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By - 11/7/14 - 3:44 pm

The Globe reports state public-health officials today approved a proposed dispensary at 21 Milk St., which would be the city's first under the 2012 law allowing them.

By - 11/7/14 - 2:27 pm
Downtown Crossing jerk

Surveillance photo via Transit Police.

UPDATE: Suspect turned self in.

Transit Police say that as a woman lay dying under a Red Line train at Downtown Crossing last night, a guy who watched her jump in front of the train proceeded to steal her phone, which had landed on the platform:

By - 11/6/14 - 10:10 pm

Happened around 9:50 p.m.

KidAtlantic reports he was on the train:

Calm and collected from MBTA personnel while evacuating the train at DC. Passengers shocked on platform to learn woman was struck.

Woman on platform upon exiting says she saw another woman standing on the yellow line as the train approached.

Power was shut so firefighters could extricate her body.

By - 11/6/14 - 6:50 pm
Dogs on the Orange Line

Jed Hresko spotted some dogged determination on the Orange Line this evening, on a Forest Hills train just past State.

By - 11/6/14 - 5:38 pm

Two Dorchester men who allegedly used a shotgun and a handgun to hold up the McDonald's at 146 Tremont St. early this morning were ordered held on $100,000 bail each at their arraignment on charges of armed robbery while masked, kidnapping, and assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Boston Police report Andre Nesbeth and Mason McKoy, both 26, may face additional charges:

By - 11/6/14 - 2:18 pm
Big Christmas tree heading into Boston

Ian spotted this giant tree lumbering through downtown today. On its way to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

By - 11/6/14 - 12:16 pm

And then promptly proceed to get themselves arrested. WCVB reports on the holdup shortly after midnight.

By - 11/5/14 - 3:03 pm
MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott in new hybrid bus

Scott tries out the driver's seat.

MBTA officials today showed off the first of 60 diesel-hybrid buses that they say will save money on fuel - and give T police real-time surveillance of bus riders.

Around 11:30 a.m., T General Manager Beverly Scott arrived at Haymarket station, where the bus - which still had that new-bus smell - awaited her inspection. She glowingly looked at the new seats - some configured for single riders - declared she loves buses and tried out the driver's seat.

By - 11/3/14 - 5:09 pm

So this train pulls into State Street and the doors just won't open, to the point where people start banging on the doors, which, of course, does nothing to make them work. The T finally managed to unload that train somehow, but now it's reporting "severe" delays on the Citrus Line.

By - 11/3/14 - 7:38 am
Fire in skyscraper on Summer Street in Boston

Firefighters on Summer Street. Photo by Jennifer.

Firefighters raced to 3 Summer St., across from Macy's, around 7:30 a.m. for a transformer fire on the 21st floor.

UPDATE: By 7:45 a.m., firefighters were starting to leave after the fire was put out and smoke dissipated. A city electrical inspector and an NStar technician were on their way up.

By - 11/2/14 - 12:02 pm
Waiting outside Faneuil Hall to pay respects to Tom Menino

Road Trip New England captured people waiting by the statue of Mayor White for their turn to pay their final respects to Mayor Menino inside Faneuil Hall this morning. Faneuil Hall will remain open until there are no more people left.

By - 10/31/14 - 6:46 pm

An Allston man faces drunk-driving charges after police found him and his car on the tracks at North Station early this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Matthias Grenon, 22, somehow got on the commuter-rail tracks near the train-repair facility in Somerville, then headed inbound on the tracks without slipping off until he pulled into the station around 2:20 a.m., the DA's office says. He stayed on the tracks, which cross the Charles River, despite a blood-alcohol level measured at 0.19, more than twice the legal limit, according to the DA's office.

By - 10/31/14 - 4:45 pm

Boston Magazine reports on the arrests following a vicious attack outside Faneuil Hall earlier this week.

By - 10/31/14 - 2:48 pm
Downtown Crossing memorial to Tom Menino

Ben Heyman paused to take a look at the makeshift memorial to Tom Menino at the heart of Downtown Crossing this afternoon.

By - 10/31/14 - 7:55 am
Green Line refugees on the Orange Line at Back Bay

Back Bay: Orange Line now reporting delays due to all the Green Line refugees. Photo by Alexander Zafris.

One of those dreaded "track issues" means no service at all between Arlington and Haymarket. Use the Orange Line, the T advises, and pray it doesn't die, too.

Jason Greeley reported at 8:20:

Broken rail at Boylston, no shuttle, stuck for half an hour in a tunnel.

UPDATE, 8:49 a.m.: And now the entire E line is dead and the T is advising that "Orange Line experiencing moderate delays due to heavy ridership as a result of the Green Line track issue."

By - 10/30/14 - 9:52 pm

Starting at 10 a.m., according to his family. The mayor's office in City Hall overlooks Faneuil Hall.

A funeral mass the next day at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park will be private.

By - 10/29/14 - 10:33 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Crumbs is opening an outlet that will feature not only cupcakes, but pushup cupcakes in a tube and some mutant bagel/croissant thing.

By - 10/29/14 - 5:40 pm

Updated with information from Transit Police.

Transit Police report a man pulled out from under a southbound Orange Line train at Haymarket this evening has died.

The man was conscious and talking to firefighters as they extricated him around 6:15 p.m. about 35 minutes after he was hit by the train. The man, white and apparently in his 40s, was rushed to Mass. General, where he died about 8:30 p.m.

Transit Police say foul play is not suspected.

By - 10/29/14 - 8:15 am
Sunrise over the Zakim Bridge in Boston

JB Parrett caught the sunrise over the Zakim and the Garden this morning.

By - 10/29/14 - 8:11 am

Our favorite fuzzy musician reports on an incident last night in front of Faneuil Hall:

There was another attack by 2 guys and a girl this time this time they tried to stab me with a knife and they stole from me lm not upset because I realize god gives us problems in order to make us stronger these are the few dollars that l recovered lm hoping my Keytar still works because l used it to defend myself but my Bruins jersey is fucked up and that pisses me off because it had everyones signature tommorows another people.

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