By - 10/15/14 - 8:24 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident Saturday morning on Tower Street - involving a gun-wielding purse snatcher who escaped in a late-model BMW.

By - 10/15/14 - 7:38 am

Ed. note: I originally had a photo of a man being placed in a cruiser. That guy had dreadlocks, but Hutchinson had a short haircut in court the next morning. I've taken down the photo - there was another arrest around the same time for... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 10:04 pm
Gas leak on Hemenway Street in the Fenway

The scene on Hemenway. Photo by RA.

UPDATE: After shutting off the gas to the entire building, National Grid said residents - many Northeastern students - could return inside, but that they won't have any gas until after repairs are made tomorrow.

204 Hemenway St., around 9:45 p.m. Both Boston Fire and National Grid teams are on scene.

By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

By - 10/14/14 - 6:42 pm
Fallen tree on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End

Just call it treelock: Boston shows us the tree that discovered gravity early this evening on Mass. Ave. northbound near Tremont Street.

By - 10/14/14 - 5:13 pm

Awaiting word on the Common. Photo by Ed Coppinger.

UPDATE: NECN reports the suspect is a 34-year-old homeless man already wanted for assaulting a cop.

At the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. One of the rangers injured so badly the homicide unit has been called in, just in case. Suspect arrested at... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 3:58 pm
Go Daddy ad in New York

Phillip McCarthy, whose heart still belongs to Boston, forwards a photo of an ad on New York subways pushing a new .nyc domain.

Don't fret, there's also a proposed .boston domain, sponsored by the Globe, but it's currently 1,064th on the priority list of ICANN, the group in charge of approving new domains, so it might be awhile before it goes live.

By - 10/14/14 - 3:23 pm

The Herald reports that Massport is getting ready to build a 1,700-space garage to replace all the parking lots that have been torn up for all the development that is generating all the traffic. that is increasingly clogging the streets of the Innovation District.... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 2:17 pm

Destin Marcelin, 6, died in a Dorchester apartment last month when his father, Patrick Marcelin smothered or strangled him - or maybe both - Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Marcelin then slashed his wrists, then plunged a knife into... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 2:05 pm
Framed landscape in Boston's Public Garden

Today, there was exactly one tree in the Public Garden that had decided enough was enough and it was time to shed its leaves in a blaze of glory.

And that tree just happened to be within the frame that the Friends of the Public... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 8:29 am

Julian Tryba speeds the city up.

H/t Dale Cruse and Italian in Boston.

By - 10/13/14 - 8:48 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports the patients taken off Emirates Flight 237 from Dubai at Logan Airport today "do not meet the criteria for any infections of public health concern," including Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or meningococcal infection.

By - 10/13/14 - 6:35 pm
Houghton's Pond in Milton in the fall

Brian MacLean photographed Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation the other day.

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/13/14 - 4:43 pm

Polygon reports Brianna Wu, co-founder of Boston's Giant Spacekat game company, fled her Arlington home last week after a series of death tweets that identified her husband and address.

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan says his detectives got the case on Friday. In... Read more

By - 10/13/14 - 4:18 pm

WCVB reports it's Code Red Hazmat Day at Logan Airport, where a plane arriving from Dubai has basically been quarantined as health workers in moon suits escort out several passengers with flu-like symptoms. None of the five, the station reports, were from West Africa.

By - 10/13/14 - 4:03 pm

So it's probably a good thing he didn't take the T to Harvard Vanguard's Braintree clinic.

In an update on yesterday's situation, Harvard Vanguard reports that when the man, who'd recently returned from Liberia, showed up at its Braintree clinic complaining of headaches and... Read more