By - 7/31/15 - 9:25 am

Boston Police are investigating the death of a motorcyclist in a crash around 11:05 p.m. on Thursday at 55 Cambridge St.

A police spokesman said the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved and that the driver was pronounced dead at the scene; said additional information was not available this morning.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:06 am

Around 3 p.m. Thursday on Patterson Way, the Globe reports.

By - 7/31/15 - 8:35 am

Politico is starting up a Massachusetts section and Lauren Dezenski, currently at the Dorchester Reporter, will be writing it. Debuts in late August.

By - 7/30/15 - 11:46 pm
Tom Brady at Patriots practice

Redsox223 took in the first day of Patriots training camp in Foxboro today.

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

By - 7/30/15 - 10:20 pm

Matt Karolian shows us the last seconds of his camera-equipped drone's life in the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police are investigating two similar robberies tonight on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester and Mariposa Road in Mattapan.

Around 9 p.m., a man walking in front of 911 Blue Hill Ave. was robbed by two black teens, one of whom pulled out a shotgun or long rifle from his hoodie. That guy was described as 18, 5'9" and 220 lbs. and wearing dark shorts. His accomplice was 5'8" and 180 to 190 lbs. and wearing a dark top and dark shorts.

About 20 minutes later, two men were held up by two men, one armed with a shotgun or long rifle, at Mariposa and Sefton streets in Mattapan.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:32 pm

Yes, the movie on how the Globe Spotlight team took on Bernie Law is coming out soon.

You can also read the Phoenix story that actually broke the news before the Spotlight team.

By - 7/30/15 - 8:30 pm
Clouds over the Back Bay

JB Parrett watched the evening storm roll in over the Back Bay.

By - 7/30/15 - 5:12 pm

Boston Police report drug officers conducting an investigation heard a report of shots fired near Cabot Street around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 4:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for the proposed Republic restaurant at Dorchester and Dresser streets after the proposed owners - who are putting up the 30-unit residential building it will go in - agreed to shrink its size from 240 to 130 seats and to eliminate an outdoor patio along the street. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 3:59 pm
Young bald eagle in Jamaica Plain?

There was this large bird sitting at the very top of one of the dead branches poking out from the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon. I thought it was a young bald eagle at first, but folks who actually know what they're talking about (both here and on Facebook) said no, that's an osprey.

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By - 7/30/15 - 1:30 pm

Banker and Tradesman reports the Hancock Tower is now officially just 200 Clarendon St. Seems Hancock objected to having its name remain on the tower once it no longer owned it or rented any space in it.

For a city with residents who still refer to Rte. 128, that's going to be a hard sell, Hancock.

Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock. Hancock.

By - 7/30/15 - 12:40 pm

From Harvard and Brandeis to landlords in downtown Boston, people are being asked to turn off lights and close blinds to help conserve energy so that the operator of the regional power grid doesn't have to take more extreme measures to help its electrical grid deal with all the added demand from air conditioners.

Updated to correct source of the request - ISO New England, not Eversource. Thanks, cybah!

By - 7/30/15 - 12:34 pm

A Skaneateles, N.Y. man who set up a real-estate development firm in Brighton was sentenced to six months in federal prison this week for his role in a scheme in which he and his associates profited from mortgage fees on a building they converted to condos at 25-31 W 5 St. in South Boston, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 11:51 am
New water deck open on the Back Bay Esplanade

State Rep. Jay Livingstone reports DCR has turned on its new Alfond Spraydeck on the Esplanade.

By - 7/30/15 - 11:32 am

Dan Grabausakas, for example, is building an el in Honolulu (and, hey, the project is delayed and possibly over budget).

Now President Obama has nominated Bev Scott for a seat on the National Transportation Safety Board...

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By - 7/30/15 - 11:03 am

Jim Romenesko posts the memo from Editor Brian McGrory, which also says that part of a greater push to digital will mean turning copy editors into "multi-platform editors."