By - 6/22/15 - 1:47 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the owner of a South End pizzeria permission to open a new place on Columbia Road, next to the Strand Theatre. Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 12:41 pm

Police Commissioner William Evans said today a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. proved the perfect - and fortunately harmless - example of why it's absurd Boston Police aren't supposed to respond to calls from land owned by Massport in South Boston:

A call came in for a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. Despite the jurisdictional limit, BPD officers, including the bomb squad, responded immediately - then had to wait 15 minutes for State Police to show up - he told a City Council committee today. Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 11:26 am

Mike G watched crews taking down one of the piers that used to hold up the Casey Overpass last night.

Ed. note: They could defray some of the costs by letting people with some aggression to get out get five minutes behind the controls of one of those things.

By - 6/22/15 - 11:17 am
An early Boston control center

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what this control center controlled, and when. See it larger.

By - 6/22/15 - 9:01 am
Early morning fog at the waterfront

AC Cuneo reports that getting up early has its advantages sometimes, such as seeing this morning's fog on the waterfront.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:52 am
Snow at Oak Grove in February

We've had quite enough of this, thank you very much. Feb. photo by Rich.

Starting tonight, the T will be shutting down the Orange Line between Wellington and Oak Grove starting at 8:45 p.m. at night so workers can get the tracks ready for winter - except for Friday and Saturday nights, when service will run as usual.

You may recall that particular stretch of Orange Line proved particularly troublesome in the winter of our discontent. Workers will be installing heaters along the third rail and at switches to prevent the tracks from turning into a glacier again, in a $12.7 million project, MassDOT...

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By - 6/22/15 - 8:31 am
Whale weather vane in Jamaica Plain

Is this Centre Street weather vane an homage to the nautical past we didn't know Jamaica Plain has?

By - 6/22/15 - 8:27 am

The Globe gets an advance look at a report that tears into the Boston Public Library for the disarray of its valuable print collection.

By - 6/21/15 - 11:31 pm

At least four shots around 11:25 p.m. on Maxwell Street near Milton Avenue.

By - 6/21/15 - 5:18 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor islands

Eileen Murphy spent some time today watching the fast changing weather over Boston Harbor. One moment fog, then the skies brightened: Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 10:45 am

Chrissie asks:

Does anyone in Boston know where I can buy essential oils? I used to love Harnetts in Harvard Sq...anyone?

By - 6/21/15 - 9:43 am
Spinning ride at the Hull carnival

David Parsons took in the carnival and fireworks in Hull last night.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/21/15 - 9:16 am

On Brighton Avenue, near Harvard, around 3 a.m., in an apparent drive-by, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/21/15 - 12:15 am

Around midnight on Westville Street at Boyd Street, midway between Bowdoin and Geneva. One car was hit.

By - 6/20/15 - 9:07 pm

Shortly before 9 p.m. between Pratt and Cambridge streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 6/20/15 - 7:13 pm
Dog resecued from Green Line tracks at Park Street

Photo by MBTA.

A dog wandering through the Green Line tunnel between Boylston and Park today was rescued thanks to an alert trolley driver and Green Line Inspector Tara Egan, the MBTA reports.

A T spokesman says: Read more.

By - 6/20/15 - 7:00 pm

Around 4:20 p.m. at Dudley and Nonquit streets, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/20/15 - 11:57 am
Artists for Humanity proposed building in South Boston

Architect's rendering, not by Elkus Manfredi.

Artists for Humanity recently submitted detailed plans for its proposed expansion at 100 W. 2 St. in South Boston.

The plans call to use land purchased from Gillette to add some 57,000 square feet of space to the organization's existing 24,000-square foot "EpiCenter" - where teens are matched with design and art jobs at local companies. Read more.

By - 6/20/15 - 11:30 am

The Massachusetts Council of Churches has compiled a list.