By - 8/20/18 - 7:45 pm

A federal judge today sentenced Edwn "Demente" Diaz, 20, to 35 years in federal prison for being one of several MS-13 members who stabbed Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, of Chelsea so brutally the tips of their knives broke off in his skull - as another gang member fired repeated rounds into him. Read more.

By - 8/20/18 - 2:48 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting Brian Coakley, 25, of Dedham on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident shortly after midnight on Sunday at a Cambridge Street bar. Read more.

By - 8/20/18 - 11:57 am

Boston Police report arresting Joseph Porter, 47, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stabbing another man outside 69 Bromfield St. around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say his victim remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/20/18 - 10:09 am
Stony Brook tunnel being dug through solid rock

Turning Stony Brook into an underground river in 1888. Source.

Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. For three straight days, it rained. By the time the rain stopped, around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, 1886, nearly six inches of rain had fallen, enough to melt another two inches of accumulated snow and ice. ...

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By - 8/20/18 - 9:30 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Katie Forde, who, for the second time in two years, is running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds against former City Councilor Steve Murphy - only this time she's his only opponent in the Democratic primary.

By - 8/20/18 - 9:24 am
Car with no wheels in the South End

John Hanzl spotted this newly wheelless car on Union Park Street in the South End this morning.

By - 8/19/18 - 9:36 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports that around 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 12, a Beacon Street resident called 911 to report "that their apartment smelled like garlic."

By - 8/19/18 - 12:42 pm
Veendam passing Sullivan's at Castle Island

Eileen Murphy captured a cruise ship as it passed Sullivan's at Castle Island yesterday.

By - 8/19/18 - 10:59 am
Stabbing scene on Bromfield Street

Bromfield Street crime scene. Photo by KMV.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

KMV and Doogs report somebody was stabbed several times on Bromfield Street, near Tremont, shortly before 1:40 a.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 8/19/18 - 10:51 am
Bonapita moving into a location on Spring Street in West Roxbury

Bonapita, a Downtown Crossing place that features Mediterranean pita sandwiches served fast, has begun outfitting the old Burger Fi place on Spring Street for its second outlet.

The former Burger Fi at 77 Spring St. is also a former diet-burger place and a former Finagle-a-Bagel.

By - 8/18/18 - 11:59 pm
Todd

Robert Todd was found dead today in Franklin Park, where family and friends had reported he'd been last seen entering on Thursday.

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By - 8/18/18 - 8:35 pm
Narrow-gauge proposal

Narrow-gauge proposal.

A strip of land up Jeffries Point that was once used to ferry millions of riders a year between the East Boston waterfront, Revere Beach and Lynn could become a series of five apartment and condo buildings under a developer's proposal. Read more.

By - 8/18/18 - 6:39 pm

Updated, 11:25 p.m.

State Police report a bicyclist suffered serious injuries when he lost control of his bike on Perkins Street, just west of the Jamaicaway, around 3:20 p.m.

No cars were involved, State Police say, adding that the man, 64 and a Jamaica Plain resident, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

By - 8/18/18 - 11:07 am

Some Aryan fanboys plan to harrumph and stuff at a rally in front of Boston City Hall today. Wonder if they'll look up to see one of the three flags flying above the area set aside for them? BPD is staging inside City Hall.

By - 8/18/18 - 10:16 am
Architect's rendering of South End project

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board has approved a developer's plan to replace the Boston Flower Exchange at 540 Albany St. with a new office and R&D complex with 1.6 million square feet of space. Read more.

By - 8/17/18 - 7:10 pm
Lightning hits a building under construction in Boston

Matthew Ireland happened to snap a photo on his iPhone at just the right instant to get a lightning bolt heading to the ground this evening, only getting interrupted by the tower under construction in front of the Garden.

By - 8/17/18 - 6:55 pm
Rainbow over West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Nancy Reynolds captured the rainbow over West Roxbury during the first storm that came through the area.

Martin Lieberman got to see some rainbow action as well, over Brighton: Read more

By - 8/17/18 - 3:32 pm
Alleged Esplanade groper

State Police report they are looking for a man who slowed down on his bike on the Esplanade long enough to grab two women on the buttocks around 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 9.

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By - 8/17/18 - 2:57 pm
Brooks

A Revere man who spent part of an Orange Line ride staring at a girl under 14 ground himself into her as she and her mother got off the train at Downtown Crossing around 10:50 a.m. yesterday, Transit Police report.

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