By - 9/9/14 - 4:12 pm

A Boston Calling attendee charged with punching a police officer who was trying to clear the steps to City Hall Plaza in advance of a second thunderstorm on Saturday was ordered to stay away from the plaza while her case is pending, the Suffolk County... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 4:01 pm

If BPS officials are trying to convince the state to take Madison Park High School off their hands, they're doing an excellent job of it: Students walked out of school in a protest today because four days after the start of their school year, the school has yet to assign them to any classes.

The Dorchester Reporter interviewed the student who organized the protest.

By - 9/9/14 - 3:10 pm

That word comes too late for a pair of Boston residents, whom Transit Police report were literally caught red handed on charges of defacing the driver's door of a Red Line trains last night.

Police say that around 8 p.m. yesterday, somebody punched in... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 1:02 pm

Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer lambasted the owner of Young Kong, 300 Centre St., today for being found open at 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 3 - an hour and 20 minutes past the place's licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Owner Linda Pan said... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 12:58 pm
Porter Square in the dark on the MBTA

This is not a screenshot from that game. This is Hannah Malenfant's photo of the Red Line platform at Porter Square around 12:45 p.m., after the lights went out. Yes, the escalator stopped working, too, she reports.

By - 9/9/14 - 9:55 am
A traffic warning from the MBTA

Matt Hrono reports T workers were handing out these "tickets" at red lights along Huntington Avenue this morning.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:30 am

It's a bit hard to tell from the photo, but Dendanator assures us that, yes, an old lady was driving down Rte. 2 this morning in a car full of live sheep.

Earlier:
Turkey in a car on I-95.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:24 am

UPDATE: The poll worker is now an ex-poll worker.

A Roslindale resident went to vote early at the Conley School today. As you might expect, it wasn't at all crowded. She reports she got into the back room (the school has two rooms for... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 8:09 am
Gloucester lobster boat heads out to sea

Joey Ciaramitaro captured the F/V Kathryn Leigh heading out from Gloucester Harbor for some lobstering at 5:51 a.m. today.

Copyright Joey Ciaramitaro. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:01 am
Chef Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa in Somerville

Chef Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa.

In advance of the Sept. 16 Foodie Crawl in East Somerville, Rob Bellinger and Dan Meade interviewed Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa and Lorenzo Reyes of Rincon Mexicano on opening new restaurants in the neighborhood.

Photo copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/9/14 - 7:40 am

The Daily Free Press interviews Thomas "Kwest" Burns, 41, and Ricardo "Deme5" Gomez, who painted the Nelson Mandela mural at Clifford and Warren streets.

By - 9/8/14 - 8:16 pm

Good Morning Gloucester reports the latest on what could be the remains of a a colonial-era ship uncovered on Coffins Beach.

By - 9/8/14 - 7:26 pm
Sunset over Fresh Pond in Cambridge

Hedge took in tonight's sunset at Fresh Pond in Cambridge.

By - 9/8/14 - 6:23 pm

UPDATE, 6:40 p.m.: Transit Police gave Keolis the OK to resume normal operations through the area. Transit Police report the boy was airlifted to a Boston hospital; is expected to survive.

The 4:20 train to Franklin hit a 14-year-old near Islington station in Westwood.... Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 3:32 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who approached several girls playing at Shawmut Avenue and Brannon Harris Way around 8:10 p.m. yesterday and attacked one:

Officers spoke to witnesses who stated that a group of children were playing in the

... Read more
By - 9/8/14 - 2:10 pm

Brendan Halpin knew Adrian Gonzalez, the 17-year-old shot to death early Saturday near Egleston Square. He is outraged that he has to write an elegy for him:

Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.

How do you feel about living in a country where stuff like this happens? What are you doing to try to stop it?

What I ask of you is to think of Adrian Gonzalez not as a statistic or as a representative of his ethnicity or his neighborhood. Think of him as an individual: a son, a brother, a friend, or as I do, as a cute, energetic, kindhearted third grader who never got the chance to grow up.

By - 9/8/14 - 1:23 pm

WFXT reports Yamiley Mathurin, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery today as jury deliberation continued for the trial of her and two pals for fatally stabbing Richel Nova in 2010. The other two still face charges of first-degree murder.

By - 9/8/14 - 12:40 pm

Ipswich Police report:

Marguerite Tomany, age 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike. The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Mass. remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Both were in the water on Saturday when the first of three storms to hit Ipswich suddenly appeared, police say.

By - 9/8/14 - 12:10 pm
Big truck on small downtown street in Boston

Ellie happened to be well clear of the intersection of School and Washington streets this morning when an 18-wheeler that had somehow gotten on School Street tried to turn onto Washington, without much success.

Perhaps the driver once tried to get into the Midvale School for the Gifted.

By - 9/8/14 - 11:29 am

UPDATE: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports lead plaintiff Eve Plumb is the actress who played Jan Brady on the Brady Bunch.

The Supreme Judicial Court said today that current state law protects artists whose art gets tangled up in the bankruptcy of the studios that... Read more