Protesters against police violence, organized by Black Lives Matter, marched down Newbury Street at lunchtime, then congregated in the middle of the intersection of Newbury and Mass. Ave. briefly before heading down Mass. Ave. to Boylston Street.
Illuminus Boston cranks up at 6 p.m. with "large-scale projections and light installations alongside immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences that reimagine the city at night," in the area around 540 Harrison Ave.
This will be Boston's first "Nuit Blanche" festival and will include art installations and music, film and dance performances, all running until midnight.
Freeze Don't Shoot holds a rally starting at noon at the Brewer Fountain on the Common to protest the death of family dogs by police conducting raids and searches. The group is seeking better training for police on how to deal with dogs short of just shooting them to death:
A man earned a five-year prison term today for an incident last year in which he tried to end an argument by smacking his opponent with a gun and then trying to shoot him only to have his victim whack him in the head with a cane.
William Rivera, 44, of Mattapan, was convicted today of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident on July 21, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Norwood Police posted this to their Facebook page today.
Norwood Police are saying Sorry, Elmer: Hunting is not allowed in the quiet town.
Police felt compelled to alert hunters to the ban after finding a hunter's tree stand "unlawfully placed on Town of Norwood land." They left a letter behind warning the hunter to vewwy, vewwy quickly remove the stand or the town will do it for him.
However, the $20,000 raise - which would also mean pension increases for councilors - got enough votes to show the council could override a mayoral veto. The raises would go into effect in 2016, which might be soon enough to save the councilors from poverty.