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By - 1/13/18 - 12:27 pm
Boston's Fan Pier back in the day

In 1903, when Walker & Co. published this bird's eye view of the area around Fort Point Channel, trains were still king and Boston was full of freight yards, such as the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's yard on the South Boston side of the channel, where it met Boston Harbor. Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 11:14 am
EMTs respond to Hyde Park Avenue

The problem was in the gray building on the left. Photo by Steve Cappy.

The Boston Fire Department reports carbon monoxide coming from both a malfunctioning stove and an improperly vented furnace at 741 Hyde Park Ave. killed a man, sent two women to the hospital and displaced 15 other residents this morning. Read more.

By - 1/13/18 - 10:49 am

KMV had his eye on an underpass on the outbound side of Memorial Drive near the Longfellow earlier...

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By - 1/12/18 - 7:46 pm

The T is running buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of some sort of power problem. Like maybe a bit of fire at Ashmont station.

By - 1/12/18 - 4:07 pm
Destroyed truck on Storrow Drive

Chris Ruker came across this ultimate example of Storrowing at the Fenway exit around 1:45 p.m. Note that the truck not only got storrowed, it flipped over and was completely destroyed.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:42 pm

Ed. note: This post has been extensively rewritten to take into account Harvard's decision to postpone any work and to add a statement from somebody in favor of it.

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum says it's put a controversial proposal to put solar panels on an open field at Walter and Weld streets on hold.

Still, five city councilors have written Harvard President Drew Faust to make clear their objections to the plan - and request that Harvard use a neighboring parcel instead.. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

By - 1/12/18 - 11:56 am

Eater Boston reports that in addition to Somerville, Everett could soon get a place where you can drink some booze, then throw axes. How soon before Boston assembles a task force to try to entice an axe place to locate here?

By - 1/12/18 - 10:46 am

If Ronaldo Cepeda wants to appeal his indictment on second-degree murder charges for the stabbing death of Mason Raymond in 2015, he'll have to wait until after his trial, if he's found guilty, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 10:42 am

Boston first responders converged on Jamaica Pond this morning after the discovery of a seemingly abandoned bicycle on the shore with footprints leading onto the ice - but none coming back.

But police soon found the bike owner safe and sound - and dry - on the other side of the pond. Capt. John Greland at E-13 reported around 10:45:

Located person who owns the bike, she is OK, said left bike and walked across the pond and didn’t come back. Located the person by an ID number on bike. Units clearing out.

By - 1/12/18 - 10:12 am
Dorchester store held up
Robber

Boston Police report two markets about a mile apart on Ashmont Street were held up by two masked men with a gun this week.

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By - 1/12/18 - 9:39 am

NBC Boston reports that if the feds decide to go after the dispensaries that have opened since voters approved them simply because they sell marijuana, they'll have to go it alone.

By - 1/11/18 - 8:54 pm

Between roughly 7:30 and 8 p.m. a gas station at 1707 Dorchester Ave., near Centre, and a laundromat at 1828 Dorchester Ave., near Edwin, were held up by three guys with the same description: Black male teens in hoodies, armed with guns.

The three returned to the laundromat around 8:45 p.m., after police had left, and held it up again.

H/t Kim and Alert Page Boston for the gas-station info.

By - 1/11/18 - 8:15 pm
Our shithole president

As word spread that our racist shitholer-in-chief insulted Haiti and Haitian immigrants, our local dailies had to decide how to describe the word salad being tossed in Washington. Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 7:30 pm

One was found near Harold Street, the other near Warren Street, around 7:15 p.m.

By - 1/11/18 - 7:18 pm
Map of proposed location

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today filed plans with the BPDA to build a ten-story inpatient building on Brookline Avenue near the Riverway. Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 6:16 pm
Red Line at Charles/MGH

Jam and cram at Charles/MGH.

Midwinter's Wolf reports Charles/MGH turned into a mosh pit this evening when an inbound train died there shortly before 6 p.m. and the T ordered everybody out after another train arrived to push it into the Charles out of the way.

Only the platform was so crowded not everybody could get off the train. Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 5:13 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Shaquille Browder, 21.

Two people were shot in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street around 2 p.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents. One later died, Boston Police report.

Both that man and a second, found with non-fatal injuries, were...

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By - 1/11/18 - 4:08 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Alexander Mervin, 22, of Revere.

Boston Police report a man in his early 20s was fatally shot at 31 Whittier St. around 1:45 p.m.

He is Boston's first murder victim this year.