The Boston Business Journal reports on the possible asking price of the penthouse at the top of the Millennium Tower now rising from the Filene's Hole. No word if it'll be automatically marked down 25% if it doesn't sell after the first 12 days.
And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed... Read more
The City Council today approved a hearing on BPL finances to rein in what at-large City Councilor Steve Murphy called an apparent "shadow government" overseeing Boston libraries
Murphy and Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) requested the hearing after Murphy read that BPL... Read more
The City Council today approved a proposal to spend $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan, for which Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) has been fighting for close to two decades.
The proposed borrowing for the work will require a second council vote... Read more
Dick and Rick Hoyt got two standing ovations today when the City Council honored them for their decades of running and courage by declaring today Team Hoyt Day.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley, himself a Marathon runner, introduced the father and son. He recalled going to... Read more
A steam pipe in the basement of the New England Aquarium burst around 10 a.m. today, forcing officials to close the attraction for the day and evacuate visitors already inside.
A spokesman reports:
Like many buildings downtown, we use steam for a variety of our... Read more
Especially, you know, that one.
Ed. note: A couple years ago, the kidlet's World History class covered Islam (also Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity). Those outraged Revere parents, or at least the one quoted by WHDH, can take solace in knowing she did not start wearing a niqab or quoting the Koran at inopportune times.
Tom the Dancing Bug plays Did You Know with the Boston area:
The Boston area has over four million sets of driving laws, one for each resident driver.
A minivan rolled down an inclined driveway on Englewood Avenue in Brighton this morning, flipping on its side on the street and trapping its driver inside, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The department says firefighters arrived around 6:15 a.m. to find the man trapped, his leg outside the minivan. Firefighters were able to extricate him with the help of Jaws of Life and hand him over to EMS for evaluation and transport to a local hospital.
A federal appeals court ruled today that the First Amendment trumps a state law that lets officials order the removal of billboards along highways.
The ruling means a billboard company can continue a lawsuit over the regulations even though the state has never ordered any... Read more
It was just another one of those evenings where trains became too weary to go any further, leading to the usual extended-version commutes on both the Red and Orange lines.
Then, around 6:30 p.m., an alleged mini punk of 14 or so kicked out a... Read more
A former Dorchester resident was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison today after he admitted he raped a woman walking home from the Savin Hill T stop on Oct. 30, 1992.
Terry Abercrombie, now 52, had avoided detection until 2012, when a DNA database run... Read more
State officials are leaning towards a company owned by the Chinese government to replace aging subway cars with new cars to be assembled in Springfield that will feature wider doors, the ability to carry 15 additional passengers, computerized and LED station announcements and a dramatic... Read more