By - 11/25/15 - 10:56 am

Lucky for the Herald that the Inside Track was an entertainment column, not straight news reporting: The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the Herald did not libel Donald Thomas Scholz in the Track's reporting on the suicide of Boston lead singer Brad Delp in part because the column's stock in trade was opinion, not straight facts.

Scholz, who founded the band Boston in the 1970s, sued Delp's ex-wife and the Herald, claiming they defamed him by blaming him for Delp's suicide. Read more.

By - 11/25/15 - 9:07 am
Stolen goods, allegedly, in Chinatown

Some of the allegedly stolen goods

The owner of a Chinatown discount store and two of her workers orchestrated a downtown shoplifting ring with which to stock their own shelves, prosecutors charged today. Read more.

By - 11/25/15 - 9:01 am

The Herald reports a kindergartner gathering leaves outside the Ellis School in Roxbury got jabbed twice in the palm by a needle somebody had left there.

In July, a girl was jabbed by a needle at a Hyde Park playground.

By - 11/25/15 - 8:39 am
When you could buy fresh-killed turkeys at Faneuil Hall

Back in the day, the first floor of Faneuil Hall was the place where Bostonians could buy fresh meat and poultry. In 1952, Leslie Jones captured the scene when Mr. Kelley, of Thresher & Kelley Market, showed off his Thanksgiving turkeys to a mother and her kids.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/25/15 - 7:24 am

Seems we have a bunch of companies in the business of water treatment and purification. Xconomy reports on this technology sector.

By - 11/24/15 - 11:34 pm
10 Post Office Square

10 Post Office Square. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 9:48 to a fire in a basement electrical vault at 10 Post Office Square that was sending smoke up into the rest of the building. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 10:39 pm

The Herald reports.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:33 pm
Gridlock in Boston

Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:16 pm

MassDOT and the MBTA today withdrew impending changes to the schedules of North Station commuter-rail line, saying they will come up with new proposed schedules next month to go into effect this spring - after public comment. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 5:49 pm

The local craft brewers are calling it a day, with their last beer to ship in a couple weeks:

We hope our beers brought you joy and brought you closer together. There’s no greater goal for a batch of beer or a project like ours.

After seven years it’s time to draw the curtains and head off to a new adventure. A poorly drawn grain of barley called Jack D’Or made this whole thing possible. He’ll be coming with us.

Cheers to you all.


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By - 11/24/15 - 5:07 pm
Old cars parked without resident permits

A peeved citizen, or maybe a citizen who's trying to be funny, it's hard to tell when it comes to Southie, filed a complaint today that these two cars, parked outside 61 M St., don't have residential parking permits.

The city replies: Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 4:32 pm
Fernando Owens: Wanted

Plymouth County officials have issued an APB for Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, on charges he murdered a New Jersey woman and set her body on fire because he apparently thought she had something to do with the murder of his son Dominic, shot to death on Shepton Street in Dorchester on Nov. 3. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 2:50 pm
Corazza, a.k.a. Koraca

From his Web site.

A man who claimed to be "a Harvard educated attorney" with offices in Boston, New York and London is, in fact, a con man who bilked at least two clients out of thousands of dollars for legal work he never did - and bought stuff using their names - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 2:02 pm

Bryan Santos, 24, shot to death in an attack that sent another man to the hospital Friday night.

Visting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. in Forest Hill are 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St., East Boston.

By - 11/24/15 - 1:47 pm
Marty Walsh in front of a giant sand pile talking about snow in Boston

Boston officials gathered in front of a giant pile of sand and one of the city's two new mega snow blowers today to vow they're ready for what winter might bring.

Mayor Walsh said the new snow movers will help Boston begin to emulate what Montreal does, rather than what Boston has traditionally done: Remove snow as it falls, rather than just piling it up along curbs and on street corners. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 7:49 am
Harvard shark?

The Globe reports one of the U's exclusive men's clubs held a party after deciding to admit women that featured much debauchery, including, yes, women in shark costumes (like this?), and that's just not the sort of thing a proper Harvard gentleman should be caught near, and now the club is being forced to sit in a corner and take a serious time out.

By - 11/24/15 - 7:21 am

Two Virginia residents who recruited bogus buyers in Michael David Scott's scheme to defraud banks in Dorchester and Roxbury condo deals have each been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Jerrold Fowler, 31, and Thursa Raetz, 40, pleaded guilty to their roles in the scheme earlier this year; they were sentenced last week in US District Court in Boston. Read more.