Not because he's Zoolander handsome or anything, but because police helpfully shut down the Mass. Ave. Bridge from Boston into Cambridge this morning so he could film a scene there for a movie.
Cambridge Police report arresting a local homeless man on charges he stole an ambulance from Cambridge Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Read more.
Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.
At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.
This little guy ran across what seemed like half the Common with a precious, precious fry clutched in his mouth, then found just the perfect perch on which to go to town on it.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a bar patron in search of the men's room who mistakenly opened a door marked "employees only" that led to a fatal fall down the stairs behind the door was not legally a "trespasser" and so the bar owes his estate damages. Read more.
UPDATE: The power problem is on account of the third rail catching fire.
From the T web page:
Orange Line notice: Due to a power problem at Malden Center, please board on the northbound platforms between Oak Grove and Wellington for northbound and southbound service.
A shuttle train will operate in both directions between Oak Grove and Wellington Stations. Please board on the northbound platforms.
Last Updated: 10/11/2016 10:16:15 AM...
Shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, an aggrieved citizen filed a complaint:
Several Cleveland Indians are chewing tobacco in violation of the city ordinance banning tobacco in parks including Fenway Park.
WBZ reports that's one possibility for dealing with South Boston bus stops that are bursting at the seams - although state Rep. Nick Collins, who suggested the idea said the real answer is more bus service.
Oof, swept 3-0.
M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):
S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the worldâ€™s refugees and migrants,...
A concerned citizen files a complaint that well meaning JP parents have gotten out of hand with the tradition of leaving toys at the Brewer Street tot lot for other kids to play with:
Too many toys have been dumped at Brewers Playground. It was cute at first but now it's dangerous. Can't even walk without tripping over discarded and broken toys.
Developer Patrick Mahoney recently submitted plans to the BPDA (the former BRA) to replace a two-family house at 16 Boardman St. with 19 condos.
Unusual for a building located within easy walk of a T stop - Orient Heights on the Blue Line - the developer is proposing more parking spaces than residential units - 27 in a garage. Read more.