The motive for the shooting - right around the corner from the homes of Mayor Tom Menino and Police Commissioner Ed Davis - remains under investigation, according to the DA's office. His victims, both 17, were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Foodie Mommy recommends Beaver Brook Reservation on Trapelo Road in Belmont (just over the line from Waltham) for the splashy toddler set: It has this large field of sprinklerized boulders that are just right for cooling off in on a hot day.
Sean Roche reports from last night's monthly Critical Mass bike ride from Copley Square to Cambridge and back to Boston. Aside from one Masshole doing stupid, annoying stuff on his bike, he says he was greatly impressed by "lots of smart young people, men and women, for the most part asserting their legal right to the road, not looking for trouble."