By - 10/10/14 - 9:55 pm
Fire on Winthrop Street in Roxbury

Winthrop Street. See it larger. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a man died in a fire at 104 Winthrop St. in Roxbury.

As is standard procedure, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office will join the BFD investigation.

The fire, reported around 9 p.m., went to... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 5:25 pm
Honkfest guy at MIT

Mark looked up in MIT's Infinite Corridor this afternoon and immediately thought "broken neck" when he looked up and saw this guy on the other side of the railing. Musicians were in the corridor warming up for this weekend's Honk.

By - 10/10/14 - 5:10 pm

The Smoking Gun introduces us to Victor Thompson, who had a series of mug shots taken when he was arrested on a drug charge last month, which is how we know his entire head is tattooed to look like a replica of Brady's Patriots... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:54 pm
Feliz

Transit Police report arresting Enrique Feliz, 20, on a charge of assault and battery with intent to murder for an incident Wednesday afternoon at Forest Hills station that left a man in the lower busway with a puncture wound to the head.

The... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:47 pm

Zoo New England announced today somebody who wants to stay anonymous has given $1 million towards the cost of building a new "Nature's Neighborhoods" children's zoo in Franklin Park.

Zoo New England had already raised $5.65 million in pledges towards the cost of the new... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:28 pm
Man wanted in Arlington

Arlington Police report a woman walking on the Minuteman Bikeway near Summer and Mill streets around 10:30 Wednesday night was grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted.

Police describe the attacker as a white or Hispanic male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, but possibly... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:17 pm
Boston Fire recruits round up chickens

BFD recruits round up chickens on Long Island. Photo by BFD.

Shelter residents and workers weren't the only ones affected by this week's shutdown of the Long Island Bridge. The Boston Fire Department reports its recruits, who train on neighboring Moon Island, were pressed into service today to rescue 17 chickens at the Boston Public... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 2:36 pm
Kendall Square in Cambridge with no people

This is not an architect's rendering of some new development. JB Parrett reports:

Kendall Square at lunch. Beautiful but everyone is inside.

By - 10/10/14 - 1:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that supermarkets cannot shush away signature collectors from their entrances, because they are public spaces where state constitutional rights apply.

The ruling comes in the case of Steven Glovsky, who was told by the manager of the Westwood Roche... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 10:14 am

In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.

News that a Petco could replace the uniform... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 7:47 am

The Crimson provides an overview of what's going on with all the buildings that Gerald Chan has snapped up of late.

By - 10/10/14 - 7:30 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a dispute between neighbors on Greenley Place over a colony of feral cats that one couple feeds and provide shelter for but which another neighbor wishes would stop using his property as a litter box.

By - 10/10/14 - 5:37 am

Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).

H/t Swrrlygirl.

By - 10/10/14 - 12:50 am

WPRI reports that the Providence Phoenix will publish its final issue next Thursday, ending nearly 36 years of service to Rhode Island. The Boston Phoenix stopped publishing in March 2013.

With the Providence paper's closing, only the weekly Portland Phoenix remains... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 7:13 pm

The mayor's office says it remains committed to rebuilding the Long Island bridge that was shut last night, but that even under the best circumstances, design, environmental analysis and actual construction could take five years and cost $80 million.

Even before the bridge was shut... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 7:06 pm

Stanley Staco reports gunfire erupted around 6:10 p.m. at Walnut Avenue and Elmore Street. Unclear if there was a victim at this point.

By - 10/9/14 - 5:10 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com tweets there's a meeting for neighbors on the proposal at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Salem Street restaurant - named for the last woman to be hanged as a witch in Boston.

By - 10/9/14 - 4:59 pm

The station wishes them well. Shortsleeve had been with the station for 20 years.

By - 10/9/14 - 3:44 pm
Tim McCarthy and Sonia and Joseph Garufi

Tim McCarthy supports Garufi proposal as they listen.

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.

The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 1:06 pm

Suspicious package.

UPDATE: Roads re-opened around 1:45 p.m.