Friolator spotted a bottle and can collector on Braintree Street in Allston this morning.
In a message to students, BPD Commissioner William Evans says play nice and don't do anything you wouldn't want your dean of students to find out about:
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.
WalkingBostonian shows us the mostly empty Harvard Avenue in Allston this afternoon.
Izzie in a Tizzy shows us the milk shelves at the Packard's Corner Shaw's (the water shelves are similarly denuded).
As tourist-oriented as the Boston area is, it might not have enough hotel rooms to handle the crush of spectators, media types and various hangers on who would flood into town for the Olympics. Boston 2024 has an answer:
You know all those students who normally sublet their apartments in the summer? Boston 2024 would try to convince landlords to offer them only nine-month leases for 2023-2024 - which would leave the apartments clear for renting out to Olympics visitors at a premium that summer. But don't worry: The group is proposing some short-term rent control to ensure spectators aren't gouged, well, not too much.
What initially seemed like a possible fire on a crossover switch just past North Station around 2:40 p.m. turned out to be smoke from a brake pad on a passing train that got jammed against a wheel, the MBTA says.
The T shut power on the inbound side to let firefighters assess the situation as disabled train was moved to Wellington for repair.
Anne Mostue reports a truck is wedged under the BU Bridge, which explains why State Police have blocked the ramp inbound in Allston.
A former BC football player today admitted to stomping a homeless man into unconsciousness in January and promptly got a suspended sentence that will keep him out of jail if he stays clean for the next five years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Craig Parsons, 23, of West Newton pleaded guilty to various assault and battery charges and witness intimidation in Suffolk Superior Court today. Judge Carol Ball sentenced Parsons to a jail sentence of 2 1/2 years - but then suspended that for five years.
UPDATE, 7 p.m. Boston Fire reports no body found.
State Police have shut the Anderson Bridge between JFK Street in Cambridge and North Harvard Street in Allston so firefighters can comb the Charles for somebody a 911 caller said jumped into the river around 5 p.m.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.
Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses, this one cannot be sold outside of Allston.
The smallish Tedeschi on Comm. Ave. at Harvard plans to move into the Kelly's Roast Beef space across Harvard.
The move, which will require approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals, prompted the owner of the McDonald's franchise on Harvard Avenue to seek city permission to extend his closing hour from 2 to 3 a.m., at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.