Take, for example, Bowen Street in South Boston, where a concerned citizen complained about the state of the sidewalk at 1:21 p.m. At 2:28 p.m., a DPW supervisor marked the complaint "closed" (and attached photographic proof) because "rash and furniture removed from sidewalk and put back in driveway till trash day." It's unclear whether the DPW moved the stuff or the tenant.
Also see W. 4 Street.
Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:
After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.
Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common."
Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.
A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.
On this fine Allston Christmas, Andrea Crossan came across this used piano on Islington Terrace that needs just a bit of work.
Get ready for the Tiny House Festival on Sept. 20 at 10 Poplar St.:
Our hope is that a group of tiny houses will take residence in this large city lot in Somerville to create a temporary village from Friday September 19 through Sunday, September 21. While the houses are there, the space will hold several events including a craft fair and festival, an evening documentary screening, and Sunday afternoon building workshops.
UPDATE, 8:52 p.m. Tornado warning canceled.
So take cover.
A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CENTRAL WORCESTER AND SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNT AT 822 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DA WAS LOCATED OVER... Read more
The New York Daily News reports (note to Daily News editors: Although his name is English, he's not English).
Transit Police report that around 5 p.m., somebody walked into the Savin Hill Red Line station, saw two people he wanted to shoot, took out a gun and began firing.
He missed, whereupon both his intended targets and he fled, police say. Police say they are continuing to look for him. About 40 minutes later, however, Cynthia Pesantez watched Boston Police take somebody into custody a few blocks away from the station.
We made our annual Allston Christmas trek up to Allston and Brighton today. And while we possibly missed out on the most joyous part of the season (that would be tomorrow, of course), there was still plenty to see - including some guys throwing a... Read more
I thought that Bukhara in JP had closed, but today I got a Groupon offer for them. Was I misinformed about them closing?
A couple who used to shop at the Melrose Shaw's is suing the chain's parent companies over a massive credit-card breach disclosed earlier this month - saying they never would have shopped at the store if they'd known it was overseen by a bunch... Read more
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