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By - 2/24/17 - 11:21 am
Car in Post Office Square bike lane

Karen Newman spotted this car parked in the bike lane on Congress Street in Post Office Square this morning:

I guess we need sock puppets to explain bike lanes?

By - 2/24/17 - 11:02 am

Roslindale Wants to Play reports work could begin this spring on a major revamp to the Healy Field playground that will include a "play" brook and splash pool. Read more.

By - 2/24/17 - 10:49 am

Molly Crane of Quincy says she never would have bought Healthy Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Soy Moisturizing Shampoo if she'd known it actually has sulfate in it. Read more.

By - 2/24/17 - 9:57 am

The Massachusetts Historical Society recounts the fall of the Great Elm, a tree that had long been a fixture on the Common, in 1876:

When the tree finally did come down in 1876, struck by a strong gust of wind during a storm, Boston citizens rushed to the tree to claim branches and scraps of wood as souvenirs.

The tree was repurposed in a number of other ways by inventive residents, including creating veneered pictures of the tree made out of wood from the elm itself and growing a root of “The Old Elm” around a china dish cover. Part of the tree was also used to...

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By - 2/24/17 - 9:51 am
Colonial re-enactor and Keytar Bear in downtown Boston

A loyalist re-enactor mugged with Keytar Bear on the Freedom Trail downtown yesterday afternoon.

By - 2/24/17 - 9:27 am

The Globe reports the Boston Housing Authority is looking to find a private developer willing to replace some of the buildings at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in exchange for being allowed to build market-rate housing on vacant parts of the complex.

The BHA has increasingly used this model to renovate its projects in the face of declining federal funds for the work, most notably at Bunker Hill in Charlestown.

By - 2/24/17 - 9:20 am

Bruce Sadler, 59, yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child for repeated incidents in the early 1990s while he lived in Mattapan and other parts of Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/23/17 - 10:18 pm

Those pre-faregate inspections are just the same old anti-terrorism checkpoints they've done for years and have nothing to do with ICE, Transit Police tweet tonight:

Transit Police officers do NOT enforce Federal Immigration laws. We are here to serve EVERYONE.

Security Inspection Program has nothing to do w/immigration laws/enforcement. Counterterrorism layer only.

By - 2/23/17 - 10:03 pm
Trans rights rally in Post Office Square in Boston

Trans rights march in Post Office Square, where DoE has offices. Photo by Jed Hresko.

Both Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Tommy Change reaffirmed their commitment to protecting transgender students, the day after the Trump administration told schools they no longer had to do so - and never mind he once promised to protect them.

In a statement, Mayor Walsh said: Read more.

By - 2/23/17 - 8:06 pm

As residents from the area around South and Rosemary streets filed into the conference room at Curtis Hall tonight, they were a bit tense: They'd gotten vague notices summoning them to a meeting about a "proposed project" at 162 South St., and these days, along that stretch of South Street, that can only mean one thing: More condos. Read more.

By - 2/23/17 - 4:50 pm

The US Attorney's office today announced the arrest of the owner of the former Alpha Omega Jewelers, ten years after he fled the country after banks began questioning the loans they had given him for inventory in his Boston, Cambridge, Natick and Burlington stores that officials say didn't exist. Read more.

By - 2/23/17 - 1:40 pm
Opening of Sullivan's

A beautiful day and school-vacation week equaled a wicked long line for the opening of Sullivan's at Castle Island today. Traffic was backed up way past the Farragut statue.

By - 2/23/17 - 11:18 am
Boston Common in snow and not so much snow

Dimas shows us that difference in these two photos taken on Boston Common.

Meanwhile, over in South Boston, Sullivan's opens today, a couple days earlier than planned, because of the warm weather.

By - 2/23/17 - 9:49 am

The Bulletin reports on a session held by Roslindale Is for Everyone.

By - 2/23/17 - 9:27 am

WBZ reports police tracked Wes Doughty from Middleton, where he allegedly carjacked somebody and tied him up with a seatbelt, to Tremont Street in Roxbury, where he stopped to pick up something to drink at Hollywood Liquors - which let his victim untie himself and escape.

State Police report Doughty then drove away in the man's gray, 2006 Accord, Mass. plates 7KLY80.

By - 2/22/17 - 11:16 pm

NBC Boston reports one of the victims of the shooting at Shawmut Avenue and Marvin Street shortly before 9 p.m. was taken away with life-threatening injuries.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:35 pm

Multiple shots were fired around 10:25 p.m. at Dudley and Albion streets, where Justin Depina was murdered yesterday.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:17 pm
Hawk on the ground at Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston

Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.