Not because he's Zoolander handsome or anything, but because police helpfully shut down the Mass. Ave. Bridge from Boston into Cambridge this morning so he could film a scene there for a movie.
Richard Auffrey notes Eataly plans to hire 600 workers in an already tight market for its mega-place where the old Pru food court used to be, and how they'll find and, more important, retain all those workers after looking at a job site's comments on the New York Eataly.
David Harris notes the advantage of having a Smart Car in the city (note that the perpendicular Smart Car is right in front of a behemoth Mini Cooper).
Boston Police are focusing on a guy they say keeps robbing eyeglass stores in the Back Bay. On Sept. 13, police report, he made off with $1,500 worth of frames from the Sunglass Hut in Copley Place.
If you eye him, contact Det. Kevin McGill at 617-343-4683.
Just got this alert:
Northbound Orange Line trains will use reduced speeds from Back Bay to Tufts Medical Center
Buses have replaced trolleys between Park and Kenmore due to what appears to be a derailment at Copley Square.
JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.
Kevin reports a truck driver who barely cleared the BU footbridge outbound this morning was gunning for the next bridge, but was pulled over by a state trooper who stopped him from testing his luck a second time and forced him to slowly back up under the footbridge and into one of those emergency cutouts to await the swift administration of justice. Kevin photographed the truck as it backed up.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a proposed Cornish-pasty restaurant on Mass. Ave. off Marlborough Street. Read more.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has posted photos of the man it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. on Sept. 6.
He gave the teller a note, then ran towards Dartmouth Street after getting money.
If he looks familiar, contact Special Agent Adam Howe at 617-742-5533.
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.