By - 5/20/15 - 11:01 am
Colorful inflatable thing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jess Idres shows us what's sprouted on one side of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As the museum explains:

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By - 5/20/15 - 9:42 am

Crews from "Chasing Life," an ABC Family series about "April, an ambitious young journalist" newly diagnosed with cancer, are in the Back Bay today doing filming type stuff. They'll be shooting some shots in the Copley T stop, too.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:31 am

Somerville? Yawn. The Globe today quotes some developer dude about suddenly not so sleepy but still leafy Watertown:

We look at it almost like it is going to be Boston’s Brooklyn.

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By - 5/20/15 - 9:11 am
Backhoe rips up a light pole on the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

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.

By - 5/20/15 - 7:46 am

Mediaite reports.

By - 5/20/15 - 6:11 am

The Herald reports on the disappearance of a Rembrandt etching and a Durer engraving.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:27 pm

UPDATE: Driver arrested.

Around 10:10 p.m. at Talbot and New England avenues between two cars and a teen on a bicycle.

WCVB reports the cars, one a white Cadillac, crashed and one or both of the vehicles then hit the teen, killing him. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:01 pm
695 and 95 in Roxbury

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.

By - 5/19/15 - 9:53 pm
New Green Line trolley

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.

By - 5/19/15 - 6:55 pm

In Brookline (last item), needless to say.

By - 5/19/15 - 6:29 pm

The Royal Gazette reports the Norwegian Dawn is stuck in the water, possibly on a reef.

By - 5/19/15 - 5:38 pm

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?

By - 5/19/15 - 5:03 pm

Naturally, there's a petition against it:

If we wanted to live near a DD then we would have moved to Wellesley, Needham, etc...

By - 5/19/15 - 3:41 pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against an escort classifieds site by three local women who said they were trafficked on the site as minors, saying the site is protected under a federal law that bars actions against online publishers for content created by third parties, in this case the people who take out ads on it. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 2:29 pm

Rather than risk rejection after the mayor's office opposed them, the owners of Macumba Latina on River Street have withdrawn their request to offer bottle service at several VIP tables.

The owners made their pitch at a Boston Licensing Board last week - at which the mayor's office opposed the proposal, in part because they had yet to talk to any residents' groups.

By - 5/19/15 - 2:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board recently granted the owner of an Ontario sushi restaurant permission to move into the space occupied by a homegrown sushi place on Newbury Street.

Wabora Sushi can operate under a temporary Boston license until it receives final approval from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to serve beer and wine at 254 Newbury St., where it will use the license it's buying from Ikura Sushi at the same location.

By - 5/19/15 - 1:20 pm

Boston Police report an early rising homeless man with a penchant for print got a different kind of ink on his hands last week: The kind they use down at D-4 for fingerprints. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 11:49 am

The owner of Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro Street said today he's hiring English-speaking managers and will seek a police detail for early morning hours in the aftermath of an incident last August in which six people were shot outside its doors - one of whom ran through the restaurant, gushing blood, in an attempt to avoid getting shot again. Read more.