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By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:40 pm

WFXT reports the two men were surrounded near the Shawmut station bike rack around noon and asked for money and when they refused, one teen pulled a knife and then the group punched the men in the heads. Unclear if they then got money.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:22 pm

Anthony DiPierro, an Everett city councilor and relative of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, resigned today, after video emerged recently of a Zoom call in which he went full on racist in what was supposed to be a private discussion with other city officials. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:09 pm

An Orange Line train pulling into Oak Grove got ThisClose, then died, now it's just sitting on the tracks, as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to the platform. For what it's worth, it's one of the older rec-room models, not the newly bolt-enhanced newer trains.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:19 pm

ClearChannel hurls a billboard off the roof

The folks at Gamma Ray Digital on Braintree Street in Allston are getting pretty annoyed at how workers for billboard giant Clear Channel now remove billboard wraps there and hurl them off the roof of a five-story building onto the in-use parking lot below, especially since the building has a working freight elevator.

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By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:02 pm
Westbury Restaurant on Centre Street

The yellow sign above the restaurant name says it all: On May 28, the Westbury Restaurant, next to where the bowling alley used to be before the post office moved in, gets a new owner - longtime owner Antonios Sevastos is retiring after serving up breakfast there for more than 30 years. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/23/22 - 1:31 pm

A Boston Police officer who shot a man eight times on a deserted Newmarket Square street early on Feb. 22, 2019 was justified because the man had just shot the officer's partner twice after they woke him up and then tried to drive away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 11:50 am

Economic Mobility Pathways, which helps people move out of poverty, announced today that former City Councilor and acting Mayor Kim Janey will become its president and CEO on June 1. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 8:57 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's returning the new Orange Line trains to service after finding that a braking problem on one train last week was because a bolt on one of the eight braking units on one car had been improperly installed at the factory. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 6:04 pm
Double rainbow over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

It didn't last long, but a wind-heavy storm brought down trees and power lines in Hyde Park and Roslindale and turned Truman Parkway by the Hyde Park Stop & Shop into a lake.

But after it was all done, Pleasure Bay in South Boston got a double rainbow, as photographed by David Geller. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 5:17 pm
Big knitted dandelion on an A Street fence

The Fort Pointer shows us Fort Point artist Kristen Alexandra's latest knitted work, on A Street.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 1:04 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to demand the city replace the pink trash barrel of Prince Street:, and not just because now there's trash all over the street: Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 12:04 pm
Stuffed capybara at Harvard museum

Unfortunately, it looks like Chuckie won't be roaming the streets of Charlestown anymore, since he's been stuffed and mounted in a display case at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, as Cycle Happiness discovered.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:05 pm

Boston College, Boston and Newton police searched the campus for the man, who made his call around 10:50 p.m. The call was eventually tracked to California.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 9:31 pm

Somebody walked up to a house on Middleton Street near Wildwood Street and began shooting into the house, Stanley Staco reports. No word on human victims, but a car was hit in addition to the house. Police found a gun in a backyard across the street.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 9:23 pm

Flying wedges of Boston Police officers and state troopers descended on Carson Beach in South Boston around 8 p.m. to break up a large brawl there. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 5:21 pm

MassDOT alerts us that traffic on the Tobin Bridge could be slowed tomorrow so that some movie production company can get just the perfect shot of the bridge that has come to symbolize crime-ridden Boston in all the best violent-crime movies set here. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 4:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in Downtown Crossing yesterday afternoon after the kid allegedly tried to end a fight between his crew and another group first by shaking up a can of soda and opening it up on them, throwing the can at them and then whipping out a folding knife and unfolding it in their direction. Read more

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 12:42 pm

Transit Police report arresting George Francois, 66, of Allston on charges he indecently attacked a 4-year-old standing with his or her mother on the outbound side of the Green Line at Park Street around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:10 am
Seized fireworks

Seized, unexploded device. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report four teens were arrested yesterday on charges they shot off fireworks at Summer and Arch streets and on Washington Street near Milk Street yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 10:23 am

Boston Police report arresting a California man on gun charges at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Harrison Avenue in Roxbury after apparent gunfire at Olney Street and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday. Read more.