No kidding: There are goats in Hyde Park

We drove down West Street to the very end (just past River) this afternoon and, yes, just like we herd, there were goats there, behind a fence in a new "Goat Management Area."

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp. rented the four goats for eight weeks to eat up a really baaad infestation of poison ivy on a city-owned urban wild off the Neponset River - through which local high-school kids will lay down paths after the goats leave. According to the city:

Garden says it knew Avicii concert could be trouble - it just didn't realize how much

TD Garden officials said today they tripled the number of ambulances they normally have on hand for a concert and added extra security guards and other staffers to deal with what they knew could be an onslaught of pre-gamed ticketholders streaming in for a June 25 concert by the Swedish EDM DJ.

Dorchester to get eponymous restaurant

The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and attorney Carolyn Conway said the new restaurant, to be called the Dorchester, will serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner at 367 Neponset Ave.

Conway said Adamson and co-owner Mark Cummings are making an investment in a neighborhood on the cusp of revitalization, one that is ripe for a good restaurant to anchor it.

Dueling protests over Gaza shut streets, force homeless from accustomed spots on the Common, change nobody's minds

Pro Palestinians and pro Israelis, their ranks for the most part separated by police, spent the early evening screaming at each other as they demanded justice from the other side.

The co-protests started on the steps of the BPL in Copley Square, moved over to Trinity Church, then went up Boylston, Charles and Beacon streets to the steps of the State House and then down onto the Common. There were far more people supporting the Palestinians than Israel.

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