Earlier, we saw the Hancock above the fog. Tomo forwards this photo by co-worker Heidi Sullivan of the reverse view: The Pru as seen from the 47th floor of the Hancock tower.
JB Parrett captured more than just the sunset on the Esplanade yesterday evening.
Green Line service turned into a complete oxymoron this morning when a trolley died. The T rolled in substitute buses between Kenmore and Park. At 11 a.m., Zach Tucker tweeted:
3 dark trolleys sitting at Copley IB, no MBTA CSA's anywhere to explain to clueless tourists.
UPDATE: At 1 p.m., the T announced resumption of normal service, but, naturally, with residual delays.... Read more
A DCR worker discovered a man's body in the Muddy River in the area of the Bowker overpass around 10 a.m. today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A tentative identification has been made based on a missing-person's report, the DA's office says, adding foul play does not appear to have been involved.
It's the same general location where bodies were found in ... Read more
A one-hour tour of Boston by and for people who live in Madrid. It's all in Spanish, but even if you don't speak it, you can look at the pictures. My favorite part was when the local host, a native Spaniard now in Boston, and the interviewer jaywalk across Dartmouth from the park to the library and the interviewer expresses some fear and the host... Read more
Shortly after 4 p.m., Boston and Cambridge firefighters and Boston and State police began rushing to the Mass. Ave. Bridge on a report of a sailboat tipping over in the wind and dumping somebody in the water. Just as firefighters were about to begin their "tech rescue," however, the person managed to get back in the boat and make his way to shore on the... Read more
One of those dreaded "track issues" means no service at all between Arlington and Haymarket. Use the Orange Line, the T advises, and pray it doesn't die, too.
Jason Greeley reported at 8:20:
Broken rail at Boylston, no shuttle, stuck for half an hour in a tunnel.
UPDATE, 8:49 a.m.: And now the entire E line is dead and the T is advising that... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a license to a proposed outlet of a French Italian-style gelato chain on Newbury Street.
Amorino, 249 Newbury St., off Fairfield, would be the company's third eatery in the US - and its first in Boston. According to its philosophy, Amorino uses only the eggs of free-range chickens and "the highest-grade whole milk" in its... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Robert Johnson, 49, of Jamaica Plain, in connection with a failed robbery attempt last night inside Back Bay station
According to police, his victim, a 62-year-old woman, had just gotten off a 39 bus around 11:25 p.m. when Johnson asked her for some money. When she declined, police say:
Johnson followed her into the station eventually standing in front of... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.... Read more
UPDATE, 12:43 p.m.: Package no longer deemed suspicious, Newbury re-opened to pedestrians, with cars to be allowed back soon.
Newbury Street is shut between Dartmouth and Exeter as police on scene await the arrival of the bomb squad to deal with a suspicious package.
Transit Police provide a couple examples of alleged dumbassery at two of our major transit hubs:
Shortly after 2 a.m. today, police - and firefighters - responded to South Station because somebody had activated a fire alarm there. Transit Police report officers found Marwin Maurin, 22, of Revere, standing by a closed Red Line entrance:
Maurin informed the officers he set off the fire... Read more
Today, there was exactly one tree in the Public Garden that had decided enough was enough and it was time to shed its leaves in a blaze of glory.
And that tree just happened to be within the frame that the Friends of the Public Garden has mounted on a pole for the convenience of strollers who want to compose their own landscape or outdoor... Read more
Around 1:10 a.m. at Boylston and Dartmouth streets. Police found two possible suspects - and a gun - in Public Alley 439 between Boylston and Newbury. Two other suspects were clad in hoodies, one black, one red.
UPDATE: Boston Police report:
While en route to the call, officers were notified that four black male suspects had fled the area and one of them had... Read more
Area chef Jason Santos posts a copy of the printed list of instructions for the very specific drinks the ten diners at one table at one of his restaurants wanted Friday night.
2. Jesse. Bombay Sapphire Martini. Bone Dry. Don't Shake. Don't Stir. No ice. Room temperature warm glass. Up. No garnish.
UPDATE: Roads re-opened around 1:45 p.m.
Boston Police report officers arrested three teens and seizing several bicycles Sunday afternoon after watching "approximately 75 young males on bicycles, cutting in and out of traffic creating a hazardous environment for pedestrians and motor vehicles operating in the area" of Boylston and Clarendon streets in the Back Bay.
The three were charged with disturbing the peace, police say, adding one was also charged... Read more