Dave Hodges photographed the tree in his house on Popes Hill in Dorchester.
The state shut Morrissey Boulevard between UMass and Freeport Street around 11:15 a.m.
Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a six-family three-decker at 4 Theodore St.
The Boston Fire Department reports two residents were taken to local hospitals, one with burns. Two firefighters were also taken to the hospital, one with a broken wrist, after a chimney collapsed.
The department says the fire started in a first-floor bedroom but did much of its damage on the second and third floors. The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $400,000 damage, is under investigation.
The fire was reported at 10 p.m.
Anthony Solomon, 32, of Everett, will be arraigned this morning on a murder charge for the May 24 death of Steven Fuentes on Leyland Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A second man, George Ortega, 29, of Lynn, was arrested and charged in September for Fuente's murder.
Solomon will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
UPDATE: Logan the labradoodle back with owners, safe and sound.
Logan, a year-old mini labradoodle, was last seen around 3:45 p.m. yesterday at Tenean Beach.
He has an olive drab collar with a neon orange stripe. He's small, maybe 20 lbs., and dark brown.
Also: " He spent the night outdoors in the rain, and we're not sure how he's doing. He's pretty skittish, and at this point, is most likely terrified."
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man on charges he indecently assaulted a woman around 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 at Shawmut and then another woman around 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Andrew.
Police say Xavier Wyatt, 19, grabbed the first woman as she standing on the platform and the second woman as she was getting on a train. He was arrested this morning at Community College on the Orange Line.
Kaid Benfield looks at what's going on in Codman Square, including the impending upgrade to commuter-rail service along the Fairmount Line:
The most striking improvement, of course, is the neighborhood’s new commuter rail station at Talbot Avenue, providing far better access than residents have previously had to jobs, services and amenities in downtown Boston and points along the way.
UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim, Alfonso Rivas, 23, was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
Police are at 14 Lyndhurst St., where officers found a person shot in the head shortly after 11 a.m. The homicide unit has been summoned, just in case.
DA: Young teen had help in attacking man he stabbed to death, used T stop to escape, left key behindBy adamg - 10/15/12 - 4:15 pm
Ernest Watkins IV was arraigned today on charges he stabbed a man to death outside the Fields Corner T stop last week. Watkins is 14.
Watkins was among a group of four people spotted attacking Cherby LaJoie around 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 6, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. MBTA surveillance footage shows the four entered the T stop - one jumping a gate after his CharlieCard wouldn't work - then fled out an emergency exit, the DA's office says.
Boston Police report arresting the Dorchester male - too young to have his name released - for the stabbing death of Cherby LaJoie, 39, on Oct. 6 on Charles Street. Police say the teen stabbed LaJoie multiple times early that morning.
LaJoie was himself once charged with shooting a teen to death in 1996, but his 1999 trial ended with a hung jury.
Around 4:45 p.m. at Washington and Bowdoin streets. He may have been stabbed a block away on Claybourne Street, however.
Brian D'Amico reports three people were shot on Park Street near Geneva Avenue around 10 p.m. and that one of the victims is dead.
Update, Tuesday afternoon: Boston Police report the dead victim was shot repeatedly. The other two victims, one shot in the throat on the front stairs of 230 Park St., the other, shot in the hip and shoulder, are expected to survive.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at 65 Maxwell St. Taken to a local hospital, expected to survive.
Boston Police report the man fatally shot in the head inside the Universal barber shop on Geneva Avenue on Thursday was Stephan Pires, 20.
Tammytantrum noticed that Maps doesn't realize that Boston has more than one Charles Street (three, actually); anybody who follows the map to the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro is going to get just a bit confused.
A man was taken away from 43 Olney St. in Dorchester with critical injuries after he was shot around 6 p.m. Police are looking for two black men, dressed all in black, spotted getting in a blue sedan that sped away.
Police brought in officers from other parts of the city to handle calls so that the local officers could lock down and investigate the crime scene.
Around 11:45 p.m., a person was shot in the back outside 44 Humphreys St.
Brian D'Amico reports two people were shot around 7:15 p.m. inside the Universal Barbershop and Salon at 436 Geneva Ave.. The dead victim was shot in the head; the woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
UPDATE: Boston Police report the man was in his early 20s; the woman in her late 50s.
A night of gunfire and bloodshed across the two neighborhoods left one person near death, three others shot and bullets riddling streets and apartments. Around 10:30 p.m., Boston Medical Center declared its trauma beds full and shut its emergency room to new trauma cases; a victim from a double shooting on Devon Street was diverted to Brigham and Women's Hospital.
That shooting was the most serious. Police responded to Devon Street around 10:20 p.m. on reports of several shots fired.
Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg around the corner on Brunswick Street - and a blood trail from Devon to his location. Another man, shot in the neck, according to AlertNewEngland, was driven in a car headed to Boston Medical Center. His injuries were so bad the homicide unit was called in just in case he dies.
Blue Mass. Group posted this video of Scott Brown staffers doing oh-no-not-at-all-racist war cries and tomahawk chops outside the Eire Pub in Dorchester the other day. And, of course, this being Boston, well, no rally is complete without a "Yankees suck!" chant.