The Times reports on the story behind the grisly photo from yesterday.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports residents who want to see the Casey Overpass replaced with another overpass instead of surface roads are considering suing to stop the work:
"No one prefers to go that route if there's a reasonable solution,” he told the Gazette this week. "But all our arrows are in our quiver."
At particular issue: The proposed new location of the exit... Read more
Alex Jones reports the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 515 Centre St. was held up shortly after 3 p.m. by a gun-toting white man, about 6 feet tall, in his 30s, wearing a green jacket and sunglasses.
Seems those ads promising help for people suffering from the Big Mac withdrawal symptoms were put on the T by McDonald's local ad agency without the hamburger chain's approval.
In a statement, ... Read more
Police are at Heath and Lawn streets, where a person was found shot in the leg shortly before midnight. He is expected to survive.
A car seen fleeing the scene with two or three occupants was spotted around 20 minutes later in the area of Harold and Homestead streets, in the territory of the H Block gang; a gun was located on Hutchings Street nearby.... Read more
Jed Hresko photographed the remains of the wrapping on that new Jackson Square building this morning - the second time in the past few months it's proven no match for local winds.... Read more
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Edward Villalona, 25, of Jamaica Plain.
Updated 11:55 p.m.
Police are looking for a light-skinned black man, about 5'8" and wearing a black T-shirt, who raced... Read more
A concerned citizen complains:
Can someone PLEASE do something about all the unleashed dogs in the Arboretum? I should be able to take my kids there without being accosted multiple times by dogs bigger than them running full bore at them. Nobody to enforce?
The Herald reports BPD is now investigating the incident, which happened as tensions are rising between dog owners who keep their pets leashed in the park and those who don't.
Transit Police shut the Green Street stop on the Orange Line tonight and brought in the Boston Fire hazmat unit after discovering a white powder there. Police reopened the station around 8:20 p.m. after determining the powder was cornstarch.
Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he masturbated on an Orange Line train on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Ramon Antonio Baez, 25, got on an inbound train at Green Street shortly after 3:30 p.m., and sat across from a woman who'd boarded at Forest Hills:
Shortly thereafter the male removed his penis from his pants and began to masturbate while leering... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette posts a sad photo of a tree with an estimated age of more than 100 years being chopped down on the Arborway last week. The Gazette reports the tree had to be taken down as a safety hazard because it's dead, thanks to a pair of chainsaw wielders who allegedly went up and down the Emerald Necklace last year ... Read more
Anulfo Baez, who is chronicling Boston's public murals, reports on the graffiti that now covers the mural on the side of Lawson's Brother's Hairstyling Salon in Egleston Square.
Transit Police report a man waiting for an inbound Orange Line at Jackson Square was robbed around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday. After taking his iPad4 at gunpoint, the robber fled toward Bromley-Heath, police say.
He's described as black, between 18 and 22, with a medium build, wide cornrows, slight facial... Read more
Boston Police report the man who held up a teacher inside the Eliot School around 6 p.m. on Wednesday spent an hour inside the adult-education school beforehand chatting with everybody he saw - including his victim:
Prior to the robbery, the victim observed the suspect walking around the inside the school for approximately an hour, used the bathroom, asked the victim what classes... Read more