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By adamg - 6/8/23 - 9:33 pm
Scene outside Boomerang's in Jamaica Plain

Scene outside Boomerang's. Photo by Peter.

Boston firefighters and police responded to Boomerang's, 716 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain around 7:30 p.m. after workers came into contact with a possibly dangerous substance dropped off as a donation. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 5:56 pm

A developer will soon file detailed plans to replace a warehouse and Boston EMS garage at 287 Western Ave., behind Jessie and Katey's Art House, in Allston with a 90,000-square-foot lab building aimed at smaller start-up firms in life sciences. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 3:33 pm

Two people who lived with Patrick Rose as children who say he raped them repeatedly for several years and who say they were then shunted aside by fellow cops and officials even after they kept telling their stories today sued the city of Boston, the Boston Police Department, former BPD Commissioner Paul Evans, the Boston Police Patrolman's Association, Rose's successor as union president, several BPD supervisors and the state Department of Children and Families. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 12:06 pm
Anti-gay graffiti

The graffiti. Photo by Rev. Darrell Hamilton.

Somebody went through a fair amount of red spray paint to tag the First Baptist Church on Centre Street with anti-gay graffiti overnight.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden says: Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 10:49 am

At just 16, federal officials charge, Mateo Ventura began communicating online with somebody he thought belonged to ISIS about how to help the group achieve victory - even to the point of going on a "martyrdom" mission - which could mean his death - overseas. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 10:25 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Curley Community Center is scheduled to re-open for self-workouts next week, with some classes and other programming to start June 20. A major overhaul of the center, also known as the L Street Bathhouse, was delayed by pandemic-caused supply-chain problems and disputes between City Hall and contractors.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 9:34 am

As part of Pride month, the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District and Men of Melanin Magic are hosting a free drag, dance and music show with local queer performers, on Summer Street at Washington Street, between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/23 - 9:23 am

MBTA Commuter rail reports:

Franklin Line passengers continue to experience severe delays in both directions due to a signal issue.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 2:12 pm
Wharf in old Boston, but which one?

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene (a couple of signs that might make it a bit too easy blacked out). See it larger.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 1:24 pm
Wanted man

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Updated with new photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say stole property belonging to a man who died under the wheels of a Green Line trolley early on May 30. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 1:05 pm
Man wanted for hotel room robberies

Surveillance photos of suspect via BPD.

Boston Police have released surveillance photos of a man they say has broken into guest rooms at two local hotels. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 12:46 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a Berkshire town and a Land Court judge erred in rejecting a religious group's attempt to build an RV camping area because people who would park there either have to attend religious activities there or work for the group - making it exempt from zoning restrictions under state law. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 12:02 pm

Hillary Ross has set up a GoFundMe page to help people displaced by the May 31 fire at the Parklake building, 1980 Comm. Ave.

People are scrambling for places to live and for ways to cover so many unforeseen expenses. Many who live at Parklake have called the building home for years, and this emergency is particularly disorienting for the elderly in our community.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 11:33 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed William Earl's second-degree murder conviction, ruling his confession that he stabbed Samuel Constant to death in the Georgetown development in Hyde Park was coerced: Read more

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 11:41 pm
Helicopter flying through orange sky at sunset caused by Canadian wildfires

Matt Frank captured a helicopter flying through an orange sunset today caused by forest fires in Quebec.

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 11:14 pm

Stanley Staco reports a guy in an SUV tried running over a BPD officer on Wachusett Street and Eldridge Road in Jamaica Plain around 8 p.m. and the officer shot the SUV, cracking its windshield, but without stopping the vehicle. Live Boston reports police found the vehicle about a half mile away on Weld Hill Street, but that the driver is still missing. The officer was uninjured.

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 10:30 pm

WFXT reports on a crash involving Mayor Wu's city Mustang EV and another car on Hyde Park Avenue at Blakemore Street in Roslindale this afternoon. WCVB reports no major injuries.

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 4:44 pm

Tropical Foods on Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury says a ten-story residential building next door would cause parking and driving problems for its customers, created"offensive shadows" and reduce the value of its property, so it's asking a judge to "annul" the Zoning Board of Appeal's approval of the project. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 4:27 pm

WBUR reports on a new plan submitted by the MBTA to the Federal Transit Administration for keeping its subway track workers safe - in response to the feds' rejection of an earlier plan that put off implementation of some things until next year.