Expect significant delays between 2 and 6 p.m. as Secret Service and law enforcement officers work to secure the area for the vice president's visit. A security check-point will be set up at around noon between the Kennedy Institute and the end of University Drive North to search all vehicles traveling toward the institute and the Campus Center.
Our own Jim Sullivan writes about a recent tour he and Mattapan Line driver Tim Murphy gave a Japanese reporter and some transit enthusiasts and wonders why the T doesn't promote the PCC ride as a tourist attraction:
The Mattapan-Ashmont line is a true tourist attraction. Drivers like Tim Murphy love to show it off. Why the T doesnâ€™t better promote one of its true gems is the real puzzler.
The victim died.
Shortly before 6 p.m. near Dix Street, Ed Baur reports. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the person's injuries.
A ghoulish citizen filed a 311 complaint and photo from Stoughton Street in Dorchester:
Dog vandalizing graveyard and disturbing the peace.
The city has already marked the complaint closed.
The Dorchester Reporter reports police think somebody's using a gizmo to trap and retrieve check-containing envelopes from USPS mail boxes in the area around Ashmont and Peabody Square.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday slapped Pho So 1, 223 Adams St., with a three-day suspension for staying open way past its 10 p.m. closing time on two days in August and September. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish Pho So 1, 223 Adams St., for repeatedly staying open past its 10 p.m. closing time.
The board today heard details of police citations for incidents on Aug. 29 and Sept. 2. That's in addition to a similar incident in May and yet another incident on Sept. 16.
Welcome to Dot reports northbound traffic on Dot. Ave. came to a complete halt in Ashmont thanks to this stupid bus driver - except for the occasional driver who tried swinging round and driving on the other side of the street.
The zoo reports Pugsley fully opened up today.
Shortly before 5 p.m. at 1 Shandon Rd. in the Franklin Hill development.
Around 1:30 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.
Seems its new offices at 53 State St. need more work than expected, so the Globe is staying in Dorchester until mid-year, the Boston Business Journal reports.
Police are looking for a guy who pointed what looked like a gun at two tellers at the Members Plus Credit Union on Gallivan Boulevard on Tuesday as he demanded money. Read more.
A group that specializes in creating housing for the elderly is proposing a 54-unit apartment building at 16 Ronald St. in Dorchester aimed at seniors who cannot afford Boston rents. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a presentation by state officials to turn Morrissey Boulevard from a flood-prone speedway into an "urban boulevard."
Michael Walsh, 80, was arraigned today in charges he raped and indecently attacked a Dorchester boy more than two decades ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.