By - 9/10/15 - 1:09 pm
Unusual clouds over Boston, as seen from Roslindale

Jessica Burko shows us the view towards downtown from Roslindale around 1 p.m. She called them "a giant sky quilt wanting to snuggle" (so maybe she's tired, while I'm hungry).

By - 9/10/15 - 12:02 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a nearly $3-million wrongful-death against Dr. Ivan Liang, who gave a 23-year-old man with a sort throat, a cough and pain on breathing a pain reliever and then sent him home - where he was found dead the next day of viral myocarditis.

By - 9/10/15 - 8:26 am
Now closed Chinatown bakery

Earlier this summer.

The Fort Pointer reports:

The wonderful Chinatown bakery at corner of Harrison and Beach St has closed. "Loss of Lease. Closed after 33 Years."

By - 9/10/15 - 8:15 am

A federal grand jury has indicted two former workers at Roxse Homes on charges they placed ineligible people in subsidized apartments in exchange for payments of up to $7,000. Read more.

By - 9/10/15 - 7:17 am
New barriers protect bicycle lane on Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay

City installed flexible barriers this morning. Photo by Greg Hum.

The Globe introduces us to Jonathan Fertig, who spent $40 buying potted plants and traffic cones to protect the new bike lane on Mass. Ave. at Beacon, in an example of "tactical urbanism." He's now raised more than $2,200 to add more barriers (meanwhile, the city, good to its word, installed its own mini barriers today).

Greg Hum shows us the difference:...

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By - 9/10/15 - 6:35 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot around 4:40 a.m. on Holworthy Street. At least ten shots fired. Boston Police report the man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, in front of 56 Holworthy.

By - 9/10/15 - 4:13 am

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By - 9/9/15 - 10:40 pm

The Boston Public Works Department plans to receive a 3,000-ton shipment of salt tomorrow morning at its Frontage Road storage area as it begins to build up its salt stockpiles in preparation for the W word.

Plow blades headed our way.

By - 9/9/15 - 9:39 pm

The School Committee could vote to require students to meet certain standards to get into the city's only vocational high school.

At a meeting tonight, the school's executive director, Kevin McCaskill, submitted a proposal that students be required to submit a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher and be ranked on their middle-school academic and disciplinary records. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 7:29 pm

Moving more seventh graders from school buses to the T has general worked very well, but Assistant Superintendent Kim Rice told the School Committee that she's heard from a number of girls that they're not feeling all that safe on the T, in particular because of issues such as catcalling.

Rice said she and other officials plan to spend time figuring out what to do about that.

By - 9/9/15 - 6:50 pm

Cambridge Police report a woman groped in Harvard Square around 8:30 p.m. yesterday is the latest victim of what may be a serial groper in the area. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 6:24 pm

BPS yesterday rolled out 86 new school buses that run on propane instead of diesel fuel.

Kim Rice, assistant superintendent of operations, told the School Committee tonight that BPS concentrated on replacing older and smaller buses that serve students in wheelchairs. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 5:09 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a golfer at the Putterham course threatened to use one of his clubs on another golfter whose ball got too close to him (fourth item).

By - 9/9/15 - 1:32 pm
Lizard in downtown Boston

Graham Shepherd reports he was walking on School Street this morning when he tripped over "this huge LIZARD."

He reports Animal Control came by not long after to scoop the lizard up. No word on what the lizard was doing on School Street, but maybe the poor thing was trying to escape because it finally grew tired of its owner calling it Stumpy.

By - 9/9/15 - 1:13 pm

Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans today announced initiatives to try to reduce the flow of guns onto Boston streets, including free gun locks and a summit with other mayors in the area. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 11:54 am

Arlington Police report they are looking for the occupants of an SUV who apparently reacted to verbal abuse from passengers in an Uber car by shooting out the car's rear windshield with a BB gun.

Police say the action started around midnight in the rear seat of an Uber driver's 2007 Saturn Vue: Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 11:19 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a couple suing Boston Medical Center for negligence will get their day in court.

A Suffolk Superior Court judge had dismissed their case against BMC before it could go to trial after agreeing with the hospital that it had no way to know the interpreter, who had a clean criminal record, might disregard hospital rules against being in a room with a patient alone and instead sneak in and sexually assault the Guatemalan immigrant. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 11:11 am

The Globe reports Cambridge is looking at adding a fee for developers looking to build in Kendall Square for a new transportation-improvement fund.

Developers of some large projects have stepped up (think New Balance with its Brighton commuter-rail stop and Harvard with its Allston commuter-rail stop), but this would apply to smaller developments as well.

By - 9/9/15 - 8:45 am

Among the people welcoming BPS students to school yesterday was at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley. Today, Pressley reports, she's getting private messages via Twitter (or "DMs" in Twitterspeak) questioning what was going on with her face:

Are ppl (incldg media) really DM'ing me re:why I wasn't wearing make-up @ #bps visits yesterday? Ridic. Ask my colleagues why they never do.