The Rainbow Times reports on the chilly reception Gov. Baker got at an LGBT networking event at the Copley Marriott last night when he wouldn't come right out and support a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in public places.
CommonWealth, meanwhile, assures us: Pssst: Baker wonâ€™t veto a transgender rights bill.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.
It's "severe" delays on the Florida Sunshine line thanks to a dead train at Jackson Square.
From the MassDOT blog:
The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2016 Boston Marathon on Patriotsâ€™ Day, Monday, April 18.
Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day of the race.
A 45-year-old Harvard man jumped off the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge shortly before noon. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
Troopers were able to bring the man from the water into a State Police vessel and transport him to a nearby dock, from where he was taken to Boston Medical Center. Based on the facts and circumstances available thus far, the incident does not appear to be the result of criminal conduct and the man is expected to survive.
The BAC Library shows us the view down Newbury Street this morning.
Keenan Langlois reports that tonight he saw his first near-storrowing.
In addition to showing the new towers it wants to build above Back Bay station, Boston Properties' BRA filing also shows several renderings of what a revamped station would look like.
They show a station that retains the unique wooden arches that hold up the roof. Gone, at least from the rendering, though, is the haze that now often fills the station, in particular, the Amtrak/commuter-rail ticket and waiting area - Boston Properties is promising a fix to the station's diesel-smog problem. Read more.
Boston Properties today submitted its plans for redeveloping Back Bay station, centering on a tower that would not look like any other tower in the city.
In a filing with the BRA, the company is proposing "a holistic and transformative transit-oriented redevelopment" for the Back Bay/South End Gateway Project that would include a 26-story office building, 600 residential units in two separate buildings - one 34 stories, the other 28 - and new retail and restaurant space. The company has air rights from the state to build atop the garage, station, train tracks and turnpike. Read more.
I've seen "anhinga" or cormorant birds sun their wings in Florida (link).
But I've never seen one in Boston. Today I saw this one on the Charles. It landed on this mooring ball and sat gently flapping its wings for at least several minutes that I watched. Anyone know what it is?