Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.
Jeffrey Juris photographed the marchers outside the Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church and the Elks Club on Spring Street this afternoon.
Around 11:15 a.m., roving UHub photographer Will Murphy came upon BPD Officer Oscar Guerrero doing a good deed: Changing a flat tire for a senior citizen on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the Forest Hills T stop.
The T reports "minor" delays because of signal problems at Alewife. Seth Rosenberg provides the opposing viewpoint:
This is a bold faced lie. I just got booted off a train at central that had moved 6 stops in 40 mins. At least call it severe.
Transit Police report arresting Cody Chery, 21, of Randolph on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Braintree Red Line garage on May 16.
Police say Chery went up to a woman in the garage around 5 p.m., asked her some "inappropriate questions," then "indecently assaulted" her. He then fled. Read more.
An FBI agent who has spent more than 14 years investigating the theft of paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum figured almost immediately that a guy offering to sell two of the painting for a total of $55 million on Craigslist was full of it. But on the off chance that Todd Desper was for real - and if not, to catch a guy trying to run a large scam - Special Agent Geoffrey Kelly started an investigation. Read more.
WFXT reports on the growing problem along Day Boulevard in South Boston, which is supposed to be off limits to large trucks.
NBC Boston reports a man was shot around 11:25 p.m., Tuesday, on Mt. Pleasant Terrace. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
Miles on the MBTA visits, critiques the Boston Landing station.
State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) is pissed off at the way his neighborhood's roads have become gridlocked after MassDOT removed the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and modified the approaches to it a couple weeks ago.
In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, he writes that rather than the "safer, smoother and more efficient commute" promised by MassDOT: Read more.
Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."
MassLive.com reports Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says young men need to be more careful when they drink in a city surrounded by water, not worry about a serial killer.
Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.
The Board of Appeal today approved a 129-unit, six-story apartment building at Brighton Avenue and Linden Street after developers said they would rent no more than a third of the units to students - and not allow students to occupy any unit at a density greater than one student per bedroom. Read more.