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By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:33 am
Flaming plane at Logan Airport

Dr. Ed was on a plane getting ready to take off at Logan this morning when he looked out his window and saw a plane on fire.

Fortunately, it was just a training exercise for firefighters, involving a dummy plane.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:27 am

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow to grant a food-serving license to a proposed boba tea outlet in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow will likely decide whether to approve a Seaport restaurant's $450,000 purchase of the liquor license now held by the venerable Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Also tomorrow, the board is scheduled to consider a request by one of the owners of the neighboring Midway Cafe to buy out the other. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 9:35 am
Car crash at Northampton and Washington streets

A two-car crash this morning at Washington and Northampton streets in Roxbury sent one of the cars into the front of Shamso, a new hair salon that is the first in New England for women who wear a hijab.

The other car in the crash ... Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 8:05 am

WBZ reports four people were arrested in connection with a brawl and five other people were arrested on various charges.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 8:04 am
By adamg - 9/17/19 - 11:07 pm

At 34 Creston St., near Normandy Street, around 10:30 p.m., Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 9:09 pm
Architect's rendering of 350 Boylston Street proposal

If you were a pigeon flying over the Public Garden, this is what you would see.

The Druker Co., which won city approval more than ten years ago to replace the old Shreve, Crump & Low building at Boylston and Arlington streets with a multi-faceted glass cube, then never did, has asked the BPDA to let it go ahead with the project. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 8:41 pm
Cushy chair at a Harvard Street bus stop

Turlach MacDonagh spotted a new addition today to a T bus shelter on Harvard Street, in front of the Stop & Shop, in Brookline.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 5:48 pm

State Police report a woman was attacked while walking on the Neponset Trail near Ryan Playground in Mattapan around 2 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 3:16 pm
Dark sky approaches

Looking west on Boylston Street near Mass Ave.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:50 pm

When a patron who'd been in a fight at the Harp refused to let bouncers and the manager keep him out and started getting out of hand, a bouncer took out a canister of pepper spray and got him - and one of his pals right in the face. But his aim was not quite true, so his own manager got some in his eyes as well, the manager and police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:33 pm

A nurse was relaxing inside B.K.'s Pub, 4272 Washington St. in Roslindale, when she went out to the pub's small courtyard and found a man just lying on the ground, not breathing, turning purple. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:03 pm
Mohammed and Jesus

Bad Ideas Inc. puts in a good word for two T "ambassadors" at Back Bay station, named Mohammed (on the left) and Jesus: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 11:39 am
Diane Keaton in Boston's Public Garden

Sean M. Connolly captured Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons taking a walk through the Public Garden this morning as they filmed a scene in Love, Weddings & Other Disasters, "a female-driven romantic comedy helmed by Dennis Dugan, the director behind films like Grown Ups, Big Daddy, and Happy Gilmore." Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 11:26 am

Victim identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27, of Randolph.

Boston Police report a man was found with what turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound in the lobby of the Ramada at 800 Morrissey Blvd. late Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 7:53 am
Harvard Square crash scene

Post-crash scene, with the boom truck that was involved. Photo by Chris Devers.

Updated, 1:30 p.m.

Authorities report a woman in her 60s was hit and killed by a boom truck as she tried to cross the street in Harvard Square at 6:53 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 10:57 pm

The Free Software Foundation announced tonight that Richard Stallman has resigned as its president and a member of the board of the group - which he started in 1985. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 6:18 pm
Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue

Restaurant this afternoon, doors locked, but tables and chairs still in place.

Hyde Park Main Streets is confirming a query from Boston Restaurant Talk that the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue suddenly shut today - even before it was due to open.

The restaurant, which brought "upscale dining at affordable prices" to the neighborhood, replaced Townsend's in 2013, after the landlord changed the locks when the older restaurant stopped paying its rent.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:51 pm

Todd Mulligan asks:

Did they just announce we will be going back inbound to Hyde park (from Readville)? And then outbound again, That can’t be right?

Read more.