By - 9/22/16 - 11:22 pm

Around 10:00 p.m. The suspect is described as black, heavyset, 6' tall, about 30 with a long beard and wearing a blue ball cap and a gray shirt.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:51 pm

Residents living near an Amazon warehouse on the Dedham/Readville line tonigh recited a litany of complaints that go back months: Van drivers who drive like maniacs, hog local gas stations in the morning and flip off other motorists. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:03 pm

Nicholas Alexander Rovinski pleaded guilty today to federal charges that he conspired with Usaamah Abdullah Rahim and Rahim's nephew on a plot to kill a prominent anti-Islam crusader in New York - and that he continued to try to carry out murders even after he was imprisoned after Rahim was shot dead by an FBI agent and a Boston cop in a Roslindale parking lot on June 2, 2015, the US Attorney's office reports: Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:41 pm

A teen from Dorchester was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail after allegedly flipping the stolen SUV she was driving on Warren Street at Townsend yesterday, sending another teen to the hospital with critical injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:12 pm

WBZ reports Eversource is blaming a squirrel that "came into contact" with some of its equipment for a power outage this morning. The power, if not the squirrel, came back in about an hour.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:02 pm reports the state Department of Environmental Protection has ruled the developers of a proposed hotel at Lewis Wharf can't using harbor pilings that are currently submerged at high tide, which poses a bit of a problem since much of the project was planned for those pilings.

By - 9/22/16 - 2:31 pm

MassDOT reports Lagrange Street will be shut just north of Centre Street on Sunday, Oct. 2 to let workers install parts of a new Needham Line bridge over Lagrange. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 1:12 pm

At least one train has already been cancelled as police investigate the 12:30 p.m. incident, but the T is bracing passengers to expect "significant delays." Mansfield Police report the person is dead - on a stretch of tracks where Amtrak trains travel at well over 100 m.p.h.

By - 9/22/16 - 1:06 pm

Boston Magazine reports the shih-tzu lost a leg and about 40% of its blood after being hit between Roslindale Village and Forest Hills last Thursday, but is now recovering nicely as the MSPCA puts her up for adoption.

By - 9/22/16 - 12:58 pm
New trees along the Arborway in Jamaica Plain

Arborway project chronicler Clay Harper shows us the first new trees to be planted along the roadway - 16-to-18 foot elms. MassDOT plans call for 560 trees to be planted along the new surface roads - or about 400 more than were there when the Casey Overpass still hulked along.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:58 am

Natives and recent arrivals alike yesterday urged the Boston Licensing Board to give Paolo's, 251 Main St., a full liquor license so it can expand into a new bistro to be called Monument - although residents living right next to the place objected to its proposed 1 a.m. closing time. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:20 am

The MBTA reports the usual "severe" delays on the Red Line inbound from Braintree this morning, due to the usual deceased train.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:17 am

Time for some "Brake for Moose" signs south of the Merrimack? The Westborough Fire Department shows us what they were up to overnight: Helping a motorist whose car smashed into Bullwinkle. The driver received minor injuries; no immediate word on the status of the moose.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:05 am

The Bulletin reports on what has now become the annual fire at the giant pile of mulch at Landscape Express on American Legion Highway in Mattapan.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:00 am

The latests Massachusetts drought map, updated this morning, shows the weekend rains failed to change much.

By - 9/22/16 - 8:54 am reports (with photos) on the arrival of Saint Padre Pio's heart at St. Leonard's Church yesterday.

By - 9/22/16 - 8:46 am

The Huntington News reports a male Northeastern student who got to Skyping with a woman he met on Facebook disrobed for her - after which she demanded $500 to not send the photo to his friends. And another student told campus police a guy who said his son was in the morgue convinced the student to give him $600 - but that wasn't enough because now the guy is calling him asking for more.

By - 9/21/16 - 9:35 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. on Cedar Street near Sanford. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 9/21/16 - 8:47 pm
Wanted for Quincy Ponzi scheme

Quincy Police got an arrest warrant today for a guy accused of swindling local investors out of $1.65 million they thought would go towards buying and re-opening the shuttered Beachcomber on Quincy Shore Drive. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 6:16 pm

A Maine pimp who kept trying to run his paid-sex ring even after he got tossed in the Nashua Street jail pleaded guilty today in a deal that could put him behind bars for 12 years, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.