By - 4/17/18 - 9:57 am

The Crimson reports that former Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus will spend three days next week as a fellow at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, where he will attend “a number of events” and “engage with students." Last fall, you may recall, Sean Spicer took a turn as a fellow at the institute.

By - 4/17/18 - 9:37 am

Aline Kaplan explains what happened to the arch that gave Arch Street its name.

By - 4/16/18 - 11:28 pm
Yuki Kawauchi in Brookline

Matt Calvin watched men's winner Yuki Kawauchi glide by on Beacon Street in Brookline today.

Lots of Marathon photos by Photographynatalia.

By - 4/16/18 - 10:41 pm
Collapsing Albany Street bridge

Bridge chunks on tracks. Photo by KMV.

Granite blocks covering a retaining wall under the bridge that carries Albany Street over the Amtrak and commuter-rail tracks between South Station and Back Bay collapsed on the tracks around 6:30 p.m. WHDH reports no injuries.

By - 4/16/18 - 2:53 pm
Poor wet bird in Cambridge

Gedalia Pasternak spotted this bird in his front yard in Inman Square today; reports the bird was like that for at least ten minutes.

By - 4/16/18 - 1:13 pm

A man was shot on Blue Hill Avenue near Wayne Street around 1 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

Southbound traffic was being diverted at Geneva Avenue.

By - 4/16/18 - 1:02 pm

The Guardian introduces us to one of the cigar smokers, Jerry Rotonda, a former Deutsche Bank executive who has the distinction of having a case brought before our own Supreme Judicial Court.

The Guardian has the basics of the case, which revolved around the future Master of the Universe screaming racial epithets at a black meter maid in Kenmore Square and threatening to run her over in 1998. Also worth reading is the...

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By - 4/16/18 - 12:47 pm

The MBTA cut the power to both sides of the Orange Line at Back Bay around 12:30 after trash between the tracks just outbound from the station burst into flames. The fire was quickly extinguished and the Boston Fire Department returned the scene to T control around 12:45 so that power could be turned back on.

By - 4/16/18 - 11:49 am

Boston Magazine reports that Bertucci's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which means the chain can stay open - but can renegotiate leases and stuff, and might close some additional outlets. Another pizza chain based in the area (Uno's - yes, Uno's is headquartered in West Roxbury) has used Chapter 11 in the past.

By - 4/16/18 - 11:41 am

At 11:39 a.m, Wellesley Poice reported:

Cold & wet conditions taking a toll on runners in #Wellesley, several runners being treated for cold related injuries throughout town.

By - 4/16/18 - 10:44 am

Cambridge Police report at least three shots were fired on Columbia Street near Suffolk Street around 1:35 a.m. No victims found.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the impending arrival of a new store on Centre Street that will specialize in chocolate and freshly roasted nuts. Cacao will open in the space between the Same Old Place and Chilicates.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:48 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reports that parents at the Bates School on Beech Street have set up a GoFundMe page to try to raise enough money to keep Adam Prisby, who runs a program that helps to connect poor students with extra resources in the community - right down to ensuring homeless students get Christmas presents and eyeglasses. Read more.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was breaking into buildings on the 400 block of Boylston St. (the block where the Tannery used to be) Sunday morning. Read more.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:18 am has video of the annual lighting of the lanterns (two if by sea and all) in Old North Church.

By - 4/15/18 - 2:45 pm

Would appreciate some insight on which 'hoods were predominantly Italian in the 1940-1950s; doing research for a new novel and want it based in fact although the story is entirely fiction. Thanks very much for any info on this. Am a midwesterner but my way-back grandfather settled near Boston in 1630-something, so maybe that counts?

By - 4/15/18 - 9:59 am
Martin Richard and his sign

Remembering Martin Richard - the story behind the photo.

One Boston Day.

By - 4/14/18 - 10:40 pm

The Globe reports nearly 50 of the people who drive commuter-rail trains have had their motor-vehicle licenses suspended. Even the guy in charge of training them to operate trains safely has racked up 11 parking tickets and caused two accidents, the Globe reports.