By - 7/2/14 - 1:01 pm
Toy police cruisers in Boston

These toy cruisers, for sale at the CVS in Center Plaza across from City Hall, have the right police district for that block.

By - 7/2/14 - 10:31 am

The SEIU held a protest in Downtown Crossing yesterday to protest the T's decision to let janitors go.

By - 7/2/14 - 9:43 am

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Victory Road, per Stanley Staco.

By - 7/2/14 - 9:39 am

He has no time to wait around for ball 4. Meanwhile, last night up in the broadcast booth, the boys spent a good part of the early innings discussing Jerry Remy's socks. Complete with close ups of said socks (and his loafers).

By - 7/2/14 - 9:34 am

Limeduck was puzzled, at first, by the politeness he started seeing on Orange Line platforms recently, in which people agreeably let other people board the train first:

That’s when it dawned on me, this is not any kind of selfless behavior, it’s the opposite kind! These people are trying to be the last on so they can be first off at their stop, and it’s starting to delay the whole boarding process when first they dawdle and squabble about who’s to be last, and then they bottleneck the door area making it harder again to get on or off at any stop till theirs.

By - 7/2/14 - 9:22 am

Hopkinton's only drugstore is suing CVS, alleging the national pharmacy giant is trying to muscle into the town by cutting off a key part of its business.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court, Hopkinton Drug alleges the CVS wing that administers... Read more

By - 7/2/14 - 8:37 am

Todd Gutner at WBZ forecasts Arthur staying offshore enough that we won't have to worry about wind, but that Friday's fireworks could be rained out.

He adds Arthur will make Thursday " tropical, muggy and humid." As opposed to today.

By - 7/2/14 - 8:25 am

Transit Police chalked up another victory for their "See Something, Say Something" campaign yesterday when an alert rider alerted them to a busker at Harvard who urinated in a cup, dumped the contents onto the tracks, then went right back to playing his music... Read more

By - 7/1/14 - 10:37 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 10:30 p.m. on Wakullah Street.

By - 7/1/14 - 10:22 pm
Brookline power out

Scott Eisen cooked a romantic dinner by candlelight tonight, not because he wanted to, but because the power is out - to 2,700 Nstar customers, as of 10:20 p.m.

Noah reports that, mysteriously, the power at the Trader Joe's remained on.

By - 7/1/14 - 7:50 pm

We already knew that Jimmy John's, a Midwestern sub chain, planned to stuff a space in a South Boston luxury complex with one of its outlets. Turns out the chain is planning two more Boston sub shops: One at 512 Park Dr. near... Read more

By - 7/1/14 - 6:54 pm
Belgians at City Hall Plaza

A packed crowd on a sweltering City Hall Plaza watched Belgium eliminate the US 2-1 in the World Cup. Although the vast majority of people were, of course, rooting for USA, there were a few Belgian fans scattered about, including these two right up at... Read more

By - 7/1/14 - 9:58 am
Arthur cone

UPDATE: Tropical Depression 1 is now Tropical Storm Arthur.

The National Hurricane Center is eying a tropical depression off Florida that could intensify enough to get itself named Arthur and churn up the Atlantic seaboard (as tropical storms are wont to do) and smack into us just in time for the weekend.

By - 7/1/14 - 9:44 am

A man who spent a night in lockup after an incident involving a police detective outside Symphony Hall is suing both the detective and the city, which he says had known for years the cop had issues but failed to address them.

In his lawsuit,... Read more

By - 7/1/14 - 9:06 am

Shortly before 9 a.m., landed on Terminal Street in Charlestown, didn't survive. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

It appears that the deceased was on foot and went over the rail on the northbound side of the bridge.

By - 7/1/14 - 7:43 am

Nice day for fare increases and a new operator, but you can't blame this on the T: Around 6:15 a.m., the driver of a lobster truck managed to wedge his truck firmly into the train bridge at East Street and Carroll Avenue, just before the Islington stop. All sorts of delays on the inbound Franklin Line, of course.

There are also delays on the Providence/Stoughton Line.

By - 6/30/14 - 11:46 pm
Flaming car in Cambridge

Stephanie happened upon the aftermath of a carBQ at Western Avenue and Putnam Street in Cambridge tonight.

By - 6/30/14 - 10:17 pm
Wigglesworth Street fire

Firefighters rushed to 27 Wigglesworth Street, near Huntington, around 10:05 p.m. for a roof fire that went to two alarms at 10:20 p.m., but which was largely knocked down about 10 minutes after that.

Elizabeth Rioux, who took the photo out her window, reports:... Read more