Arlington Police report a Salvation Army bell ringer outside the Walgreens at 1425 Mass. Ave. was pinned under a car around 12:45 p.m. when the driver, an 87-year-old Arlington man, mistook its front doors and awning for a drive-thru window.
Police say the bell ringer, a 50-year-oldn Boston man, was taken to the hospital with leg injuries that are serious but not life-threatening, after a good Samaritan who happens to work at a nearby gas station rushed over with a vehicle floor jack to get the car off him.
Matthew Burke writes how he tracked down the life of Pvt. Elmer Gorham, who served as a medic on the front lines in France - and how he found his unmarked grave in New Calvary Cemetery on the Mattapan/Roslindale line.
Now, Pvt. Gorham belongs to the ages, his name etched in stone along with his service during The Great War. It may fade with time and someday be reclaimed by the earth, but by installing it, we are saying thank you, at least for today, 100 years later.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report somebody at the door just repeatedly ringing the doorbell. When police arrived, they discovered the culprit was the resident's father (last item).
Students in the upper grades at the Joseph Lee K-8 School in Dorchester held a two-hour Black Lives Matter protest this morning.
Kids who'd brought in permission slips walked from the school to the intersection of Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, where they chanted slogans such as "Hands up! Don't Shoot!" and "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"
Several teachers stood with them; three BPD cruisers and officers were parked on Blue Hill Avenue. Many passing motorists honked in support.