Cheryl Stober reports on the annual summer migration:
Each summer, a group of teenage ballerinas starts getting on the train at Kenmore Square, and riding the few stops to Copley Square. With their yoga mats and hair done up in perfect buns, I'm just fascinated by them. I don't know anything about their program, but seeing them as I'm trudging off to my office... Read more
He faces 30 counts, a number of which could mean the death penalty. Read the whole thing for yourself, in the attachment.
David Bernstein talks to Michael Nichols, one of the numerous candidates running to replace Mike Ross as district 8 councilor in the fall elections.
Read a report on his 1990 visit, which included a rally on the Esplanade:
Mandela admirers arrived on foot and by car, bus, train, bike, boat and even inner tube. Families spread out blankets and set up lawn chairs on the grass for picnics, while giant screens brought the speech closer. Hawkers sold T-shirts bearing such slogans as "Boston Welcomes Mandela" and "Sanctions Until... Read more
Watch some video of Old South Church Minister Nancy Taylor and Associate Minister Anthony Livolsi ringing the church bells after the Supreme Court released its decision overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
The ruling means, among other things, that same-sex couples in Massachusetts are now eligible for the same federal benefits as other married couples.
Down at City Hall, city workers raised... Read more
For a couple of midday hours, Pedro Martinez handed and tossed Good Humor ice-cream bars to fans lined up outside an ice-cream truck in the broiling sun on Dartmouth Street, across from Back Bay station. He signed one woman's do-rag - while it was... Read more
Well, maybe one surprise: The Mass. Ave. bridge will be shut at 4... Read more
Pam reports she was having lunch at Stephanie's on Newbury at Exeter this fine summer afternoon when:
Holy crap, a guy just jumped out of his car to punch a pedestrian who crossed in front of him on Exeter at Newbury. Because the driver didn't want to wait for him to cross. I watched.
Went for his neck, another pedestrian pushed them both to... Read more
A woman who started getting J. Crew junk mail after she used her debit card to buy some stuff at its Copley Place store now wants at least $50 for herself - and the same for the teeming masses who also got hooked up with mailings after making purchases from the clothing chain. Plus at least double damages and lawyers' fees (and she is represented... Read more
Just in from the organizers of our iconic celebration:
The Board of Directors of First Night Boston announced today that the agency does not currently have the funds to continue planning First Night Boston 2014, which should take place on December 31, 2013. The board... Read more
Joe Pesaturo looked up in Copley Square this evening.
Mike the Mad Biologist explains it was an attempt to cut into the business of the streetwalkers who used to ply their wares at the corner of Marlborough and Arlington in the 1970s:
People would hop off Storrow Drive and drive around the block, find, erm, a 'friend', and drive off. Not exactly the kind of tourism the city was hoping for, so the... Read more
This van, which Mike the Mad Biologist spotted on Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay.