Water main bursts, drowning worker trapped 20 feet down

A water main gave way shortly before 1:10 p.m. at Dartmouth and Tremont streets, with at least one worker trapped as the water rushed in. Around 2:20 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reported firefighters were draining the trench to recover his body.

Initial reports said two workers might have been trapped.

The Boston Police homicide unit was called in; routine when death is a possibility. Crime-scene specialists were also called in, as were inspectors from OSHA.

Z shows us the above-ground flooding around 1:20 p.m., before the intersection was shut by police - with officers called in from across the city:

More video of the flooding.

Traffic is, of course, a mess. BPS and BPD are working on getting school buses to a couple nearby schools to pick up kids when school lets out.

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Why you should vote for John Keith for Register of Deeds

$250-million soccer stadium on Columbia Point? Shirley Leung's all in

The Krafts think the old Bayside Expo Center, now owned by UMass Boston, would make a great location for a Revolution stadium. And Shirley Leung, on the rebound from the Olympics, swoons.

Some may say I have never met a stadium I didn’t like. But I really like this one. What’s most exciting is the opportunity to build something different in a part of the city that could use an economic jolt. It’s not another strip mall, big-box retailer, or luxury condo tower — and that’s a good thing.

Bidding for the sprawling Olympics tore the city apart, but a Dorchester stadium could be the project that brings everyone together.

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Back Bay resident fends off toilet-peeping dormers on neighboring building

The Boston Sun reports the Back Bay Architectural Commission rejected dormers proposed for 197 Commonwealth Ave. after a neighbor complained their location would let people stare at her as she sat on her toilet.

The commission, which has a say in all building exterior work in the Back Bay historic district, however, did approve a company's plan for wireless-Internet antennas on 19 light poles in the neighborhood, after determining it did not have standards for historic wireless antennas in the neighborhood.

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Yes, you were having Internet problems this morning

Somebody's launched a distributed denial of service attack on Dyn, Inc., which provides DNS (basically site lookups) for a number of large providers, such as Twitter. Basically, the effect is if your phone burped and wouldn't let you access your contacts and you'd have to look up all the people you want to call by hand.

Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21th-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Some customers may experience increased DNS query latency and delayed zone propagation during this time.

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Apartment building demands DNA tests for tenants' dogs

WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.

If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.

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