Six-alarm fire rips through Cambridge apartment building

John Hawkinson reports an overnight fire at 884 Massachusetts Ave. brought firefighters from Cambridge and surrounding communities and forced the evacuation of residents - with none injured - to a nearby senior center.

The American Red Cross reports some 100 residents in 884 and 888 Mass. Ave. had to be evacuated.

The T is running buses instead of the Red Line due to the fire.

Dorchester house explodes; multiple injuries

The house at 27 Hansborough St. exploded around 9:20 p.m., sending twelve people to the hospital - two with serious injuries - the Boston Fire Department reports.

The apparent natural-gas explosion pushed the house off its foundation and led to its partial collapse. The resulting fire went to three alarms.

Residents of surrounding homes were evacuated. National Grid gave the OK to let them return around midnight.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:20

What of the other people who have been murdered?

Rev. Laura Everett considers violence in Boston over the past year:

Since the Boston Marathon, 235 people have been shot in Boston, 35 people senselessly killed in “those places, to those people.” How is that “Boston Strong?” I grieve the collective trauma, suffering and senseless deaths of the Boston Marathon. Yet how is 35 dead any less senseless? When we chant or buy “Boston Strong,” which Boston are we talking about? Boston is a divided city. Which Boston is strong?

And just why is

the MBTA closing Arlington Station all day on Patriot's Day Marathon Monday? Service alert from the T:

Branches Affected: B, C, D, E
Apr 21: Arlington and Copley Stations will be closed all day due to the Boston Marathon.

Start of day Mon 4/21/14 until end of day Mon 4/21/14

Affected routes:
Green Line B branch
Green Line C branch
Green Line D branch
Green Line E branch

Last Updated: 4/9/2014 4:25:25 PM

While mayor vows to fight pot dispensaries, city stands ready to help Bain Capital

The Dig takes a look at Marty Walsh's steadfast opposition against letting non-profits open voter-approved medical-marijuana dispensaries in Boston even as his administration gets ready to shut its one public Methadone clinic just as Bain Capital is beefing up its portfolio in for-profit drug clinics.

T to alert people that upskirting is now illegal

The T plans to install 300 ads on trains and buses to alert riders that, after a brief interlude, upskirting is once again against the law.

In March, the legislature rushed to pass a law against aiming a camera up a woman's skirt after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled the law used to prosecute a man for doing that on the Green Line did not apply in public places such as trolleys.

According to police, they've investigated a dozen or so upskirting cases over the past three years.

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