By - 7/27/14 - 2:15 pm
Walking in the rain towards the Esplanade

JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 7/27/14 - 2:03 pm
30 B Street proposal in South Boston

30 B Street rendering.

Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large... Read more

By - 7/27/14 - 9:54 am
Market Basket dinosaur

Stevil captured this bit of art yesterday at Figment Boston on the Greenway.

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

By - 7/27/14 - 9:37 am

Stanley Staco reports not long after gunfire rang out at 150 Freeport St., in Dorchester around 1:25 a.m., a man showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room with a fresh gunshot wound. And not long after that, some of his friends arrived as well - as did some of his enemies - followed in quick succession by a large number of police officers to keep the two sides separated.

By - 7/27/14 - 9:30 am

Stanley Staco reports at least six shots were fired shortly before 2 a.m. at Belden and Gene streets.

By - 7/27/14 - 9:27 am

The Sun Chronicle reports:

Emergency personnel were swamped with alcohol-related illnesses during a country concert at the Xfinity Center Saturday night, a fire official said.

Earlier:
EDM fans, too.

By - 7/27/14 - 9:23 am

As many as 30 people may have been made homeless by an early morning fire on Allston Street that was so intense, for a time people arriving on scene could not even see the sidewalk due to the thick smoke.

Shortly after... Read more

By - 7/26/14 - 10:47 pm

Around 9:30 p.m., WBZ reports.

Earlier:
Two shot in Revere.

By - 7/26/14 - 10:07 pm

Jeremy Burton and Josh Gee both reported seeing an emerald flash streak across the sky around 9:40 p.m. Anybody else?

By - 7/26/14 - 9:58 pm

Local Web site (no, not the Globe style section) is seeking a blogger:

Special community for people who have earned a lot of money or been born into a wealthy family needs a blog ghostwriter. The focus of the community is providing psychological support for the problems money brings - family tensions, unfulfillable expectations, boredom, etc. To do this you must be intimately familiar with the problems faced by wealthy people. If you grew up wealthy or through some other means can write detailed blog posts on this topic, please get in touch.

Note: You won't get rich with this job - it pays $30 a post.

By - 7/26/14 - 9:55 pm

Does anybody know when weekend service disruptions on the Red Line between North Quincy and JFK/UMass will end? It seems like it's been happening a lot this summer. Currently, the MBTA web site shows that buses will replace the trains for two weekends in August. Is this part of a larger project that will have a definite end date, or just business as usual for the Red Line? I am relatively new to the area, so not sure what to expect. Thanks!

By - 7/26/14 - 6:13 pm

Alexander Yershov says he never gave the newspaper permission to divulge any of his personal information, yet its Android app forwards all sorts of data about him to Adobe Systems.

So, of course, he is suing.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District... Read more

By - 7/26/14 - 9:07 am
Smoke from Maverick Street fire in East Boston.

Smoke rising from Maverick Street. Photo by Tyler Jedrey.

Firefighters rushed to 111 Maverick St., around 8:50 a.m. for a fire on the third floor. The fire was knocked down around 9:05 a.m.

By - 7/26/14 - 9:03 am

Around 3:45 a.m. at 285 Beacon St., Stanley Staco reports. Firefighters made short work of the mulch.

By - 7/26/14 - 8:52 am
Tom Brady

RedSox223 attended a Patriots practice yesterday.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/26/14 - 8:45 am

Updated with info from the DA's office.

Two bystanders at a fight outside a Revere Beach club wound up shot early this morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Both victims, a man, 33, and a woman, 36, were taken to Mass. General... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 10:15 pm
USS Constituion and the Charles W. Morgan

Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/25/14 - 7:14 pm

Boston Police report officers on the way to Bromley Heath around 1:15 a.m. to investigate reports of four shots happened upon three teens ambling about on the Mission Hill side of Heath Street. One of the three promptly turned and began walking away from... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 6:20 pm
New building at 170 West Broadway in South Boston

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Liberty Bell Roast Beef, 170 W. Broadway, is closing, possibly as soon as tomorrow, as the parcel's owners ready the site for construction of, ta da, 33 condos and a new restaurant space that will probably involve a wood-fired oven... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 4:46 pm

Police officers were in legitimate fear for their lives when they fired at a man reaching for a gun in Mattapan on June 2 of last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today.

In a letter to Police Commissioner William Evans, Conley said... Read more