Nearby News: Train Smashes Buick LeSabre in Medford, Old Ironsides to Set Sail

Also, a rescued dog attracts interest in Arlington and a woman falls to death from a hotel in Boston.


A car was crushed in an accident with a train Thursday morning at the High Street rail crossing after its driver drove around the lowered crossing gates, according to transit police. Arthur Brennan, 69, drove his Buick LeSabre with New Hampshire plates around the gates at about 8 a.m. and was struck by an Amtrak Downeaster train headed for Boston, Deputy Transit Police Chief Robert Lenehan said Thursday morning. "This fellow was the first person in line and apparently did not want to wait for the train to cross," Lenehan said. Brennan was treated for minor injuries after the accident and issued a citation and a $50 fine, according to police. — Jarret Bencks


The dog that  on Aug. 12 by the Animal Rescue League of Boston was recuperating at a local animal hospital, a league spokeswoman said on Aug. 13. The female mixed-breed, which was in rough shape when it was found near , has been named “Arli,” according to Jennifer Wooliscroft, of the Animal Rescue League. Arli is believed to have been a stray, she said. After what appears to be a long time of neglect, Arli has garnered quite a bit of attention since she was brought in. A photo of her on the league’s Facebook page had more than 150 likes and 100 comments just 24 hours after it was posted. — John Waller


Charlestown’s nautical prize, the , will set sail under it own power for the first time in 15 years this weekend. According to a release from the Constitution’s public affairs officer, the event will begin at roughly 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. Once the ship makes it to Presidents Road, the release said, the crew will set up the sails, catch the wind and head toward open water. — Matt Casey


Boston Police responded at 2:56 p.m Aug. 13 to a report that someone fell from a window or balcony of the Revere Hotel on 200 Stuart Street. The woman was killed, and the investigation is considered a police matter. — Cate Lecuyer


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