Was there a John Locke look-a-like contest in town?Thomas Fitzpatrick of Dorchester and Daniel Campbell, of no place in particular, were arrested outside the Garden last night when an MBTA inspector spotted them taking money and directing Celtics fans to spaces in a parking lot meant for T workers, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Despite numerous "No Event Parking" and "Orange Line Employees Only" signs, at least on person got taken and another was about to be when police arrived, the DA's office says:
One of them had paid the men $30 for a parking space, and the other was about to do so. As the officers were speaking with one of the victims, Fitzpatrick apparently overheard someone say that they had been charging $35, to which he allegedly exclaimed, "We only charged $30!"
The two were ordered held in lieu of $1,000 at their arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today, the DA's office says.
A week or so ago I was taking the 39 (slow boat to China) bus from Copley to close to Forest Hills. When we got to the Mission Hill area we came to a standstill.
There had been an accident. We sat there for a while and then a cop talked to the bus driver. The driver then told us that we could wait for over an hour or walk. So most of us chose to walk, on that 90 degree day. I was overdressed and overburdened with library books and close to dehydrated by the time I got home.
WBUR reports on EyjafjallajÃ¶kull-caused disruption in the local seafood industry - we couldn't get pallets of fresh European fish, while the monkfish and scallop harvesters of New Bedford couldn't fly their frozen seafood to Europe.
The Somerville News reports on one artist's project to place 20 to 25 outdoor chairs in Union Square. And before you even think about it, she's talking to local businesses about locking them up at night.
Bloomberg, via the Times, reports Google could be about to spend $1 billion on ITA Software, a Kendall Square company that sells airline-scheduling applications - of the sort a giant search engine might need if it wanted to begin providing flight information for travelers.