Melissa Jean noticed that the sky matched the sign for Richie's Italian Ice outside Ruggierio's Market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain late this afternoon.
Steven Locke is a professor at Mass. College of Art and Design. He's won awards for his work. And he's black. Yesterday, on his way to the school, he parked in the lot behind Bukhara on Centre Street in JP, and started to walk out towards the Purple Cactus to get a burrito. And briefly became a suspect for a break-in, detained by a number of Boston cops, at least one who took care to unsnap his gun holster. Locke recounts the incident, including the hug a black woman who stopped to witness it all, gave him as he stood there afterwards.
"Thank you," I said to her. "Thank you for staying."
"Are you ok?" She said. Her small beautiful face was lined with concern.
"Not really. I'm really shook up. And I have to get to work."
"I knew something was wrong. I was watching the whole thing. The way they are treating us now, you have to watch them. "
"I'm so grateful you were there. I kept thinking to myself, 'Don't leave, sister.' May I give you a hug?"
Boston Magazine reports on the effort by the owners of Tres Gatos and the Centre Street Cafe to try to increase the pay of kitchen workers, who don't get tips.
The Globe takes a look at rising test scores and a new sense of optimism at the long beleaguered school.
Bryan Santos, 24, shot to death in an attack that sent another man to the hospital Friday night.
Visting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. in Forest Hill are 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St., East Boston.
Firefighters are on scene; police have shut Centre Street between the Stop & Shop and Columbus Avenue.
Jamaica Plain News reports on the proposal for Stonley Road, a small road behind the Arborway bus yard.
Shortly before 6 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Centre between Forbes and Wyman streets.
One of the victims, shot in the head in the municipal parking lot, was pronounced dead at the scene; the other, shot in the torso, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Boston Police report.
Possible shooter described as a white man in a black hoodie and blue jeans, who limped to a car that sped off.
Centre Street was shut between Hyde and Jackson squares for the investigation.
When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.
Around 9:15 p.m. at 11-13 Dixwell St.
Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, today pleaded guilty to five counts of larceny over $250 by false pretenses for accepting almost $40,000 in cash and other benefits intended for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings even though she was not near the explosions. Read more.
Ditto the dog went missing on South Huntington Avenue the other night. Wound up spending the night at the city animal pound in Roslindale. And then she was reunited with her owner.
US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.
District E-13 Capt. Al Andres says investigators don't know how two men wound up with stab wounds - one requiring immediate surgery - on Washington Street early on Sept. 30, because both men have said they were too drunk to provide any useful information.
About all investigators know for sure is that both men wound up at Boston Medical Center after whatever it was that happened outside Coco's Lounge after the bar had closed on Sept. 30, Andres told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.
With water levels in Jamaica Pond fairly low, and no recent rain, you can take a look into the culvert that runs from under Perkins Street into the north end of the pond. And what you see is how they built things to last back in the 19th century, when somebody built the culvert for the brook that runs from the smallish Sargent's Pond on the other side of Perkins into Jamaica Pond.
A squirrel that had found what looked like a large wad of dough near Jamaica Pond yesterday scampered up a tree and thought he'd get to eat his prize in peace, only to have a nosy photographer with a zoom lens stand there taking pictures of him.
A Cambridge company this week filed formal plans for a 167-unit apartment complex at the old Goddard House at 201 South Huntington Ave.
Eden Properties LLC says it will convert the one-time Home for Aged Women into 110 apartments and add two more modern buildings for 57 more apartments.
The proposal calls for spaces for 170 bicycles but just 83 cars. Read more.