By - 6/14/16 - 1:41 pm

News One reports Phil Lipof, anchor of WCVB's 5 p.m. newscast, is departing for the new station NBC is building atop NECN as it seeks to crush current NBC affiliate WHDH.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:31 pm
Tipped over trailer unit in Allston

Dr. Ed spotted this tipped-over trailer at the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike shortly after 1 p.m., with what appeared to be dry ice just evaporating.

UPDATE Around 5:20 p.m., Johnny I reported a crew was still scooping up the dry ice.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:19 pm
Marcus Hall

UPDATE: Victim identified as Marcus Hall, 31, who had brought his young son to the Hair It Is barbershop for a haircut. His obituary.

The Dorchester Reporter reports a man was found shot to death around 12:20 p.m. behind the block of stores at 1186 Blue Hill Ave., kitty corner from the District B-3 police station.

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By - 6/14/16 - 1:06 pm

Boston Police and a manager at the Russell Auditorium say a man stabbed repeatedly outside the Talbot Avenue facility on May 7 was apparently attacked in revenge for a rape for which he was convicted about five years ago. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 12:44 pm
Knotted rubber-ball patent illustration

From the patent.

A Cambridge company says a doggie chew toy sold by PetSmart violated the patent and copyright it holds on a knotted-rubber dog chew toy and so has bopped the chain on the nose with a rolled-up legal complaint. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 9:38 am

The Boston Public Library's board of trustees today offered the president's job to the man who's been running the BPL system since the last permanent president left.

David Leonard accepted the job, the week after the trustees' first choice decided not to leave San Jose, CA. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 8:13 am

If you haven't been to Faneuil Hall Marketplace recently (tourists: Moving slowly in herds since 1876), you're missing the "Boston Campaign Headquarters," with the sign that urges us to "vote for nothing."

WBUR introduces us to artist Pat Falco's un-campaign.

By - 6/13/16 - 11:55 pm
Interesting clouds over the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson looked up as the sun went down over the Back Bay this evening.

By - 6/13/16 - 2:12 pm

Roslindale Wants to Play reports that Pagel Playground, which currently consists of two fields, will be getting an unusual play structure, one of only three of its kind in the entire country.

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:52 am

Malia Lazu reports she went down to Carson Beach with a paddle board yesterday, figuring she'd get a little water exercise in. But, she continues: Read more.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:49 am

Mayor Walsh's office is organizing the vigil for 6 p.m. on City Hall Plaza.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:01 am
Remains of a car in Newton Corner

Remains of the car in Newton Corner. Photo by Wendingo.

Traffic was backed up for miles after a car caught fire at the height of rush hour westbound, just past Newton Corner.

By - 6/12/16 - 11:06 pm
William remembers those lost in Orlando

William, who used to perform at Pulse Orlando, remembers friends and co-workers killed there.

Several hundred people gathered in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square tonight to vent their anger at the deaths in Orlando, but also to show their love for those hurting.

William, a drag performer who moved to Boston from Orlando last fall, recalled the four friends he had there who died, the four in critical condition and others who were shot. But as he tried to maintain his composure, he said, "if I preach one word today, it would be love." Read more.

By - 6/12/16 - 12:29 pm

5 p.m. today at the Monument, where South and Centre streets meet, Robin reports.

Also 3 p.m. in Copley Square.

By - 6/12/16 - 11:45 am

Laura Alix asks:

Any idea where we can donate blood in Boston to help Orlando shooting victims?

By - 6/12/16 - 11:25 am

Hours after Planet Aid sued Ashland over a town order to remove its ubiquitous yellow boxes, the town agreed to let the boxes stay.

The charity sued Ashland in US District Court on Friday - and asked for a temporary restraining order - charging a June 1 order from the town building inspector that it remove its ten collection boxes within ten days violated its First Amendment rights. At issue was a proposed town bylaw to regulate donation boxes and charge fees for them.

In its complaint, Planet Aid argued: Read more.

By - 6/12/16 - 8:56 am

Boston Police will conduct exercises at Fenway Park today to train on dealing with an "active shooter incident," just hours after a man killed 50 and injured 50 in an Orlando nightclub.

People outside Fenway could hear what sounds like gunfire and explosions - and see drones flying around.