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

By - 9/23/14 - 2:26 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.

As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered

... Read more
By - 9/23/14 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report the driver of a car that collided with a Boston ambulance at Beacon and Fairfield streets around 11:30 p.m. on Monday was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.

Two EMTs in the ambulance were... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 12:13 pm

Ed. note: Through no fault of his own, Suldog's original poll didn't work. This one should. -- Ye. ed.

Given the interesting discussions on these boards concerning the upcoming gubernatorial contest, I think it's time for the first entirely unscientific poll of the U-Hub political... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 11:43 am

Muerl asks:

Is there somewhere to donate 20 to 25 trial sized soaps in All/Bri? Was thinking Womans Shelter?

By - 9/23/14 - 11:28 am

Angela Mastrogiacomo asks:

Favorite brunch spots?

By - 9/23/14 - 9:17 am
Wanted for bank robbery

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it is looking for a man who held up the Santander Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. around 3:50 p.m. on Sept. 5.

He gave a teller a note and left with various denominations of currency.

He's... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 8:02 am
Parking issue in South Boston

Ryan O. came out of his home this morning to find his car like this, on East Broadway:

The joys of trying to get to work while living in Southie!

He updates that the story had a happy ending: His neighbors knew whose cars those were and their phone numbers and just kept calling them until one finally answered and came out to move his car.

By - 9/23/14 - 7:56 am

Boston today launches an app to let people pay their parking tickets via their smartphones.

TicketZen, available for both Android and iOS devices, lets users scan the bar code at the bottom of their tickets, which will connect their payment information to the city's... Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 7:47 am

UPDATE: Police report the driver of the car died.

Jil Murphy reports it happened around 11:30 p.m. on Monday at Fairfield and Beacon streets. Stanley Staco reports serious injuries.

This is the same intersection where two pedestrians were killed in a... Read more

By - 9/22/14 - 11:04 pm

Boston Fireman reports a fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at 79 Wellsmere Rd.

By - 9/22/14 - 4:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on what might be a temporary shutdown of the Broad Street restaurant named for Chef Jason Santos's choice in hair dye.

By - 9/22/14 - 3:52 pm
Cow in Jamaica Plain

Jed Hresko snapped a pic of a cow (bull?) in front of the First Baptist Church on Centre Street yesterday afternoon, which of course raises the question of what a cow whose giant head is not affixed to JP Licks was doing on Centre Street on a Sunday afternoon. Anybody know?