By - 5/22/16 - 10:14 pm

Colleen and Richard Labbe of Milton own the dog that was attacked by a coyote the other morning. She reports it was hardly a case of a dog being unleashed and going after the coyote as reported by police; in fact, the coyote attacked the dog in their backyard:

Our dog, Cally, was not on a leash because she was in our own, fenced-in back yard. In the early morning, my husband took her out to go to the bathroom. My husband was in the backyard as well. The coyote attacked our dog in the backyard and ran out of the gate and down the...

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By - 5/22/16 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremy Woodley, 35, on charges he held up the Commerce Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. Saturday morning.

Police say Woodley gave a teller a note that he had a gun and wanted money around 11:30 a.m. Then: Read more.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:47 am

Around 6:45 a.m. on Johnson Terrace, off Woodrow Avenue, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:40 am
MBTA commuter rail train in Cambridge

JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.

By - 5/21/16 - 11:22 pm

In a drive by around 10:45 p.m. on Broad Street at Franklin, Crime Hub reports.

By - 5/21/16 - 3:10 pm
Trees and path in Stony Brook Reservation in Boston

Stony Brook Reservation, where Roslindale, Hyde Park and West Roxbury meet, has some 12 miles of paths through the woods. Read more.

By - 5/21/16 - 2:31 pm

Seized bikes.

Boston Police report drug-unit officers with a search warrant raided 7 Speedwell St. in Dorchester and seized a gun and 400 rounds of ammunition. Read more.

By - 5/21/16 - 1:01 pm
Jill Bourne

The Boston Public Library board of trustees today voted to ask Jill Bourne, currently city librarian for San Jose, CA, to fill the vacancy created when Amy Ryan resigned last year.

Bourne had served as head of the 23-branch San Jose system for almost three years. She previously spent almost seven years as deputy city librarian in San Francisco. Read more.

By - 5/21/16 - 12:35 pm

UPDATE: Dog was in its own yard when attacked, owner says.

Milton Police report a pet will recover from injuries involved in a tussle with a coyote around 4 a.m.: Read more.

By - 5/21/16 - 9:46 am
No swings on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

ItalianInBoston was startled last night to notice the swinging seats on the Greenway near the North End were just gone. Read more.

By - 5/21/16 - 12:03 am
Allium in Copley Square

Chris in Boston shows us what a beautiful night in Copley Square looks like.

Juliana declared the square straight up magical when viewed through the allium puffballs.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:32 pm

A concerned citizen complains about the pedestrian crossing where Cambridge Street turns into Tremont downtown:

The walk signal here is chirping birds. The problem is that there are nests of real birds above the Center3Plaza signage. A walker can't differentiate between the chirping signal and the real birds. Someone's gonna get killed here.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:24 pm
Giant marshmallow in Cambridge

Sarah Cronin reports:

We saw this half cut down tree on the way home from our favorite bar last weekend and it looked like it needed a marshmallow.

So she made one.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:02 pm
Old pay toilet on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Lauren Demarco discovered today that the pay toilet that used to sit in front of the new wing of the Copley Square library has been relocated to a lot on Dot Ave. in South Boston.

By - 5/20/16 - 6:14 pm
Dancing on the Charles River Esplanade

Shannon Dooling wasn't the only one enjoying a nice day along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 5/20/16 - 5:52 pm

WBUR reports a federal muckymuck says simpler, less expensive plans for the Green Line Extension seem OK with her.

Federal approval is vital since without it, we'll lose roughly $1 billion in money for the extension. Of course, the state is still playing the Dread Pirate Roberts role - "Good night, Green Line Extension, good work, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

By - 5/20/16 - 2:30 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a ceremony to rename the large apartment complex as the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, in honor of the longtime tenant activist, who died in 2015.

By - 5/20/16 - 1:39 pm

A Dorchester man charged with firing a bullet that grazed a 52-year-old woman's head as she was leaving church in Codman Square was actually aiming at two men who were arguing nearby, a prosecutor said today. Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 12:51 pm

A federal judge in Boston this week sentenced Raymond Jeffreys, 28, to 30 years in federal prison after he pled guilty to charges of sex trafficking, tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, and making false statements to a federal agent, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.