Not this squirrel, spotted by PatrickWBP in the Public Garden today.
UPDATE, 10 a.m. Bhaiwala has set her report to "friends only."
UPDATE, 8:35 a.m.: A Transit Police spokesman says: "We have attempted to reach out to her but have not, as of this correspondence, received a reply."
Zahra Bhaiwala, who is studying health economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, reports she was on her way from class to work on the Green Line today when the trolley entered Copley and some guy she says had been eyeing her since Longwood started yelling that she had a bomb in the black bag she was carrying:
"Copley is next! Thatâ€™s the best place for them to do an attack!â€ť Followed by â€śWomen are doing it too now, donâ€™t you see the news?â€ť
4 or 5 angry men had now gathered around me and I showed them my Harvard and Genzyme IDs and opened up the bag to show them my computers. They nodded their heads and backed away slowly. No one in the car said anything to the man, who refused to come with me to the MBTA office and also refused to apologize. None of the 5 men apologized either, which is more upsetting.
DevNullToYou was among the stuck on Storrow inbound this morning.
Or filming for Ben Affleck movie in Copley Square today.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the sale of 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley, notes:
The deal to acquire 500 Boylston and 222 Berkeley comes at frothy time in Greater Boston commercial real estate market.
Good Lord! Shawn the roving UHub photographer wasn't roving very much around 6:40 a.m. when he took this photo of a blessed truck on everybody's favorite river road, the one with all the "CARS ONLY" signs at the entrance ramps:
When Storrow is bumper to bumper at 6:30 in the morning, you know thereâ€™s a truck.
617 Images captured the French tricolor atop the Lenox Hotel on Boylston Street tonight.
In a statement, Boston Police say:
The Boston Regional Intelligence Center continues to monitor the situation in Paris and is working closely with federal and local law enforcement. As of now there is no credible threat to Boston; however, we are encouraging officers to remain vigilant as they conduct their patrols. Additional law enforcement resources have been deployed throughout the city.
State Police say they've bolstered around the State House and increased their vigilance at Logan Airport, although they add "there is no intelligence that suggests specific threats to Massachusetts."
EDITOR'S NOTE: I've closed comments on this post because it's clearly difficult for people to discuss this calmly or, in some cases, rationally.
Boston is Charlie.
Around 1:45 p.m. at Castle Island.
The view across Pleasure Bay towards the Kennedy Library was equally dramatic: Read more.
BPL trustees today agreed to rent space in the renovated Johnston building to WGBH, which will build a news bureau and studio, and the library's existing cafeteria operator, which will build a new cafe.
A tentative contract calls for WGBH to build an 800-square-foot bureau and anchor desk, where library visitors will be able to watch WGBH news people talk into microphones.
Also, BPL says: Read more.
WBZ reports an outbound trolley died in the tunnel near Copley around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, forcing riders to be evacuated back to the station and bollixing up service for everybody else.
Tweet Cheeks reports from the Back Bay City Sports: They've only marked stuff down 10%. Ditto at the Downtown Crossing outlet, MG reports. Savvy going-out-of-business-sales fans know the deep discounts don't start the first day - and even when they do, be wary, because liquidation pros sometimes mark stuff up first so they don't lose out that much when they mark it down.