By - 5/23/18 - 10:29 am
Copley Square as the sun goes down

Matthew Ireland was in Copley Square the other evening.

Copyright Matthew Ireland.

By - 5/23/18 - 9:20 am

The morning rush hour was more like the morning crawl hour on the Green Line as trolleys flatlined on the D Line (two of them, one at Waban and one at Newton Highlands) and on the B Line (Harvard Avenue). Or as Phil R. put it at 8:03 a.m.: Read more.

By - 5/23/18 - 9:16 am

CommonWealth details an accusation by former Globe intern and boston.com deputy editor Hilary Sargent against current Globe editor Brian McGrory.

In December, the Globe fired a State House reporter after accusations against him surfaced (during the Globe's investigation into State House sexual harassment).

By - 5/23/18 - 8:57 am
Architect's rendering of 287 Maverick St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for a five-story, 38-unit condo building at 287-293 Maverick St. that will include ground-floor space for a cafe or restaurant. Read more.

By - 5/23/18 - 8:40 am
Tree post that needs water in East Boston

When city workers plant new street trees, they usually equip the tree with a bag to hold water and a couple of posts to steady it for awhile. John in Eastie wonders how much he should water the post next to this new tree on Sumner Street in East Boston.

UPDATE: Turns out there's a good reason to do this - see the comments.

By - 5/22/18 - 11:52 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the possible end of the JP and Cambridge food co-op. Cambridge Day has more.

By - 5/22/18 - 10:11 pm
Animal

Julio "Animal" Martinez, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison today for murdering 15-year-old Irvin De Paz on Trenton Street in East Boston in 2015.

Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 7:32 pm
Seco

Jairo "Seco" Perez, today admitted he was one of several MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed and sliced Cristofer Perez de la Cruz on Falcon Street in East Boston on Jan. 10, 2016 - along with other members who repeatedly shot the 16-year-old.

Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 4:44 pm

Kevin Woods, 19, of Dorchester, had his bail on gun-related charges for a South Boston incident in which he allegedly fired shots while riding a scooter revoked yesterday at his arraignment on charges he shot somebody in the head while a passenger on a scooter on Centre Street in Dorchester yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 3:04 pm
R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

By - 5/22/18 - 2:49 pm

The Board of Appeals today rejected plans by a developer to tear down a house at 844 East 3 St. in South Boston's City Point and replace it with a five-unit building with ten parking spaces after residents were joined by elected officials in opposing the proposal. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 2:18 pm

Boston Police say they're determined to end problems by daytime drinkers congregating outside Mattapan Square liquor stores downing the nips and single cans of beer they've just bought, and are now about a month into a crackdown that they say so far is working. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 1:54 pm

Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue shut down in February, so there may be little the Boston Licensing Board can do to punish it for a fight last fall that left a 75-year-old grandmother on the floor, bleeding from her mouth and her daughter's boyfriend needing 12 stitches. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 11:33 am

John Hawkinson spotted a flatbed carrying a flatbed on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday.

By - 5/22/18 - 8:12 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a hearing yesterday. The council could vote tomorrow on a proposal by Mayor Walsh that would only allow short-term rentals in owner-occupied units.

By - 5/22/18 - 8:06 am

Paul LePage braved our shores yesterday to speechify in Waltham for Republican senate candidate Geoff Diehl, NBC Boston reports.

By - 5/21/18 - 11:46 pm
Inside the tunnel

Hilary was among the lucky people who got to take a tour of the abandoned trolley tunnel under City Hall, built in 1898. She took plenty of photos of the tunnel and the remains of a trolley station down there.

Video.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 5/21/18 - 10:17 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has barred Roland Fryer from his own on-campus think tank during the investigation.

By - 5/21/18 - 7:44 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports UMass President Marty Meehan is pissed at people on campus going public with criticism of the process to find a new chancellor, which may have made the three decide UMass wasn't worth the trouble, and now he's telling UMass Boston: No permanent chancellor for you.

By - 5/21/18 - 5:14 pm

UPDATED with info from BPD.

Boston Police report a man was shot in the head at 397 Centre St. shortly before 4:25 p.m. but is expected to survive. Read more.