The Herald reports the death of Edward Brooke, who served as one of our senators from 1967 to 1979 and who was the first black elected to the Senate since Reconstruction.
Be Brilliant watched the sunrise from the top of the Great Blue Hill this morning.
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit today denied a motion by Dzokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers to delay his trial to let them argue why the trial should be moved somewhere else.
The 2-1 ruling means jury selection starts Monday in a case that... Read more
Two separate natural-gas incidents sent Cambridge firefighters scrambling along Mass. Ave., from Albany Street to Brookline Street.
Around 11:30 p.m., a gas main began leaking at Albany Street, possibly because a construction crew hit it. Then, around the same time, firefighters had to evacuate 8 Brookline St., several blocks away, due to high gas readings.
The MetroWest Daily News reports on a Framingham District Court judge who got creative when a suspect before him said he didn't want to spend time in jail but had no money for bail.
Spatch spotted this sign on Wallace Street near Davis Square today.
UPDATE: Karen Kneeland writes (in the comments): "It was a 5' tall three piece metal frame with plastic filament and multiple lights. He had black eyes (like coal) an orange nose and a stove pipe hat. And my granddaughter loved it."
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us about an incident on New Year's Day:
A Tappan Street resident called to report he was attacked by a group of four turkeys near Sumner Road.
Also, a squirrel was reported to have gotten stuck in a sewer grate.
The BurgerFi recently opened on Spring Street, a couple doors down from Panera. Old timers could be forgiven for walking in and going "What's this doing in West Roxbury?"
Sure, West Roxbury's days as a place where your choices were limited to pizza, Irish-like... Read more
Shortly before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Selden and Nelson streets.
Police are looking for a green, 2001 Malibu, Mass. 2EX 589 in connection with the incident.
An Emerson student who says school officials dismissed her story of being raped by a fellow Emerson student and an MIT student in October has filed a federal lawsuit against the college.
In the suit, the student, identified as Jane Doe, charges a classmate took... Read more
The Globe interviews the Dutch architect who designed the new Bolling muncipal building nearing completion in Dudley Square.
Municipal buildings are notoriously unpleasant and user-unfriendly - mazes of confusing corridors, lookalike cubicles, dim light, and salvaged furniture. But this one is different.