Charlestown bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down ...

The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:

Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.

Sweet: Old North Church gets grant to study life of North End chocolate maker

Walter Baker in Dorchester is normally the only chocolate guy people think of in Boston, but it turns out the North End had a chocolate maker of its own. The Old North Church reports it's won a $13,000 Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant from, yes, the maker of Mars Bars, to study the life of Capt. Newark Jackson, a parishioner who owned a chocolate mill and store in the North End back in Colonial days.

The church will also use the money to research colonial cacao trade routes.

Via J.L. Bell.

Person shoots relative in Roslindale, then kills self

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:10

WHDH reports police are investigating what happened between a pair of relatives around 12:10 a.m. at Washington Street and Metropolitan Avenue to cause one to shoot the other in the stomach, then use the gun to commit suicide an hour later.

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The New Yorker needs a Boston intervention

A few days ago, the New Yorker reviewed SMILF, a new comedy about a single Southie mom, and referred to the neighborhood as:

A tough, lower-middle-class Irish-American neighborhood that borders the yuppified South End, to the north, and the working-class and predominately African-American Dorchester, to the south.

Today, David Bernstein noticed a New Yorker piece about Cousin Stizz, a rapper from Dorchester, which the New Yorker called a Boston suburb.

Have they cut their fact-checking budget recently?

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