Boston Police report at least 20 storm-drain covers have gone missing in Roxbury, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan.
The removal of these storm drain covers poses a risk to the residents of the City of Boston. A majority of the incidents have taken place on Friday night into Saturday morning. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact 911 if they see a suspicious vehicle... Read more
A Sam Adams truck, about to make a delivery to Blanchard's around 9:30 a.m., kicked the bucket right in the middle of Centre Street, forcing police to block the road in both directions until the truck could be moved.
The MSPCA in Jamaica Plain has this giant cat up for adoption.
Around 4:30 p.m. Power on the Orange Line was briefly shut off to let firefighters get the person out without worrying about the third rail.
With the help of some online friends, Adam Mazo figured out a solution that didn't involve either nail guns or fists, but instead the season's best passive-aggressive note.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews a local artist who has done a series of oil paintings of the crumbling Casey Overpass, slated to be torn down next spring.
McCabe paints from photographs, as "standing in traffic would be suicidal," he said. He adapted his painting technique to reflect the decay of the structure and "achieve a more tactile surface much like the paint and... Read more
You may recall the story this past July when a guy showed up at Faulkner Hospital missing a finger or two and told police it happened in Roslindale, no, wait in Franklin Park and it was muggers, yeah, muggers, who wanted his ring, only the cops couldn't find any blood or missing fingers and his girlfriend told police he never wears rings.
Turns out... Read more
BK reports from the Riverway:
Thanks 2 my sister-in-law who introduced me to candy crush I have something to do in this parking lot.
UPDATE: At 9:53 p.m., Joanna Carvalho tweeted her power - and heat - was still out in JP.
NStar is currently estimating 7 p.m. for a fix to power outages in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester and Roslindale, the city reports.
That can't come soon enough for Maura O'Toole in Jamaica Plain:
It's cold and dark being told 7:30 - so power will have... Read more
Matt O'Connor snapped this Jamaica Plain snow scene today.
Meanwhile, somebody picked a good day to start up a new blog: Boston Parking Spot Savers.
Rachel spotted this snowman with an agenda along the Southwest Corridor today.
In JP, rapidly turning into Southie on the Pond, the cones came out with maybe a couple inches on the ground.
Around 10:45 p.m. in East Boston, meanwhile, police responded to an A&B call on Princeton Street: A woman was standing in a space to hold it for somebody on their way when a guy not of her acquaintance began pulling into the... Read more
A Roslindale resident reports on an incident involving his wife and a guy in a car around 3 p.m. yesterday:
My wife was riding her bicycle home and an angry motorist punched her in the face. This happed at Hyde Park Ave and Ukraine. She reported it to the police, including the vehicle plate number, and she is now resting with an ice pack on... Read more
The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.
Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:
In 1939, parents in... Read more
Around 9:30 p.m. He was found behind 87 School St., but may have been shot around the corner on Washington Street.
Stanley Staco reports two women were shot around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of South and Centre streets. The women managed to drive down South Street to Metcalf Court before calling 911.
Policce are looking for two Hispanic men in a gold Stratus, who fired five or six rounds into the women's car.
You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!
Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it... Read more