By - 8/20/14 - 7:48 pm

The scene outside Ashmont station. Photo by David Finnerty.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 7:40 p.m. just outside the station.

Officers on patrol saw the shooting and immediately took off after the suspect on foot. Police say they captured Balfour McLean, 22, of Dorchester, on Alban Street and charged him... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 7:38 pm

City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 7:00 pm
Turkey in a bike lane in Cambridge

CarCarll spotted this turkey in a bike lane near Central Square this afternoon.

By - 8/20/14 - 6:42 pm

Jim Romenesko notes a Harvard Crimson article that criticized a proposed Thai program at Harvard as a potential propaganda mill for the country's military junta was taken offline "due to concerns about the personal safety of the author" - in the form of a rather specific threat from a Thai microbiologist at UCLA.

Thai king has a rather personal connection to Harvard.

By - 8/20/14 - 2:47 pm

The City Council today approved a "trust act" under which Boston Police would be barred from holding people on "civil detainer" requests from ICE.

The measure now goes to Mayor Walsh, who has said he would sign it.

Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 2:15 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says he will fight efforts by BPS to turn the impending brand-new Dearborn STEM School into a charter school when that would open it up to students across the city, rather than giving Roxbury students preference.

Jackson rejected a request... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 1:58 pm

An angry Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today demanded an in-depth audit of finances at the city's only vocational high school.

BPS "should be absolutely ashamed" that the school has 62 staff vacancies just two weeks before school opens, Jackson said today, calling for a... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 1:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting five kids - aged 12 to 15 - on armed-robbery charges for an incident around 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Business Street and Reservation Road.

According to police, the five surrounded two other people and one of them waved... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 12:59 pm

The City Council today voted to ban a phone app that lets users notify other users of impending open parking spaces in Boston - and to back it up with fines of up to $250 per instance.

City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), who proposed the... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 12:28 pm

Mario Batali will pay $410,000 for the liquor license of the closed Castlebar on Washington Street so he can serve libations to patrons of his planned wood-fired pizza place on the South Boston waterfront

Batali's attorney, Joseph Hanley, told the Boston Licensing Board that Batali... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 12:20 pm

Saugus Police report the car belonging to a 90-year-old man attacked outside the Stop & Shop yesterday turned up across from the Melrose Department of Public Works yard.

The victim's attacker, described as white, about 5'7", remains at large.

By - 8/20/14 - 12:12 pm

Juanly Pena, now, 15, today admitted he shot his 9-year-old brother to death in February, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Pena was sentenced to DYS custody until he turns 21 - with a three-year prison sentence after that suspended if "he obtains... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 12:06 pm
Old brick street in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By - 8/20/14 - 11:59 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a company that wants to operate amphibious sightseeing tours in Boston has to first get permission from the Boston police commissioner.

Nautical Tours has been trying to win permission to carry sightseers around the Hub since 2007, when it... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 11:29 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports that late Sunday or early Monday, somebody broke into a '95 Taurus parked on Ipswich Street in the Fenway and stole the owner's manual - but didn't take a GPS or phone that were also in the car.

By - 8/20/14 - 9:47 am

Stanley Staco reports two teens who took a cab from Allston to Garfield Avenue in Hyde Park robbed the cab driver when he asked for payment around 12:50 a.m.

By - 8/20/14 - 8:04 am

Police are at River and Adams streets, where police recovered 12 shell casings, according to Boston Strolls.

By - 8/19/14 - 8:43 pm

A peeved citizen complains about a situation on South Street this afternoon:

This car doesn't have a resident sticker and is in a resident spot. I approached her bc I have a resident sticker and was waiting for a spot to open up. She

... Read more
By - 8/19/14 - 7:53 pm
Rowing on the Charles in Needham

Roving UHub photographer Siobhan Coyne captured the scene yesterday along the Charles from Cutler Park in Needham.

By - 8/19/14 - 7:50 pm
Smoky fire in Framingham

State Police posted a photo of Trooper John Arone and firefighters at a car fire on the turnpike westbound in Framingham around 5:20 p.m.