By - 5/12/16 - 3:59 pm

The filming of a rap video on a Dorchester cul-de-sac yesterday evening ended with six people under arrest and the confiscation of four loaded guns, police and prosecutors say.

One man had bail set at $100,000, two others at $75,000, at their arraignments today in Dorchester Municipal Court. Prosecutors had asked for bail as high as $500,000. Read more.

By - 5/12/16 - 3:57 pm

The T is announcing "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that's fallen and can't get up at Alewife.

By - 5/12/16 - 2:30 pm

The Globe reports she was bashed in the back of the head outside the Trotter School.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:35 pm
Smoke from tunnel fire

Hotel billowing in the clear blue sky. Photo by Nat Tarbox.

UPDATE: Traffic is now blocked all over for miles.

Firefighters are in the O'Neill Tunnel battling a fire in a garbage truck that is sending smoke up through the ventilation shaft the InterContinental Hotel is built around. The hotel itself is not on fire.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:30 pm
Car on Green Line tracks in Allston

"Expect some delays," Z writes after seeing the inbound wreck around 1:15 p.m. Amy Deveau reports the car managed to block both sides of the B Line.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:24 pm
Bicycle and truck crash in Cambridge

Pat Miguel Tomaino photographed the remains of a crash at Mass. Ave. and Sidney Street this morning between the driver of a beer truck turning right and a woman on a bicycle. The Globe reports the woman suffered leg injuries.

By - 5/12/16 - 8:53 am

WBCA will start broadcasting at 102.9 FM, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., under the direction of Boston Neighborhood Network.

The signal, beamed from a 100-watt transmitter, might reach as far as five miles away from its location at BNN's Egleston Square studios.

BNN will hold three public meetings to help figure out just what it should be broadcasting: Read more.

By - 5/12/16 - 6:27 am
Car on its side on Storrow Drive

Tom Altmann came upon this scene on the outbound side of Storrow Drive around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday near the Kenmore exit.

By - 5/11/16 - 9:21 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. on Leslie Street, between Dix and Centre. The robbers took cash, two pizzas and some Chinese food before driving off.

By - 5/11/16 - 8:09 pm

Police report officers investigating the armed robbery of the the Aney Grocery and Convenience Store, 542 Washington St., didn't have to go far to find the two suspects: Witnesses pointed them to the house at 10 Rosedale St., pretty much right across the street from the store. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 6:51 pm

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., Boston Police officers began chasing a man who had appeared to have a gun in the area of Ronan Street. Read more.

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

A federal appeals court says federal law trumps Massachusetts law when it comes to delivery services and that means same-day-delivery companies can keep treating drivers like independent contractors paid based solely on how many packages they deliver, rather than providing them health insurance, worker's compensation and other employee benefits. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 4:48 pm

Mayor Walsh's office today announced it will invest $100,000 in a program to hire and train up to 25 returning inmates as farmers on a city-owned parcel in Roxbury or Dorchester. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 1:01 pm

The City Council today approved a hearing on what the city should do about the exploding menace of hoverboards. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 12:35 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a measure that will ask voters in November to add a 1% surcharge to annual property-tax bills for a fund to pay for more housing for seniors, veterans and low-income residents and for improvements to and expansions of city parks and open space. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 11:44 am

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Xiao Ying Zhou, 45, of Sandwich on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury for a Feb. 1 incident in which she allegedly hit and then dragged a pedestrian from Kneeland Street in Chinatown to Columbia Road in Uphams Corner with her SUV, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The victim sustained serious injuries from being hit and dragged that far; a second...

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By - 5/11/16 - 11:38 am

The Guardian interviews Tim and Alex Foley, who didn't know their parents were both Russian spies until June 27, 2010, when heavily armed FBI agents showed up at their door with a search warrant - and a battering ram.

By - 5/11/16 - 11:34 am

An assistant property manager and a custodian at the Roxse Homes subsidized-housing complex on the Roxbury/South End line pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy and seven counts each of corrupt receipt of payments by a federally funded organization, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 10:36 am
Proposed building on Stonely Road in Jamaica Plain

Bus yard? What bus yard?

Developers have filed plans with the BRA to replace a small industrial building and parking lot on Stonley Road, behind the MBTA's Forest Hills bus yard, with a five-story, 31-unit residential building. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 10:09 am

UPDATE: Board orders one-day suspension.

Charbel Rizkallah acknowledges he made a mistake on Feb. 24: After a day at a Weymouth shooting range with his father, he drove up to his Belle Isle Wine and Spirits on Saratoga Street in East Boston, put his unloaded rifle in his office, set the combination lock on the office door, then went to do some errands. Read more.