Walsh calls out BPD for Auerbach tweet

Mayor Walsh issued a statement today about yesterday's Black History Month honor for Red Auerbach (for which BPD has apologized):

Yesterday's tweet from the Boston Police Department was completely inappropriate and a gross misrepresentation of how we are honoring Black History Month in Boston. We are celebrating the accomplishments and limitless contributions of the Black community to our city and the entire country, from Harriet Tubman to great leaders of today such as Chief Justice Ireland, artists like New Edition and Michael Bivins, powerful activists including Mel King and Superintendent Lisa Holmes, the first African-American woman to lead the Boston Police Academy training program. I am personally committing to the people of Boston that we will always honor our Black leaders, activists and trailblazers with the respect they deserve, not just in February, but every day and every month of the year.

Before UMass, Harbor Point and the JFK Library, there was the Calf Pasture

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island.

The pumping station still stands, and, in fact, is on the National Register of Historic Sites, although it was taken out of service in 1968.

Columbia Point, now home to a university, two museums and a housing complex, was originally known as Calf Pasture, because it's where Dorchester residents brought their cows to forage. The MDC built the pumping station in the 1890s as part of a then revolutionary regional sewage system.

From the Boston City Archives.

Police charge man slammed Fenway pharmacy worker's head into counter in vain search for narcotics

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:49

A man packing a set of brass knuckles slammed a worker's head into a counter at the CVS at 1249 Boylston St. this morning and threatened to kill her and another employee if they didn't point him to the store's supply of painkillers, police say. Read more.

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