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By - 3/19/18 - 3:27 pm
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Went up to Jamaica Pond to look for the bald eagle that's been spotted there. Didn't find it, but did find these hooded mergansers paddling around with the mallards up at the north end of the pond.

By - 3/19/18 - 11:06 am
Outside Sweet on Charles Street, Beacon Hill

JB Parrett noticed a window shopper outside Sweet on Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

By - 3/19/18 - 10:57 am

A man who went into court ready to acknowledge he was walking across the Northeastern campus with a loaded gun had his conviction dismissed because campus police didn't have enough of a reason to "seize" him in the first place and because the judge in the case failed to ask him at the start of his trial if he were really sure he wanted to admit possession of the gun. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:44 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line service towards Forest Hills got delayed because of a recalcitrant door on a train at North Station.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:40 am

The BPDA board last week approved construction of a 38-unit residential building on Walley Street, near Suffolk Downs, that would feature some rare four-bedroom units and a number of three-bedroom units. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise through Rowes Wharf on the Boston waterfront

Cybah captured the sun centered in the Rowes Wharf arch as it rose this morning.

By - 3/18/18 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Everett man in the Fenway on charges he picked up a woman in his rideshare vehicle, then raped her. Read more.

By - 3/18/18 - 7:39 pm
Tin Woodsman in St. Patrick's parade in South Boston

Redsox 223 took in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston today.

It was a bit nippy today, so as Eileen Murphy shows us, Keegan, Delaney and Kaylee Nolan of Nashua, NH, got bundled up (especially Delaney): Read more.

By - 3/18/18 - 9:42 am

The company behind Craft Beer Cellar outlets is making a federal case out of negative reviews on Glassdoor.com, a site that lets people review the companies they work for. Read more.

By - 3/18/18 - 9:08 am

Dan Kennedy posts the memo from a manager with the Purcell regime to staffers about what happens at midnight tonight; Kennedy adds one of those not making the transition to Digital First Media is editorial-page editor Rachelle Cohen.

The Boston Business Journal reports the new owners will shift Herald printing from the Globe in Taunton to GateHouse Media in Providence.

By - 3/17/18 - 9:00 pm
Sunset over the Charles

John Gage watched the sun go down through the cupola of the Liberty Hotel and over the Charles River.

By - 3/17/18 - 3:22 pm
Two-car crash in Brookline

Photo by Brookline PD.

Brookline Police report a three-car smashup on Harvard Street this afternoon sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries.

By - 3/17/18 - 3:01 pm
Blizzard vs. Blizzard

Who would confuse W.B. Mason's Blizzard brands of spring water and copier paper with Dairy Queen's Blizzard brand ice-cream? Who but a moron, W.B. Mason argues in a suit filed against Dairy Queen this week.

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By - 3/17/18 - 11:10 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Such a weird question, but does anyone any restaurants/caterers that serve American Chop Suey?

By - 3/16/18 - 11:38 pm

A Salvadoran national living in East Boston admitted in federal court yesterday that, as a national MS-13 leader, he ordered the deaths of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.

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By - 3/16/18 - 4:08 pm

Although this hawk, which Yousef watched outside the CVS, probably wishes it could have some privacy.

By - 3/16/18 - 3:13 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted James Paige, 51, on a charge of first-degree murder for the September, 1987 murder of Dora Brimage, 19, whose body was found in a building under renovation on Warren Street. Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 2:24 pm
Coyote at MIT

Marshall Hansberry came across this coyote, acting all casual and stuff, by Eastman Court, outside MIT's School of Science today. He reports animal control arrived to assess the situation.

By - 3/16/18 - 2:16 pm

The BPDA board yesterday approved Harvard's request to ditch all the zoning on 14 acres it owns in Allston so the university can begin figuring out exactly how it wants to build out an innovation district of its own that would include 900,000 total square feet of office, lab and hotel space and new residences. Read more.