By - 6/27/15 - 11:23 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. on Round Hill Street.

By - 6/27/15 - 10:11 pm

Good Morning Gloucester has photos of yesterday's winner of the annual greasy-pole competition.

By - 6/27/15 - 9:48 pm

Loud booming coming from south of Hyde Park was actually Milton's WeAreMilton shooting off fireworks to celebrate the Miltonness of Milton.

H/t Chris Franson.

By - 6/27/15 - 9:43 pm

For more than a decade, Mike Ball has chronicled the fight for same-sex marriage on his Marry in Massachusetts blog. He wrote his last post today:

Yesterday's SCOTUS decision pronouncing marriage equality as the Constitutional law of the land makes this blog unnecessary.

By - 6/27/15 - 9:26 pm

The Swellesley Report shows us the pickup truck with the Confederate flag mounted in the back (of course) seen being driven around Wellesley today.

By - 6/27/15 - 5:10 pm

The Herald reports three children were stabbed around 1 p.m. in a River Street house and that a man is under arrest.

By - 6/27/15 - 4:55 pm
Fallen sign in Brighton

Complaints about damaged and downed signs are not unusual on Citizens Connect. Most people, however, don't pose with the signs to show just how sad they are about them, as this lady did on Claymoss Road in Brighton.

By - 6/27/15 - 4:45 pm
Dancing in Chinatown

Rachel enjoyed the dance performance that was part of a Chinatown street festival today.

By - 6/27/15 - 4:35 pm

Bill Cosby's homeowner's insurance company is asking a federal judge in Boston to rule it doesn't have to pay for his defense against lawsuits by women claiming he sexually attacked them.

Cosby, who lives in Shelburne Falls, took out a homeowner's and "personal excess" policies last year that included clauses under which AIG Property Casualty Co. would help pay for any personal-injury lawsuits against the comedian. But in its suit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, AIG said the policies also have clauses barring any payments in cases involving allegations of "sexual molestation or corporal punishment" and "sexual...

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By - 6/27/15 - 12:53 pm
Birds of prey in Cambridge

The other day, LadyLazerJ spotted these two hawks perched outside her office on Hampshire Street in Kendall Square - where they stayed for about two hours.

They were seriously pissing off the blue jays.

Copyright LadyLazerJ. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/27/15 - 12:18 pm
City Hall sign pointing to City Hall

What's not to love? 2012 photo.

ArchDaily interviews a trio of architects writing a book about the glory of 1960s and 1970s concrete architecture in Boston and why they prefer to call it "Heroic" rather than "Brutalist." For starters, not all concrete buildings are brutalist. Equally important, they say, all that concrete reflects an era in which city leaders managed to revitalize a city that had been somnolently declining for decades. Read more...

By - 6/26/15 - 11:37 pm
New retail space in Government Center station

Government Center retail space. Photo by MBTA.

Whether it will be another Dunkin' Donuts to replace the one that was almost directly underneath one of the two Dunkin' Donuts on the street, however, remains an open question. A T spokesman says a vendor has yet to be chosen for the space, although he adds whoever it turns out to be will be banned from selling popcorn.

The renovated junction for the Green and Blue lines is scheduled to open next year.

By - 6/26/15 - 10:20 pm
By - 6/26/15 - 9:09 pm
Cambridge Dance Party

Barbara S. hopped over to the Cambridge Dance Party outside City Hall in Central Square.

By - 6/26/15 - 7:31 pm
Proposed building at 89 Brighton Ave. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A Cambridge developer this week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for replacing an existing car-rental place, small office building and large house at 89 Brighton Ave. with a 138-unit apartment building with 69 spaces for cars - and 142 for bicycles.

In his filing, Noah Maslan of Eden Properties says the building will be aimed at the growing number of small household who would rather ride a bike, rent a car or take a car service than deal with owning their own car in the city. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 6:58 pm
Pride flags at BPL

Sup3rmark shows us the main library in Copley Square today.

By - 6/26/15 - 6:29 pm
Chinatown fire scene

UPDATE: The MBTA reported at 7:19 p.m. that service had resumed.

Sean Olson reports an electrical fire in the tunnel near Chinatown station shut the Orange Line shortly before 6 p.m. The Boston Fire Department made quick work of the fire and let the T restore power at 6:19 p.m. , although the T was still reporting service was knocked out between Back Bay and North Station at 6:40 p.m.

By - 6/26/15 - 4:19 pm

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reported today:

After a physical examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, investigators believe the girl was about 4 years old with brown eyes and brown hair that was about 14 inches long. She stood about 3½ feet tall, and weighed just over 30 pounds. She was not significantly overweight or underweight for her height. Her ethnicity has not been established.

By - 6/26/15 - 1:45 pm

Boston 2024 CEO Rich Davey (right) addresses councilors

UPDATE: Boston 2024 says it will release its new plan at 10 a.m. on Monday.

We'll have to wait until next week to hear any new information about the financials for the proposed 2024 Olympics. The City Council Special Committee on the 2024 Olympics held a hearing today about venue selection and financing but it didn't get many answers. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 12:22 pm
Under the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown

You can get some weird perspectives when you stand under the Zakim Bridge and its connecting ramps and look up.

Under the new deck.