Sarah Sahni reports she snapped this photo at 4:15 p.m. today. Better luck next year!
The Santander Bank branch at 860 River St. was held up around 3:40 p.m. by a man who motioned as if he had a gun. He's described as black, 5'5" and wearing a green army hat, sunglasses and a lavender/bluish long-sleeve shirt.
UPDATE, 4:10 p.m. They might be downtown sooner than 7 p.m.
The mystery military copters whose crews have been doing training with local police this week are scheduled for a return tonight, between 7 and 11 p.m.
A used-car dealership at 1258 Massachusetts Ave. would make way for 40 condos in two six-story buildings under plans recently filed with the BRA. Read more.
Workers today removed Nate Swain's little Lego wall on Congress Street near the Children's Museum - as part of an overall redo of the entire building.
The MBTA reports workers teamed up to help a dazed owl that butted heads with a trolley in Brookline last night.
The bird somehow came into contact with a Riverside Line trolley around 11:25 p.m. in Brookline Village, the T reports. Driver Hoa Tran got out, carried the bird off the tracks and to a bench at the station and radioed in for help. Read more.
Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.
UPDATED with link to more information from WBZ.
WBZ reports an 18-year-old trying to break up a fight was shot three times on McClellan Street around 1 a.m. Police found her around the corner on Page Street; a dog was also shot.
Finally, the Boston accent gets the movie it deserves. With requisite bar fight, even.
Cambridge Daily reports that Our Revolution, the new national progressive group started out of the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign, has endorsed state Sen. Pat Jehlen in her race against Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, and Mike Connolly, who is running against state Rep. Tim Toomey.
The weekly drought map shows little change in Massachusetts: The Boston area remains in an "extreme drought" and most of the rest of the state is in a drought as well, except for the extreme western end, which is "abnormally dry."
Scituate, not part of the MWRA water system, is asking residents to limit their shower time.
Calm down with these lazing turtles at Jamaica Pond.
UPDATE: Helicopters are buzzing the area around Egleston Square as well.
Once again, reports are flooding into Helicopter Central here of low-flying, buzzing, really loud choppers just making loops around Boston Harbor, from Logan to Aquarium and back again, over and over again, so we're going to assume they're part of the same mysterious Pentagon/police training exercises we're not supposed to know about, except it's kind of hard to ignore giant blacked out eggbeaters roaring over your heads....Read more
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that a Boston police officer and an FBI agent had good reason to fatally shoot Usaamah Rahim in the parking lot of the Washington Street CVS last year: They already feared he was planning to kill a police officer when he started was coming at them with "a large, military-style knife."
In a statement today, Conley said he concluded no charges were warranted because Rahim:...Read more