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By adamg - 11/29/20 - 8:03 pm
Swans in the Charles River

Mary Ellen spotted a flotilla of swans today in Cow Island Pond, the lake-like part of the Charles River off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 1:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men and seizing two loaded guns early this morning following traffic stops in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/20 - 12:59 pm
Brants off Sargent's Wharf in Boston's North End

Adam Balsam spotted some Atlantic brants going in for another serving of salad today on the side of Sargent's Wharf in the North End.

More about brants.

Copyright Adam Balsam. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/28/20 - 9:25 pm
Hospitalization rate due to Covid-19 going up

Today's Massachusetts Covid-19 report shows 1,045 people in the hospital with the virus, the first time the state has reached that number since June 15. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/20 - 4:46 pm

A few days ago, Terri Nelson noted numerous negative reviews from "angry ladies" on the Yankee Candle Web site complaining that their newly acquired scented candles have no scent. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/28/20 - 4:24 pm

As if the pandemic weren't enough, the Barking Crab on Fort Point Channel has been burglarized repeatedly over the past nine months. Early this morning, somebody broke in again, but this time, the restaurant reports, Boston Police caught the suspect red clawed. BPD records show officers cracked the case around 1 a.m.

Video of the scene.

By adamg - 11/28/20 - 12:40 pm

Sure, sure, Boston English has different pronunciations and vocabulary than English as it is spoken elsewhere, but it also has some unique grammar as well.

A few years back (but just now reaching us here in the UHub cave high up on a ridge on the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier), the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project took a detailed, scholarly look at our unique negative positives, such as "So don't I!"...

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By adamg - 11/28/20 - 12:14 pm

Shiva Ayyadurai has taken time out from his busy schedule of suing the Massachusetts Secretary of State over Ayyadurai's failure to win election to the Senate this year to provide "expert" advice to a group of never-say-die Trump supporters suing the Georgia Secretary of State over their man's failure to win re-election as president this year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/20 - 11:13 am

When officers working a construction detail at 1 Post Office Square Wednesday evening noticed a guy trying door handles on cars near them and he ran when he saw them approaching, they gave chase, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 11:22 pm

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police say, Brian Buhamiizo, 38, went up to a legally blind man on Boylston Street near Ring Road, grabbed his cane, said he had a gun and demanded money. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 9:23 pm

WCVB reports at least nine people have been jumped in Waltham since Nov. 10. The first five were in the GardenCrest apartment complex, but people outside the complex have since been attacked as well.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 4:24 pm
Federal agents on McLellan Street

Federal agents on McLellan Street. Photo by Live Boston.

Pepo El

Federal agents yesterday arrested a Dorchester man on gun charges and found various materials in his McLellan Street house that could be used to create explosives, the US Attorney's office reports, adding an investigation continues into his alleged "anti-government/anti-authority sovereign citizen extremist ideology." Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 2:18 pm
Turkey and geese in Jamaica Plain

Welcome to Dot was forced to stop in Jamaica Plain today.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 1:54 pm
Rhyming ad for Salom's Great Bazaar and Old Curiosity Shop on Washington Street downtown

In 1860, Mark Salom had this ad printed for his shop on Washington Street at West Street (333 Washington, to be exact, a number that is now assigned to a building several blocks up Washington, near Milk Street). Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 12:08 pm

Watertown News reports the Town Council is fed up with all those double poles - where a utility puts up a new pole then doesn't take down the old one next to it - and has told Eversource the company can forget about getting permits for any other work in town until it does something about them.

A Boston double pole that was finally taken down after several years.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 11:08 am

Transit Police report arresting a 26-year-old woman they say attacked a 61-year-old woman in a wheelchair at the Andrew Square T stop Wednesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:17 pm

BWSC crews are on scene at Neponset Circle to fix a burst water main that has resulted in discolored water in Dorchester and at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill for a water-main break that the commission says has not affected service there.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:39 am
Abigail Adams

J.L. Bell recounts Abigail Adams's Thanksgiving in 1798, when husband John was off presidenting in Philadelphia (Thanksgiving then being just a New England thing, not a national holiday), her children were far away (sons John Quincy and Thomas Boylston being the farthest, in Moscow, where John was his father's minister to Russia and Thomas was along for the ride) and her nearby relatives were ill. Two neighbors did join her, as did Phoebe Abdee, originally her father's slave, who continued to work for the family even after she was freed.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:38 am