Transit Police report the recovery of a body of a man in his 50s from under an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. At this time there are no signs of foul play
The T organized bus service to replace trains between Forest Hills and Ruggles.
It's bad enough when stores put Halloween candy out in July. Do we really need to start worrying about Allston Christmas in August? Too damn early, as Nikki illustrates with this photo of a rental truck whose driver was forced to back up around 12:45 p.m. on Storrow Drive today, when he realized he was never going to fit into that teeny little tunnel.
The BPL mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices) lets users search the catalog, put holds on books, rate them and then call a library. There's also a Web version for users of other mobile devices (hey there, BlackBerry) which offers much of the same functionality.
On Sales Tax Free Saturday, Red Mass. Group provides a good roundup on growing opposition to the new tax on software services - under which everybody from giant corporations to individual Web designers are now supposed to collect a tax every time they install or customize software for a client (including the cost of customizing open-source software).
I have to confess that I share your concerns and have no better defense than: "It got by me."
Ed. conflict of interest note: As a side business, I install and configure Drupal Web sites. I currently have one Massachusetts client, so effective this month, I have to start charging them 6.25% in sales tax.
Prior to the shooting, the victims attended a gathering at Shattuck Picnic Grove in Franklin Park. Photos show at least 100 people were at the gathering. Police are interested in speaking to anyone who may have been there and/or may have spoken to the victims.
Boston Police homicide detectives are also asking the public to help identify the owner/operator of the vehicle that was in the area of the shooting. The SUV appears to be a newer model white Saturn Vue or Chevrolet Captiva.
Police plan a press conference at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss the case.
Anybody with information can contact the homicide unit at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-8477 or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Transportation surprised many by selecting a developer that wants to build an eight-story, 180-room hotel on the so-called Parcel 9 at Haymarket, rather than a competing apartment/market oriented proposal that had the backing of many local officials and an advisory group.