By - 7/26/15 - 12:58 pm
Robot sand sculpture on Revere Beach

Matt Conti took in the sand sculpting contest at Revere Beach yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 7/25/15 - 11:52 pm

Stanley Staco reports two men were shot in the back around 3:30 p.m. on Homestead Street at Pleasanton.

By - 7/25/15 - 11:16 pm
Vigil for Baby Doe on Deer Island
Unknown Deer Island girl

617 Images attended a vigil at Deer Island this evening for "Baby Doe" - the roughly 4-year-old girl who remains unidentified a month after her body was found on Deer Island, wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic trash bag.

Anybody with information can contact State Police at 508-820-2121 or by texting GIRL to 6728.

By - 7/25/15 - 10:03 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Ziegler Street, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 7/25/15 - 9:57 pm
Sunset on Nantasket Beach in Hull

Neil the roving UHub photographer watched an interesting sunset on Nantasket Beach last night:

Is Hull God's country? Looks like he reaching out to give the Hullonians a pat on the head.

By - 7/25/15 - 9:47 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports that late one recent night, a resident dialed 911 to report "a group of people playing badminton."

By - 7/25/15 - 4:00 pm

Camnridge Police report:

On July 24th in the early morning, a woman reported to the Cambridge Police Department that she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on Fayerweather Street near Ivy St. She was walking home from a friend's house alone. The victim was able to fend off the attacker and the suspect fled the area. The description of the suspect is a Hispanic male in his early 20's, 5'8" dark brown/black hair wearing shorts and a short sleeve button down shirt.

By - 7/25/15 - 8:00 am

BU Today took biology professor and ant expert James Traniello to see Ant-Man:

Traniello has spent his career studying the social behavior of ants, and is also - perhaps not surprisingly - a connoisseur of insect films. He gives Ant-Man an enthusiastic thumbs-up, though he had a few quibbles with the science.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.

By - 7/24/15 - 9:36 pm

The oddest thing in the previously secret Olympics bid chapters was not the huge deficit or the denigration of opponents, but the reference to a state law that prohibits swearing at athletes and coaches and sporting events.

Because, yes, of course, Massachusetts has a law against that: MGL Chap. 272 Sect. 36A, which states, in its entirety: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers who arrived at a large fight on Centre Street near Chestnut in Jackson Square yesterday evening couldn't help but notice the two guys screaming at each other as they dispersed the crowd: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:59 pm

A federal judge recently tossed Dedham's bid to block construction of a planned natural-gas pipeline, saying the town filed its suit in the wrong court. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:16 pm
Fish, Romney and Pagliuca

Fish, Romney and Pagliuca, from the Political chapter.

Boston 2024 today released the two previously withheld chapters of its initial bid documents that won us the right to compete for the 2024 Olympics.

Although Boston 2024 has repeatedly said - as recently as last night - that the games will be profitable - the previously secret Bid and Games Budget document said that would happen only after first plugging a sizable budget hole: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:14 pm

Taped off bank. Photo by Veranaika.

The Citizens Bank branch at 414 Washington St. in Brighton Center was held up shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to Veranaika and Stanley Staco.

By - 7/24/15 - 2:55 pm

City lawyers this week moved to delay construction of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets by arguing the gas company can't simply start digging a trench without city approval.

The filings, by the city's outside counsel in US District Court, come as West Roxbury and Dedham opponents of the proposed pipeline gear up for a two-community protest this Sunday that will end with people holding hands at the town line on Washington Street....

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By - 7/24/15 - 12:56 pm

The convoluted legal maneuverings around the proposed Wynn casino in Everett got more interesting this week when the US Attorney's office denied the city's claims that two former state troopers, working on the side as private eyes for Wynn, got a look at what were supposed to be private documents related to Wynn's purchase of the land from three men now under federal indictment for the way they allegedly tried to hide that one of them was a convicted felon. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:03 am
Proposed Telford Street building

Architect's rendering, Telford Street.

The new owner of a Brighton parcel that already has approval for a condo building is asking the BRA to let it cut the number of parking spaces in half and add five additional units. Read more.