By - 11/6/17 - 1:45 pm

Boston Police report somebody's reading up on local college students on their social-media accounts, then calling their parents or grandparents to say the students have been kidnapped and to demand ransom via FedEx.

Students in Boston are not being kidnapped, police say. Read more.

By - 11/4/17 - 8:52 pm

Does anyone know of a reliable jeweler on public transportation who is willing to add a few links to two sterling silver bracelets, as well as to an unusual, but lovely stainless steel and marcasite watch? All three items are vintage. They're a bit small, even for my wrists. Most jewelers seem to work only with gold. The one recommendation I've gotten so far is for someone way out on Long Island in NY.


By - 11/4/17 - 4:55 pm

Osgood4Mayor Campaign Video

Donald M. Osgood, Sr., is running for mayor as a write-in candidate. Read more.

By - 11/4/17 - 4:36 am

Kyle Chapman, who was barred by a judge from attending protests in California, has been scheduled by organizers to speak at a protest in Boston this month. It will be his third time speaking at Boston Free Speech/Resist Marxism rallies, the other two times were May and August.

Los Angeles Times:

By - 11/2/17 - 7:57 pm

The US Attorney's office reports Hazrat Khan was sentenced to 30 months in federal custody today for a scheme in which he tried to avoid federal taxes by having the fellow Pakistani natives he recruited to run 11 Boston-area fried chicken places falsify revenue and employee records - and for lying about his past to stay in the country. Read more.

By - 11/2/17 - 2:39 pm

One of the Nazi-affiliated groups behind Unite The Right, Anti-Communist Action (‘Anticom’ for short), now seems to have played a key role in radicalizing young white men and preparing them for violence in Charlottesville and elsewhere.

By - 11/1/17 - 11:23 am
Old Usen and Co.

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 10/30/17 - 9:53 pm

The company currently reports 630 customers without power in Boston and 268 in Somerville, but says the majority should have power back by the stroke of 12.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/29/17 - 6:18 pm
The storm

A satellite view of the two storms smushing into one, taken at 2:45 p.m.


By - 10/29/17 - 12:35 pm

Are your hatches well battened down? The National Weather Service is warning now would be a good time to bring stuff inside.

More on the French Toast Alert page.

H/t Meryr for the headline.

By - 10/27/17 - 5:57 pm

Writing in the Irish Times, Frank McNally finds Boston turkeys tough to swallow:

Whatever else they might be, turkeys are not among the more attractive bird species. You’d have to be a mother to love one.

H/t Niobium.

By - 10/27/17 - 5:21 pm

As promised at the last debate, it's now here. It puts specific monetary amounts on some of his proposals, such as $5 million for housing vouchers for 400 low-income families. Read more.

By - 10/27/17 - 12:39 pm

CommonWealth reports the state Department of Public Utilities is going to investigate an allegation that Eversource helped raise electricity rates by futzing around with the supply of natural gas used to generate electricity around here.

By - 10/27/17 - 2:37 am

Look who's coming to speak at Resist Marxism: Rally for the Republic, Saturday November 18, it's Joey Gibson, who founded the group Patriot Prayer, a right wing, sometimes anti-government, and sometimes pro-Trump group that held rallies from San Francisco to Seattle, places known for liberal politics.

By - 10/26/17 - 11:53 am
Mystery floor plan

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what this floor plan was for. See it larger.

By - 10/25/17 - 10:46 am

The BPDA is looking to begin asking developers of large residential projects whether their buildings will give residents a choice of at least two ways to get broadband - including wirelessly. Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 9:18 am
Fake endorsement

Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 10:02 pm

In their second, and final, debate, Mayor Marty Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson highlighted their differences in a debate moderated by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude: Read more.