By - 4/24/16 - 11:43 am

The Globe points out, again, that the city's premier exam school is mostly white and Asian in a city where kids are mostly black and Hispanic. But this time, the Globe looks at some of the reasons, including that a program started to help black and Latino students prepare for the entrance exam has increasingly become a resource for well off white kids

"If you are going to get disadvantaged kids into the exam school," said [a woman who runs an ISEE test-prep center in West...

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By - 4/23/16 - 10:14 pm

Emerson students were asked about their school's new logo, unveiled this week.

By - 4/23/16 - 6:35 pm

Around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Nassau Street, WBZ reports.

Adam Cheung writes about the deceivingly quiet Nassau Street.

By - 4/23/16 - 2:01 pm
Mary Boyle

Mary Boyle speaks

Protesters had planned to get arrested today to protest the construction of a high-pressure natural-gas transfer station in West Roxbury, but the company building it decided not to do any work today - despite what it had told nearby residents in fliers. Read more.

By - 4/23/16 - 12:48 pm
Big chair in front of MIT fraternity in the Back Bay

How else to explain the size of the lawn chair in front of the fraternity's house on Beacon Street in the Back Bay?

By - 4/23/16 - 9:38 am
Yellow tap water

Kristen Adams is among several South End residents reporting their tap water started coming out yellow or brownish last night.

UPDATE: Matt Schneller reports a BWSC crew was out working on the problem this morning and that, whatever the cause was, it seems to be fixed.

By - 4/23/16 - 9:37 am
Turkey in Charles Circle

Roving UHub photographer Joe Borkowski spotted this seemingly perplexed turkey in Charles Circle this morning trying to figure out where to go.

By - 4/23/16 - 9:32 am
Smoke from transformer explosion in Cambridge

Caroline watched the smoke rise from a transformer fire behind the Fresh Pond Mall, 160 Alewife Brook Parkway, this morning.

By - 4/22/16 - 11:45 pm
Pax Pokemon players in Boston

Vanessa Kuo could tell Pax East is in town by all the costumed people roaming downtown tonight.

By - 4/22/16 - 11:27 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. at 95 Archdale Rd.

By - 4/22/16 - 8:10 pm
Proposed Fenway apartment tower

Architect's rendering.

Trans National Properties is looking to replace a small office building it owns, where Charlesgate turns from the Bowker overpass onto Boylston Street, with a $250-million apartment and condo tower overlooking the Fens, the Muddy River and Fenway Park. Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 7:10 pm

The Boston Business Journal lists the six companies that bid to tear down the old WInthrop Square garage and replace it with some sort of tower.

Look at the bids yourself.

By - 4/22/16 - 4:01 pm

East Boston Savings Bank, 515 Centre St., around 3:50 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5'6" and wearing a gray hoodie.

By - 4/22/16 - 2:02 pm

The Bulletin reports the Bellevue Hill Neighborhood Association meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss a possible apartment building on the site of a long abandoned gas station on Belgrade Avenue at the parkway.

The meeting will be held in the E-5 police station.

By - 4/22/16 - 1:29 pm
Mile marker in Hyde Park's Readville

Head south towards the Sprague Street bridge and, at West Milton Street, just before the bridge, there's this mile marker that seems to indicate it's less than 20 miles (or 38 km) to Providence. But that can't be right, can it? And how many old granite mile markers give the distance in kilometers first (or at all)?

By - 4/22/16 - 12:45 pm
Flaming Fenway fens

Heather got a close-up view of the fire that erupted in the Fens around noon.

The black smoke quickly became visible across the area. Shamus Moynihan watched it rise over the Fenway: Read more.

By - 4/22/16 - 10:38 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports it could be re-opened as a place called Tony C's.