By - 9/24/14 - 6:25 pm
Deihim

Saugus Police issued a BOLO today for Rashad Deihim, 19, on charges of assault with intent to rape, kidnapping, indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or older and posing or exhibiting a child in a sexual act.

Just last month, Deihim was... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 6:02 pm
Red Line train offloaded at Park Street

Outbound Red Line train offloaded at Park. Photo by Chuck Giroux.

So there's a defunct train at Charles/MGH. Or maybe it's the train that was offloaded at Kendall. Whatevs, the Red Line is a hot rush-hour mess this evening.

UPDATE: By 6:12, trains were slowly running again, but the problem was they were running so full... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 5:47 pm

issues the T alerts appears to be directionally challenged

Green Line D branch: Service currently terminating at Park Street Station. For eastbound (emphasis added) D branch service, please board at Park Street.

Last updated: Sep 23 2014 02:05 PM

And I won't even comment... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 3:47 pm

A Virgin America flight from Boston to Los Angeles on Monday made an emergency landing in Omaha on Monday after a passenger stopped masturbating long enough to try to open an exit door in flight. Two off-duty Boston cops helped put a quick end to the nonsense.

By - 9/24/14 - 3:01 pm

Karyn Polito says at least Baker apologized for calling a female reporter "sweetheart."

Jerold Duquette writes that since Baker is not emphasizing his role as a Republican, he has to be extra careful about stuff like this:

Baker’s route to the corner office

... Read more
By - 9/24/14 - 2:23 pm
Fire at 7 North Ave. in Roxbury

7 North Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire reports an early morning fire started on the outside of 7 North Ave. and spread to 9 North Ave. before it was put out.

The two-alarm blaze, reported at 4:25 a.m., did an estimated $300,000 damage to 7 and $100,000... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 1:41 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a veteran doctor who decided to get additional training as a resident at Mount Auburn can pursue his discrimination claim over his firing in 2005.

A Superior Court judge had dismissed Bernard Bulwer's lawsuit against the hospital - which... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 12:29 pm
Building permit for new Chipotle on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Ryan Fox photographed the work permit for the new Chipotle going in where the Burger King used to be until a fire closed it for good in February.

By - 9/24/14 - 12:07 pm
Mysterious old machinery in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo - and figure out what this thing did. See it larger.

By - 9/24/14 - 9:08 am
Turkeys in West Roxbury

Boston Strolls reports these birds on the inbound side of Washington Street just up from Woodley were showing no fear this morning:

They walked right up to me.

Of course, this not being Brookline, no blood was shed.

By - 9/24/14 - 8:13 am

Runner's World introduces us to a Bellingham High cross-country runner whose last name is Strong and whose first name is Boston. His father, a big Celtics fan, initially wanted to name him Larry Bird Strong, but his mother refused and suggested Boston instead.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:50 am

Well, maybe not yet. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal to replace a closed mozzarella bar on Salem Street with a sushi bar. The place would be aimed not at tourists, but at North End residents looking for something other than Italian food, its lawyer said.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:33 am

Lorianne DiSabato muses on what she now knows is her last visit to the Suffolk Downs race track:

When J and I arrived at Suffolk Downs the weekend before last, there was a little girl loudly cheering for her favorite jockey as she made her way into the Winner’s Circle: Janelle Campbell, the same jockey I’d photographed last year as she sat beaming atop her mount. Being a jockey, I explained in that post, is every horse-crazy girl’s dream job. After Suffolk Downs is shuttered, who will horse-crazy little girls cheer for? Their favorite poker stars or blackjack dealers?

By - 9/24/14 - 7:23 am
Proposed Washington Street apartment building in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA meeting in Jamaica Plain on the latest plans for 3521-3529 Washington St., where a developer wants to replace an old car dealership building with 132 apartments and a self-storage facility.

By - 9/23/14 - 9:36 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at 369 Meridian St. The shooter may have jumped in an older Honda Civic at Meridian and Eutaw. The car was last spotted heading towards Chelsea.

By - 9/23/14 - 7:52 pm
New mural on the transportation building on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

Mark O'Neill took in a ska concert at the party to welcome Shinique Smith's new mural on that Big Dig structure on the Greenway in Dewey Square.

By - 9/23/14 - 4:05 pm

Dedham Police report they are investigating whether solar glare contributed to a crash this morning that left an elderly Dedham woman dying in her church's parking lot.

According to police, Anne McIntyre, 70, was crossing High Street shortly before 7 a.m. to get to mass... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 3:49 pm

SF Weekly reports the feds used the same fake identity and address for an undercover agent in a San Francisco corruption investigation as for an undercover agent who helped snare our own Dianne Wilkerson back in 2008.

However, "Michael King," who gave a... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 3:38 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Alexander Gallet and Michel St. Jean of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of Richel Nova in an abandoned Hyde Park Avenue house in 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury rejected an argument... Read more