The Globe reports Ashkenazy Acquisition has decided the revenue from charging street performers wasn't worth the cost of having large parts of Boston City Hall hating them.
Our own SwirlyGrrl captured Old Ironsides in its new home for the next couple of years: Drydock for some restoration work.
The city held another one of its neighborhood meetings, and once again some men showed they don't understand the idea of civil discourse.
A new report by the city and Blue Cross Blue Shield finds opiate addiction is spiking in Boston just like elsewhere in the state and says we're going to need more treatment beds and programs and soon. Read more.
Fred White watched a backhoe operator rip up light poles on the Casey Overpass and just fling them over the side. "This must be fun," he suspects.
The Herald reports on the disappearance of a Rembrandt etching and a Durer engraving.
This is from an engineer's report on the proposed Southwest Expressway and Inner Belt that was killed in 1971 and shows the view from above what is now the Reggie Lewis Center looking towards the interchange of the two highways at what is now Ruggles.
Stephanie forwards this rendering of one of the trolleys the T will buy for the Green Line Extension from CAF, a Spanish company that will assemble the cars in Elmira, NY and which promises "prime performance and first-rate passenger comfort," so presumably they'll be able to get up Comm. Ave. and not fall off the tracks and stuff.
In Brookline (last item), needless to say.
The Royal Gazette reports the Norwegian Dawn is stuck in the water, possibly on a reef.
As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:
Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.
To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:
No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!
It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?