By - 5/17/17 - 6:26 pm
Security robot at Prudential center

Neil the roving UHub photographer couldn't rove much past Mr. Roboto here yesterday. He dug up the background on Tobor: Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 6:22 pm

Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:

Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:50 pm

UMass Amherst practiced some good IT hygiene last week and required students to change their network passwords. Students were sent to a password-change page with helpful password tips, including words not to use:

No popular terms such as umass, redsox, password, etc.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:44 pm
Storrowed truck in Arlington

Arlington Police report issuing a citation to the driver of this truck, who proved unable to figure out just how high his truck was today.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:41 pm

It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.

By - 5/17/17 - 1:05 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to tell the federal government to cut the nonsense and let Haitians here on "temporary protected status" visas stay here, because the awful conditions in their homeland that brought them here persist. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 12:18 pm

The Herald reports on the noise battle between residents of the luxury AVA apartments on Stuart Street and Bijou, the club next to which their high rise was built.

Earlier:
That time people moved into condos near the South Street Diner and tried to end its all night service (they failed).

By - 5/17/17 - 12:12 pm
White squirrel in Boston's Public Garden

Brad thinks Steve the White Squirrel (yes, of course he has a name) should start charging at least one nut for every photo.

Earlier:
The pale squirrel of winter.
One of the fabled West End white squirrels.

By - 5/17/17 - 11:18 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that for the second time, a buyer has walked away from the Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard that will soon be empty of people as the outlet moves its publishing operations to Taunton and its editorial and sales departments to State Street.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:37 am

753 South, where Derna's used to be, had its "soft" opening this week, according to the folks at Keep Roslindale Quirky. Look for small plates - served on a patio in nicer weather - as well as beer and wine since the place, which has the same owners as Delfino across the street, was one of the first places in Boston to get one of the city's then new neighborhood beer-and-wine licenses, back in 2014.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:21 am

Adam Sell reports spotting an "It's OK to be white" sticker on a utility pole at Boylston and Beecher yesterday afternoon. He adds he did his civic duty and removed it.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:04 am
Snow at Newton mall

Gary C. spotted this snow pile this morning at the Street (the old lower Chestnut Hill Mall).

By - 5/17/17 - 7:48 am

"Some bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates aren’t pleased with comments Mayor Martin J. Walsh made on Boston Public Radio Tuesday."

Boston Globe reports.

By - 5/16/17 - 6:39 pm

A Milton man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly went up to a car parked on Linden Street and pointed a gun at its two occupants after one of them asked if he was OK, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/16/17 - 2:39 pm
Demente

Oscar "Demente" Moran, arrested in January, 2016 as part of a local crackdown on the MS-13 gang, is now formally charged with ordering the murders of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.

Read more.

By - 5/16/17 - 2:21 pm

IDG, which earlier this year was acquired by a Chinese company, is laying off a sizeable number of employees, possibly more than 90 editors and reporters in newsrooms in Framingham and California.

By - 5/16/17 - 12:46 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Boston may have to resume paying worker's comp to Brian Benoit, who suffered an incapacitating ankle injury while transporting a patient in 2011, a little more than a year before he was indicted for stealing painkillers and sedatives from vials in the backs of Boston EMS ambulances. Read more.

By - 5/16/17 - 12:25 pm
Forde

Brianna Forde, 35, a one-time Boston basketball standout who has spent her adult life working with youth sports programs, was one of three people indicted yesterday for an alleged scheme to defraud Bank of America via kickbacks from some of those programs. Read more.