By - 8/25/16 - 10:47 pm

First Lanes & Games, now this: The Globe reports Cambridge officials haven't included the venerable newsstand in their plans for a $4.6-million re-do of the Harvard Square plaza. The business sits in a kiosk - a former Red Line entrance - owned by the city.

By - 8/25/16 - 5:16 pm
Crushed UHaul in Brighton

Sarah Sahni reports she snapped this photo at 4:15 p.m. today. Better luck next year!

By - 8/25/16 - 3:46 pm

The Santander Bank branch at 860 River St. was held up around 3:40 p.m. by a man who motioned as if he had a gun. He's described as black, 5'5" and wearing a green army hat, sunglasses and a lavender/bluish long-sleeve shirt.

By - 8/25/16 - 3:23 pm

UPDATE, 4:10 p.m. They might be downtown sooner than 7 p.m.

The mystery military copters whose crews have been doing training with local police this week are scheduled for a return tonight, between 7 and 11 p.m.

By - 8/25/16 - 3:17 pm
Architect's reendering of proposed condos on Massachusetts Avenue

Architect's rendering.

A used-car dealership at 1258 Massachusetts Ave. would make way for 40 condos in two six-story buildings under plans recently filed with the BRA. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:56 am

Workers today removed Nate Swain's little Lego wall on Congress Street near the Children's Museum - as part of an overall redo of the entire building.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:48 am
Owl rescued by T workers

The MBTA reports workers teamed up to help a dazed owl that butted heads with a trolley in Brookline last night.

The bird somehow came into contact with a Riverside Line trolley around 11:25 p.m. in Brookline Village, the T reports. Driver Hoa Tran got out, carried the bird off the tracks and to a bench at the station and radioed in for help. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:33 am

Caught in Southie reports the Boston Licensing Board today approved a Starbucks at L Street and Broadway, which will either make City Point great again or result in the heat death of the universe, depending on whom you talk to.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:27 am

Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:13 am

UPDATED with link to more information from WBZ.

WBZ reports an 18-year-old trying to break up a fight was shot three times on McClellan Street around 1 a.m. Police found her around the corner on Page Street; a dog was also shot.

By - 8/25/16 - 10:44 am

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. Boston Police report they've found and interviewed the woman.

Boston Police report they are looking for a woman who might have something to do with beating death of Blanca Lainez, 19, on Princeton Street on June 15. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:59 am

BLDUP reports a developer who had proposed a 25-story tower in Dudley Square last year is now getting ready to file for BRA permission for a 29-story tower that would include retail, commercial and residential space.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:45 am

Finally, the Boston accent gets the movie it deserves. With requisite bar fight, even.

Compare.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:40 am

WBZ explains why Eduardo Rodriguez, arrested for a rape in a Columbus Avenue park, wasn't on the list and talks to his former girlfriend, who says she checks the list all the time and never would have dated him had she known of his past.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:31 am

Cambridge Daily reports that Our Revolution, the new national progressive group started out of the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign, has endorsed state Sen. Pat Jehlen in her race against Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, and Mike Connolly, who is running against state Rep. Tim Toomey.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:16 am

The weekly drought map shows little change in Massachusetts: The Boston area remains in an "extreme drought" and most of the rest of the state is in a drought as well, except for the extreme western end, which is "abnormally dry."

Scituate, not part of the MWRA water system, is asking residents to limit their shower time.

By - 8/24/16 - 11:51 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Calm down with these lazing turtles at Jamaica Pond.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:34 pm

UPDATE: Helicopters are buzzing the area around Egleston Square as well.

Once again, reports are flooding into Helicopter Central here of low-flying, buzzing, really loud choppers just making loops around Boston Harbor, from Logan to Aquarium and back again, over and over again, so we're going to assume they're part of the same mysterious Pentagon/police training exercises we're not supposed to know about, except it's kind of hard to ignore giant blacked out eggbeaters roaring over your heads....

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By - 8/24/16 - 8:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the death of Ivy of Ivy Insurance on South Street.

Shamus Moynihan shows us the chalk remembrance for Insurance Cat.

By - 8/24/16 - 7:51 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death at 6 Dudley Terrace on Aug. 20 was Ailton Goncalves, 35.