Transit Police report members of the Special Crimes Unit last night arrested Philip Urban, 50, of Malden on a charge of being stupid enough to get a blow job on the outbound Orange Line platform at State Street last Friday.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court; technically, the charge is open and gross lewdness. No word on the hunt for the woman seen ministering to him.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the developers behind the proposed Dot Block at Dot. Ave. and Hancock Street are now asking for BRA approval to build 420 apartments, thanks to their acquisition of some more land.
Everybody's favorite Olympic nag today reassures the USOC not to worry about us lying on the floor crying and screaming and slamming our little fists into the hardwood: We'll be back to our adorable selves after a good nap.
[W]e will throw tantrums like 2-year-olds. Maybe it looks like a freak show to you. To us, it’s all normal.
With bonus gratuitous stereotyping of the entire state of Colorado.
Meanwhile, the Herald reports John Fish is out and Steve Pagliuca is in and telling us we need to win this one for the Gipper, um, America.
The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:
The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first time an Indy car race has been contested in the area.
The races will then become an annual event at least through 2020.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino.
In a statement, Walsh said he is particularly concerned about the traffic that will flow into and out of the casino via Sullivan Square and that Wynn is not doing enough to fix the mess he says it will cause:
We have spent an enormous amount of time and effort on the casino issue from day one and it has always been our belief that Boston is a host community to this planned casino. The City is fighting this battle because the health, safety and welfare of Boston's residents will be jeopardized by Wynn's plans and it is clear that this is the only way to move forward to protect the rights of Boston's public and restore integrity to the gaming process.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria promptly held his own press conference to tell Walsh to shut his yap and that Boston needs to stop "putting politics over people and themselves above the state:"
This is nothing but a rehashing of issues that have been brought up, solved or addressed by the state and the Gaming Commission. The City of Everett is tired of being the industrial backbone for the City of Boston. We will no longer shoulder the burden of another city’s prosperity at the expense of our future. It’s our time now. ...
Boston, by not cooperating and refusing to meet with state officials is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, thousands of job and my City’s future at risk.”