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By adamg - 6/17/19 - 5:55 pm

WFXT shows us the car into the house at Wood Avenue at Ruskindale Road; reports no students in the bus at the time.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 5:48 pm

The Lower Mills Civic Association has started a GoFundMe page for the people who lost their homes in the nine-alarm fire on Old Morton Street on Saturday.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 5:37 pm

Boston Police today identified the man fatally shot on Devon Street in Dorchester around 3:30 a.m. on Friday as Arnold Woodrum, 59. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:55 pm

Mayor Walsh thundered on Twitter today: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:39 pm

Boston Public Schools says it will distribute menstrual products to the 77 public schools that have grades 6 and higher starting this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:21 pm

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone sued Barstool Sports and contributor Kirk Minihane today for an interview about the Barstool/Bruins towel controversy he claims Minihane conducted without his permission - while pretending to be the Globe's Kevin Cullen. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 1:45 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a lower-court judge to reconsider her ruling that the state can refuse to give the Boston Globe copies of databases of birth and marriage records that are available as public records to anyone willing to pay $9 an hour to sit at a terminal in a state office on Columbia Point. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 12:40 pm

Today is, of course, Bunker Hill Day. A couple years ago, Angry Staff Officer took a look at the military tactics used by both sides, including a key mistake made by Gen. William Howe on the British side that, he argues, led to the eventual loss of the entire Boston area.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 11:23 am

Roast Beef - The North Shore Story ( documentary trailer )

Road trip to the North Shore?

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 9:00 am
Scrawl at Fields Corner against man buns and a man with a man bun

Joel Pettigrew was not expecting to be personally attacked by a scrawl on a pillar at the Fields Corner Red Line station this morning.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:04 pm

Yesterday, Dan Shaughnessy doubled down on his tomato canning to get on his high horse (or as Dan Shaughnessy Watch put it, get on his Shetland pony) to bitch about women athletes daring to celebrate a blowout win in the World Cup soccer competition. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 9:20 pm

The MBTA is advising Red Line riders to leave an extra 20 minutes or so to get where they're going tomorrow because of the ongoing signal issues at JFK/UMass left over from the derailment last week.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 9:04 pm

WHDH reports an Attleboro man is recovering from serious head injuries caused when one of those large Lawn on D swings collapsed, sending a metal support pole came crashing down on his head.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 2:05 pm
Michigan Avenue crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by KMV.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot at 6 Michigan Ave., near the intersection with Old and Columbia roads, shortly after 1 a.m. Police say officers responding to a report of gunfire found the man, who was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

2019 murders in Boston.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 1:02 pm
DCR Commissioner Leo Roy at Camp Meigs playground in Readville

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy at Camp Meigs Playground.

State officials held a formal dedication for the new playground at Camp Meigs Playground in Readville yesterday - complete with the ceremonial cutting of a red ribbon with large golden shears - but the kids in attendance mostly paid no attention at all, because they were too busy playing on all the cool new stuff. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:34 pm

WBZ reports on yesterday's opening ceremonies for Martin's Park, the new playground near the Children's Museum named for Martin Richard of Dorchester.

The Dorchester Reporter has more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:29 pm
Arlington Fox Festival

Greg Cook took in yesterday's Fox Festival Parade in Arlington (in, fact, he did more than just take it in, he helped lead it).

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:22 am
Sign that says this is our fuckin' city, no pinhead, get well Papi

Phil R. attended the March for Truth at the State House yesterday.

Andrea Doremus Cuetara shows us there was also a vigil for children who have died in border concentration camps: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 9:30 pm

UPDATE: The T now reports: "As of Sunday, June 16, Braintree branch riders will no longer need to switch trains at JFK/UMass."

As promised, the MBTA sent test trains down the repaired Red Line track at JFK/UMass today to see if it's ready for service on Monday. Only they ran into a problem that had nothing to do with the track: One of the test trains suffered mechanical problems and died - which led to 20-minute delays along the Braintree branch.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 7:55 pm

A water-main break at 710 Gallivan Blvd., across from the CVS, has flooded and shut the road. Several buildings along Gallivan have taken on water.