By - 4/14/18 - 6:10 pm
Oil and water sampling by a Coast Guard technician in the Mystic River

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Martin collects sheen samples. Photo by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard, the state Department of Environmental Protection and a private oil-spill company are cleaning up an oil spill on the Mystic River near the Alford Street bridge even as they try to figure out which underwater cable it's leaking from.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to send divers into the water today to try to find the source of the dielectric oil, used as an insulator in electrical conduits.

By - 4/8/18 - 9:48 pm

Bacon, bacon, bacon. You thought the bacon craze was finally over? Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's not. On Saturday, the Bacon Truck, which has long rolled around Boston serving up bacon, opens its first permanent baconry, at 50 Terminal St. in Bacontown. Bacon, bacon, bacon.

Ed. question: Why didn't they open it on Harvard Avenue in Allston, specifically, in this building?

By - 4/6/18 - 10:53 am
New Orange Line train at Sullivan Square

Biker Rider watched shiny new Orange Line cars gliding through Sullivan Square this morning on the express track rebuilt just for testing out the new cars. No passengers were allowed on, of course, not while they undergo several months of testing.

By - 3/22/18 - 12:30 pm

A judge today ordered Jerry Pierre-Louis, 18, to stay away from Bunker Hill Community College, where he is charged with stabbing somebody in the hand yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/14/18 - 9:09 am
Snowy morning in Charlestown

"Really nice morning to shovel," Garry Waldeck says in Charlestown.

Mark Smith enjoyed the morning glow on Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum: Read more.

By - 2/25/18 - 2:32 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports divers recovered a body from the water off the USS Constitution around 8:15 a.m. Boston Police are now investigating, but NBC Boston reports the death does not appear suspicious.

By - 2/15/18 - 9:51 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the developer of Hood Park off Rutherford Avenue has decided Charlestown's just not ready for a giant music hall - but that it is ready for buildings up to 330 feet tall, so it'll be modifying the plans it submitted to the BPDA in December.

By - 2/2/18 - 10:28 am

Boston Police report charging Abas Bilal, 23, of Charlestown for an August break-in at Polk and Bunker Hill streets and say they plan to charge him with additional break-ins, including one in which he allegedly began to sexually assault a sleeping woman. Read more.

By - 1/30/18 - 10:04 am

Alex E. Weaver reports from Charlestown:

Levy break in Charlestown. Never seen the water this high.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:32 pm

Boston Police report the man already wanted for breaking into an Old Ironsides Way apartment and indecently attacking a woman there on Jan. 16 is also a suspect in a Decatur Street break-in around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 1/19/18 - 2:35 pm

The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.

By - 1/16/18 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police report a man who'd broken into an Old Ironsides Way apartment around 4 a.m. today began to "indecently assault" a woman, who woke up and began screaming, which brought her apartment mates who scared him away.

Police say the man, described as black, 25 to 30 and 5'5" to 5'8" in height, wore gray sweatpants with a dark-gray rear pocket.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

By - 1/8/18 - 10:29 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a troublesome trackside cable at Community College that started spitting sparks. The Boston Fire Department took a look, declared an all out, but not until trains were held up and down the line.

By - 1/5/18 - 12:53 pm
Charlestown space saver

Garry Waldeck spotted this space saver on Albion Place in Charlestown, notes:

But dude, you didn’t even clear the spot.

By - 1/2/18 - 11:13 am

Boston Magazine reports the people behind a bacon food truck are opening a bacon restaurant in Charlestown, possibly as early as February.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:43 am

Some sort of track problem has disabled the Orange Line between Wellington and Community College, so the T is running buses instead.

By - 12/20/17 - 5:31 pm

The Dig takes us inside the warehouse of a company that sells home-security devices, where the walls are festooned with white-supremacist posters and Trump stuff.

By - 12/14/17 - 10:30 am
Hood garage rendering

Architect's rendering of proposed music hall and garage.

The developer of the Hood Park complex off Rutherford Avenue has filed a request with the BPDA to be allowed to change its original plans for a business and residential development into a business, residential and entertainment park - possibly with bees. Read more.