Driver flips in the South End

McCreatine ran across this sunrise flipping outside the Ink Block in the South End.

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Defunct Art Institute of New England could be reborn, but maybe not if the attorney general has anything to say about it

Politico reports on the potential sale to some Indian concern and why Attorney General Maura Healey is outraged.

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Once again, from worst to first

Even as they were still playing the Yankees, the Red Sox clinched the AL East title when Toronto lost tonight.

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Some Newton North kids pulled a Dukes of Hazard in the school driveway

Village 14 has a copy of the e-mail Newton North High School's principal sent to parents yesterday after some of Newton's best and brightest decided it would be a good idea to drive around the school waving a Confederate flag out the window. "We are taking appropriate action," the not at all amused principal writes.

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You know those live chicken places in Chinatown? Imagine if they also stocked goats and sheep

The Everett City Council is considering a proposal for a halal slaughterhouse on Revere Beach Parkway that would let customers pick out an animal (chicken, goat or sheep) that would then be slaughtered and packaged up for them. There's opposition.

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Dead train at Back Bay was reason for big delay

Sara Brooks was among the people who struggled to get home around 6 p.m. when a train up and died at Back Bay. Mathew Helman was another:

Beyond severe delays. Waiting 25 minutes, 1 jam-packed train.

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You'd think for $670,000 the city could've gotten a consistent logo for its newest authority

We're not graphic designers here at UHub (oh, don't act surprised), let alone fancy-pants "brand consultants," but we vaguely remember reading somewhere that consistency in branding is pretty important, and, well, it's now driving us nuts that the BPDA logo has two different lower-case a's in it.

Also, it seems a bit over-ambitious that the logo is supposed to represent three separate things: A lower-case p and a lower-case d, an "isometric" building AND speech balloons. Or as the BPDA puts it itself:

Our logomark is an identifying mark or symbol, designed to convey multiple meanings. In its most basic form, it is an interlocking ‘p’ and ‘d’ that describe the interconnected nature of our primary functions. It can also be interpreted as an isometric view of a building. Finally, one can view it as two speech balloons, showing the dialog that we hope to create between us and the communities of Boston.

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State works to reduce flooding on Morrissey Boulevard, add bike lanes

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a presentation by state officials to turn Morrissey Boulevard from a flood-prone speedway into an "urban boulevard."

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Former Dorchester church official charged as child predator for incidents in the 1980s and 1990s

Michael Walsh, 80, was arraigned today in charges he raped and indecently attacked a Dorchester boy more than two decades ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Walsh was an altar-boy coordinator at St. Brendan's Church in Dorchester and a coach in the Cedar Grove Baseball League. He is charged with one count of rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child for alleged offenses against a boy who was then in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, the DA's office reports, adding the victim, now in his late 30s, contacted authorities earlier this year:

Walsh allegedly used his position of authority to gain access to, "groom," and ultimately sexually assault” him. Walsh was said to take the victim and other children out to eat and to the movies, and would drive them home; the abuse of the victim took place within Walsh’s car, his home, and his office.

Walsh was released on personal recognizance, but has to stay in Massachusetts, wear a GPS monitor and surrender his passport while his case is pending, the DA's office reports.

In 2006, the legislature passed a law that eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse charges as long as prosecutors could provide “objective, corroborative evidence” of the abuse.

Prosecutors say Walsh lost his job as a priest in Grand Rapids, MI in 2002, after he was charged with child sexual abuse during his time at the St. Francis de Sales Church in Charlestown - in a case that allegedly happened before the Dorchester incidents.

Innocent, etc.

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Arboretum goats attacked by unleashed dog

Jamaica Plain News reports the guy, who at least stuck around, had been spotted before letting his dogs do whatever the hell they want in the Arnold Arboretum.

The Arboretum brought the goats in earlier this month as natural weed fighters. They work behind a fence that's supposed to be electrified.

This isn't the first time an irresponsible dog owner has caused havoc in the Arboretum. Last year, unleashed dogs killed a great blue heron.

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