NATE HOMAN

Boston sends snow blowers, crews to bail out snowbound Baltimore

Boston was spared by the wrath of snowstorm Jonas, which clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the southern portion of the Northeast throughout the weekend.But instead of letting the city’s new truck-mounted snowblowers gather dust, Mayor Marty Walsh sent two large scale trucks and nine Department of...

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:59pm

MBTA: Expect severe Red Line delays due to Longfellow Bridge work

The Red Line experienced severe delays on Monday morning due to a speed restriction on the Longfellow Bridge, grinding transit in both directions to a congested crawl.“Due to a speed restriction as a result of Longfellow Bridge track work performed on January 23 and 24, the Red Line is experiencing...

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:17pm

Buses to replace Red Line service, Green Line disruption planned

The weekend is upon us, and the MBTA is planning a few disruptions.The Green Line will suspend service between Park Street and Haymarket in both directions at 8:45 p.m. until closing on Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night and Monday night as construction crews prepare for the new Government...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:03pm

Blue Hills Brewery's Tree Beer branching out to more Boston bars

Jim O’Neil, the director of operations at Blue Hills Brewery, was dropping his son off at daycare one day, sporting a Tree t-shirt, when a father started talking about the Boston rock stalwarts. It turned out, the man was the lead singer’s brother. This chance encounter on that June day resulted in...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 1:17am

Boston psychologist offers snowstorm stress release advice

Snowstorms, like the one set to slam the Northeast this weekend, and their aftermath can be stressful not only on our backs, but on our minds.The broadcasted build-up often causes people to flood the supermarkets in search of bread, eggs, milk and toilet paper. The pile-ups keep people trapped...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:03am

DA: Gloucester fire ruled arson, suicide

A Gloucester house fire was intentionally set as an act of suicide, the district attorney's office said.Authorities responded to the raging fireon Hammond Streetat about 3:42 a.m. on Jan. 11, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.Firefighters were able to put the blaze out after...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:08am

Lawmakers to hear ban on selling puppies and kittens younger than 8-weeks-old

Lawmakers will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would ban the sales of puppies and kittens under the age of 8 weeks and hold sellers financially accountable for sick pets.“We had a conversation with legislators, local shelters and animal control about this bill,” said Kara Holmquist, Director...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:40am

Boston snow facts: Who is responsible for snow removal? What are space-saver laws?

The question of who is responsible for snow shoveling and how space savers work are ones that have landlords, tenants and drivers digging through piles of state laws each winter.With a potential storm barreling down on the Northeast from Friday into Saturday, take a minute to familiarize yourself...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:01pm

Two Boston area cities see over 40 overdoses in less than a week

Two cities on two different sides of Boston saw a massive spike in overdoses and Narcan usage over the past week, investigators said.Brockton saw 45 heroin overdoses between Jan. 13 and Jan. 17, The Brockton Enterprise reported.On average, Brockton sees about three overdoses per day, police said....

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:12pm

MSPCA: 'We've got buns, hun! Come get some!'

Anyone looking to get a pet rabbit should hop over the MSPCA this weekend.The adoption centers are waiving their $75 adoption fee on Saturday and Sunday.“Unlike bunnies sold at pet stores, rabbits adopted from the MSPCA will have received a thorough health check and be spayed or neutered to ensure...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:11pm

Data shows the biggest bummer 'burbs in Boston area

The Greater Boston Area is made up of a ton of cities and towns adjacent or in the vicinity of the City On The Hill. Some suburban areas embody the beautiful architecture of classic colonial houses. Some have magnificent waterfronts or dense forests. Others have problems.In a self-described “...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 3:41pm

MBTA's MLK Day schedule: Shuttle buses to run between Kendall/MIT and Park St.

One train line on the MBTA will see significant service delays over the weekend, plus there is a service change planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.The Red Line will have shuttle bus service between Kendall/MIT and Park Street Stations in both direction from the start to finish of the regular...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:56pm

This day in history: The 97-year anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood

Ninety-seven years ago, on an unusually warm January day, millions of gallons of molasses flooded the streets of the North End after a massive tank collapsed in one of the most bizarre and iconic disasters in Boston's history.The Great Molasses Flood was a thick deluge, said to have peaked at a 40-...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:47am

MBTA and Samaritans roll out anti-suicide 'You're Not Alone' project

If you've ever driven over the Tobin Bridge or seen a sign offering help, odds are you have seen the Samaritan signs offering a lifeline for people who might seek a permanent solution to temporary problems.Now, commuters on Boston's public transit will be privy to that message.The T and the...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:30am

More districts preparing Narcan training for Mass. school nurses

As the Comonwhealth takes on the ongoing opioid epidemic, many schools in the Greater Boston Area are prepared to administer Narcan in the event of a crisis.So far, schools haven't had to administer Narcan, according to officials in Quincy and Newton. Other cities that equip schools with Narcan...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 2:15pm

Green Line to shut down between Park Street, Haymarket this week

Green Line service will shut down between Park Street and Haymarket in both directions for five nights starting Monday night as part of the Government Center Station construction project.Starting at 8:45 p.m. until the end of service, the Green Line will stop running between Park Street and...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:04pm

Michael McCarthy held without bail in Bella Bond murder

Michael McCarthy, the man accused of beating 2-year-old Bella Bond to death, was held without bail in Suffolk Superior Court Monday on first-degree murder charges.McCarthy maintained through his lawyer that he knew nothing about Bella’s death and disappearance, claiming that he was under the...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:39pm

'Baby Doe' mother held on $1 million bail

A woman accused of helping to dispose of her young daughter's dead body was held on $1 million bail Wednesday.Rachelle Bond appeared in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday for her alleged role in the 2015 death of two-year-old Bella bond. Bond was cahrged with being an accessory after the fact and...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 12:17pm

MBTA suffers severe delays due to 'rail issues' on first cold day of winter

After spending nearly $84 million on a Winter Resiliency Plan, the MBTA suffered an epic weather-related failure duriing Boston's first cold snap.At least four separate instance of "rail issues" disrupted the system throughout the day Tuesday.According to the T’s Twitter feed, the trouble began...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 5:59pm

Quincy man charged with heroin distribution

A Quincy man chose to light up a cigarette in a T station Wednesday and ended up facing heroin trafficking charges, according to the MBTA Police.Police said David Arrufat, 26, was smoking in the Andrew Square T stop and was stopped by authorities.After running his name, officials determined that...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 10:00pm