Alex Jafarzadeh looked up this morning and saw an odd jet with unusual markings flying overhead. He looked it up on one of those flight-tracker flights and, sure enough, it was a Russian military Tupolev-154. It headed northeast over Taunton, Brockton and Randolph before heading northwest over Boston Harbor and then heading south over Dorchester and Mattapan.
Don't worry, we weren't about to get our hair mussed or anything. In fact, there were Americans on the plane, which was conducting a surveillance flight under a 1992 treaty that opens each country's skies to the other. Of course, this being 2017, the Russians did a little trolling with the current series of flights.
Photo of the plane, by Mark Garfinkel, taken from South Boston.