By - 4/23/15 - 10:33 am

The sky's the limit tomorrow as the T throws open the faregates and lets everybody ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston (well, at least until the end of service), as a way of saying "sorry" for all that unpleasantness back in January and... Read more

By - 4/23/15 - 10:17 am

Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.

By - 4/23/15 - 9:55 am
Old photos from Belmont

KSquared reports her sister-in-law found a folder of photos just lying on the ground on Leonard Street in Belmont a few years ago, and has been trying ever since to find out who these folks are, so she can return the photos to their owner.

Any clues out there?

By - 4/23/15 - 9:31 am

Sara DiBari asks:

Where can I get good barbecue in MA? Like taking someone from the South good. Doesn't have to be near Boston.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:11 pm
Beige carpet in Boston financial district

Downtown's getting so upscale they've started carpeting the side streets, apparently, as Jed Hresko shows us.

By - 4/22/15 - 8:45 pm

Kate Lockwood reports:

It's not every day you see someone get on the T carrying a live 6-foot snake. So that happened.

She says the woman had the snake around her neck and that the pair got off at Green Street. She adds the... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 8:33 pm
Matzo in Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Shaw's still had a decent supply of kosher-for-Passover matzo and those sugar fruit-slice things tonight. No macaroons, alas.

By - 4/22/15 - 6:41 pm
Turkey in Brighton

Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.

Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 6:15 pm

Not long after police responded to the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Johnston Road on a report of gunfire out of a black car, other officers spotted the car heading south on Blue Hill Avenue.

The car turned onto Babson, then Crossman,... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 4:46 pm

Alison Loat marveled at the guy on the other platform at Charles/MGH today.

By - 4/22/15 - 4:22 pm

A series of fire crews rushed to Fan Pier off Northern Avenue around 4 p.m. when a 911 caller said he was the new owner of the restaurant at Louis and had gotten trapped in a duct under the building.

Firefighters methodically searched the building... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report detectives rushed to a Franklin Park playground off Walnut Avenue yesterday morning when somebody playing with several young children noticed a gun just lying at the base of a tree.

The Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum revolver ... was fully loaded and the hammer was cocked. The firearm was rendered safe and recovered by detectives.

By - 4/22/15 - 3:20 pm

The long fabled, often rumored skatepark next to the Zakim Bridge could actually be on its way. Sure, like everybody else, we always ran the annual story about the thing being near a start, but this time the Charles River Conservancy assures us they... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 3:03 pm
Swastika in the Back Bay

A roving UHub correspondent alerted us yesterday to this swastika on the rear wall of 66 Hereford St. in the Back Bay. It was still there this afternoon, granted, in an alley behind a parked car.

By - 4/22/15 - 2:37 pm
Fire at the Design Center

Firefighters are battling a series of burning bushes at the Boston Design Center on the South Boston waterfront.

Smoke from the fire quickly filled the area around Black Falcon Terminal and the Reserved Channel around 1:40 p.m.

Justin Taylor shows us some of the... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 10:14 am
Old tearoom in Boston?

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:56 am

The BRA holds a public meeting Thursday on a developer's plans to build a kosher hotel and restaurant on the VFW Parkway at the Dedham line.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the District E-5 community room.

The proposed 69-room King David Hotel... Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 9:47 am
Trash left behind by the media in South Boston

Where's Don Henley when you need him?

A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:

The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes everywhere. This has been going on for months. I have called the news stations and reported this to the city and no one has done anything. I walk by this everyday on my way to work. I have many photos of this disrespectful behavior.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:25 am

Erica Hersh asks:

Where in Boston can I get reasonably priced but high quality bridesmaid dress alterations done? Back Bay/South End preferred.