Police officers found two dogs in two broiling cars on Boylston Street this afternoon. Just as they were calling in the Fire Department to open up the cars, one of the owners arrived. The other one, however, did not:
An online petition to NESN to bring Don Orsillo back to announce Sox games next year had more than 20,000 backers as of 5:10 p.m.
Baseball won't be the same without him.
Separately, Saugus residents are organizing on Facebook to save the iconic orange Saugusaur now that the miniature golf course it sits in has been sold to a developer who wants to use the land for a hotel and luxury housing. The page has more than 1,100 likes.
Sean Griffing, who co-owns Trade on Atlantic Avenue, is seeking city approval to open a new, high-end seafood place on Ring Road in the Prudential Center complex.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, his attorney, Karen Simao said part of the public need for the proposed 117-seat restaurant is to quench the Back Bay's hunger for seafood since the closing of the Pru Legal earlier this year. "There is definitely that void in the neighborhood" - one that the Atlantic Fish Co. on Boylston simply can't fill, she said. She did not mention the Legal Seafood at Copley Place.
She added that the Back Bay, in addition to being constantly filled with tourists and existing residents, is seeing an influx of new residential units, whose occupants will result in an even larger cumulative hunger for the sea's bounty, served in a tony atmosphere.
Griffing needs board approval to buy the liquor license from the shuttered Melting Pot on Arlington Street, which apparently found the neighborhood did not have quite as unfulfilled a need for fondue.
In addition to the 117 seats inside, the restaurant, which went unnamed at today's hearing, would have 55 patio seats, Simao said.
The mayor's office and the offices of city councilors Bill Linehan, Steve Murphy, Michelle Wu and Michael Flaherty supported the proposal, as did two residents of the building in which the restaurant would be located.
However, Marvin Wool, a member of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay's Licensing and Building Use Committee, questioned whether NABB really decided not to consider the proposal because it's on the boundary of its service area, as Simao averred, and asked the board to defer any action until after more than a handful of the 1,200 residents in the Pru complex could get a better look at the proposal.
Wool pointed to the new Luke's Lobsters in the Pru complex and the Select Oyster Bar on Gloucester Street as evidence that "there's not a dearth of seafood" in the Back Bay.
Simao, who said she has been working on Pru-related restaurant business for a long time, objected to Wool's assertion that the leaders of his group decided not to consider the proposal in favor of a meeting for abutters - attended by roughly 15 people.
The board decides Thursday whether to approve the license transfer.
Transit Police are investigating an incident earlier this month (captured on video and posted to WorldStar, of course) in which a Route 28 bus driver shut down her bus and ran out to whale on a woman who dumped an ice-laden drink on her after the driver insisted she pay her fare.
The video of the Aug. 19 incident shows the woman rushing off the bus before her young child - whom she then uses as a shield, but not well enough to keep the driver, now soaking wet, from getting at least one good punch in on the steps of a nearby house. Bystanders had to pull the driver off the woman. As the driver got back on the bus, the woman, child in arms, rushes towards the bus, yelling at the driver.
An MBTA spokesman says:
Transit Police are working to identify the woman who assaulted the bus operator. The woman was upset because the bus operator had asked her to pay the bus fare. It's unclear why the woman felt she didn't have to pay. The bus operator is suspended while a full investigation takes place. While itâ€™s very clear that the passenger was the instigator, itâ€™s incumbent upon the bus operator to demonstrate restraint and allow police to handle such a matter. Two wrongs do not make a right.
AA Market, open for two months at 138 South St., is seeking a license to sell beer and wine.
Owner Marcia Peguero Mojica today asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer acting on her request until after she makes her her case to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at a Sept. 8 meeting.
"The market is looking to become a little niche in the neighborhood, her attorney, Carolyn Conway, said. Although there is a packie nearby, Conway said AA would have "a totally different clientele" - people looking to pick up some beer with their dinner essentials.
"We've been asked mostly for beer" by customers, Conway said.
A representative from the mayor's office said AA has been " a fine addition" to South Street.
August 18. I need some medicine. So far I have not used my insurance for anything, I am just sending the government money, for no reason really when it comes down to it, gambling every month in an absurd game against my destiny. I decide to pick this medicine up at the local CVS, and learn that my insurance has been rendered â€śinactive.â€ť I am refused the medicine unless I pay full-price ($400 for something that costs $25 with insurance). I feel like the hobbits returning to the Shire after it has been taken over by the dark wizard Saruman. That same day, I receive another fascinating bill that declares I owe (negative?!) -$300.41 for my dental plan (a plan that costs $34 a month, mind you), and $1005.15 for my healthâ€“an account for which I was overcharged nearly $700 but a month before.