Bells rang out for Martin Richard this afternoon

Churches across the city rang their bells at 2:50 p.m. to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The bells that rang at All Saints Church in Dorchester's Peabody Square had special meaning for the friends of the Richard family. The Dorchester Reporter recorded portions of the two hymns played on the bells by Jeff Gonyeau, a neighbor of the Richards - and the man who stopped the clock in Peabody Square in their memory.

Allston bank held up at gunpoint

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:50

Mt. Washington Bank, 181 Brighton Ave., held up around 3:50 p.m. by a white guy in a white Red Sox sweatshirt with red trim, wearing glasses a black hat. He waved a black handgun at tellers as he demanded money. He may have run towards Cambridge Street.


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It's amazing how long car batteries last these days

This morning, Heather Anderson tweeted:

Car alarm still going off, 24 hrs now on W2nd btwn C & D, Black Hyundai. For the sanity of W2nd, pls help us find the owner!

It goes off for 30 secs, then stops & you can't help but wait for it to start again. torture.

That caught the attention of Capt. Greland at C-6, who assigned an officer to check it out. And then that officer, as you can see in Anderson's photo above, called in a truck to haul the offending car away.

First of the T's new diesel engines to make inaugural run out of North Station tomorrow

Mass Transit reports the first of 40 new commuter-rail locomotives is scheduled to pull out of North Station at 10:30 a.m., as part of Train 213 on the Haverhill line.

The locomotives, built in Idaho, will replace locomotives with an average age of 35 to 40 years, providing more reliable service, less pollution and better fuel efficiency.


The BPL's main library in Copley Square currently has an exhibit (in the old, McKim wing) of memorials left by runners and visitors after the Marathon last year. At the end of your walk are several budding trees - and blank tags on which you can write a new message.

At the Old North Church in the North End, you'll find another collection of tags - representing the dog tags of soldiers lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. K.M. Peterson visited the memorial garden recently: