By - 7/13/17 - 4:20 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA says.

By - 7/13/17 - 1:23 pm
Queen Elizabeth and Mayor White in 1976

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip let bygones be bygones and visited Boston as part of the Revolution bicentennial. The British Consulate in Boston has posted some photos from the visit, including one of Gov. Dukakis welcoming the Queen at Logan Airport and this one of Mayor White bringing her into Boston City Hall.

On July 11, Prince Phillip presented an eagle statue to the Bostonian Society: Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 1:10 pm

Ronnie White forwards this photo of two coyotes in Arlington Heights today, wonders if their den was washed away during yesterday's flash floods.

By - 7/13/17 - 1:04 pm

A man arrested in Houston earlier this month now faces arraignment on charges in East Boston Municipal Court that he took part in the gang-related murder of 16-year-old Carlos Villatoro-Nunez in Belle Isle Marsh late last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 11:06 am
The shirt in question

From the complaint: One of the shirts in question. See the original photo.

A Texas photographer is seeking up to $125,000 for each shirt that Marshalls sold bearing what he says is an unauthorized reprint of part of one of his photos. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 10:40 am

A firm with no apparent Web site of its own that holds a patent it claims gives it ownership of a way to index information stored in online databases is suing two local companies for patent infringement. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:46 am

Today we take a trip out of town, way up to Chelsea, where somebody files a report about, well, a grocery cart full of potatoes and raw chicken wings just sitting on 2nd Street near Broadway.

H/t AE Cuneo, who says she's not sure she wants to know the story behind this.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:29 am

Two men were indicted yesterday for the Feb. 4, 2016 murder of Marquis Waithe on Brookledge Road in Roxbury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:10 am

"Minor" delays on that branch of the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/13/17 - 12:32 am

The Department of Justice says it's settled a lawsuit against Eversource and the MWRA over a Deer Island power cable under Boston Harbor the government had said was not buried deeply enough to allow for planned dredging to let the Conley Terminal in South Boston handle larger ships. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 11:15 pm
Pink stuffed animal on a Green Line trolley

Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.

By - 7/12/17 - 10:11 pm

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale hosts a forum Thursday evening for the four people running for Boston mayor this year: Incumbent Marty Walsh, City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci and Joseph Wiley (with the caveat that Walsh might send in a representative instead). Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 8:54 pm
Lightning strikes twice in Everett

Matt Frank watched from Chelsea as two lightning bolts hit Everett this evening.

By - 7/12/17 - 6:16 pm
Crammed trains on the Orange Line

Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out...

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By - 7/12/17 - 3:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting Tynigel Belgrave, 19, of Dorchester in Brooklyn this morning on charges he shot another man on Vesta Road in Dorchester in April. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 2:53 pm

State Police State Police report the driver of a BMW heading eastbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike near the New Balance complex drove into two men who were trying to secure the load on a trailer attached to their stopped pickup shortly after 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 2:22 pm
Cat mural coming in

Looks like the Mayor's Mural Crew has given up trying to simply restore the bird mural at Washington and Archdale streets that has been defaced, restored and then defaced again over the past couple of years. Instead, work has started on a mural featuring a giant cat....

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By - 7/12/17 - 1:01 pm

UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.

By - 7/12/17 - 12:10 pm

Around noon on Millett Street, between Wheatland Avenue and Park Street.