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By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:13 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to residents of Virginia Street about the murder of Peter Contois of Webster, who died in one of the group homes on the Uphams Corner street.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:05 am
Anti-Facebook Halloween display in Jamaica Plain

Fred spotted this creepy display on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 9:49 am
Rendering of proposed Magnolia Street building

Rendering by Vanko Studio Architects.

A developer has proposed replacing a small parking structure at 226 Magnolia St. in Dorchester with a $4-million, four-story building with 28 small studio apartments and a roof topped with solar panels. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 9:04 pm

A federal judge yesterday formally approved a deal between advocates for people with mobility problems and Boston, under which the city will install or repair roughly 15,000 access ramps at intersections over the next ten years. Read more.

By perruptor - 10/20/21 - 6:04 pm

1st District Rep. Richard Neal has rewarded his insurance corporation sponsors by proposing an alternative to Biden's Paid Family Leave plan that would benefit those corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens.

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By adamg - 10/20/21 - 2:19 pm

When NASA wouldn't talk to Henry Ivers of Swampscott about his revolutionary method of powering spaceships to the stars, he sued. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 1:46 pm

Cambridge Police report the bomb squad responded to the Johnston Gate on Mass. Ave. around midnight yesterday on a report of a strange sound coming from a trash can there.

Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter and conducted an investigation that was determined to be a wrist-watch alarm sounding. The watch was removed and disposed of.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 12:25 pm

Dan Kennedy goes through the trustee list at the Middlesex School to see if any of the trustees might have particular reasons to have pressured the school to uninvite Nikole Hannah-Jones.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 12:03 pm

At Northeastern University, somebody vandalized a mezuzah at the entrance to the campus chapter of the Jewish organization Hillel, while at Tufts, two of the small cases, which contain parchment from the Torah and which are mounted at doorways, were stolen from dorms last month. Read more

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:42 am

A developer has proposed replacing an open-air parking lot and Silver Line Way at the end of Congress Street at Starboard Way with a two-wing, 13-story life-sciences lab building and a two-story building aimed at providing STEM training for people from more distant parts of Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:09 am
Postcard says people know if you voted

People in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain report getting post cards from out-of-staters letting them know that whether or not they vote is a matter of public record and, of course, implying that somebody is keeping track. Nothing creepy at all about that, even if it is true one's record of going to the polls (or sending in a ballot) is public. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 9:59 am
Seized gun, knives and bullets

Seized items. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday afternoon who was already wanted on seven warrants from different courts. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 9:32 am

BPS has hired an outside law firm for a "top-to-bottom investigation" of the school and the way its students are treated, School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius told parents in a recent letter. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:14 pm

The Orange Line isn't about to let the Green Line upstage it tonight: The MBTA reports delays due to a train that ended its ride prematurely by dying at Green Street.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:10 pm
Green Line derailed near Heath

An E Line trolley leaving Heath didn't get far tonight after some of the wheels on a Type 8 car jumped the tracks, Ari Ofsevit reports.

The line is now starting and ending at Brigham Circle.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:01 pm
UHub Copter Recon Unit

From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 5:17 pm
Man with gun

Suspect with gun. Photo by Live Boston.

Around 5 p.m, Boston Police officers captured a man holding what appeared to be a gun in the middle of Rotch Playground at Albany and Randolph streets about seven hours after he first appeared with the weapon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 3:58 pm

Greg Reibman, who once ran the Wicked Local empire, wrote yesterday that "My heart breaks for the once great Newton TAB" after seeing the photo somebody there placed under a headline about the Newton mayoral race.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 2:53 pm

A former Boston resident now living in Taunton was arrested today on charges he collected more than $67,000 in fake pandemic unemployment claims even as he was working at a full-time job where he got a promotion and at least two raises. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 12:20 pm
Kim Janey

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today announced an executive order that aims to move people now creating tent cities at Mass and Cass and elsewhere in Boston into treatment and housing.

"To be clear, tents are not appropriate for housing," because they lack basic services and lead to infectious diseases, violence and human trafficking, Janey said at City Hall. Read more.