Only a few hours after the Silber footbridge decapitated a truck, a slightly more alert truck driver narrowly managed to avoid a similar fate - and luckily for him, fellow commuters, such as Scrams, were in no mood to get out of their cars and tell him what they thought of having their rush hour extended.
The man, who appeared to be in his 40s, had no identification on him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding his body was recovered on the Boston side of the river.
A preliminary examination of the body did not reveal an obvious cause of death; the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death.
A homeless man was ordered held yesterday at his arraignment on charges that he beat a man into unconsciousness Sunday night on a commuter-rail platform at Back Bay - then returned the next morning to tell police the still unconscious man had been attacked by somebody else - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
TinyTruncale spotted this notice at Mass. Ave. and Boylston today.
J. Tammaro spotted this "intactivist" in Copley Square this morning, urging people to vote against circumcision, even though there are no circumcision-related ballot questions in the works for the 2016 ballot.
PRI interviews a Finnish landscape architect about everything that's wrong with the Emerald Necklace.
Ed. note: Interesting article, but it sounds like she doesn't know anything about the Muddy River reclamation project and didn't spend any time south of Rte. 9.
Julie Ciollo notes it was a little foggy in the Back Bay this morning.
Eric Griswold shows us Pope John Paul II's motorcade going down Boylston Street on the way to a mass on the Common in 1979. Read more.
A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.
Ami Chitwood watched workers take the Swan Boats out of the Public Garden Lagoon this morning.