By - 10/2/15 - 9:39 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. at 96 Fenway, by a black man, around 5'8" with short hair and wearing a blue zip-up jacket.

By - 10/2/15 - 5:21 pm
Truck that almost slammed into a railroad bridge on Storrow Drive in Boston

Another day, another truck kept from its appointed rounds by a Storrow Drive bridge, as Katie Arsenault shows us. For some reason, that bridge looks familiar.

By - 10/2/15 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: Tree removed, service resumed.

The T is shutting the Green Line between Fenway and Reservoir at 11 a.m. so workers can remove a large tree that is now leaning dangerously close to the overhead wires near Reservoir. Expect a two-hour shutdown.

Because substitute bus service will be limited, customers are strongly encouraged to use the closest stations along the Green Line’s C branch (Beacon Street).

Bus service will be available for persons with disabilities at Reservoir and Kenmore Stations.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:42 pm
Message to Byron: Alex has your money

TinyTruncale spotted this notice at Mass. Ave. and Boylston today.

By - 10/1/15 - 2:26 pm

A city zoning rule that bans more than four undergraduates in an apartment isn't working, city officials said today, so they've begun looking at changes that would let them start levying fines on landlords who persist in overcrowding their units. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 1:31 pm

PRI interviews a Finnish landscape architect about everything that's wrong with the Emerald Necklace.

Ed. note: Interesting article, but it sounds like she doesn't know anything about the Muddy River reclamation project and didn't spend any time south of Rte. 9.

By - 9/30/15 - 12:32 pm

George shows us what it was like on the Mass. Turnpike outbound around 11:45 this morning.

By - 9/30/15 - 8:18 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Oh, lookee here at Storrow Drive inbound this morning, as Kara Sassone shows us. At least his brakes worked.

By - 9/25/15 - 12:13 am
Suspect in Huntington Avenue shooting

Boston Police have released this photo of a suspect in Tuesday's shooting outside 307 Huntington Ave.

If he looks familiar, call D-4 detectives at 617-343-5619 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 9/23/15 - 8:10 pm
Fenway fire

Looking towards the Fens fire. Photo by Tyler.

Firefighters rushed to Park Drive to battle a brush fire in the Fens that filled the neigbhborhood with smoke and falling ash. The fire was declared knocked down around 8:05 p.m.

David Callahan photographed the smoke at Fenway Park: Read more.

By - 9/22/15 - 5:00 pm

Placing evidence cones. Photo by Gail Waterhouse.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m. between the Boston House of Pizza and Sal's Barbershop, at 319 Huntington Ave.

The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries. Read more.

By - 9/22/15 - 11:19 am

And all it takes is for another music venue to die. Boston Restaurant Talk reports Copperfield's in the Fenway will be shutting down by year's end to make way for a Tilted Kilt, which is sort of like Hooter's, except the servers wear what look like remnants from a tartan-factory explosion, rather than T-shirts and shorts.

By - 9/22/15 - 8:21 am

A trolley that clang, clang, clanged its last this morning is causing grief on the Green Line. At 8:05 a.m., Matt Hrono reported:

Green line is royally bone. Disabled at Kenmore and I'm stuck somewhere between Hynes and Kenmore. Going on 20min now

By - 9/21/15 - 3:00 pm

Michael Purpura, 36, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Thursday on charges he forced a Queensberry Street resident into her apartment, then raped her last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Meanwhile, Winchester Police announced they have charged Purpura with attempted kidnapping for an incident Saturday afternoon involving a 10-year-old girl in a tunnel at Skillings Field - and that additional charges may follow: Read more.

By - 9/20/15 - 4:52 pm

Boston Police report arresting Michael J. Purpura, 36, of Westwood, for Tuesday's sexual attack on Queensberry Street.

Purpura is scheduled for arraignment on a charge of aggravated rape in Roxbury Municipal Court on Monday.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/15/15 - 11:09 pm

Boston Police tonight released images from surveillance video they say show the man who forced a woman into her apartment and sexually attacked her on Queensberry Street early this morning.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 9/15/15 - 1:17 pm

UPDATE: Video of possible suspect released.

Boston Police report a Queensberry Street resident was forced into her apartment and sexually attacked around 12:30 a.m. today.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, about 6' and with scruffy facial hair and a medium build.

By - 9/15/15 - 12:33 pm

Bostonian Hospitality Group is negotiating with the owners of Church - which recently shut the concert part of its Kilmarnock Street location - to buy the place and operate it as a restaurant. Read more.

By - 9/14/15 - 2:43 pm

Artblog.net covers the latest controversy around that kimono thing at the MFA: The people who organized the original "yellowface" protests organized a panel discussion for this Saturday at MassArt - from which they initially planned to exclude whites, and prevent blacks and Latinos from making any comments - although they would be given note cards on which to jot down questions. Read more.

By - 9/8/15 - 6:40 pm
The building that caused the problem in the Fenway

The building in question. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE, Wednesday morning: WCVB reports a friend of the store-owner was experimenting with making fish-oil supplements.

Kilmarnock Street and Park Drive were shut and two apartment buildings and several restaurants evacuated tonight when an ISD inspector found a large quantity of suspicious fluids in the basement of the Fenway Market, 76 Kilmarnock Street. Read more.