By - 5/18/18 - 11:30 am
Teepee in West Roxbury

But there's one on Centre Street near the Dedham line.

You don't see many Easter Island heads or giant chickens in West Roxbury, either.

By - 5/18/18 - 10:11 am

The mayor's office reports Newbury Street will shut to motor vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, as part of the third annual summer "Open Newbury Street." Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:45 am
Proposed Penniman Road project

Developers have filed plans for a seven-story, 46-unit condo building on Penniman Road, in a corridor that runs into Brighton where hundreds of housing units are being built or planned. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:27 am

WBUR reports on a debate at UMass Boston between Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie.

By - 5/18/18 - 8:42 am

The Globe reports foul play not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found on the grounds of the station around 5:30 a.m. The station has since re-opened.

By - 5/17/18 - 11:00 pm
Spider-Man on the Orange Line

Carla Osberg looked up to see Spider-Man just hanging out on the Orange Line as it hurtled between Back Bay and Stony Brook this evening. And you thought that was the kind of hipster thing that only the Green and Red lines got to see. The Orange Line has certainly come far from its naked-guy days.

Interview with the man behind the mask.

By - 5/17/18 - 10:00 pm
Sunset over Carson Beach

C. Carew took in the sunset at Carson Beach this evening.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:56 pm

Two men were shot shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Winter and Church streets; they made it to Dudley and Monadnock streets in a car. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:49 pm

The BPDA board today approved Millennium Partners' plans for a $1.3-billion, mixed-use, 55-story tower at Winthrop Square that will include some $160 million in payments to the city based on how well condos in the upper floors sell.

The tower will be built on the site of a recently demolished city parking garage; the purchase payments, which will include specific funds for several city parks (more details in the comments below), are in addition to the taxes the building will generate.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:51 pm

A 16-year-old was arrested yesterday for a May 2 shooting on Washington Street that left Temple Place shut at rush hour, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:30 pm
Hawk with squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Late yesterday afternoon, this hawk sat in a tree on the Jamaica Pond shore along Parkman Drive. Oh, look, it has some dinner. After about 30 seconds of me taking its photo, it had enough and flew off, with dinner, right in front of a runner on the path.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:26 pm

WBZ reports on today's arraignment for Nicholas Speller, a gym teacher at the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School in East Boston.

Speller, arrested yesterday, had bail set at $2,500 and was ordered to wear a GPS device, abide by a curfew and stay away from all children under 16, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/17/18 - 2:34 pm
Dead dinosaur

Travel New England spotted this dino in trouble near Faneuil Hall Marketplace today, wondered if it collapsed from heat stroke or got hit by a car.

By - 5/17/18 - 12:52 pm
Old greasy spoon in Harvard Square

The Cambridge Historical Commission has been digitizing old photos, maps and documents, among them, this 1918 photo of the corner of Boylston Street (now JFK Street) and Mt. Auburn Street in Harvard Square, with this caption: Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 11:39 am

The Globe reports Boston is not going to let some bike startups do to Hubway/Blue Bikes what Uber and Lyft did to local cabs - the city's started seizing bikes from companies that let users just dump their bikes anywhere as they begin to infiltrate the city.

By - 5/17/18 - 11:14 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a lawsuit against Esh Circus Arts and the Somerville zoning board, saying the person who brought it does not live close enough to be legally aggrieved by the circus center's request to use some vacant office space in its building. Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 10:41 am
Garden garage being demolished

Adam Castiglioni watched this morning as the old Boston Garden garage started coming down to make way for a new residential tower.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:54 am

The MBTA reports the Green Line into town from Riverside is movin' kinda slow, because of a train that gave up the ghost.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:24 am

UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. And now there are delays because the signals have gone on the fritz at Community College.

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line, due to an inbound train that gasped its last right at Malden Center.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:02 am
Rolled over refrigerator truck on ramp from Massachusetts Turnpike to I-95

State Police report an early-morning rollover by a tractor trailer hauling frozen food shut the ramps from the turnpike to 128 and the ramp from 128 north to the turnpike. The vehicle was righted and moved out shortly before 7 a.m.