UPDATE: Service came back on shortly after 4 p.m.
Matt Robbins reports:
Verizon data conduit damaged last night at 800 Boylston. Major outage for downtown Boston
800 Boylston is the Prudential Center. One frustrated network administrator says the outage is going on 15+ hours:
Affecting hundreds of companies in Boston and Cambridge. Worst outage I've seen in 7 years of working in... Read more
An annoyed citizen files a complaint from Mass. Ave. near Berklee:
Could this lamppost have been installed in a less convenient place? Doubtful.
The city agrees, replying:
The boston transportation department is working with the berkeley school of music contractor to relocate this traffic signal which was not approved in the field by btd.
The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund wants the two remaining candidates to pull a Walczak and do something to protect the city from rising seas.
Connolly yesterday called for a law-enforcement track at Madison Park High School that would include law-enforcement related classes and BPD internships - and the return of a post-high-school cadet program that was eliminated in 2010:
The law enforcement... Read more
Bonney watched the sun come up this morning from the Liberty Hotel.
The bomb squad was called in this morning to deal with a suspicious suitcase found under a mailbox on Boylston between Arlington and Berkeley.
Bianca spotted some scullers on the Charles as storm clouds moved in and the NWS issued a severe-thunderstorm watch.
Court spotted a freshly Storrowed truck on the ramp to the Fenway from the outbound side this morning.
The company in question, FriendBox, makes boxes, so that's one boxed-in box box truck. They're based in Danvers, so you'd think they'd have heard about those quaint Storrow Drive height restrictions.
Update: Phelan Canney shows us that parting is such sweet storrow:
For the second time in ten days, bystanders didn't just watch a woman get mugged - they chased after her attackers.
Boston Police report officers on patrol spotted a man being chased across the Common around 7:40 p.m. yesterday. Their professional curiosity aroused, they then watched as a male pursuer tackled the fleeing man. Based on interviews, police say:
One of the male suspects... Read more
Also, for what it's worth, many of the sites on the Freedom Trail, including the Old State House, remain open. Old Ironsides and the Bunker Hill Monument, however, are closed for the duration.... Read more
A circuit breaker broke inside the Louis Vuitton store in Copley Place around 6 p.m., bringing firefighters racing to the mall and sending customers fleeing, at least until firefighters had the power cut and said a mall-wide evacuation wasn't necessary.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man who attacked women in four separate incidents last night and this morning.
The attacks started around 10:13 p.m. yesterday, when a woman walking on Dartmouth Street was groped in the crosswalk at Beacon:
She stated as she was crossing the street the suspect stated "Do you know what time it is"? she replied, "It's ten... Read more
Shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Ring Road by the Pru. In the pursuit, he dropped both the purse and the knife.
Tons of people running to catch someone ... Great to see a bunch of guys running after robber.
He's described as white, 5'8" to 5'10" with close-cropped hair and wearing black, knee-length shorts, white sneakers and a black... Read more