A men's room fire sent Boston Latin students and staffers outside just before first-period classes around 7:52 a.m. today.
The Boston Fire Department reports the cause of the fire - extinguished by school workers before firefighters arrived - is under investigation. A BPS spokesperson says the school was evacuated for about 20 minutes.
An Iowa man with an allegedly nasty temper was arrested this week on charges he posted two messages on the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center's Facebook page that appeared to pose the threat he would shoot up the mosque.
Gerald Wayne Ledford was arrested in Clinton, Iowa on Tuesday and is scheduled for arraignment in US District Court in Boston later this month on a charge of "transmitting in interstate or foreign commerce a communication containing a threat to injure the person of another." Read more.
I am seeing emissions from T buses is much thicker, nastier in certain parts of Boston vs others. People who live in these areas are impacted throughout the day with this coming right into their homes through their windows. You can wipe the black carbon soot off of floors,furniture. How much are people breathing in? Why isn't the T addressing all of the concerns, not just the higher profile trains impacted by blizzard conditions.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Michael "Fresh" Stallings of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a man who developed a fatal asthma attack when running away while Stallings was shooting at him and two other men on a Blue Hill Avenue corner in 2012. Read more.
Around 1 p.m. on Crawford Street near Elm Hill.
WBUR reports Erin Dukeshire, a sixth-grade science teacher at the Orchard Gardens School won one of four Fishman Prizes for Superlative Classroom Practice.
Sheâ€™s part of a team that helped transform the school from one of the lowest performing in the state to one of its fastest-improving.
The Boston Transportation Department is turning Perth and Dunkeld streets, between Quincy and Fayston, into one-way streets.
The traffic pattern changes are being made to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, allow for the free flow of traffic and maintain parking on both sides of these roadways.
An annoyed citizen complains:
These dirt biker gangs need to be off the streets. One was on I-93S just north of exit 18 and was blocking multiple lanes of traffic as well as impeding lane changes. They were driving slowly and performing dirt bike stunts. One of these idiots hit my car with something and left scuff marks and dents in it. It's about time we get a task force together to get rid of them. This doesn't happen anywhere else in this state that I've seen.
This is from an engineer's report on the proposed Southwest Expressway and Inner Belt that was killed in 1971 and shows the view from above what is now the Reggie Lewis Center looking towards the interchange of the two highways at what is now Ruggles.
Urban Edge Housing Corp. is seeking BRA permission to put up 49 apartments in two buildings on what are now three lots on Walnut Park and Columbus Avenue. Read more.
Huran Delismail, 22, was charged today with smashing into a pole early this morning at the Riverway and Brookline Avenue and sending his three passengers to local ERs - one with injures that were considered life threatening - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Around 10:40 p.m. Police and paramedics found him in a car at Washington and E. Lenox streets.
Around 2:35 p.m. at Warren and Dudley streets.