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By adamg - 9/30/22 - 11:40 pm
Sundog over Grove Street in West Roxbury

Colleen Powell spotted it from Washington Street while looking past Grove Street late this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 11:28 pm

Boston Police report arresting Felix Antonio Parker, 36, on charges he raped a woman at D and West 5th streets around 5:40 a.m. on Sept. 23.

In addition to rape, he is also charged with indecent assault and battery and assault and battery, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 11:13 pm
Satellite view of Ian

Yes, you can blame Ian, or what's left of it, as shown in this NOAA satellite view taken around 11:05 p.m.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 10:35 pm

Java with Jimmy and Mass. General are putting on a HealthyJava health fair between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren St. in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 4:48 pm

A federal judge today agreed to let Catherine Leavy swap in her retired father for a GPS device strapped to her ankle as a way to ensure she goes nowhere near Children's Hospital - to which she allegedly called in a bomb threat that shut down both the hospital and Longwood Avenue on Aug. 30. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 3:49 pm

The executive director of a Jamaica Plain non-profit that ran more than a dozen homeless shelters in Boston and Lawrence was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to do 250 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to three counts of larceny over $1,200, two counts of making false entries in corporate books and four counts of perjury, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 2:13 pm

A Dorchester man was arraigned today on an armed-robbery charge for an incident at an entrance to the Corner Mall at Washington and Winter streets on Sept. 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 11:50 am

Story updated to reflect statement from mayor's office that she did not outright ban artificial turf.

Mayor Wu says she hasn't banned the installation of artificial turf for new playing fields in Boston, just that she'd prefer it no longer be installed, which is how the city Parks and Recreation Department is going ahead with plans to stick with synthetic turf when it replaces the current aging artificial grass at Charlestown High School's football and softball fields....

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By perruptor - 9/30/22 - 6:29 am

From the Guardian:

Boston bans artificial turf in parks due to toxic ‘forever chemicals’ Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 9:12 pm

Committee on Redistricting on September 29, 2022

The City Council's redistricting committee held a public hearing today that went for three hours. You can watch the whole thing above. The tl;dr version below: Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 8:46 pm
Sunset from Hull

Joe Kidston shows us the sunset in Hull this evening.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 8:34 pm
Shawmut crime scene

Shawmut crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 625 Shawmut Ave. around 6:05 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2022.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 3:14 pm

James Baugh, 47, eBay's one-time security director who helped orchestrate a terror campaign against a Natick couple who published stories the company didn't like, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 3:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on murder warrants from Rochester, NY. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 2:27 pm

The owners of the Hood Park complex off Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown yesterday filed a $75-million suit against the company that makes those brightly colored little luggage robots you can see roaming around Sullivan Square in a dispute over the lease for space the company was supposed to move into on July 1. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St., in East Boston, shut on Saturday because of repeated complaints from nearby residents about noise and crowds. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:29 pm

Three men face federal charges for robbing workers at massage spas in Brookline and Stoneham one night in June - one while wearing a court-ordered monitoring device, another while wearing Adidas Yeezy sneakers - according to filings in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 11:24 am
Wanted for sexual assault in South Boston

Boston Police have released photos of a man they say sexually attacked somebody at D and West 5th streets in South Boston around 5:40 a.m. on Sept. 23.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4400.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 11:18 am

Scott Van Voorhis reports financing for construction of new apartments and condos seems to be drying up really quickly - and that some developers who have approval to put up new buildings are looking for buyers rather than starting construction themselves.

With apartment rents at all-time highs in the Boston area, any drop off in construction would be bad news.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by El Jefe's Taqueria to extend the closing time at its Emerson location, at Boylston and Tremont streets, to 2 a.m. Read more.