Green Line tracking data is now approaching the station

The MBTA reports that starting this afternoon, it'll be feeding above-ground Green Line location data to the apps that let riders see when the next trolley is arriving - at least if they're standing on the surface.

The T says it will start sending out its own next-train predictions by December for above-ground trolleys - which will give un-tunnelled riders access to the sort of countdown clocks riders on the Red, Blue and Orange lines now take for granted - and will extend the datat to underground stations early next year.

Wild weather: Beached boats

Trees weren't the only things the nor'easter winds were pushing around overnight. Josh Ormsby reports on his commute along Quincy Shore Drive this morning:

On my way to work I came upon this sad sight. Wind and waves had combined to drive these boats on to Wollaston Beach. Little damage was apparent and a couple of the owners were on hand to figure out what to do next.

Where the tree falls are in Boston

Data compiled from citizen reports to the Mayor's Hotline and Citizen Connect for Oct 23-24. Click on a dot or scroll through the list under the map for details. Map may take a moment to come up.

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Long rumored skate park to allegedly open next year

WBUR reports on an actual groundbreaking for the skate park that's been promised for the area along the Charles near the Zakim for what seems like forever now and that the groundbreakers are promising the thing will actually be open in a year.

WBUR also reports how Nancy Schon, the sculptor of the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden and the tortoise and the hare sculptures in Copley Square, got the whole thing started.

The wind is picking up

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out. Christine reports it's so windy on 95 north of the city that "cars are almost hitting each other."

Windmill no more? Council approves Charles Yancey's proposed Mattapan High School, although plan still has hurdles

Among those who attended to support Yancey: Former Councilor Chuck Turner

The City Council today approved a proposal to spend $120 million to build a new high school in Mattapan, for which Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) has been fighting for close to two decades.

The proposed borrowing for the work will require a second council vote in two weeks and approval by Mayor Walsh.

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