By - 6/28/16 - 1:10 pm

At a press conference to announce the new interim BLS headmaster today, School Superintendent Tommy Chang said he will appoint an interim O'Bryant headmaster "in coming weeks." Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 12:21 pm
Tommy Chang discusses Boston Latin School

Chang discusses new positions as Walsh listens.

School Superintendent Tommy Chang this morning named former Boston Latin School Headmaster Michael Contompasis interim headmaster until a new permanent headmaster is chosen.

At a noon press conference, Chang and Mayor Walsh said Contompasis, who served as headmaster between 1976 and 1998, would bring stability to the school as school officials launch a national appointment for a permanent headmaster, who would start next March. Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 11:16 am
Nolte's

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

By - 6/28/16 - 9:48 am

A gaggle of city and school officials will gather in City Hall today, along with "elected leaders and community members," to announce who is temporarily replacing Lynne Mooney Teta as headmaster of the nation's oldest public school.

By - 6/28/16 - 8:12 am

With the higher-fare clock counting down to Friday, Red Line riders are experiencing all sorts of delays thanks to a deceased train at Alewife this morning.

By - 6/28/16 - 8:08 am

For the second day in a row, State Police report a highway worker hit by a drunk, this time fatally on I-93 in Medford. Read more.

By - 6/27/16 - 11:17 pm

The Buffalo News alerts us that one-time American Idol finalist John Stevens suffered a fractured skull and may have some hearing loss after being hit by a van in Chelsea last weekend.

Stevens is from the Buffalo area, allthough he now lives in Cambridge. He went to Berklee and sings with the Beantown Swing Orchestra.

H/t Karen.

By - 6/27/16 - 5:36 pm

An Arlington man had bail set at $30,000 at his arraignment today on charges of arson and attempted murder for an incident last October on West Street downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Matthew Cody, 30, was so intent on setting two sleeping homeless men on fire that he set a second fire when the first one went out, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan said in court today. Read more.

By - 6/27/16 - 12:37 pm

Here's how, although, yes, the author is that guy who brings his bike on the Blue Line at rush hour.

By - 6/27/16 - 11:51 am

The Herald reports longtime political fixer Michael Goldman is now "troubleshooting the media" for the mayor when they cover the ongoing Boston Latin School issue. City Hall and the Bolling Building both insist, however, that Goldman has absolutely no access to confidential records, so we guess we'll just need to keep speculating on who might have leaked confidential student disciplinary information to the Globe on Friday.

By - 6/27/16 - 10:33 am
Mural in happier days

Mural in happier days - last year, when it was nearing completion.

Roslindale residents who'd enjoyed the bird-in-hand mural at Washington and Archdale woke up this morning to find some jerk had spray-painted his name over its lower half.

The mural, painted less than a year ago, was an homage to the area's Dominican residents and depicts a Dominican saying: "A bird in the hand is worth a hundred flying in the air."

By - 6/27/16 - 9:50 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.

A Boston man faces OUI and other charges while the MassDOT worker he allegedly hit early this morning remains in the hospital with serious injuries, State Police report. Read more.

By - 6/27/16 - 9:08 am

The Globe reports on the scorn and ridicule the officer heaped on the person to go with the photo she uploaded to a post sent to her Facebook friends a couple of days ago.

By - 6/27/16 - 8:58 am

The Cambridge Civic Journal reports the Cambridge City Council today hears a proposal to essentially ban the sale of all animals except fish in local pet stores - unless the animals come from local shelters. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 10:52 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.

A North End man faces arraignment tomorrow on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and wearing a bulletproof vest in the commission of a felony for an incident early this morning on Cooper Street. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 7:38 pm
Fire on Linden Street in Allston

Linden Street scene. Photo by Jenna.

A fire that started on the first floor, then spread up the outside walls of 27 Linden St. in Allston, displaced 13 people and did an estimated $750,000 in damage but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 6:43 pm

And before the night was over, one would be dead and the other on his way to refuge in England, according to an account by Mark Hurwitz.

Via J.L. Bell, who has more on the context of dueling in ye olde Boston.

By - 6/26/16 - 3:04 pm
Adriel, found alone at a playground

UPDATE: WCVB reports police have found the parents but add the child remains in DCF care.

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find the parents or guardians of Adriel, a boy believed to be two or three who was found alone at Ryan Playground, 310 River St. in Mattapan around 6:30 p.m. yesterday....

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By - 6/26/16 - 1:18 pm
Double-wide stroller on Dwight Street

Double-wide on Dwight Street.

A fed-up citizen strolled down Dwight Street this morning and filed separate 311 complaints about strollers parked on the sidewalk and locked to railings at 4, 7, 25 and 35 Dwight and demanded the city "ticket and remove" them.

By - 6/26/16 - 12:35 pm

A "power problem" between Newton Centre and Chestnut Hill means "moderate" delays, the T advises.