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By adamg - 8/20/19 - 8:57 pm
Roy Rogers stuff in Boston

Drew Starr reports finding a stack of food containers, a couple of biscuits and some sort of glop in a plastic container piled high at Massachusetts and Huntington avenues tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 4:10 pm
Message from Steam about how they had to tax some guy

As you may recall, this past weekend was officially a tax-free weekend in Massachusetts. So Kilonum was surprised when he paid for and downloaded a game on the Steam game platform and got charged Massachusetts sales tax - surprised enough that he wrote the company. And the company wrote back with a list of products for which products still had to have tax levied on them. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 4:01 pm
By adamg - 8/20/19 - 12:22 pm

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition has posted answers to questions about road safety - for both at-large candidates and candidates in specific districts in the Sept. 24 preliminaries.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 10:08 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the impending opening of the new Eliot School building at 585 Commercial St., which once served as headquarters for Mitt Romney's failed 2012 presidential bid.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 8:44 am
Turkey family in South Boston

A concerned South Boston resident decides to give 311 a shot instead of calling the Butterball hotline:

What do we do about wild turkeys in my front yard

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 10:09 pm

WCVB reports a man who robbed a Revere bank today hopped on an MBTA bus afterwards - and wound up getting arrested not long after.

Although, it did once work.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 9:57 pm
One of the Boylston Street memorials for the victims of the 2013 Marathon bombers

The two Boylston Street memorials for the four who died at the hands of the 2013 Marathon bombers were formally unveiled tonight. Chris photographed them.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 4:56 pm

The Globe reports Suffolk University is buying the Ames Hotel across from the Old State House and will convert it into a dorm - much like BU did decades ago with a couple of hotels in Kenmore Square, such as the old Myles Standish Hotel.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 4:33 pm
Incoming storm from top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury

With half the sky getting ominously dark (and the other half staying blue) around 4 p.m., we knew exactly what to do: Head to the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury to catch some storm-cloud action. We were not disappointed, but this time we had company: NBC Boston's radar station on wheels, its radome in the upright position, ready to Doppler the incoming storm like nobody's business: Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 3:37 pm
Warning to whoever took plants and a wheelbarrow and hose on Alveston Street in Jamaica Plain

Listen, you piece of crap, you're lucky one Alveston Street resident is willing to let it go, just this once. And now, thanks to a roving UHub photographer who found himself on Alveston this afternoon, we're all going to be looking for you, I mean, how many people are out there pushing some new plants around in a wheelbarrow with a hose?

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 11:55 am
Red Arrows over Boston Harbor

AgentSarcasm got to watch the RAF Red Arrows from a Charlestown wharf.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 10:37 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the slippery conditions on Greenwich Park in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:47 am

Around 11 a.m., an RAF jet squad will zoom down along Boston Harbor from the north, to promote STEM learning, not to try to avenge Bunker Hill.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:39 am

The MBTA reports a "door problem" on one train inbound from Forest Hills was causing ten-minute Orange Line delays. Or as Massmikmouse put it at 8:07 a.m.:

Past half hour on an Orange Line train with door isssues. Now at Ruggles with the first car being emptied. Maybe, someday, I’ll get to Back Bay. What a morning.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:01 am

Transit Police report a man, about 21, was hit on the tracks by a train at the Brighton Street crossing and was killed, around 6:20 a.m.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 7:58 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 6:25 a.m. at 83 Homes Ave. apparently started on the third floor and spread to the roof.

One person had to be rescued by firefighters, the department says. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 7:54 am

Transit Police report two men, 35 and 23, were shot in the busway at the Mattapan Square T stop shortly after 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 9:38 pm
Smelly truck

Several nose-holding citizens (or maybe just one particularly incensed citizen) filed 311 complaints yesterday and today about a stench-creating garbage truck that's been just sitting on North Street over the weekend: Read more.