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.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this guy doing crunches at Back Bay on the Orange Line this morning.
Why, yes, that is a man with a bag on his head down on the Esplanade.
Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
A worker at Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury Street, suffered burns on his face and hands when one of the eatery's four ovens exploded this morning.
BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:
They had four ovens. Three were on with the fourth - gas on but pilot light out. It built up with gas and fumes then came in contact with oven above it causing the... Read more
The Eastern Bank branch at 155 Dartmouth St. was held up around 12:15 p.m. by a man who showed a note, but no gun.
He's described as being in his mid 20s, 5'6" to 5'8" with very short hair with just a touch of gray, a light goatee - and very large ears. He was wearing an over-sized, purplish L.L. Bean sweatshirt, white sneakers and... Read more
Teddy Kokoros notes the presence of an ironing board on the Fiedler Footbridge
Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.