The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.
The mayor's office today announced that Newbury Street will turn pedestrian-only on July 23rd, Aug. 13th, and Sept. 10th.
Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on those days, the street between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. will be available for pedestrians to stroll down.
Canal Street will have a similar day on July 8.
Beancounter spotted this bunny on Marlborough Street today.
At lunchtime today, I went to purchase my July commuter rail pass. The Charlie sales machine in the State Transportation Buliding accepts only credit or debit cards - which doesn't make sense, given that the machine is in the STB where many tourists congregate and where the T has its administrative offices - and is clearly marked as so (see first photo).
So I tap the "Purchase Charlie Ticket" button, and immediately get a flashing message "Sorry No Credit Or Debit Cards Accepted." (see second photo)
It was odd enough to see a guy in a power boat on the Lagoon. But he was doing donuts - and spraying something out of a hose. Penny Cherubino reports the man and a colleague onshore were there to try to kill the weeds that have been making it hard for the Swan Boats to make their circuit.
Liz Covart reports nobody seemed injured, at least, in this crash on Storrow Drive outbound shortly after 6 a.m.
The MBTA is reporting "minor" outbound delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Arlington.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays because of a trolley that is lying prostrate at Hynes.
Johnmcboston watched the sun go down over Cambridge and the Charles from an Esplanade dock.
A severely indisposed trolley at Copley Square is causing "moderate" Green Line delays, the MBTA advises.
The Boston Sun reports not everybody's in favor.