This van, which Mike the Mad Biologist spotted on Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay.
Curbed reports the IRS sold two foreclosed parking spaces in back of 298 Comm. Ave. for $560,000.
Yes, $560,000 for two parking spaces. Two uncovered parking spaces. Two uncovered parking spaces that are actually just one parking space long enough to fit two cars. Two uncovered parking spaces that cost more than the 2013 assessed value of one of the units in the... Read more
The City Council on Wednesday considers a request by Councilor and mayoral candidate Mike Ross for a hearing to grill NStar officials about the Sunday blackout, which he said came "despite assurances of safety upgrades and additional installation of materials to prevent future outages" following last year's transformer explosion and... Read more
And the Pru tunnel on the turnpike is reopened. But Lower Allston takes its turn his morning going without power.
"Manhole blown off with smoke pouring out," D. Matt Brothers reports.
UPDATE: Power began coming back along Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.; BPD was maintaining officers in the area just in case.
The Back Bay and parts of the South End and Fenway went dark again overnight in its second major blackout in a little more than a year, when an underground cable feeding the Scotia Street substation failed around 3:15 a.m.
That's... Read more
Boston Police report a guy wandering around the Back Bay yesterday was preying on people's sympathy for service members:
[He] as falsely representing himself as a member of the USO with superimposed photos of himself and a false USO Identification Card. The suspect has been soliciting funds for personal use under the guise of donations to US troops. The suspect has been known to... Read more
High winds yesterday proved too much for several trees in Boston (or as the Globe put... Read more
The Proper Bostonian reports on a happy encounter with the Pot-bellied Pig of Mission Hill and a not-so-happy encounter with a bowl of fish that somebody just left on the sidewalk on Beacon Street between Mass. Ave. and Hereford:
I hope someone with an aquarium comes along and rescues them.
Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.
So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?
Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the race between Jay Livingstone and Josh Dawson to replace current state Rep. Marty Walz.
The primary is next Tuesday.