Boston today is robo-calling roughly 38,000 elderly residents, advising them to avoid outdoor activities and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
The National Weather Service has issued an "excessive heat watch" for eastern and central Massachusetts (except for the Cape and Islands) starting Thursday, with heat-index values (heat and humidity) exceeding 105 degrees:
THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. DURING OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY...AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE IN THE SUN...DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...TRY TO STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
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Michael Fidler, 32, of Winthrop, was arrested on Austin Street, right around the corner from the Rutherford Avenue branch he'd allegedly fled only moments before. Police say he had red dye on his shirt and pants.
Police say they are continuing to look for a second man observed "huddling near the ATM area and whispering" with Fidler before the holdup.
When I came to [Combined Jewish Philanthropies], I learned that [Kraft and her husband Robert] opened their home on the Cape for a CJP Staff Outing in the summer. And, of course, I'd run in to her in the hallways and elevators of CJP, because she was not just a donor - she was a volunteer whose presence, enthusiasm, and hard work mattered as much as her dollars.
She'll be greatly missed. Other philanthropists will surely contribute money to the causes she championed, both within and outside of the Jewish community. But no one will fill the void created by the lack of her smiling face, her ever-present pep-talks, and the love for her family that was palpable in every action she took.
An explosion at an NStar plant on Alford Street in Everett this morning sent at least one worker to the hospital and cut off power to parts of Charlestown and into Somerville as far away as Davis Square, where John Pouliot tweets:
Diesel Cafe in Davis has no power, so the humongous Starbucks across the street is packed. God is angry with us.
The Zoning Board of Appeals holds a hearing on Aug. 9 on plans by TD Bank to tear down the Zoots dry cleaners at 1833 Centre St. and turn it into a bank with drive-thru ATMs. It will be right next to a Bank of America branch and across the street from a Sovereign.
Inexplicably, Zoots managed to replace a bank at that location on Centre a number of years ago.
Also on Centre and Spring streets: Peoples Federal Savings, Hyde Park Savings, Co-operative Bank, Energy Credit Union, City of Boston Credit Union, Brookline Bank, Mt. Washington Bank, Eastern Bank, Citizens Bank and a Well Fargo mortgage office.
Mark Garfinkel was on scene yesterday for the dramatic take-down of a man who dared display his derriere (among other things) as he swam from Cambridge to Boston. Here's hoping there weren't any stinging nettles where the staties made him lie down.