Firefighters rushed to 27 Wigglesworth Street, near Huntington, around 10:05 p.m. for a roof fire that went to two alarms at 10:20 p.m., but which was largely knocked down about 10 minutes after that.
Elizabeth Rioux, who took the photo out her window, reports:
THE ROOF OF A BUILDING ACROSS FROM MY APARTMENT LITERALLY JUST EXPLODED AS I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW.
The ... Read more
Last fall, Marc Hermann juxtaposed old crime and accident photos from the archives of the New York Daily News with photos of the scenes in modern times. The results are wicked cool.
I started thinking Boston would also lend itself to this sort of treatment. In recent days, I've been taking photos of the current scenes where news photographer Leslie Jones and the... Read more
Boston's Mobile Food Truck Committee (yes, of course the city has a Mobile Food Truck Committee) has approved a pilot project in which food trucks can keep serving food until midnight in designated areas in Copley Square and at Boston University East and Northeastern on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Mayor Walsh says that if the pilot proves successful, he'd want to look at expanding it... Read more
The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more
There was no warning for waiting passengers on Tuesday the 25th. There was "gridlock traffic" on Wednesday the 26th -- from 11:00am to 8:30pm -- which meant no trains could venture beyond Brigham Circle. The following day, Thursday the... Read more
Update: Photos of possible suspect released.
Boston Police report two women were grabbed and stabbed early this morning, possibly by the same man.
In both cases, the women were grabbed from behind, police say.
In the first case, a woman walking in the area of Vancouver Street and Huntington Avenue told police:
The suspect jumped out of the bushes, grabbed her and... Read more
Police shut down the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street and evacuated the New England Conservatory after a suspicious package was... Read more
Around 5 p.m. outside 320 Huntington Avenue, where somebody stopped by police floored it, at least until he hit the open door of a Boston cruiser. A couple of guys bailed, ran into the Northeastern campus and appeared to ditch something along the way, Bosfiddle reports. Both were arrested.
The UHub Sky Eye Action News Unit reports two trucks showed up at this bus shelter on Huntington Avenue at Longwood just in time for the afternoon rush to do some work. Naturally, they completely blocked one of the lanes:
Backs up traffic for a mile... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports fire flared up a manhole behind 359 Huntington Ave. this morning when some "penetrating spray" being used by a worker to loosen a bolt on an underground transformer hit a "small torch" and flashed over.
The transformer itself had already been shut down for repairs, the department says. The fire went out by itself and there were no... Read more
Boston College today identified the woman killed in a Huntington Avenue incident late Friday as Kelsey Rennebohm, a graduate student in the Lynch School of Education:
Rennebohm was a gifted student and an experienced teacher who worked to provide high-quality instruction and support services for all children. A... Read more
A woman in her late 20s died Friday night after a collision on Huntington Avenue at Forsyth Street around 10:30 p.m. Boston Police report an MBTA bus was apparently involved but that investigators have yet to determine a cause.
Boston and MBTA police initially had some trouble locating the bus that might have been involved; by... Read more
Scientists believe the behavior is an innate reaction to the presence of predators.... Read more
City Councilor Mike Ross says riders on the E line between Brigham Circle and Heath Street shouldn't have to worry about getting flattened by crazed Massholes who ignore the "STOP" painted on the sides of open trolley doors.
Ross, who lives on Mission Hill, is seeking legislation to let the T install cameras on trolleys that share the road with motorists in that stretch to... Read more