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By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 10:49 pm

NBC Boston reports on the large peace symbol made of people on the Common today.

By - 9/22/17 - 4:03 pm
Langham Hotel fire scene

Langham scene. Photo by Erik Hajen.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in a basement electrical room at the Langham Hotel around 1 p.m. generated a large amount of smoke and went to two alarms before it was knocked down. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 3:41 pm
A lot of drugs

BPD photo.

Boston Police report arresting Joshua Eloi at Washington and Summer streets Wednesday afternoon before he could use what they say was his loaded, stolen gun or deal any of the variety of narcotics and other drugs he was carrying. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 12:41 pm

Thomas Nee, 46, yesterday pleaded guilty to robbing five Boston banks - three of which he fled from with $380 or less, the US Attorney's office reports.

Nee faces sentencing on Jan. 9 for the heists earlier this year, during which he'd give a teller a demand note. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 11:28 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a train giving up the ghost at Downtown Crossing, which has apparently become the go-to place for Orange Line trains that have lost the will to live.

By - 9/21/17 - 12:56 pm
George

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he went up to a woman bending to pick up a baby stroller on a trolley, ground his pelvis into her and made a lewd comment.

Read more.

By - 9/19/17 - 10:17 pm
Abell

The US Attorney's office today charged Edward Abell, 44, of Gloucester with wire fraud and money laundering for allegedly embezzling $3 million from Racepoint Global, a Boston-based public-relations and marketing firm.

Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 6:52 pm

Jesse Lacatena, 23, and Elisha Rockett, had bail set at $50,000 and $100,000 respectively for their role in a bloody fight that started on Spring Lane early Friday. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 5:17 pm
Cars on steps on Boston City Hall Plaza

Chris Wetherson shows us a car that wound up on some of the steps on City Hall Plaza, barely two weeks after somebody else drove his Corolla down the steps to Cambridge Street.

By - 9/18/17 - 9:59 am
Geyser on Boston Common

Sonja Boet-Whitaker stopped to gaze in wonder at the Boston Common's newest water attraction this morning.

Sara watched it from the other side: Read more.

By - 9/16/17 - 9:02 pm
Boat on fire

The Coast Guard reports fireboats from both BFD and Massport, as well as one of its own vessels, rushed to a boat that erupted in flames in the harbor this evening. No injuries. Read more.

By - 9/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.

By - 9/16/17 - 12:28 pm
Redcoats in Downtown Crossing

A woman seems to be debating what to do as a couple of Redcoats march past in Downtown Crossing this morning, as Alex Cox shows us.

By - 9/15/17 - 9:04 am

The Globe reports a fight overnight on Spring Lane left three women and a man stabbed. Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 3:46 pm

An electrical fire at Haymarket means the T is now busing riders between Lechmere and North Station.

By - 9/12/17 - 9:45 pm
Pigeon on Irish Famine Memorial woman in Downtown Crossing

One of the statues in the Irish Famine Memorial couldn't get this pigeon off her head at lunchtime today.

By - 9/12/17 - 6:56 pm
Parkman Bandstand

Bandstand scene. Photo by David Finnerty.

Somebody was shot around 6:45 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand. A suspect ran into the Park Street MBTA station and then onto the Green Line tracks towards Boylston Street. Boston Police officers and state troopers ran onto the tracks after him. Read more.

By - 9/12/17 - 12:02 am

Oh, looks like Millennium Partners was playing that fun developer game where they try to see how much they can get away with. The Globe reports they've agreed to take 70 feet off their proposed Winthrop Square tower because of FAA concerns about the building getting in the way of a Logan Airport flight path - something they and the city and probably half the known universe knew about months ago, but they still filed plans for a building that was taller than the FAA would like.