By - 7/29/16 - 9:07 am

Zoo New England reports a giraffe calf born late Sunday was transported to Tuft's Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in Grafton. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:56 pm

Rachel Platten, who wrote "Fight Song," the song Hillary Clinton walked across the stage to, grew up in Newton and went to Buckingham Browne and Nichols.

By - 7/28/16 - 9:30 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. Sam Schweizer, passing by in a car at the time, heard three shots.

By - 7/28/16 - 6:19 pm
Red Line delays

Somewhere, a Red Line train paid its fare to the ferryman and now riders who just want to get home get to enjoy the company of their fellow commuters. At 6:17 p.m., Mark Peter Detwiler reported:

Issues on the redline southbound, been waiting at Park 25 minutes for a braintree train.

By - 7/28/16 - 6:00 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to signal problems.

By - 7/28/16 - 5:38 pm

The Blue Line is on the track to madness this evening due to switch problems at Wonderland.

At 5:30 p.m., Tim Lawrence reported:

Train has been 1 min away for 10 min now. State is a mess. Platform full. Avoid Blue Line.

By - 7/28/16 - 3:01 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the Milk Street Cafe is using a 3D printer to spritz out latte foam.

By - 7/28/16 - 2:01 pm

City officials and Verizon reps hold a meeting next week on the $300 million deal that's supposed to usher Boston into the next generation of communications greatness, or at the least provide an alternative to Comcast in the roughly 70% of the city not already served by RCN. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 1:36 pm

Jamaica Plain News has a rendering of the proposed mixed-use building that would replace the restaurant, which closed last September. In an apparent homage to the place, the developer is proposing to call the new building the Gate.

By - 7/28/16 - 11:02 am
Massachusetts drought map

The latest Massachusetts drought map, released this morning, has extended the Massachusetts "severe drought" zone to include the city of Boston. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:51 am

A woman who says she slipped on a stone and broke her hip on a sidewalk at a Cape Cod garden shop will get to make her case to a jury that the store should be made to pay for her pain and suffering. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:25 am

Bldup.com reports that developers Yijie Dai and Jin Yue Zhang this week purchased 493 Washington St. in Codman Square for $1.6 million. The seller, the Full Life Gospel Center, paid $55,000 for the building in 1999. The single-story building sits on a 9,000-square-foot lot.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:03 am

Responding to a complaint about street trees dying in this heat and drought on Columbia Road from Mass. Ave. to Quincy Street, Boston Parks and Recreation says:

The BPRD only waters newly planted trees and not existing established trees.

By - 7/28/16 - 9:59 am

WBUR reports Gov. Baker has signed a law that will limit MBTA fare increases to 7% every other year. Previously, the limit had been, depending on one's interpretation, up to 10%.

By - 7/28/16 - 9:07 am

The Independent Film Festival Boston is suing the Boston International Film Festival for trademark infringement, charging the latter is intentionally confusing both movie makers and ticket buyers. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 11:09 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge

John Gage watched the sun set over the Tobin this evening.

By - 7/27/16 - 9:32 pm
Unusual locomotive on the Fairmount Line at Readville

You never know what you'll see at the Readville train station, a.k.a. the world's largest model train set.

With it still being too hot to cook tonight, I drove down to Olympic Pizza in Wolcott Square, put in an order, then walked over to the station, where I spotted an unusual locomotive on a Fairmount Line train. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 4:16 pm

UPDATE: Gofundme page set up to help Kyzr Willis's family.

Mayor Walsh said this afternoon the administrator of the Curley Center at Carson Beach is on paid leave as the city investigates both what happened to Kyrzr Willis, 7, and what the city can do to keep kids safe in its summer drop-in and camp facilities.

"This is just a horrible day," Walsh said at a press conference. Read more.