By - 7/25/14 - 9:51 am

Norwood Police report somebody used a stolen credit card to purchase $2,500 worth of McDonald's gift cards at one of the McDonald's in town.

By - 7/25/14 - 9:27 am
Part of Anthony's Pier 4 floating out to sea

Jesse Haley spotted part of the old Anthony's Pier 4 floating on a barge in the Mystic River between Everett and Charlestown this morning. Anybody know what it was doing there?

By - 7/25/14 - 9:16 am
Horseshoe crab door knocker on Beacon Hill

Max Grinnell noticed this unusual door knocker while ambling about Beacon Hill the other day.

By - 7/25/14 - 9:09 am

The Red Line and the Green Line (C in particular) have had better mornings, as have their riders.

And speaking of the Green Line, at 11, some folks will see if they can outrun the Green Line between BC and Blandford Street. Watch them live.

By - 7/24/14 - 11:20 pm
Car turns over in Jamaica Plain

Car turns turtle. Photo by Elizabeth.

Shortly after 11:10 p.m. on South Street near St. Rose. The driver managed to escape OK. Traffic is, of course, a mess.

By - 7/24/14 - 10:24 pm
Sunset over the water from Chelsea

Jared Wickerham watched the sun set over the water in Chelsea this evening (also see his photo of the Chelsea Yacht Club).

JB Parrett, meanwhile, was also watching the sun go down, but in Boston, from Community Boating on the Esplanade:

By - 7/24/14 - 9:59 pm

The Appellate Tax Board ruled yesterday a taxpayer who fears hackers could tap into his financial records if he filed taxes electronically had "reasonable cause" to pay the old-fashioned way - with a paper check - and ordered the state Department of Revenue to drop... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 7:59 pm

The Globe has the basics on the convictions of John O'Brien and two underlings. At Mass. Lawyers Weekly, Harvey Silverglate and Daniel Schneider question whether US Attorney Carmen Ortiz went too far:

[T]he notion that an unelected federal prosecutor can do the job of reforming state politics by twisting vague federal statutes to mean what they say they mean surely would be puzzling and dangerous in the eyes of the Constitution’s drafters.

By - 7/24/14 - 6:21 pm

MassDOT and the City are designing a new Cambridge Street, but while we have waited for these plans to become a reality there have been multiple pedestrian and cyclist deaths on Cambridge Street in recent years.

As we plan for the future, the new street... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 5:00 pm

The owner of the building that used to house MJ's Pizza goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 for permission to lease the space to a new pizza place.

Stash's Pizza has had signs up in the windows of 330 Belgrade... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 4:08 pm

Local restaurant operator Seth Greenberg will convert the closed Radius, 8-10 High St., into the Boston outlet of a chain of Italian restaurants.

Serafina will sport a "northern Italian concept," his lawyer, WIlliam Ferullo, told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing yesterday. Ferullo said... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 4:02 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by a Korean family to turn the UBurger space at 16 North St. into a restaurant that will meld Korean and western cuisine.

The Chang family will spend $425,000 to buy the liquor license of the defunct Charley's... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 11:58 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the trustees of Harbor Towers have come out swinging against Donald Chiofaro's proposed towers next door, saying they're just too damn big:

Since modern urban planning began here in Boston in the early 1960s, it has been customary and an article of faith that we do not build huge skyscrapers and excessive density on our waterfront; the recent, professionally conducted Greenway District Guidelines, supported by broad public participation, reinforced that principle.

By - 7/24/14 - 11:37 am

CapeCodOnline:

No protests. No children in the schools. No effect on city services. Two children with pneumonia treated at a local hospital and paid for by the federal government.

That's how the first month has played out at Naval Base Ventura County—Port Hueneme in

... Read more
By - 7/24/14 - 11:32 am
Bleak Boston street

The folks at the City of Boston Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 7/24/14 - 11:01 am

A. Jamaica Plain News reports a local boutique is moving in.

By - 7/24/14 - 10:56 am

The Globe reports on efforts to stem drug sales in and around the Common, in particular, the short stretch of Boylston between Tremont and Washington where that pilot was arrested the other day.

By - 7/24/14 - 10:16 am

The MBTA today announced a contract with a new WiFi provider for commuter rail it says will mean more reliable free access to e-mail for riders - and the option to add full Internet service for $15 a month.

InMotion Wireless will build a $5.6... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 10:02 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Figs on Charles Street is closed "for renovations."

By - 7/24/14 - 9:56 am

A postal worker and Whole Foods are embroiled in a legal dispute over whether he tripped on a pumpkin stem at its Alewife Brook Parkway market or whether he stumbled over his own two feet as he was getting out of his truck.

Ronald Rossetti,... Read more