Nora spotted this pig in the city, on Boylston Street today, to be exact. Sure looks like Bobby the Pig, but does anybody know for sure? After all, could be Frankie or another member of our burgeoning porcine population.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the body as male.
The Boston Fire Department reports a body was discovered around 9 a.m. where Boylston Street crosses the river. The body was in bad enough shape the gender could not be immediately determined.
On Boston Reddit, ChickenWhiskers describes finding the body:
My girlfriend and I were walking our dog this morning, crossing the Boylston bridge... Read more
The Santander Bank branch in the Prudential center was held up around 1:30 p.m. by a gun-wielding man in a surgical mask who apparently tried to make his getaway in a car across Huntington on St. Botolph. However, police on patrol stopped him before he could floor it and he was put into cuffs; a gun recovered from the car's passenger seat.
The Globe reports the owner of the John Hancock building is proposing a deal with the state to upgrade the train and bus station in exchange for development rights atop the station - and that part of the upgrades would include turning part of the station into a mall.
JB Parrett captured the scene by the Public Garden lagoon this afternoon.
Martin Lieberman spotted this overturned car on Storrow Drive inbound shortly before 8 p.m., says the driver reported he was OK.
Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.
We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.
One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:
Tommy Von was among the motorists who had to just sit there as State Police cleared a path for a truck driver to slowly back his stupid truck off the road shortly after 10 a.m. But on the bright side, at least the guy didn't splatter the contents of his truck all over the road by slamming into a bridge or something.... Read more
The Globe reports on the plans for 60 floors' worth of "ultra high-end condos" on the edge of the Christian Science plaza, which raises the question: What happens when all those foreign investors stop buying up Boston residential units?
Around 7 p.m. came word that somebody had squealed to the cops and an officer was duly assigned to determine whether there was a pink pig with black spots roaming the Public Garden.
Marisssa Breton captured the sky over the Charles around 4:50 p.m., right before it was deluged.
The Eastern Bank branch at 155 Dartmouth St. was held up around 2:50 p.m. by a white man in a gray hoodie, a ball cap and sunglasses. Police suspect it's the same guy who robbed the branch last week because he has very big ears.
As he did last week, the robber presented a note, then grabbed it back when he got money. He... Read more
I have a wallet and could only find the address. I would rather not put much money or effort into it.
Found in the Common rummaged through and placed on top of a trash can. Against my better judgment I picked it up. Tried to give it to a busy bpd bike officer who suggested I call it in (told me to call 911 at... Read more
Maureen Rogers reports that of the four people in her building to whom Restoration Hardware addressed its 17-pound catalog bundles, three haven't lived there for years. The fourth does live in the building. With her parents. She's 3.
A mini-documentary on some of Boston's food trucks by Mike Irving.
Via MC Slim JB.