By - 9/4/14 - 1:47 pm
People in wheelchairs celebrate new Beacon Hill access ramps

Members of the Boston Center for Independent Living and friends gathered at Beacon and Charles streets today to celebrate the new handicap access ramps going in at Beacon Hill intersections.

Joe Pesaturo of the MBTA (which got a shout out for its accessibility work)... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 11:59 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court had to do just that, as part of a thought exercise to help it conclude that a man who wore only sheer white compression shorts into a Target store in 2011 was, in fact, guilty of exposing himself.

John Coppinger appealed... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 11:12 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the basic logic behind a state decision to fine National Grid and NStar for their responses to Hurricane Irene and a snowstorm two months later, but said state regulators were a bit too overzealous in the fines they levied.... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 10:15 am
Trolleys, parade in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what was going on in this picture, and when. See it larger.

By - 9/4/14 - 9:49 am
Reflective glass on skyscraper on State Street

JB Parrett looked up to see one skyscraper reflected in another on State Street.

By - 9/4/14 - 9:17 am

The Tech reports the Institute announced the new ban yesterday, after determining that non-MIT student who fell out a window at a Bay State Road fraternity was "intoxicated" despite an MIT ban on liquor at rush-week events.

City officials last year basically banned... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 9:06 am

The Huntington News interviews a South End man who now provides home delivery of piping hot ramen noodle dishes to the South End, Back Bay and Beacon Hill.

By - 9/4/14 - 8:51 am

Photos from BPD.

Northeastern University Police say the woman was walking down Huntington early this morning when the man attacked her and dragged her into an alley next to 578 Huntington Ave.

Police report the attacker fled when the woman screamed and nearby security officers arrived to... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 11:51 pm

The EPA reports it's given the Charles River an A- for cleanliness in 2013:

Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a

... Read more
By - 9/3/14 - 11:07 pm

The Boston Center for Independent Living holds a little street celebration on Thursday for the installation of access ramps on Beacon Hill.

After nearly three years of discussion, the city is installing access ramps—also known as curb cuts—at intersections on Beacon Hill in Boston.

... Read more
By - 9/3/14 - 10:35 pm

The Globe reports the embattled Suffolk County Register of Probate posted a bogus endorsement from Elizabeth Warren on her Facebook page. Or maybe it's that hacker that seems to pop up every so often to post bogus stuff on her Facebook page.

Either... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 10:28 pm

WCVB reports two kayakers taking seal pictures were overturned by a great white shark - which tried taking a bite out of one of their kayaks.

By - 9/3/14 - 7:50 pm
Message in window of Beacon Hill Figs announces another shutdown.

Barely a month after Todd English's Figs on Charles Street closed for repairs and then re-opened, it's shut again.

Sara snapped this photo of the window this evening, featuring a prominent apology for being "temporarily" closed. The restaurant is one of the just three... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 6:14 pm
Fire on Harvard Terrace, Allston

Photo by Dan Esdale. Video by Neil Tuli:

A large fire ripped through two six-unit apartment buildings on Harvard Terrace, off Harvard Avenue and behind Brighton Avenue. By 6:25, the fire had gone to five alarms; by 6:50 p.m. to seven alarms. Fire commanders initially ordered firefighters off the roof, then, as the... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA said today they're soliciting bids for development above state land at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue - and say the project is key to making the existing Hynes Green Line station handicap accessible.

Parcel 13 represents approximately

... Read more
By - 9/3/14 - 4:26 pm

The Food Basket, 563 Columbus Ave., was held up around 4:15 p.m. by two bald black men, both in white T-shirts, both in their 30s and between 5'7" and 5'9", who got behind the counter and forced a clerk to open the cash register for them to pick clean.

By - 9/3/14 - 4:21 pm
Government Center MBTA station being rebuilt in Boston

DD808 shows us the above-ground progress on rebuilding the Government Center T stop.

By - 9/3/14 - 1:58 pm
Proposed gas-line route

Spectra Energy holds an information session today on its plans for a new gas pipeline that would run through Westwood, Dedham and West Roxbury and include a "metering and regulating" facility across Centre and Grove streets from the quarry.

And the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 1:54 pm

Tonight's debate is scheduled for 7 PM and will be aired on channels 5 and 7, so set your DVRs or watch it live and stay informed.

The Boston Media Consortium has scheduled this debate for the Democratic candidates for governor (Berwick, Coakley, and Grossman). This will be the one debate before the primaries where the widest audience will have a chance to watch and listen. There is another debate scheduled for tomorrow on NECN at 6 PM.

And remember, the primary is Tuesday!

Feel free to use the comments to create the Universal Hub drinking game (or buzzword bingo for the teetotalers) in time for tonight's debate.