The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today there's no question that Antonio Fernandez is a murderer, but ordered a Norfolk Superior Court judge to consider whether he should one day get a chance at parole because he was only 16 when he fatally shot another teen celebrating his graduation from high school in 2002. Read more.
Henry Wong spotted this poor creature in Brookline Village today.
Wicked Local Brookline reports that around 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 12, a Beacon Street resident called 911 to report "that their apartment smelled like garlic."
CommonWealth reports on a rally Jeffrey Sanchez had yesterday at the Mildred Hailey Apartments with some long-time local progressives standing behind him as a progressive leader in his race against progressive Nika Elugardo.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on a recent 911 call from Saint Paul Street:
At 3:46 a.m., a caller reported someone was standing at the entrance to their apartment and looking into a window while peeling sunflower petals.
State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-15th Suffolk) and challenger Nika Elugardo agreed on more than they disagreed on, at a candidate forum in Jamaica Plain last night.
Instead, the two battled over who was the most progressive - and how to fight for progressive values - in one of the state's most progressive districts, which includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Roslindale and Brookline, in a room at the First Baptist Church that was so packed people were turned away at the door. Read more.
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
At 8:16 p.m., the police received a call about two males catching geese for dinner. They had been catching the geese by Leverett Pond.
There's probably a good reason a Bay State Taxi cab wound up on the Green Line tracks on Beacon Street near Coolidge Corner, as Jason Kashdan shows us. Whatever the reason, the line is now dead.
You can work up an appetite driving sort of aimlessly around - especially if you forgot to eat lunch - so when we saw the Pizza Stop on Cypress Street in Brookline, we pulled over and went in - and were immediately struck by the large sorta-Lichtensteinish mural on one wall (especially impressive given that the whole place is really tiny).
Compare to the Phaeton legend painted on a wall at Nick's on Washington Street in Roslindale: Read more.
The MBTA reports delays on the Green Line outbound along Beacon Street due to a trolley that gave up the ghost.
Long a familiar sight at fires in the Boston area, photographer Stephen Walsh died this afternoon. Read more.
The launch of Amtrak's Acela service in 2000 brought 3 1/2-hour train travel between Boston and New York. It was a big improvement over the old 5-hour trip - but it was no faster than train service first proposed in the 1880s with steam engines. Read more.
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