The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Boston area through 9 p.m. - and a flood warning for Norfolk and Middlesex counties.
THE PRIMARY THREATS WITH THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
STRAIGHT LINE WIND GUSTS. DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS
ALSO EXPECTED WITH ANY OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS. IN ADDITION...BRIEF
HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN SOME LOCALIZED POOR DRAINAGE STREET
A Cambridge woman already battling the city in court over leaflets she puts on car windshields to advertise movies now faces another opponent: A man who goes around removing her leaflets and throwing them in his recycling.
In April, Paula Soto sued the city on charges it was infringing her First Amendment rights by threatening to fine her for the leaflets she puts on hundreds of car windshields each month to advertise the documentaries she screens in the community room of her apartment building.
Ty Cornwall, who lives in Area 4, says he's fed up with seeing her flyers all over the ground and has set up a Web site to chronicle his efforts to make her stop:
Madison Park, the city's only vocational high school, hasn't gotten the improvements the mayor and the school superintendent promised, the Globe reports.
Barry, a Northeastern student, will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court this morning on charges of assault with intent to rape, police say.
Barry was arrested on Huntington Avenue around midnight. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports Barry lives at 878 Huntington Ave., a block away from the second of Sunday's attacks, at Huntington and Parker Hill Street.
Around 6 p.m. on June 7, a 23-year-old Hyde Park man was sitting in Los Magicos Barber Shop, 79 Fairmount Ave., when he was shot. According to a police report:
A black male, approximately [in his] 20s reached his arm inside the barber-shop door and fired a shot.
The victim was shot in the leg. Three days later, a detective recovered a spent .22-caliber copper-coated hollow-point bullet from inside the seating area of a chair.
The barbershop is in a stretch of Fairmount Avenue that local officials have been trying for years to upgrade - the shop is next door to the Fairmount Grill, which recently opened where Townsends used to be.
On the other side of the neighborhood, on Wood Avenue, a shooting late Saturday has raised fears that the area is seeing the end of relative calm now that several members of the Wood Avenue Eagles gang are getting released from prison.
Police have not announced arrests in either case.
Mike the Mad Biologist explains it was an attempt to cut into the business of the streetwalkers who used to ply their wares at the corner of Marlborough and Arlington in the 1970s:
People would hop off Storrow Drive and drive around the block, find, erm, a 'friend', and drive off. Not exactly the kind of tourism the city was hoping for, so the traffic pattern was changed. Hard to believe today, since the penthouse of Zero Marlborough (the corner of Arlington and Marlborough) recently went for $8.8 million.
He actually wrote that as an aside in a post about the new traffic lights that are going in at that intersection, which means the former red-light district is, finally, going to get some red lights.
On Father's Day, a disgruntled citizen complains about a broken streetlight on Melnea Cass Boulevard:
My daughter was very excited when our broken light was fixed. On our Father's Day walk we went to see the repairs. As you can see, nothing has been done. Please restore my 4 year old's faith in city government and her trust in her daddy.
Googiebaba had planned to try to interview everybody running for mayor this year, but after watching the debate on education the other day, she decided to vote for City Councilor Rob Consalvo because he's one of three candidate opposed to lifting the cap on charter-school seats and the one she thinks has the best shot of winning.
It has become clear to me in the last few weeks that corporate education reformers have Boston in their crosshairs. They are locked and loaded and ready to orchestrate a take over of the Boston Public School System. ...
I wanted someone who would resist handing the keys to BPS over to Walmart AND I wanted someone who could win. I am eager to join a campaign and show the corporate education reformers that you can’t just waltzed into Boston and take over our schools.
Boston Police have released photos from surveillance cameras of a man they say they want to talk to about the two women who were sexually assaulted and stabbed on Mission Hill early Sunday morning.
Spatch is annoyed at the way the T let a store owner ruin the mural at the Arlington Heights bus station:
The MBTA has seen fit to cut out parts of the mural for a convenience store. Why they didn't bother to use one of the three remaining unpainted walls is beyond me.