By - 4/21/16 - 9:11 pm
Zakim Bridge lit up in purple to honor Prince

617 Images shows us the Zakim lit up like it's 1999.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over Boston

Our own Cybah looked out the window of his downtown office at sunset this evening.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:00 pm

Police arrested a pair for an armed home invasion on Trescott Street not long after the two used their victim's ATM card to withdraw $200 from a nearby bank machine yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Quaknesha Garvin-Johnson, 22, and a 17-year-old, not named because of his age, were both ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at their arraignments in Dorchester Municipal Court this morning, the DA's office reports, adding it had only requested $50,000 bail for Garvin-Johnson. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 4:46 pm

Possible good news for fans of old trolleys: The Dorchester Reporter reports MassDOT has included $9 million in a five-year capital plan for rehabbing the Mattapan High-Speed Line's PCC trolleys, rather than replacing them with buses or something.

By - 4/21/16 - 4:37 pm

Boston firefighters are at 291 Silver St., battling a fire that spread from a shed to a house. The fire broke out around the same time as another two-alarm fire in Dorchester.

By - 4/21/16 - 4:34 pm
Stockton Street fire

Firefighters responded around 3:55 p.m. to 21 Stockton St. for what turned out to be a two-alarm fire - which broke out around the same time as another two-alarm fire in South Boston.

The Red Cross was brought in to help the 6 to 10 people the Boston Fire Department reports were displaced. There were no injuries.

By - 4/21/16 - 3:35 pm

Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:

1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"

2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"

3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"

By - 4/21/16 - 2:29 pm
Mayor White and Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 90 today, visited Boston during our revolutionary bicentennial in 1976 and visited with Mayor White at City Hall. as shown in these photos from the Boston City Archives. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 2:13 pm

The Blue Hills Bank branch at 1065 Truman Parkway was held up around 2 p.m. by a light-skinned black or Hispanic man, late teens or 20s, about 5'7" and wearing a maroon top.

By - 4/21/16 - 2:08 pm
Blue Hill Avenue fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports a man was taken to the hospital with minor burns caused by a fire at 42 Blue Hill Ave.

The fire, reported around 12:55 p.m., caused an estimated $50,000 in damage, the department says.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:35 pm

Roche Bros., which already sells beer and wine at its Westwood and Downtown Crossing stores, wants to offer alcohol at its West Roxbury store as well - within eyesight of Macy's Wine and Liquors on Centre Street. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 12:04 pm
Winmill Fabrics going out of business

Craig Caplan spotted the sign in the window of Winmil Fabrics on Chauncy Street this morning.

The store's last day is June 15.

H/T Neighbor2 for the headline.

By - 4/21/16 - 11:12 am

The Boston Public Market, whose vendors sell products grown or made in Massachusetts, will be open every day of the week starting July 18. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 10:47 am

Bloomberg analyzes where Amazon now offers same-day deliver in major cities. Scroll down the story a bit to see the Boston map:

The most striking gap in Amazon’s same-day service is in Boston, where three ZIP codes encompassing the primarily black neighborhood of Roxbury are excluded from same-day service, while the neighborhoods that surround it on all sides are eligible.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:48 am
Protest outside Spectra site in West Roxbury

Protesters outside pipeline end point in West Roxbury this morning.

Kinder Morgan announced yesterday it's suspending its planned $3-billion natural-gas pipeline from New York to New Hampshire that would have included segments in Massachusetts as well.

Meanwhile, opponents of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, part of a larger pipeline project by Algonquin Gas Transmission, blocked a large piece of construction equipment from entering the site where the company's contractors are building a transfer station in West Roxbury this morning....

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By - 4/21/16 - 9:28 am

Updated with arraignment info.

The Herald sometimes seems to overuse the word "brazen" in its crime reporting, but the word fits in Peter Gelzinis's account of the shooting on Walnut Park yesterday.

Dondre Crawford, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail at his arraignment today in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon,...

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By - 4/21/16 - 9:17 am

WBZ reports on an incident on I-95 yesterday morning. Neither the driver, nor his two young sons, in the back seat, were injured.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:09 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Patriot Care is aiming for a June 10 opening for its dispensary at 21 Milk St. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the dispensary this past August.

By - 4/21/16 - 8:29 am

The Bulletin says good bye to Marascio's Market, closing today for the final time.

By - 4/21/16 - 8:23 am

Mansion Global reports:

Boston is undergoing its biggest residential boom since the 1920s, drawing the attention of wealthy house-hunters who would traditionally stick to New York, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...

When completed in the summer of 2018, One Dalton will be New England’s tallest and most expensive residential building on display, with 165 condos priced between $2 million and $35 million.