So this woman comes up to Cambridge from Atlanta by way of New York for law school, spends much of her off time developing an active hatred for all of Boston because we're too cold and uncaring and claustrophobic and totally not fun for her - and, yeah, all while she's making absolutely no effort to explore the area beyond a roughly five-block stretch bounded by her apartment, Harvard Law and a couple of bars - and then, after she sees how we reacted in the aftermath of the explosions, realizes we're not so bad after all, but she'll still never fit in here. Would Gawker have even run this if she didn't have the magical "Harvard" attached to her name?
Eric Kaminsky reports T workers are telling people to walk over to Downtown Crossing if they want to get anywhere.
UPDATE: Power began coming back along Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.; BPD was maintaining officers in the area just in case.
The Back Bay and parts of the South End and Fenway went dark again overnight in its second major blackout in a little more than a year, when an underground cable feeding the Scotia Street substation failed around 3:15 a.m.
That's the same substation at which a transformer exploded last March. NStar Electric President Craig Hallstrom said one of the transformers was offline for repairs related to that explosion, leaving no back up when the supply to the second unit died, cutting power to 12,000 customers.
Boston Police report arresting the man they say had gone on a robbery spree at Boston McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts.
Richard Calderon-Colon, 40, was sleeping in a car parked outside 27 Ames St. when officers woke him up at 7:54 a.m. today and arrested him on charges related to five fast-food armed robberies over the past couple of weeks, police say.
In one of the cases, at a Dunkin' Donuts on Morton Street in Mattapan, police say, Calderon-Colon ordered a coffee and a donut, ate the donut and then asked for another, after which he pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Police say he also first ordered coffee in three of the other four robberies.
Calderon-Colon is scheduled for arraignment Monday in Dorchester District Court, police say.
Turlach MacDonagh spotted this Town Taxi cab on Beacon Street the other day:
Masshole parking for taxis 101. I didn't realize that you could use crosswalks for parking too! What great dual use. The killer is there was 3 free legit spots behind me. And if you are wondering if the driver was in the car, nope.
Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Transit Police report arresting a man from a Pittsburgh suburb at the Sullivan Square Orange Line stop last night before he could
get the tar beaten out of him strangle a local following the end of the Penguins' O-4 series.
According to police, officers arrived at a disturbance around 11:30 p.m. at the station to find Ryan Baessler, 29, of Carnegie, PA, with his hands around another man's throat and screaming insults at him:
Along the VFW Parkway from the Dedham line to Bertuccis and from the area around South and Walter streets through Washington and Metropolitan down to the Mattapan line along American Legion, as well as the area along Washington to Forest Hills.
UPDATE: Power, at least in Roslindale, started coming back on around midnight.
Ron Newman reports Jonathan Monsarrat's lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Monsarrat's lawsuit against him, former Somerville Journal editor Deb Filcman and 100 unnamed people with prejudice, which basically means Monsarrat can't file it again.
Pursuant to the provisions of Mass. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(i), the Plaintiff, Jonathan Graves Monsarrat, in the above-captioned matter, hereby files and gives notice of dismissal, with prejudice and without costs to either party, as to Deb Filcman, Ron Newman, the Doe Defendant identified as Doe Defendant "srakkt" in paragraph 51 of the Amended Complaint, whose real name is Richard James Scheffler of Somerville, Massachusetts, and John and Jane Does 1-99, as defendants in the Amended Complaint.
Monsarrat had sued Newman, Filcman and 100 "John and Jane Does" over online comments about the way he was arrested in 2010 after a wild party involving underage teens; the charges against him were eventually dismissed.
Boston Police report they continue to investigate rambling letters that string together sentences out of phrases from "al Queda" to "poisonous organs in animals," but that they do not think they pose a "credible" threat to local students. Police today released a list of the 24 schools that received the letters yesterday, add they have no clue why somebody dropped letters in Texas to them specifically and that additional letters could pop up, given the vagaries of postal service:
Adams Elementary School, Beethoven Elementary School, Boston Community Leadership Academy, Boston International High School, Boston Latin Academy, Charlestown High School, Community Academy of Science and Health, Dorchester Academy, Edison K-8 School, Fenway High School, Gardner Pilot Academy, Henderson Elementary School, Irving Middle School, Mather Elementary School, McCormack Middle School, McKinley South End Academy, Murphy K-8 School, O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, O'Donnell Elementary School, Ohrenberger School, Quincy Upper School, Roger Clap Innovation School, Russell Elementary School, Tobin K-8 School.
Don't be knuckleheads, Ed Davis tells fans getting ready to throng the Garden tonight.
I ask that you celebrate a win or loss with the pride and class that our team and our city deserves.
Davis has a special word for any college students left in town: Act up, and your school will have a word with you.
Dot Rat journeys across the Neponset to check out Molly Moo's in Quincy:
I took one bite, just one, and this was my immediate reaction: "You gotta be f*cking kidding me." Yes it was that good. I know ... not something you normally see in an ice cream review but hey, this is how Dot Rats roll.