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By adamg - 10/13/19 - 3:17 pm
A heron in Jamaica Pond

This afternoon, this heron was quietly minding its own business on the Parkman Drive side of Jamaica Pond, slowly wading along the shore looking for a bite to eat, with that Groucho Marx gait herons have, when another heron landed on the water about 15 feet away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:51 pm
Flyover for Green Line Extension to Union Square

Ted took some photos of progress on the Green Line Extension past Lechmere, including construction of the flyover for the branch to and from Union Square in Somerville. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:32 pm
Raccoon in the South End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a raccoon that is probably up to no good in the alley behind Yarmouth Street in the South End.

At least it's not a sewer pander.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 9:04 pm

Cambridge Police report at least three shots were fired in the area of Hampshire and Windsor streets tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 6:45 pm
Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 12:45 pm
Laundry room on Livermore Street

The remains of the laundry room. Photo by BFD

Boston firefighters responded to 110 Livermore St., an apartment building off Cummins Highway in Mattapan, for a basement laundry-room fire that was being fed by an incoming gas main, around 12:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 12:25 pm

WGBH reports on an audit of zoning-board decisions and members by a former federal prosecutor hired by Mayor Walsh after the arrest and guilty plea of a BPDA manager for helping to get a South Boston project re-approved by the Zoning Board - and that properties handled by former ZBA member Craig Galvin are now being scrutinized by the feds.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:46 am

Kristin Johnson sighs about Doyle's in JP, a place that had been a Friday-night refuge for her and her family for more than ten years:

As our family tries to wrap our brains around what life will be like when Doyle’s is no longer a part of it, I struggle to teach my children lessons that will prepare them for the next time they lose something they love with all their heart. We talk about gratitude and living in the moment. Tonight, as we visit this hospice we once called home, I realize we’ll have to talk about death too....

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:41 am

WBZ stumbles across all the complaints filed with the city over injuries caused by tripping over bad sidewalks.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 3:50 pm

State Police report they and Boston Police are looking for "a group of around 10 juveniles, ranging in age from elementary-school age to teenager" they say have been attacking people along the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 11:40 am
Workers fixing gas leak outside 1065 Tremont St.

Leak fixers. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a gas leak in the street outside 1065 Tremont St., near Melnea Cass Boulevard, forced the evacuation of the building after readings showed elevated gas levels inside the building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 10:57 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week gave a wag of approval to plans by a pair of dog walkers and groomers to open a brick-and-mortar grooming and pet-supply store at 643A Tremont St., where a previous tenant learned the South End had a limited appetite for pressed smoothies. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 10:27 am

The Well, a coffeehouse that sprang from an East Boston church and which currently has shops at South Station and on State Street downtown, hopes to open a coffeehouse in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 9:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week gave the Druker Co. another year to begin demolition of the former Shreve, Crump & Low building on Boylston Street at Arlington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 9:04 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that MGH will create a mock supervised-injection facility at its Charlestown offices next week to show the public what it would be like if a hospital opened a place where opioid users could shoot up under medical supervision. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 8:58 am

Boston Magazine takes a look at the issues between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Work, Inc., which for ten years had a contract in which its workers with disabilities would maintain the Greenway.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 8:43 am

WBUR reports the death of longtime Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle, 67. Read more.