Downtown

By - 10/5/17 - 10:33 am
Raising the King Triton in Boston Harbor

Justin Thompson - and a lot of other people - watched a crew raising the King Triton from the briny shallow near the Northern Avenue Bridge where it sank on Tuesday.

"The cause of the sinking is under investigation," the Coast Guard reports.

By - 10/5/17 - 9:17 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 10/4/17 - 1:54 pm
King Triton, a barge that sank where Fort Point Channel meets Boston Harbor

The Curse of the Northern Avenue Bridge strikes again: Lauri Howe Barrett shows us the King Triton, a former buoy tender that sank near the decrepit old bridge the other day.

By - 10/2/17 - 3:57 pm

Four former employees at the Haymarket RMV branch and an accomplice are agreeing to plead guilty to charges they worked with two other people to issue licenses to people they knew were using fake papers, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that cities that want to tear down parks to put up schools or other buildings have to first get the approval of the state legislature.

A significant piece of the ruling consists of the justices considering how the situation in Westfield - where a school was proposed to replace a playground - differed from that of Boston's Long Wharf, where the BRA/BPDA wants to convert a large open-air shelter currently open to the public into a restaurant. Read more.

By - 9/29/17 - 8:02 pm
Webster Bank suspect

A man who'd taken to robbing a different Boston-area bank once a month was arrested today, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 7:56 pm
Cool sunset

Rob Littlefield watched the sun go down over Boston this evening.

Matt Frank, also watched the sun go down, over downtown Boston from a Chelsea shipyard: Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 12:12 pm
Newtonian label

One of the labels in question.

A Newton craft brewery that lets customers create their own beers and a Boston marketing firm are suing each other over a six-month marketing contract they signed in January. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 9:42 am

A Red Line train that pulled into South Station refused to leave and now there are "minor" delays on the line, the MBTA announces.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:59 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a Title IX lawsuit against Emerson College, saying the college properly investigated a student's rape and harassment allegations that Boston and Cambridge police found not credible. Read more.

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.