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By adamg - 10/22/21 - 7:20 pm
Firefighters at 519 Poplar St. fire

Firefighters on the second floor. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded to 519 Poplar St. at Hautevale Street for a fire that started on the second floor shortly after 7 p.m. The Boston Fire Department reports the residents were not at home at the time, but that "a very nice but scared white cat" ran out of the house and into the night.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 4:57 pm
Fire at 1875 Dorchester Ave.

Boston firefighters responded around 4:40 p.m. to the BHA's six-story Peabody/Englewood building, 1875 Dorchester Ave., for a two-alarm fire that started when a car in the residential building's garage burst into flames. One resident was injured. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:59 pm
A lot of boats

All of the riverside parking lots along Soldiers Field Road in Brighton today were filled with rowers and racing shells in preparation for this weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:50 pm

The new bridge will connect the Assembly MBTA stop with the Northern Strand bicycle path. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:38 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today she will formally contest the Census Bureau's Boston head count of 675,647, saying it leaves out significant numbers of students, inmates and foreign-born residents. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/22/21 - 2:55 pm
Wanted for Back Bay beating

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say beat up a third man at the Back Bay T stop because he couldn't give them any cigarettes. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 2:31 pm
Colorful trees at Jamaica Pond

Still a lot of green late into October, but large trees are beginning to turn.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 11:14 am
Arrest in Fields Corner

Suspect arrested. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man at his Geneva Avenue store on charges related to the $500,000 in stolen merchandise they say he was selling out of the shop. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 10:51 am
Gordon

Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say began punching somebody in the back of the head until he fell to the ground, after which he repeatedly kicked him in the head, on the outbound platform around 5:50 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 9:29 am

Shane Spierdowis, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud yesterday in connection with more than $190,000 in loans he got last year to help retain the employees he claimed he had for a company that turned out not to exist, over a period of time in which he was locked up for violating parole on an earlier securities-fraud conviction. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:06 pm
Apartments in round building

Floor plans of a couple of rounded apartments in the building.

Round apartment building,

The Boston Housing Authority has filed plans for extensive renovations to Egleston Square's Doris Bunte Apartments, which used to be called Walnut Park Apartments, using a combination of new federal funding and tax credits for historic properties, which the city's tallest round apartment building now is.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 9:44 pm
Hawk in a pine tree in South Boston

Jim Gavaghan looked up this evening to spot a hawk perching atop a pine tree in his South Boston backyard.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 9:32 pm
Sunset over Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched the sun go down at 5:52 or so today at the athletic fields at what used to be West Roxbury High School.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 8:02 pm

An Ipswich man pleaded guilty today to 33 fraud-related counts, admitting he screwed everybody from small businesses to the IRS - and that even after he was indicted last fall, he put in for $70,000 worth of bogus claims for coronavirus payroll relief. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The MBTA announced today that the first scheduled service on the Green Line Extension to Union Square won't be until at least March of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 2:35 pm

CourtWatchMA posts a copy of a memo from leaders of the state corrections officers union that says the group plans to appeal a judge's rejection of their request to block Charlie Baker's Oct. 17 vaccination mandate.

The memo says some three dozen guards at state prisons are now facing disciplinary action for refusing to get a shot - and that another 500 or so could be next because they haven't gotten a shot either, as they claim medical or religious exemptions.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 12:43 pm

WBZ reports China didn't like it when Enes Kanter called Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator." Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a proposal for a Taco Bell Cantina at 449 West Broadway in Perkins Square - a long vacant gap between two other buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:13 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to residents of Virginia Street about the murder of Peter Contois of Webster, who died in one of the group homes on the Uphams Corner street.