By - 5/20/16 - 2:30 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a ceremony to rename the large apartment complex as the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, in honor of the longtime tenant activist, who died in 2015.

By - 5/20/16 - 1:39 pm

A Dorchester man charged with firing a bullet that grazed a 52-year-old woman's head as she was leaving church in Codman Square was actually aiming at two men who were arguing nearby, a prosecutor said today. Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 12:51 pm

A federal judge in Boston this week sentenced Raymond Jeffreys, 28, to 30 years in federal prison after he pled guilty to charges of sex trafficking, tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, and making false statements to a federal agent, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 7:59 am

CityLab introduces us to "Raining Poetry," in which poems were inscribed on sidewalks across the city with a spray that only becomes visible when it gets wet (presumably from rain, but, you know, this is a big city and anything can happen).

By - 5/19/16 - 11:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting James Martin, 22, on charges he fired the shot that sent a woman who'd just left church to the hospital last Friday evening. Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 10:55 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim, a man in his 20s, died.

Jeff Durham reports somebody was shot around 9:15 p.m. at Southern Avenue and Darlington Street and that the person was taken away in bad shape. This makes the third shooting in the area since Friday.

By - 5/19/16 - 9:58 pm
Jordan Warshaw shows his apartment proposal

Look, ma, no parking lots: Warshaw shows off proposal.

Developer Jordan Warshaw says he's bought one of the three parcels he needs for a 650-unit apartment complex off Sprague Street at the Dedham line, has a second parcel under option and is still negotiating with the owner of the third. Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 9:11 pm
Man with VR headset walks down Beacon Street in Brookline

Last month, a Green Line rider gained some measure of notoriety - and the disapproval of police - when he was spotted wearing virtual-reality goggles on a C trolley.

This afternoon, Mike the roving UHub photographer spotted him just walking down Beacon Street in Brookline, which for us non-VR types raises the question of whether you can actually see through the goggles or if hes perhaps using them to navigate via a live feed from a camera mounted on the goggles.

By - 5/19/16 - 8:55 pm
Hubway bike on the Orange Line

Sarah Kaney noticed a sad Hubway bike abandoned on the Orange Line this evening.

By - 5/19/16 - 5:18 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue between Georgia and Cheney streets. One shot in the back, taken away in critical condition; the other shot in the leg. A car was also shot up. A gun was recovered several blocks away on Normandy Street.

Blue Hill Avenue was shut for the investigation.

By - 5/19/16 - 4:26 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers patrolling the area of Shawmut Avenue where two people were shot Tuesday night spotted a bunch of guys "known to police" in the playground at San Juan and W. Newton streets around 6 p.m. yesterday: Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 2:46 pm
Anthem of the Seas in South Boston

Dwarfing the terminal. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.

By - 5/19/16 - 2:36 pm

The Verge reports GM plans to roll out its Maven car-sharing service in Boston this summer.

By - 5/19/16 - 12:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the owners of the Taj Boston are putting it up for sale - and pricing it to move (they paid $170 million for the former Ritz, would accept $125 million).

By - 5/19/16 - 11:32 am

A couple weeks ago, Jon Thompson was in line waiting to get his license renewed at an RMV branch when he wondered if he could use a wait-time data feed posted by MassDOT to show how long you might have to wait.

Massachusetts RMV Wait Times lets you pick an RMV location and time and shows you your estimated wait time, based on the data from that feed. Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 11:20 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court refused today to consider the First Amendment issues involved in a judge ordering a man to stop writing horrible things about his ex-girlfriend online as part of a domestic protective order against him. Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 8:45 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports Kenneth Brissette, Boston's director of tourism, has been indicted and arrested for "union-related extortion" involving the Boston Calling music festival on City Hall Plaza and the filming of "Top Chef" episodes in Boston.

According to the US attorney's office: Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:01 am
Workers moving Ben Franklin for repairs

This morning, Paul Nutting watched workers move Ben Franklin from the sidewalk he plunged to the other day outside Old City Hall to a truck that would whisk him away for some repairs. Read more.