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By adamg - 9/19/21 - 9:52 pm

A person was stabbed at the 50-yard line on the football field at Almont Park, off Almont and Orlando streets, around 9:15 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/21 - 2:23 pm

Ryan Grannan-Doll asks:

Are there any funds to which to donate for Afghan refugees recently airlifted here?

By adamg - 9/19/21 - 2:16 pm
Stupid yellow signs in Chinatown

Signs all over Chinatown.

From Neponset Circle to Chinatown, agitated citizens are filing 311 complaints about those stupid yellow "forced auction" signs that have sprung up in recent days. One person even walked around Chinatown to take photos with which to urge the city to take down the "P.O.S." signs.

By adamg - 9/19/21 - 1:55 pm

Sonia Chang-Diaz, the state senator who hopes to be governor endorsed Wu at a campaign event at Villa Victoria in the South End yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:50 pm
A mushroom

There were a couple of interesting mushrooms yesterday on the path to the canoe launch on the Neponset River at Paul's Bridge on the Milton/Hyde Park line, one looking like it was trying to detect alien radio signals, the other like it had been designed as a piece of folk-art tableware. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:20 pm

A put-upon citizen filed a 311 complaint about the vulgarities filling the air during the cannabis fest on Boston Common today: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 5:19 pm

Harvard University has one insurance policy to protect it against the costs of lawsuits and a second policy to protect it if its costs exceed those of the first policy.

In its own lawsuit against one of its insurers, Harvard is seeking to get reimbursed for the "excess" costs of defending itself against an admissions lawsuit that the Supreme Court is currently deciding to whether to consider. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 1:26 pm
Pig and senior protest lawsuit against senior housing in Jamaica Plain

As greedy pig listens, Kathy Paul of Mass. Senior Action Council calls for lawsuit to be dropped.

Protesters peacefully gathered outside Turtle Swamp Brewing on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain this morning to urge the brewery and its landlord, Monty Gold, to work with a local non-profit to get 39 apartments for seniors built next door, instead of suing to block it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 12:13 am

Live Boston reports somebody was shot at Walk Hill and Almont streets in Mattapan late Friday afternoon and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 11:59 pm
Somerville Theatre re-opens

The Somerville Theatre ran its projectors for the public tonight for the first time since it shut in March, 2020. Our own Ron Newman was there for re-opening night. He saw Last Night in Rozzie.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:44 pm

Men from Brockton and Boston with beef face charges that they exchanged gunfire as they each drove down Rindge Avenue the evening of Aug. 25. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:16 pm
Bank robbery suspect

At least Affleck wore a nun mask. Boston Police are looking for an unmasked bearded guy with a plastic CVS bag for this morning's holdups of two Hanover Street bank branches - 11 years to the day after the release of "The Town," which focused on an armored-car robbery on Salem Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 1:58 pm

WBZ reports Jesse Fuller was arraigned this morning for firing the gun that left his 7-year-old daughter grazed in the head yesterday afternoon. He faces a variety of charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and witness intimidation.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 1:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury man on charges he walked towards a group of men standing outside 2241 Washington St. in Nubian Square, took out a gun and began firing. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 1:06 pm

Bostonscigirl wonders:

What is the etiquette? Can I just start driving?

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 12:28 pm

Boston firefighters are at 19 Holmfield Ave., off River Street, for a basement fire reported around 12:15 p.m.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 10:28 am

The erstwhile hizzonah made a quick trip back to his old stomping grounds today. Why? Dunno, don't care, we're just too blase, but we take note that of all the places in Boston he could have breakfast, he chose the counter at Richy's on River Street in Hyde Park, where he ate with state Rep. Rob Consalvo: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 10:21 am

As growing numbers of entertainment venues and other places require patrons to show proof of vaccination, WGBH reports Gov. Baker is eyeing some sort of system that would let people prove they've been vaccinated, possibly similar to New York State's "Excelsior Pass" phone app.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:49 am
Century Bank after robbery

In North End, life goes on as police, news crews set up. Photo by Adam Castiglioni.

The Century Bank branch at 275 Hanover St. and the Citizens Bank branch at 315 Hanover St. were both held up shortly after 9 a.m.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:12 am

Jennifer Dines pays a visit to the Pleasant Cafe, which has been serving pizza and other fare on Washington Street in Roslindale for 80 years now.

The article is the start of a program by the Boston Preservation Alliance and Boston Main Streets with the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, where, over the next year, students will write their own profiles of other "legacy" businesses in their neighborhoods.