Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.
Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that... Read more
Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.
UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of... Read more
The Daily Beast recounts Mark Wahlberg's childhood and early thuggery, starting with:
Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Massachusetts, otherwise known as "Southie."
We should probably forgive them, though, since they're based in the rough Manhattan section of New York State, otherwise known as "Philadelphia."... Read more
The former punk who made good continues to generate controversy with his pardon plea. Sarah Francis, who lives in Dorchester, has started an online petition urging the parole board to reject the former Marky Mark's petition:
Under the present racial climate in this country this petition for pardon is both out of touch with the fair and procedural workings of our political justice system... Read more
When trolleys ran down Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street - with maps and photos.
NECN reports the OFD actor thinks his lifetime of good works, church going and acknowledging the savage, racist beatings that left one of his victims blind in one eye are reason enough for a pardon. Also, wiping the criminal conviction off his record would help him get the "concessionaire's license" that would help him with his hamburger business.... Read more
Crystal Valencia spotted this Chihuahua/Jack Terrier mix on the Red Line's Ashmont branch tonight.
Boston Police report the family of Paul Fonseca are offering $500 in exchange for information about the driver who ran hm down at Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway, then fled as he died last Wednesday.
The vehicle, an older, black Lincoln Town car, was last seen fleeing outbound on Blue Hill Avenue.
Anybody with information can contact detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous... Read more
WBZ reports the all-male school is dealing with issues of students taking "inappropriate" photos of female teachers and other workers, including some upskirting.
Jury selection gets underway today for the trial of Keron Pierre, accused of murdering three people, and trying to kill a fourth, outside a Mt. Ida Road party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Around 11:15 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Brunswick Street.
Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 50s, was hit at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue by a car whose driver just kept right on going, around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say they are looking for a black Lincoln Town Car, last seen heading outbound... Read more
A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:
Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?... Read more
Around 7 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bill Forry at the Dorchester Reporter reports seven people - including both drivers - were taken to the hospital for observation for minor injuries, which include back pain and split lips.
Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.