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By adamg - 5/30/23 - 9:42 am

Transit Police report a man died on the outbound Green Line tracks at North Station around 12:18 a.m.

In a statement, police say: Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/23 - 11:58 am
Surveillance photos via TPD

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Not from smoking them, but from getting caught stealing more than $1,000 worth of tobacco products by breaking into a stand at North Station, as Transit Police say these two did at North Station on May 14.

If the alleged wet-behind-the-ears thieves look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 9:58 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports on initial proposals for a "West End Green Corridor" to connect the Rose Kennedy Greenway with the Esplanade. One proposal: A sort of mini-High Line path 15 feet up.

By adamg - 4/29/23 - 6:01 pm

But the MBTA reports "this delay has been cleared," which we assume means something other than that they shoved the train off side of the viaduct.

By adamg - 4/28/23 - 10:17 pm
Fire under Charles/MGH

Fire under a Red Line train. Photo by Fuad.

A fire that broke out in Charles Circle underneath the Charles/MGH station shortly before 9 p.m. sent smoke billowing into the station and caused delays on the Red Line of up to 20 minutes.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 4:20 pm

A Brooklyn man was arraigned today on charges he walked into an apartment at the West End Apartments last month and fatally slashed the throat of a 75-year-old man who often kept his door unlocked so neighbors and caretakers could check on him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/23 - 10:12 am
Proposed Leonard Nimoy memorial

Rendering via Museum of Science.

The Boston Sun reports backers of a proposed Leonard Nimoy memorial at the Museum of Science have raised more than half the $500,000 they need for a 20-foot-tall steel hand doing the Vulcan "Live Long and Prosper" sign. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 11:29 am

The Boston Licensing Board today formally warned Bodega, 69 Canal St., that the correct response for a staffer being harassed by somebody who'd just been ejected is to call 911, not kick him in the crotch. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/23 - 11:35 pm

At 10:37 p.m., Archivehive reported:

Did anyone hear two loud bangs? Cambridge Street West End Boston area.

It sounded like something falling out of the sky and then bang. Then it happened again

Sure enough, others heard them, too: Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 2:49 pm

A Randolph man faces a variety of charges after he allegedly ran a woman down outside North Station early this morning, while a couple of his pals face charges that they made asses of themselves at the scene and then again at the police station, where they were arrested after allegedly chest bumping cops and challenging them to a fight, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 12:23 pm

Transit Police report that around 5 a.m., a man from Lowell began yelling racial epithets at commuters and station workers, and that he refused entreaties from officers to shut up or leave, so they arrested him for trespassing.

By adamg - 11/18/22 - 11:44 am
Bomb-squad member with pressure cooker

Bomb-squad member near the pressure cooker. Photo by Live Boston.

In a city with a bad history with pressure cookers, police took no chances when a report came in about a suspicious device just sitting on Causeway Street in front of the Garden and North Station around 1:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/22 - 1:38 pm
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Top Gun caught the end of another exciting match on Storrow Drive inbound by Mass Eye and Ear today, in which the final score was, yet again: Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 12:51 pm
Cambridge Street bicycle lane filled with cars

Josh Bittker snapped the spiffy new lane near MGH yesterday: "The new Cambridge St. protected parking lane looks great!"

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 1:23 pm
Canal Street hotel: Proposed and current view

Rendering of proposed hotel by Stantec and current site.

A Woburn developer that won approval for a 90-room hotel at 104 Canal St., at Valenti Way, is seeking city approval again to begin construction, but this time for a hotel with 98 rooms. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/22 - 2:01 pm
Seized barrels

Two of the seized barrels.

State Police report arresting five Extinction Rebellion climate-change protesters they say were getting ready to use several pink 55-gallon drums outfitted so they could lock arms through them to make traffic even worse than usual this morning on the Leverett Circle Connector and on the ramps that connect to it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that rules it issued in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic to temporarily halt statutory time limits on court actions are of no help to a contractor that kept suing the wrong corporate entities for payment for work it did to build North Station movie theaters - because the suit it also filed was largely based on the "mechanic's lien" it filed in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, which is not a court. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 4:40 pm

Dr. Scott Hadland, chief of adolescent medicine at Mass. General, reports on a recent missive from a doctor in another state and asks for some advice: Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/22 - 3:32 pm
Two bunnies in their nest in the West End

A roving UHub photographer reports these two mini-buns seem to be doing well in one of the more vegetated patches near Whittier Place in the West End Apartments.

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