By - 9/2/15 - 5:43 pm
Bike on Storrow Drive

Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.

By - 9/2/15 - 5:01 pm
Protected BMW

Runner Cait ran across this BMW protected with swim noodles in the Back Bay today.

By - 9/2/15 - 4:54 pm
Dog in boat in Boston Harbor

Guy was puttering around the water in front of Christopher Columbus Park today, and his dog spent most of the time in the bow.

By - 9/2/15 - 2:00 pm

The City Council today unanimously proposed an ordinance that lets police fine any scooter or ATV riders they see popping wheelies, standing on the seats or doing other stunts on city streets. Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 1:49 pm
Linehan

The City Council today deferred any action on giving itself pay increases. In roughly 20 seconds, Council President Bill Linehan referred two raise-related orders to the Committee on Government Operations for hearings. Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 1:40 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) says Comcast just isn't cutting it for Boston and wants to look into ways to get Verizon to bring its fiber-optic connections into town - or other companies or utilities that might do so.

RCN isn't really competition enough for Comcast and with FiOS stopping at the city line, Boston is in danger of falling on the wrong side of the digital divide for a lack of competition, O'Malley said at a City Council meeting today. Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 10:27 am
Shopper's Park Orange Line entrance removed in Downtown Crossing

Tim Lawrence watched the destruction of the Shopper's Park entrance to Downtown Crossing station this morning.

Shopper's Park was a small tree-lined area next to the headhouse, created by Filene's and then torn down when some New York developer demolished the main part of the Filene's building to create a giant hole.

By - 9/2/15 - 10:17 am

MuckRock gives us a look at Boston Police regulations for working with informants.

By - 9/2/15 - 10:04 am

WBZ reports Harpoon Brewery is now making an ale with (don't worry, heavily purified) Charles River water.

Maybe this winter, JP Licks will come out with a line of snow cones made with actual Boston snow?

By - 9/2/15 - 9:48 am

Dot Rat explains why that would be one of the appetizers at Jake's Seafood in Hull.

By - 9/2/15 - 9:29 am

Kara Sassone, who has two young children, has started an online petition asking the Krafts to make Gillette welcoming to parents of young children: Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 9:20 am

The Harvard Art Museums have put together an exhibit on Corita Kent, the artist who gave us the world's largest representation of Ho Chi Minh.

By - 9/2/15 - 8:59 am
A crew rowing on the Charles River at sunrise

Shannon Dooling captured a moment on the Charles River this morning.

By - 9/1/15 - 11:31 pm

The Globe's appended this to Dan Shaughnessy's column about Orsillo:

Clarification: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story made reference to signs being confiscated at Fenway Park. The reference has been removed because the Globe could not independently verify that any signs were confiscated at the ballpark. ...

Via Dan Kennedy.

By - 9/1/15 - 9:37 pm

Grantland has the amazing story of the "drug-addled, beer-guzzling hardcore punks who made the most popular T-shirts in Boston history."

By - 9/1/15 - 8:35 pm

The latest shooting statistics from Boston Police show a doubling in the number of incidents in which more than one person is shot. Read more.

By - 9/1/15 - 6:58 pm
Truck almost slams into Bridge on Storrow Drive

Jared Dobson can only utter a hearty "Tis the season!" as he waits to get by a moving van with a driver alert enough to stop before slamming into a Storrow footbridge shortly before 6:30 p.m., if not alert enough to pay attention to any of the "CARS ONLY" signs earlier on his journey. Read more.

Kevin, meanwhile, gives us the eye-in-the-sky view from the footbridge:

By - 9/1/15 - 6:37 pm
Stationary train at Central Square on the MBTA

The Central stationary train. Photo by Brony Sanders.

Delays on the Red Line quickly went to "severe" when the Cambridge Fire Department ordered service halted to determine why several people came out of an inbound train coughing. After about ten minutes, firefighters could find nothing wrong and let service resume.

Ironically, just this morning, Transit Police and several other agencies held an exercise at the T's emergency training center on how to deal with a chemical release in a subway station.

By - 9/1/15 - 3:20 pm
View from the top of the crane being used at Millennium Tower in downtown Boston

Downtown Boston BID provides this photo from the top of the crane being used to build Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing - now the highest point in the city.