UPDATE: Nothing found, Steve Cooper at WHDH reports.
WCVB reports that State Police are combing land around Turtle Pond off Enneking Parkway for Joseph Brancato, 21, last seen several weeks ago on Mendelssohn Street in Roslindale, where he was staying with a Marine recruiter. NECN reports that among the agencies that sent investigators to the area is NCIS, which investigates possible criminal activity in the Marine Corps.
A man reports being robbed of his wallet on Poplar Street near Heathcote Street around midnight. Read more.
Ardale Street is a one-way street in Roslindale that ends at Centre Street by a 7-Eleven. One fed-up resident files a complaint:
Vehicles are constantly driving up our one way street. Drivers turn left out of 7-11 parking lot and go the wrong way even if they know they're doing it. I just saw someone who lives on the street do it. She does it like 10 times a week. I don't know what to do about this. There are already one-way/do not enter signs.
Massachusetts judges considering how to sentence people who have just been convicted in their courts can continue to ask victims what sort of punishment they think is appropriate, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.
Ed. note: This post has been extensively rewritten to take into account Harvard's decision to postpone any work and to add a statement from somebody in favor of it.
Harvard's Arnold Arboretum says it's put a controversial proposal to put solar panels on an open field at Walter and Weld streets on hold.
Still, five city councilors have written Harvard President Drew Faust to make clear their objections to the plan - and request that Harvard use a neighboring parcel instead.. Read more.
Every single year, the city of Boston and the MBTA bicker over who should shovel the sidewalk in front of the Alexander the Great statue that sits by the base of the Roslindale Village train stop between Belgrade Avenue and Robert Street. Read more.
The Roslindale Community School Council reports the Flaherty Pool had to be shut this weekend after the heating and ventilation system failed, and that it could be weeks before it's fixed.
The pool got a multi-million-dollar rehab in 2013.
Roslindale's seemingly eternal flame was finally doused by firefighters, National Grid workers and a lot of sand around 2:30 this afternoon after National Grid finished rigging up a temporary main to replace the one that burst into flames during repair work around 6:10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Read more.
Around 9:25 p.m. on Basile Street near Washington. The suspect was described as black, 6' and wearing a black ski mask and all black clothes. He ran towards Lindall Street.
Photos from the Hyde Park Ave. gas-main event. Ambulance crashed onto median. Gas spraying into air behind the tractor in one photo.
UPDATE, 10 p.m. Fire still burning. BFD says problem is that shutting off gas would leave many residents without heat, adds, "This scene is expected to be active well into tomorrow."
Around 6:10 p.m. in front of 340 Hyde Park Ave., across from Pagel Playground. Read more.
Outside 32 Florian St., off Hyde Park Ave., around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Doogs reports.
UPDATE: WCVB reports the victim was shot at Washington-Beech, and that he was then dumped out of a car near the parkway.
Shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Washington Street near the CVS parking lot by West Roxbury Parkway. The person's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in just in case.