By - 5/28/15 - 12:11 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for eastern Massachusetts through 7 p.m. Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 11:07 am

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By - 5/28/15 - 8:00 am

An indictment unsealed yesterday charges Timothy Flaherty with offering $2,500 to a man his client allegedly beat in Cambridge last year to stay away from court. Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 7:31 am

The Harvard Gazette tells the story of some of the church bells across Cambridge that will be rung this morning after Harvard commencement.

The bells will begin to ring at 11:30 a.m., just after the sheriff of Middlesex County declares the Commencement Exercises adjourned. They will ring for approximately 15 minutes.

By - 5/27/15 - 11:19 pm

Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).

By - 5/27/15 - 11:07 pm

Yeah, about that:

Initially, a public authority (e.g., City of Boston affiliated Industrial Development Authority) will fund land acquisition and infrastructure costs while the OCOG budget will assume the costs associated with the construction and restoration of the temporary stadium structure, Olympics back-of-house and warm-up areas. A private sector development group will be selected for the proposed development of the project that will provide funds to pay for the debt service on the initial financing utilized for land acquisition...

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By - 5/27/15 - 11:04 pm
People using sidewalk chalk at Wonderland

Elmer Cat spotted these sidewalk chalkers at Wonderland today.

By - 5/27/15 - 6:48 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today denied a request from Hyundai-Rotem to block the T from buying new Orange and Red Line cars from a Chinese manufacturer. Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 5:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant permission for a new pizza place on Hanover Street that would replace the flower store that replaced an old pizza place. Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 4:39 pm
Snow in South Boston on May 27

The South Boston snow pile made it through Memorial Day and as Conventures shows us, it's still there today. Will it be there on Flag Day? Dare we suggest July Fourth?

Back on February 3.
A little late-season skiing in South Boston.

By - 5/27/15 - 2:25 pm
Firefighters cutting bolts on dirt bikes at Mission Main project

Dirt-bike chains prove no match for a firefighter with a bolt cutter. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report some residents fed up with dealing with dirt bikes let officers know where they could find seven dirt bikes all ready for collection at the Mission Main project yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 2:07 pm
Pickard

Cambridge Police report they are looking for Stephen Picard, 45, on charges he ended an argument by plunging a knife into another man's arm around 10:30 p.m. in Porter Square yesterday.

Picard and a pal then got on bicycles and pedaled north on Mass. Ave. Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 1:59 pm
Matthew Walsh calls for more treatment programs

Matthew Walsh tells councilors treatment programs for people like him need more resources.

Substance-abuse experts and recovering addicts say a proposal by City Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker to fund new treatment programs through a 2% tax on Boston alcohol sales could provide new beds - and new hope - to addicts who now have to wait long periods for help.

By - 5/27/15 - 1:27 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for "a black male, approximately 14 - 18 years of age, about 5'8" tall, heavy set, wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, white shorts, and white sneakers" for Sunday's gunfire that struck a little kid riding a bicycle on Bowdoin Street and grazed an adult..

The Globe, meanwhile,...

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By - 5/27/15 - 6:23 am
Firefighters at South Boston fire

UPDATE: BFD reports: "Cause of roof deck fire 165 W 6th St.was careless disposal of smoking material.Specifically,using a planter as an ashtray."

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 1:25 a.m. at 165 W. 6 St. displaced at least 20 residents and caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

No residents were injured in the two-alarm fire, which started on a rooftop deck.

By - 5/27/15 - 6:12 am

A brush fire reported in Dorchester Park behind Carney Hospital around 3:45 a.m. went to one alarm before it was contained because of the difficulty firefighters had getting to the blaze, the Boston Fire Department says.

By - 5/26/15 - 8:44 pm

Oh, my, we haven't had a good local media slapfight recently. But Globe Editor Brian McGrory today broke out one of his finer white linen gloves and slowly, dramatically slapped it across the face of CommonWealth Executive Editor Michael Jonas, who had the temerity to criticize Shirley Leung's repeated exhortations to Bostonians to stop acting like a bunch of goddamned cry-baby 2-year-olds, buck up and...

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