Catxecutive Order asks:
Good place to buy hearty houseplants near Dot/Southie/Quincy? looking for a Valentine plant that won't die.
The Quincy Patriot Ledger reports police arrested a man they caught masturbating in a Quincy Center parking lot outside two different restaurants on two consecutive days - and that when they put him in lockup, he started right up again. He faces a variety of charges.
In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:
I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?
Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.
A couple hours ago, a Red Line train met its maker at Quincy Adams. The T is still reporting "minor" delays between Braintree and Quincy Center due to the "residual" effects of that.
Robert O'Connor snapped the Fore River Bridge this morning.
UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: 60-minute wait to check out at the Chestnut Hill Star Market.
Also, getting word from Jenny M. that while the Brighton Whole Foods has plenty of milk and bread, they are OUT OF BANANAS! Read more.
Quincy Police are hoping somebody can identify this urn - filled with ashes - that was found at a local monument maker's shop.
UPDATE: Quincy Police report the urn is sort of an abandoned baby of urns:
The business had no connection whatsoever to the found urn, other than it was placed on their doorstep.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
The T says it's gotten the deceased train off the tracks, but that sort of thing always means residual delays and extra jammed cars. Sutter reports:
Passenger on the platform @ Wollaston asked if we can move in a little more. Everyone in the car said "NO." in unison.
A roving UHub photographer who went on a trek around the Quincy Quarries today reports "there are swastikas everywhere" - and looking pretty recent.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a Quincy man whose marijuana-possession conviction was set aside because the pot had been tested by infamous result forger Annie Dookhan can't get back the $830 in probation and victim-assistance fees he paid after he initially pleaded guilty. Read more.
Ten Boston-area men and one guy from California have been indicted on charges they imported "significant quantities" of meth from San Diego to the Boston area, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Yet another Red Line train has departed this mortal coil, this time at Quincy Center. You know the drill.
"Moderate" delays between Quincy Center and Braintree, the T advises. Its passing comes about 30 minutes after the T reported "minor" delays inbound on the Ashmont branch due to signal problems.
If you don't want another Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Donna Brazile chairing the DNC, read on. You may have your work cut out for you.
I'm an unaffiliated progressive voter in the Boston area. Like many, I was inspired by Bernie Sanders in the primaries, and furious when it was confirmed that the Democratic Party stacked the deck against him in order to nominate Hillary Clinton. My fury only increased when Clinton, and the Democratic Party generally, failed to win a race against one of the worst presidential candidates in history.
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