By - 8/2/15 - 10:20 am
Bus that was on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham

State Police report a bus flamed out westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham around 9 a.m. There were no injuries and traffic wasn't really much affected, even with two closed lanes, because few people have anywhere to go westbound on the Pike at 9 a.m. on a Sunday - except the people in the bus, for whom another bus was brought in so they could continue on their way.

By - 8/1/15 - 7:11 pm
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By - 8/1/15 - 6:55 pm
Stoughton IKEA evacuated

Mark Logan reports the Stoughton IKEA was ordered evacuated around 6 p.m.

"Security issue" We've been instructed to get on our cars and leave.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:36 pm

Christine McCarthy shows the scene on Hazelwood Street, where a 5-year-old was hit.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:10 pm

Around 6 p.m. at Waumbeck and Harold streets. The passenger in a car fired on two guys on scooters; hit one. The victim managed to run two blocks down Harold, but his injuries are bad enough to have the homicide unit called in, just in case. Police found the second scooter driver about 20 minutes later, with only minor scratches.

By - 8/1/15 - 4:05 pm
Minivan on fire in Dorchester

Sara Meinke captured a flaming minivan on Columbia Road at Dorchester Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

By - 8/1/15 - 3:42 pm
New Yorkers suck sign on Cape Cod

M. Mantis reports somebody is driving around the Cape with this sign posted on their pickup.

Meanwhile, Drew Starr reports:

Just saw a sweet old lady give tourists completely wrong directions to Fenway Park. I caught her eye. "Yankees fans," she said.

By - 8/1/15 - 3:18 pm

The Boston Fire Department ordered residents out of the four-story building at 175 Maverick St. after a rear brick wall undergoing some work began to collapse around 3 p.m. A few minutes later, fire commanders decided to get residents of 177 Maverick to leave as well.

By - 8/1/15 - 2:58 pm

Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the woman who was using a thick wad of bills to bring some joy to Centre Street.

By - 8/1/15 - 2:04 pm
Ominous cloud over Everett

Stefani Vieira snapped this photo around 1:20 p.m.

By - 8/1/15 - 12:11 pm
Mass Men's Clinic home page

A real shot to the libido via a shot in the penis?

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The Massachusetts Attorney General's office has sued a Florida concern that set up a Rte. 9 clinic to treat erectile dysfunction through penis injections - done by people with no medical or nursing certification - but sometimes by selling patients the generic versions of drugs whose brand names its workers disparaged. Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:59 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.

Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:05 am
Big hammock in Roslindale

The Saturday farmers' market in Roslindale Square now features a hammock to be reckoned with.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:27 pm
Sunset over Nahant

John Gage watched the sun go down from Nahant.

Southie Spots watched the blue moon rise over the Harbor Islands from South Boston: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 6:43 pm
Dancing guy in Downtown Crossing in Boston

Tom McLaughlin was enjoying the dancing by Downtown Crossing's newest character this afternoon when a cranky jerk demanded police do something about him. McLaughlin reports that as officers were talking to dancer guy and getting him to pack up, crank guy started screaming "faggot" at him, because, of course, haters gonna hate. McLaughlin adds: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 6:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Peter Carvalho of the shooting death of Shannon Richardson on Dudley Street on May 21, 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury rejected prosecutors' arguments that Carvalho shot his former friend Richardson while aiming at another man. Richardson suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

By - 7/31/15 - 1:17 pm
Bit of old newspaper found at Government Center MBTA station

The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.

Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 12:02 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a bag of crack a man had in his mouth as evidence against him because Boston Police didn't have a good reason to stop him and force him to spit it out in the first place. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 11:32 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a man who failed to win appointment as a Boston police cadet was so far down the candidate list - despite getting a really good score on a written test - he probably wouldn't have gotten appointed even if BPD hadn't given preferential treatment to several women candidates it wanted to hire to bring more women into the ranks. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 11:14 am
Where's Waldo? Boston City Hall

Can you spot Waldo in Adam Castiglioni's photo of Boston City Hall from this morning?