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By - 9/24/14 - 7:33 am

Lorianne DiSabato muses on what she now knows is her last visit to the Suffolk Downs race track:

When J and I arrived at Suffolk Downs the weekend before last, there was a little girl loudly cheering for her favorite jockey as she made her way into the Winner’s Circle: Janelle Campbell, the same jockey I’d photographed last year as she sat beaming atop her mount. Being a jockey, I explained in that post, is every horse-crazy girl’s dream job. After Suffolk Downs is shuttered, who will horse-crazy little girls cheer for? Their favorite poker stars or blackjack dealers?

By - 9/23/14 - 9:36 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at 369 Meridian St. The shooter may have jumped in an older Honda Civic at Meridian and Eutaw. The car was last spotted heading towards Chelsea.

By - 9/22/14 - 6:37 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed at least twice in the stadium around 3:10 a.m.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:15 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a first-floor short circuit at 192 Leyden St. in Orient Heights did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

There were no injuries in the fire, reported around 1:20 p.m.

By - 9/19/14 - 8:05 am
Proposed East Boston tower

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA last night approved a 16-story replacement for an old 9-story industrial building on New Street, next to LoPresti Park.

A Portland developer who recently bought the nearly 4-acre parcel will give the BRA $7.8 million to build affordable housing somewhere else; the BRA approved that after the developer said the project would be financially unviable if it had to incorporate affordable units into the project.

By - 9/18/14 - 10:10 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. on Glendon Street between Condor and E. Eagle streets. He was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors found both a bullet wound and cuts from a machete. Police recovered a shell casing in the Condor Street urban wild.

By - 9/18/14 - 3:38 pm

Boston firefighters are at 328 Bremen St., where a fire reported around 3:30 p.m. spread from the third floor to a rear porch. The fire was reported mostly knocked down around 3:38.

By - 9/18/14 - 2:05 pm

In 2012, Robert Greim interviewed jockeys at Suffolk Downs.

Next Thursday, the state Gaming Commission plans to discuss the imminent shutdown of the track and what to do about it - and the workers who are losing their jobs:

By - 9/18/14 - 12:17 pm

Don't worry: The movie still has the obligatory shots of the Tobin. The New York Times reflects on the impending "The Equalizer" and why recent Boston movies tend to be about a depressing city beset by crime. With requisite Dennis Lehane quote and bonus fun fact: The Denzel Washington movie was originally going to be set in New York, but Boston won because we're cheaper to film in - and, it turns out, grittier.

By - 9/18/14 - 8:36 am

WBUR reports on the fate of the horses at Suffolk Downs when the track closes at the end of the month.

By - 9/17/14 - 10:53 pm

State Police report troopers patrolling the lower level of Terminal C around 1 p.m. were approached by concerned citizens who'd just spotted a man drive up to a curbside trash can, put two containers in it and then drive away.

State Police Troopers and [bomb squad] technicians immediately responded, recovered two small containers from a trash can and secured and removed them from the area. The State Police continue to investigate the incident, but after speaking with the suspect do not believe there was any malicious or criminal intent, or that there was ever any threat to public safety.

By - 9/17/14 - 2:29 pm

The state Department of Transportation today approved a $33-million contract with McCourt Construction Co. to start extending the Silver Line from the Airport T stop to Chelsea. Much of the route will be in a busway built along the former Grand Junction railroad:

State officials expect the initial route, from the airport to Eastern Avenue in Chelsea, to be completed in two years.

By - 9/17/14 - 9:18 am

Around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday on London Street near Bennington, according to Boston EMS Incidents and BPD records.

By - 9/11/14 - 8:10 pm
Slow customs line at Boston's Logan Airport

Michael Roorda checked in from Logan Airport around 8 p.m.:

The computer system for customs at Logan went down. So... This is gonna take a while.

By - 9/10/14 - 10:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the newly renovated McDonald's at 178 Border St. extend its drive-thru closing time from midnight to never.

At a hearing today, the move got "strong support" from both Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Sal LaMattina, whose representatives told the board that the round-the-clock food would be a good fit in an area that already has two 24-hour pharmacies.

By - 8/29/14 - 10:24 pm

Around 10:15 p.m. Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s with black hair and a ponytail who showed a knife.

By - 8/28/14 - 9:17 am

An American Airlines flight on its way from Miami to Paris made an unscheduled stop at Logan last night to drop off a French guy who, according to State Police, got très unruly en route and had to be subdued by a federal air marshal.

Edmund Alexandre, 50, of Paris, was taken off Flight 62 and handed over to State Police around 10 p.m. for booking on a charge of interfering with a flight crew. He could be arraigned today in East Boston District Court; however, he was transported to Mass. General for observation and treatment of a pre-existing medical condition, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.

By - 8/25/14 - 7:11 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday at London and Sumner streets.

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