By - 9/19/18 - 10:31 pm
Saving a concrete lion's head on the old Homans Building in Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Rachel Mello watched workers carefully remove a concrete lion from the old Homans Building in Somerville, which is being torn down to make way for the Gilman Square station on the Green Line Extension. Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 9:00 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the JP-based Chilacates will be opening its latest outlet in the Washington Street space vacated by Redd's in Rozzie and Tony's Market. Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 2:06 pm
Hawk in the Back Bay

Maddie Yardley spotted this fine feathered specimen today on Cumberland Street behind the Midtown Hotel.

By - 9/19/18 - 2:03 pm

In an 11-0 vote (councilors Flaherty and Zakim were absent), the city council said today it supports passage of Question 3 on the November ballot, which would enshrine transgender people's rights in places of public accommodation - from restrooms to hospitals. Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 1:44 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a hearing to look at how prepared a city with one of the country's oldest natural-gas networks is to prevent a Merrimack-Valley disaster from happening here - and how to deal with one should it happen. Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 10:02 am
The Embrace

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group

The city and MLK Boston yesterday released the five finalists for a proposed memorial to the civil-rights leader and his wife - both of whom studied in Boston, where they met - on Boston Common.

Drawings of the five proposals are now on display at the BPL main library in Copley Square. They vary in size - one would include large walkways in black stone that would continue across Beacon Street to the grounds of the State House - and proposed location on the Common. Read more...

By - 9/19/18 - 9:32 am

WBZ reports:

Everything from building more cell towers to installing emergency call boxes or even placing old school pay phones on beaches should be explored, some say.

By - 9/19/18 - 8:54 am

WFXT reports. The Sox have yet to actually win the AL East title (although they could tonight).

By - 9/18/18 - 11:16 pm

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the intersection of Saratoga and Bennington streets in East Boston:

Smell like Gas!!! Please send a competant gas crew to investigate this god damn gas leak that has been in this intersection for weeks.these useless contractors come here and barely check anything..the public is scared .is anyone listening

By - 9/18/18 - 10:44 pm
Gutter fish on Milk Street

AndHono looked down from the window of her office on Milk Street between Broad and India this afternoon and spotted a fish just lying in the gutter, and wondered, as one does, how it got there. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 7:14 pm
Sunset from Logan Airport

Bob captured the sunset over downtown from Logan Airport this evening.

By - 9/18/18 - 4:35 pm
Storrowed Bridge on Soldiers Field Road

BostonDirt reports she got to see her first storrowing, about 11 a.m. on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 9/18/18 - 1:15 pm

Two tables that had been trash talking each other enough to bring the manager over to see if everything was OK got more physical outside, where a member of one party sent a member of the other party to the hospital with a broken nose and a swollen forehead - in the middle of a snowstorm. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 12:30 pm
Flooding in Norwood

Mama and the National Weather Service warned us there'd be days like this. Tony Ursillo shows us some flash flooding in Norwood, of the sort the NWS sent out a warning about. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 12:21 pm

A downtown development company last week filed a "letter of intent" with the BPDA for a 305-unit housing development on a vacant parcel between Hyde Park Avenue and the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Father Hart/Milton Street bridge at the northern edge of the Readville train station in Hyde Park. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 9:51 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a North End/Waterfront Residents Association meeting on the proposed modern building on Cross Street where a Starbucks was originally planned grew so heated an association member called on the sergeant at arms to restore calm. What, your neighborhood association doesn't have a sergeant at arms?

By - 9/18/18 - 9:37 am

With the Wynn Encore Boston Harbor casino nearing completion, the company that owns Suffolk Downs has filed a suit under the federal racketeering law against the project against Wynn and the company Wynn bought its Everett land from. Read more.

By - 9/17/18 - 11:21 pm

City Councilors Matt O'Malley, Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley will seek permission from their fellow councilors on Wednesday for a hearing to consider the safety of Boston's natural-gas networks - and whether steps can be taken to make it even safer. Read more.