The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.
The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed out a man's disorderly-conduct conviction for acting up in a room in a hospital ER, even though it took several canisters of pepper stray to bring him under control, saying it would be wrong to criminalize behavior a large psych unit should be equipped to handle. Read more.
Once again, the T survives a big storm only to have issues the next morning. At 8:50 a.m., Martin Zero reported:
Stuck at Charles/MGH for more than 20 mins. Doors are open We're freezing!!
A roving UHub photographer was kind of astounded, and a bit alarmed, at the size of the icicles hanging off on building in Hancock Village on the West Roxbury/Brookline line.
Dan the roving UHub photographer spotted this guy perched on a street light on Westover Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.
Keith J. Finks reports he set out to make a Tom Brady snowman at the end of Long Wharf this afternoon.
Failed completely, realized it looked more like a fox... meet Foxy Tom!!!
3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.
Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.
The city just announced Boston Public Schools are closed on Monday.
For adults, another snow emergency starts at 8 p.m. - so no parking on designated emergency routes (but when it's all over, you get another 48 hours to claim your space, wherever it is you wound up parking).
Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a flame-shooting switch. The fire was quickly doused with firefighting chemicals, but power was shut on the inbound track so that firefighters and the T could investigate what happened. BFD declared an "all out" about 18 minutes later.
The Herald's other cranky columnist, Joe Fitzgerald, is in full dudgeon today because six (so far) Patriots players have said they won't go to the White House for the traditional Super Bowl celebration.
How dare they? Football is a team sport and the Foxborough Six are betraying their team and their fans, Joltin' Joe rants: Read more.