Some interesting photos from back when the T still ran PCC trolleys on the Green Line.
Not that, in the greater scheme of things, that's as earth-shattering as, say, secretly buying up large swaths of the neighborhood right under the mayor's nose or anything, but in ten years of proposing plans and canceling them, the U has never once said anything about moving the engineering school across the river and now, boom, they'll be in 02134 instead of 02138 within... Read more
Paul Levy considers the latest news about the state of warning signs along Soldiers Field Road.
Is it possible to be nostalgic for life in an apartment off Brighton Avenue in Allston? Gaby Dunn gives it the old college try, in a reminiscence set in, oh, June, 2008, when the Grecian Yearning caught fire.
"The Grecian is burning," she'd texted me. "Come quick."
I sit beside her. “This can’t be happening,” I say. “Oh man, that guy’s drawings. They’re... Read more
Is there any way to prevent this in the future? Clearly, the signs aren't working. Bring back the cowbells the old MDC used to attach to poles across onramps? Station troopers at every entrance? Suggestions?
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Firefighters and EMTs are on Soldiers Field Road near the Genzyme plant trying to get people out of a... Read more
UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "There was no damage to the tracks. No injuries. The auto was towed away, and trolley service resumed. It's unclear how this atom-splitter ended up on the Green Line tracks.
The Daily Free Press reports two guys waltzed into the Panera Bread on Comm. Ave. by St. Paul Street on Tuesday and "refilled their non-Panera Bread mugs with coffee and refused to pay."
The Daily Free Press reports the ten were all students at local institutions of higher learning, what with increased patrols in the area, especially in the GAP (Gardner, Ashford and Pratt streets).
Police are investigating three separate robberies of BU students overnight, one involving a big-nosed white guy with a gun.
BU Today reports a female BU student and two companions were held up at gunpoint around 12:15 a.m. at St. Paul and Thatcher streets in Brookline by two white men, one of them about 6'2" in a white hoodie and a black jacket, who held... Read more
A manhole fire right at Brighton and Harvard avenues has caused power outages in the area. The city is also urging motorists to avoid the area, unless they like sitting in gridlock.
A federal appeals court once again upheld efforts by Massachusetts lawmakers to protect patients at abortion clinics and rejected the latest legal challenge by people who say they have a First Amendment right to get in the face of women entering the clinics.
In a decision that drips with the basic sentiment of "enough, already," the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in... Read more
Scott Matalon, owner of Stingray Body Art, yesterday filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the city of Boston and several Boston police officers he says burst into his home while he was sleeping on Sept. 29, 2010, saying they were investigating a robbery and that when he objected, tackled him, forced him to the floor and then arrested him.
Matalon is seeking compensation for the... Read more
Police are looking for a guy who took $100 from a customer at a convenience store on Brighton Avenue in Allston this morning, then walked out - since he doesn't work there. White guy, about 6' tall.