Suburbanites manage to snag cheap downtown parking meant only for North End residents

WCVB gets a hold of a list of people who have heavily discounted spaces in the state-owned Haymarket garage - and a lot aren't North End residents like they're supposed to be:

One person on the list is a doctor who lives in a million-dollar home in the suburbs. Her office is downtown, but not in the North End.

Machine customer who didn't want to leave chomps bouncer's finger

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 00:55

Two inebriates being escorted out of Machine, 1254 Boylston St., swiped $10 from the bar, tried to punch bar workers and managed to send a bouncer to the hospital for treatment of a human bite, police and bar workers said today. Read more.

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If an angry Irish hurling fan threatens to bite your nose off, believe him

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:00

What appeared to be a friendly chat about hurling at the Black Rose, 160 State St., took a quick violent turn when one guy declared himself "the best hurler in America" and warned the other man "if you don't fucking shut up , I will bite your fucking nose off" - and then tried to do just that, police said at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. Read more.

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Afternoon of the iguana

Rescued iguanas in a bucket. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters called to douse a blaze at 1129 Dorchester Ave. this afternoon made an unusual rescue: Two iguanas.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters called to the apartment building about a block south of Savin Hill Avenue around 1 p.m. found smoke from a second-floor unit - and two iguanas.

Firefighters put out the fire, possibly of electrical origin, and gave the reptiles to a neighbor for safekeeping until their owner could come and pick them up.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:00

Another building under renovation partially collapses, this time in the Back Bay

Firefighters on scene. Photo by Kyle Stratis.

Hours after a wrecking crew tore down a partially collapsed building in East Boston, the chimney of a building under renovation at 361 Beacon St. in the Back Bay collapsed and plunged to the first floor.

Alterna-T: The public-transit logos that weren't

Our ubiquitous simple circled T didn't spring from the depths of a tunnel fully formed like some Venus on a half shell. It turns out that Cambridge Seven Associates considered a number of potential logos for the MBTA, created in 1964 to take over from the old MTA.

MBTA History Train has been posting photos of the rejects, thanks to the work of Jake Foley at the Seashore Trolley Museum, who found them buried in some old paperwork the museum has.

T in a circle, more or less.
A flying T.

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