:00 pm

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for two guys who held up the TD Bank branch at 533 Boylston St. on Monday. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 1:37 pm

When the Aloft hotel on D Street opened on Feb. 4, the lobby had one of the pool tables that all Aloft hotels have. And then management had to order it packed up and put it in storage when they learned that Boston requires a license for pool tables in places of public accommodation. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 12:21 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against a New Jersey company whose phone anonymizer service was used by a vengeful Quincy woman to make phony sexually explicit, harassing phone calls to the neighbor of a man who had fired her from her job at a Quincy diner. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 11:43 am

Mayor Walsh, city councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu and state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry this morning backed residents opposed to a Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway, saying there are already enough coffee options in the area, that a Starbucks would exacerbate morning traffic woes at the intersection and would help to eat away at the family-oriented, mom-and-pop nature of the commercial district east of Perkins Square. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 9:50 am

WBZ traffic reporter Kristen Eck discusses her transition from Scott Eck.

By - 5/4/16 - 7:26 am

Boston EMS Incidents and WBZ report two people were shot on Bailey Street shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Because of the severity of at least one victim's injuries, the homicide unit was requested, just in case.

Last July, a man was shot to death near there.

By - 5/4/16 - 7:20 am
Dead Orange Line train at Stony Brook

Suddenly finding himself with no way to go further north than Stony Brook around 6:20 a.m., Todd Cosentino had plenty of time to photograph the flatlined Orange Line train at Stony Brook. The T says service has since resumed.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Jen Vesp reports: "FYI, the Orange Line is an absolute nightmare this morning. I've only been waiting 50 minutes to fit on a train."

By - 5/3/16 - 11:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports we'll be getting a Mastro's Steakhouse. In a luxury residential building on Fan Pier, natch.

By - 5/3/16 - 10:54 pm

Wicked Local Wellesley posts excerpts from the grammatically and spelling challenged e-mails from a parent that got the school superintendent and principal to cancel a performance by three boys wearing giant Trump heads. Turns out it's not that they agreed with her, but that teachers at the school were afraid of somebody who seemed a bit of an unhinged Trump fanatic:

In the e-mails, which included a caricature of President Obama and another with a Muslim man holding a severed head, the parent objected to the content of the skits and promised...

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By - 5/3/16 - 5:55 pm

Transit Police report arresting Terrell Alves, 25, for attacking a 14-year-old girl at the Downtown Crossing T stop around 8 a.m. last Wednesday. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 5:46 pm

Boston Police are investigating how an officer's gun fired yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue, but say initial evidence points to a simple accident.

Police declined to specify the nature of that accident, but said the officer remains on the job and is not facing disciplinary action.

By - 5/3/16 - 4:49 pm

City Councilor Andrea Campbell opened a hearing on an upcoming Boston Police pilot program involving body cameras by announcing she will hold a second hearing sometime this month to let BPD officials comment on the plans. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 4:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mission Hill man on charges he used a loaded rifle to get two refrigerator-delivery guys to leave his apartment, police say. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 4:18 pm
Anthony's Pier 4 demolition nearly done

John Gage watched the last bits of Anthony's Pier 4 being torn down today. It's making way for a park to go with a luxury residential tower, of course.