By - 4/21/14 - 12:14 pm
Tarzan Jones in the 1939 Boston Marathon

In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.

Leslie Jones photo from the BPL Marathon collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 4/21/14 - 11:56 am
Mike Napoli about to be hit by a pitch

Greg C. captured the moment just before Mike Napoli got hit by a pitch in the wild ninth inning of last night's game.

Copyright Greg C. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/21/14 - 11:22 am

Paul Revere gets all the glory, but William Dawes also rode into the countryside that fateful April night to warn the colonists that the Redcoats were coming.

This morning, the National Lancers re-created Dawes' ride from the First Church in Roxbury in Eliot... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 7:05 am
Truck fire on the Zakim bridge

An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..

The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 9:21 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at Lenox and Washington.

By - 4/20/14 - 7:06 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a woman and a child had to be taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation after what turned into a two-alarm fire broke out on their floor of the apartment building at 55 Brookledge St., shortly before... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 6:32 pm
Marathon Sports on Boylston Street

Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.

By - 4/20/14 - 4:40 pm
Stripped horns at MIT Flea

Turlach MacDonagh went to the MIT Flea today and spotted these stripped brass horns.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/20/14 - 12:52 pm
Portable john in the South End

He shoots, he scores!

A concerned citizen is pissed off that an abandoned portable toilet on Worcester Square has turned into a jaunty john for hookers to service customers:

In the back alley 34 Worcester Square This potable toilet is used for prostitution but no construction crew had used it in 3 months. Get this toilet removed now!

By - 4/20/14 - 11:24 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was shot on Meridian Street shortly after 5 a.m.

Alex Howell, who lives in the 300 block, reports he heard the shots a bit further up the street:

Huge argument, then three very loud pops.

By - 4/20/14 - 10:59 am

UPDATE: Per Jennifer M., all clear sounded around 11:15 a.m. - it was an empty suitcase.

Police have blocked off the area around Brookside Avenue and Ophir Street to await the arrival of the bomb squad, which will examine an suitcase just sitting there.

H/t Jennifer M.

By - 4/20/14 - 10:50 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was stabbed in the back around 6:30 a.m. at 8 Coventry St..

By - 4/20/14 - 10:44 am
BAA 5K in the Back Bay

Ed Hatfield watched the Invitational Mile through the Back Bay yesterday.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/20/14 - 8:24 am

Justin Porter watched the sun come up this morning.

By - 4/19/14 - 8:34 pm
Boston artwork

Chris Watson shows us the new artwork on the Boylston side of the Pru.

By - 4/19/14 - 1:40 pm

1938 British Pathe newsreel on that year's Boston Marathon.

By - 4/19/14 - 12:34 pm

John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam in Cambridge, is suing a Maryland biotech company for allegedly eliminating the stock options he got while serving on its board of directors before it went public.

In his suit against MacroGenics, filed yesterday in US District Court... Read more

By - 4/19/14 - 11:49 am
Wide Wheeler

Reach the Beach, which sells wheeled contraptions for getting your beach stuff from the parking lot to the sand, is suing Sam's Club for selling what it says is a patent-infringing, trademark-ruining knockoff.

In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston,... Read more

By - 4/19/14 - 10:01 am

A wide-awake citizen complains:

Music playing on the greenway carousel?? It's 3:15 am.