By - 8/25/14 - 3:27 pm

Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Keith Williams took out a loaded .357 revolver at Blue Hill Avenue and McLellan Street and began firing into a crowd of people waiting for the J'Ouvert parade, assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said today.

One of... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 12:03 pm

A concerned citizen reports somebody chained two buckets to a light pole at Beach and Oxford streets in Chinatown.

The city reports it promptly sent somebody down to remove the buckets, but did not say what was in them that would make them valuable enough to warrant trying to lock them down.

By - 8/25/14 - 11:59 am

A man nabbed for alleged fare jumping at Ruggles last year was picked up for the same offense at Forest Hills yesterday afternoon, Transit Police report.

Although piggybacking behind a paying customer normally only means a ticket, in both cases, Juan Garcia was arrested... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 11:24 am

A lot happened over the weekend, so if you were out enjoying the wonderful weather rather than checking in on UHub, here's what was going on:

A woman waiting for the J'Ouvert parade was shot to death; police say she was an innocent victim,... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 11:05 am

It's the primary elections on Tuesday, September 9. Do you know the candidates' positions? Their names? Which parties have primaries for which positions?

By - 8/25/14 - 10:46 am
Construction in front of a co-op grocery store in Boston

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

By - 8/25/14 - 10:45 am

Around 10:40 a.m. on W. Tremlett Street near Herbert.

By - 8/25/14 - 7:11 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday at London and Sumner streets.

By - 8/25/14 - 7:06 am

Around 12:50 a.m. on Falcon Street, per Stanley Staco.

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/24/14 - 8:23 pm

Several of them, around 8:15 p.m. at Morton and Wilcock, with some ending up in people's apartments. No reported injuries, though.

By - 8/24/14 - 4:10 pm

The Blue Line is currently experiencing "severe delays" due to "a signal problem at Orient Heights."

By - 8/24/14 - 1:16 pm
Fishing is what famous literary hero Moby Dick did after getting in a big fight with a big whale.

Jody LaFerriere noticed this Groupon deal for a ride on a solar-powered boat in Boston Harbor (note: The ride does not include diving for sponges; it involves casting "a lure that turns into a sponge as it drifts in the water and makes friends with mermaids who haven't bathed in years").

By - 8/24/14 - 12:35 pm
Artist at work in the Back Bay

Stevil watched an artist painting the scene on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay the other day.

In Fields Corner, a woman looked at some of the life-size self portraits on Dorchester Avenue, part of Dot Art's annual "Portraits, People and Places" exhibit.... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 8:59 am
Wanted for Newton robbery

Newton Police report they are looking for a man and woman for an armed holdup at Second Appearance, 801 Washington St., yesterday afternoon.

WBZ reports the two bound one worker up and put duct tape over another's mouth before making off with... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 8:45 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the 4:15 p.m. incident on Gallivan Boulevard in which an occupant of one car opened fire on the occupants of another car.

By - 8/23/14 - 6:48 pm
Dawnn Jaffier

UPDATE, Monday: Dorchester teen charged with shooting her in the head.

Dawnn Jaffier, 26, a 2010 graduate of UMass Amherst, died today when she was shot in the head during the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue.

Keith Williams, 18, was one of... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 2:38 pm
Offending statement on the side of a bottle of Coke.

On the side of a 2-liter bottle of Coke.

A Boston man and a Chelmsford woman this week sued Coca Cola, alleging its flagship product is misleading and manipulating consumers into drinking it.

In their suit, filed in US District Court, Damiano DiPaola of Boston and Michelle Marino of Chelmsford both said they were... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 1:30 pm

Hyde Park Avenue just south of River Street was shut around 1:20 p.m. so the bomb squad could investigate a suspicious package near the charter school.