By - 8/28/15 - 12:02 am

UPDATE, 10:30 a.m., Friday: Police say the woman remains alive.

A woman was hit by a car and wound up under it around 11:30 p.m. at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Both the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team were called in. The driver remained at the scene.

Columbia Road was shut in both directions for the investigation.

Photo of the scene.

By - 8/27/15 - 7:01 pm
Shattered window at Science Park Green Line station is almost impressionist

A shattered window at the Science Park Green Line station left quite an impression on John Geoffrion today:

Deferred maintenance as art.

By - 8/27/15 - 5:58 pm
Yacht for sale in Boston

It's a good thing Adam Castaglioni didn't have his checkbook with him on a visit to a Charlestown marina today.

By - 8/27/15 - 2:55 pm
Proposed Children's Hospital bridge

Children's Hospital says a pedestrian bridge over Longwood Avenue would not only help "physically challenged patients and families with young children" avoid the cold, rain and Boston drivers, it would improve traffic on the narrow, crowded street. Read more.

By - 8/27/15 - 2:38 pm
Campbell and Williams

Two challengers look to unseat the longest sitting city councilor in September's preliminary election for District 4, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan and Jamaica Plain. We talked to both Andrea Campbell and Terrance Williams. Councilor Charles Yancey did not respond to several interview requests. A fourth candidate, Jovan Lacet, will be listed on the Sept. 8 preliminary ballot, but Lacet says he has dropped out of the race.

Andrea Campbell of Mattapan is a newcomer to the race for public office after serving as deputy legal counsel for Gov. Deval Patrick. Terrance Williams of Dorchester is back after an...

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By - 8/27/15 - 12:16 pm

The State House News Service reports on open-meeting law violations across the state. Scroll down about two-thirds of the way for details on how the state Attorney General's office noticed the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals had failed for several years to keep the detailed meeting minutes it was supposed to.

By - 8/27/15 - 11:12 am
Under the elevated train in old Boston

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

By - 8/27/15 - 10:03 am
Dambreville

Yves Dambreville, 66, a retired Boston Police detective, was shot to death by bikers in Port-au-Prince yesterday, InfoHaiti reports, adding the former head of Haiti's National Police was shot twice in the back in the same incident. Read more.

By - 8/27/15 - 9:45 am
Long Wharf shelter in Boston

A shelter it was, a shelter it will stay, judge rules.

A federal judge ruled yesterday the BRA cannot lease the pavilion at the end of Long Wharf to a restaurant because its very own documents show the shelter was always intended to be part of a public park, not a structure available for a commercial lease.

The ruling by US District Court Judge Patti Saris, in what she called "the Long War for Long Wharf," is a victory for a group of North End residents who have been battling with the BRA over the pavilion for years. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 11:47 pm

Seems our local bigfoot public broadcaster issued a demand under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act that YouTube take down a video called "Energy -- The American Experience" under the assumption it was a copyright infringement of its American Experience series when, in fact, it was a 1970s Department of Energy production, one that is in the public domain - and published well before WGBH started producing its show. Read more...

By - 8/26/15 - 6:44 pm

At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley met today with Police Commissioner William Evans and Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross about that incident on Washington Street in Roslindale. She issued a statement: Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 6:02 pm
Musician tries to muscle Keytar Bear off downtown corner

Seconds after the shove.

At 5:43 p.m., a shocked Abby Cirella reported from State and Congress:

Keytar Bear was just pushed by other local musician.

Why would anybody push Keytar Bear? She continues: Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:37 pm

Police officers found two dogs in two broiling cars on Boylston Street this afternoon. Just as they were calling in the Fire Department to open up the cars, one of the owners arrived. The other one, however, did not: Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:25 pm
A note asking for an explanation of a cone on a car in Brighton

Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:15 pm

An online petition to NESN to bring Don Orsillo back to announce Sox games next year had more than 20,000 backers as of 5:10 p.m.

Baseball won't be the same without him.

Separately, Saugus residents are organizing on Facebook to save the iconic orange Saugusaur now that the miniature golf course it sits in has been sold to a developer who wants to use the land for a hotel and luxury housing. The page has more than 1,100 likes.

By - 8/26/15 - 3:43 pm

Boston Police report drug-unit officers seized 96 grams of heroin, 67 grams of fentanyl and $187,675 in cash in a raid yesterday at 90 South St. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 3:21 pm

Sean Griffing, who co-owns Trade on Atlantic Avenue, is seeking city approval to open a new, high-end seafood place on Ring Road in the Prudential Center complex. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 11:25 am
Punching MBTA driver

Transit Police are investigating an incident earlier this month (captured on video and posted to WorldStar, of course) in which a Route 28 bus driver shut down her bus and ran out to whale on a woman who dumped an ice-laden drink on her after the driver insisted she pay her fare. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 11:02 am

AA Market, open for two months at 138 South St., is seeking a license to sell beer and wine.

Owner Marcia Peguero Mojica today asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer acting on her request until after she makes her her case to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at a Sept. 8 meeting. Read more.