One map showing where Boston thinks FEMA erred: Gray is for flood areas the city agrees with, blue areas the city thinks don't deserve the designation and red the areas the city thinks should be added.
Even as they are appealing roughly a third of the 1,500 acres the federal government wants to add to maps of areas likely to flood in a "100-year" event, Boston officials are acknowledging that, ultimately, property owners of large sections of land along the coast and city rivers will have to face the costs of flood insurance because of rising sea levels.
The RMV announced today that its replacement for the Chinatown branch opens Sept. 15 in that parking garage/office building atop the Haymarket T stop that will also house the Boston Public Market.
The RMV will occupy the building's second and third floors. In addition to standard RMV functions, visitors will also get to enjoy a new E-ZPass customer center.
The RMV will open the office on Sept. 10 for a public sneak peak and for this year's auction of low-number license plates - which will include "351" - a number the registry notes is significant in Massachusetts.
Citizens Bank branch at 40 Summer St., around 9:40 a.m. Police report the suspect is a black man in his 20s, 5'8" to 5'10", wearing a black scally cap, a white short-sleeved shirt with a black checkerboard pattern, gray pants and black shoes.
Beacon Hill was littered with these flyers today, both public and private property. Flyers were thrown in vestibules and taped in entryways as well as on light posts. Name of perpetrator is on flyer, please contact and fine.
An American Airlines flight on its way from Miami to Paris made an unscheduled stop at Logan last night to drop off a French guy who, according to State Police, got trÃ¨s unruly en route and had to be subdued by a federal air marshal.
Edmund Alexandre, 50, of Paris, was taken off Flight 62 and handed over to State Police around 10 p.m. for booking on a charge of interfering with a flight crew. He could be arraigned today in East Boston District Court; however, he was transported to Mass. General for observation and treatment of a pre-existing medical condition, police say.
Roving UHub photographer Ted Schwartzberg looked up late yesterday afternoon for Boston's first ever blimp parade - featuring the Hood, DirectTV and MetLife blimps in a grand procession of blimpiness (maybe next year they can have blimp races).
The Globe reports the two sides in the Market Basket stand off have finally and actually signed a deal in which Artie T's side of the Demoulas family will spend more than $1.5 billion buying the shares of the Artie S. side of the family.