The Huntington News reports police are looking for a white guy in his 20s who sidles up to women on Boylston and Newbury streets, chats them up, drops that he's either a resident or a surgeon at Tufts Medical Center, then tries to get them somewhere isolated where he can sexually assault them.
Alden Keefe Sampson watched the sun rise over the Charles this morning. He says:
I was jogging along this morning with my friend and all of a sudden looked out to see this brilliant scene. We just happened to be in the right spot in the right time. Surreal moment.
Isis Parenting, which provided classes, consulting and products for expectant and new mothers, announced yesterday it's closing all of its centers in the area - Back Bay, Arlington, Needham and Hanover.
The chain, which started in Brookline in 2003 - and which provided pre-natal classes for a number of local hospitals - broke the news on its Facebook page last night:
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Around 10 p.m. Nicky Enriquez found herself confronted with this giant cloud at what appeared to be some roadwork at Newbury and Dartmouth streets:
Totally feel safe walking home tonight - like I won't die of smoke inhalation or anything.
Greg Hum snapped a photo of a dog on the Blue Line today. Oh, yeah, and some people who are also not wearing any pants.
Portraits of Boston is a nice site where a photographer goes around taking people's photos and asking them a question. Today, one of the featured people was a guy walking down the street in the Back Bay with a bunch of flowers for his wife.
A guy who happens to be Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, as Steve Annear noticed:
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Around 3 p.m., Shaita reported:
Caution: A huge possum was just sitting in the middle of the right lane of Mass Ave in front of the Mary Baker Eddy library.
On the plus side, as Ninth discovered yesterday, the current conditions reduce the odds of stuffed up sinks flooding the floors.
Adam Castiglioni relays the news that Cigar Masters on Boylston Street has shut down, leaving Stanza dei Sigari on Hanover Street as the city's only legal cigar bar.
From downtown office towers to apartments across the city, Boston firefighters were kept busy tonight dealing with sprinkler systems failing under the onslaught of cold temperatures.
Firefighters went floor to floor in the 33-story 44 Federal St. tonight, ordering all unnecessary workers out of the building after they shut the entire building's sprinkler system due to a leak.
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Dan Adams reports a sprinkler burst on the first floor of Spaulding Hospital, closing its kitchen.
Cold-weary Bostonians seeking a little diversion at the Loews found themselves back out on a frigid Tremont Street late this afternoon when a pipe burst and the megaplex was evacuated.
Earlier, the Prudential Center mall developed an impromptu waterfall when a pipe burst. Chico's was ruined, Julie Loncich reports.
Boston Police report a generally peaceful First Night in the Back Bay and downtown, with four exceptions:
A guy from Upton was arrested at the Boylston Street Uno's around 6:20 p.m., when, upset at the restaurant's bag checking, declared he had "bombs" in his bag and then, when told by arriving Boston officers to stop making an ass out of himself or he'd be... Read more
The victim stated that when he returned to his motor vehicle, he had observed the passengerâ€™s rear window damaged and his glove compartment open.
The victim stated to officers that after a day of shooting at an... Read more
A concerned citizen complains about whichever Back Bay residents moved so quickly onto the next big holiday that they had to ditch their Christmas trees in Public Alley 432 early on Friday.
Turns out those conventioneers who had their credit-card info had one thing in common: They all ate or drank at pubs run by the Briar Group, whose outlets include the Harp, Solas, Ned Devine's, the Green Briar and Anthem. And that means some locals probably had their data nabbed as well.
In a statement tonight, the chain says:
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Around 2:15 p.m. As on Dec. 21, no actual bomb was found.