Not long after the Johnson wing of the BPL's main library went up, the story goes, an old lady became forever trapped in the stairs that were the only way to get between the new and old wings. The new renovations have finally fixed that.
UPDATE: When I originally posted this, I thought this was just one of those urban legends. But it turns out an elderly woman actually did die in a BPL corridor, although not one connecting the two wings, in 1977.
Boston Police officials said today an internal-affairs investigation into a widely publicized May incident involving a man and an off-duty cop whose car he swatted with an umbrella showed the police officer did nothing wrong; in fact, he did everything he was trained to do after an apparent felony. Read more.
You know fall's here when the Swan Boats go away. Penny Cherubino watched them being disassembled today for winter storage.
The Hancock Building got an interesting look for a few minutes after this afternoon's downpours as the clouds moved away.
Meanwhile, out in Roslindale: Read more.
Abdulrahman Alharbi, a Saudi national whom talk-show host Glenn Beck kept blaming as the organizer of the Boston Marathon bombings long after it was obvious he wasn't, is dropping his defamation suit against Beck. Read more.
Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.
A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.
Many of the buildings sit on wooden pilings that only rot when exposed to dry conditions. The Beacon Hill Times reports on nascent concern in the area about the pilings.