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By adamg - 12/4/23 - 10:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the overdue record - which BPL no longer had in its database, since it no longer lends out LPs. But, phew, no fine, since BPL no longer charges late fees.

By adamg - 12/4/23 - 9:42 am

At 6:58 a.m., the MBTA reported Orange Line riders could expect delays due to one of the brand-new trains suffering an embarrassing "mechanical issue" at Malden Center. The T updated at 7:28 a.m. that service was back to the new normal.

By adamg - 12/4/23 - 9:36 am

The MBTA reports it's started running trolleys to and from Union Square again, but that service on the stubbier end of the Green Line Extension remains slow because of a signal issue near Lechmere.

By adamg - 12/4/23 - 9:07 am

MassDOT reports that the drawbridge, which connects both sides of Morrissey Boulevard, was reopened to traffic at 5:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/23 - 10:07 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 343 Market St., near Arlington Street, around 10 p.m. for an attic fire that spread along the eaves. The fire was reported knocked down at 10:25, although firefighters remained on scene to make sure it was not spreading through walls or ceilings. No injuries reported.

By adamg - 12/3/23 - 9:02 pm
Morrisey Boulevard Bridge got stuck in the upright position

Looks like upbridge, Will McArthur reported around 5:20 p.m., after the bridge went up for somebody heading to or from the yacht club and then just didn't come down. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/23 - 3:57 pm

WFXT reports on his death, which authorities say was accidental, and which comes two weeks after a now infamous brawl inside the restaurant.

By adamg - 12/3/23 - 3:31 pm

The FCC last week warned the owners of eight properties - including a church on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester - that they have two weeks to shut down the unlicensed radio stations emanating from their buildings or face fines of more than $2.3 million per station. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/23 - 1:43 pm

A grossed out citizen filed a 311 complaint from the fire swamp that is Commonwealth Avenue at Strathmore Road this morning:


By adamg - 12/3/23 - 12:23 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of four men who got into several cars in the area of Beaver and Cleveland streets around 5 a.m. on Saturday - because their owners had left them running to warm them up - and even drove some of them a short distance up the street. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 10:13 pm
Fire aftermath at 38 Fordham Rd.

Fire aftermath. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded around 8 p.m. to 38 Fordham Rd. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 6:16 pm

A put out citizen files a 311 complaint about Boston's less than world-class public Christmas decorations: Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 5:27 pm
Roy of Harry's

The Fort Pointer said farewell to Roy of Harry's Cheese and Cold Cuts, 98 Blackstone St. at Haymarket, who is retiring later this month after 40 years in business.

A true gem, widely beloved.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 11:07 am

Boston Police report an officer working a detail who was trying to get two women to stop whaling on other in the middle of the intersection of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue was pepper sprayed by somebody engaged in a second street brawl nearby. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 10:39 am

The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee told police that when the Ford F-150 in front of him on Centre Street in West Roxbury wasn't moving, he figured he'd just swing around into the left lane and be on his way, according to a copy of a Boston Police report on a crash at the crosswalk at Centre and Maple streets around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 12/1/23 - 3:05 pm
Veggie pide

Veggie pide.

Close your eyes. Imagine a sunny corner cafe with tiny outdoor tables, where there are always people milling about and chatting. A place that is open until 3 in the morning six days a week. The space is small, but the staff is neighborly and attentive, the menu is full of items you won't find anywhere else, and the bakery cases are full of colorful treats.

Are you on an international vacation? Is the smell of falafel drifting from a Mediterranean cafe? Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 2:42 pm

Josh Kraft, of the New England Patriots Krafts, is suddenly being touted as as possible candidate for Boston mayor in 2025, because, well, why not? CommonWealth Beacon reports he already has a bunch of ties to Boston, including a long turn as president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. He's a past Charlie Baker donor and gave money to several council candidates supported by Trump backer and New Balance Chairman Jim Davis, who doesn't like the incumbent.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 2:07 pm

A federal judge this week agreed with prosecutors and sentenced Fermin Castillo, 43, to 25 years in federal prison following his conviction on charges of conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 11:18 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the new North Washington Street Bridge, bedeviled by construction problems, will open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Dec. 9. Only one side of the bridge will be open to traffic in both directions - with final completion not expected until December, 2024, since contractors first have to take down the current temporary bridge to complete the inbound side of the permanent bridge.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 9:42 am

The group working to bring a women's professional soccer team to Boston will soon file detailed renovation plans for turning the dilapidated White Stadium into a state-of-the-art soccer arena to be shared with Boston Public Schools and the general public - to be opened in time for the start of the 2026 National Women's Soccer League season. Read more.