Blake Stacey wonders what this "persistent water splashy thing" off the UMass Harbor Walk is.
On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.
Around 11:10 p.m. at Bowdoin and Tebroc streets.
The Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed an order for a new trial for Sean Ellis, one of two men convicted of fatally shooting BPD Det. John Mulligan in 1993. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it will once again try Ellis for first-degree murder - in what will be his fourth trial on the charge.
The court had rejected Ellis's first appeal for a new trial in 2000, but agreed with a Superior Court judge that he should get a new trial because of the discovery of "evidence regarding the victim's participation in crimes of police corruption with several Boston police detectives who investigated his murder, and information provided to the police regarding possible third-party culprits." Read more.
The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.
A Quincy woman faces OUI charges for a crash that sent a state trooper to the hospital early this morning, State Police report. Read more.
A Brockton man is charged with raping a woman he picked up as an Uber driver early Wednesday and then, after she fled his car, following her and raping her again.
Authorities did not say where the alleged attacks took place, but Michael Vedrine, 32, was arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, which hears cases for Dorchester and Mattapan. Read more.
Jamie Walsh spotted this Acme customer on Rosselerin Road today.
Around 8:45 p.m. on Olney Street near Richfield. A suspect was found not long after, with apparent self-inflicted injuries.
Boston Police report a man was shot to death around 1:40 a.m. at 58 Westville St.
Boston firefighters are at the Old Colony Avenue underpass at Columbia Road, where two manholes began smoking around 11:45 a.m.
A used-car dealership at 1258 Massachusetts Ave. would make way for 40 condos in two six-story buildings under plans recently filed with the BRA. Read more.
UPDATED with link to more information from WBZ.
WBZ reports an 18-year-old trying to break up a fight was shot three times on McClellan Street around 1 a.m. Police found her around the corner on Page Street; a dog was also shot.
For the second time this month, would-be Register of Deeds Doug Bennett has pissed off an elected official, this time state Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester).
Cullinane posted photos yesterday that appear to show the perennial candidate tearing down a Cullinane sign and then standing on it as he puts up one of his large hand-made signs on a Gallivan Boulevard resident's fence. Read more.