The owners of the Darth Vader building at Boylston and Exeter were negotiating with two serious bidders to take over the long shuttered Morton's space when one of the parties, who owns "a nearby existing restaurant," was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, building attorney Dennis Quilty told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.
Because of that, Quilty said, he was seeking another 60-day extension... Read more
Around 8:50 p.m., Boston firefighters and Transit Police rushed to the area of Arlington and Boylston streets after several people reported hearing... Read more
Proper Bostonian reports on the wild turtle (tortoise?) she spotted ambling down Beacon Street near Charlesgate, all by himself:
There were a lot of runners passing by; it was likely he'd get squashed on or run over if he wasn't relocated. Bringing him home to meet the cats flashed through my mind for maybe a second; they have never mentioned any interest in... Read more
The annual Make Way for Ducklings parade wound its way around the Common and the Public Garden today (yeah, I don't know why it went that way instead of up and down Beacon Hill, either), ending, of course, by the ducklings statues.
Ducks in a row:
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Ars Technica explains the current state of the technology:
Despite advances in the technology, systems are only as good as the data they're given to work with. Real life isn't like anything you may have seen on NCIS or Hawaii Five-0. Simply put, facial recognition isn't an instantaneous, magical process. Video from a gas station surveillance camera or a police CCTV camera on some... Read more
A hearing is scheduled for the "Anti-Shadow Bill," Bill H.826, as submitted by Marty Walz and Byron Rushing. Set for Thursday, May 9, the public hearing for comments and input will be at 10:00am in State House Room A-1.
A group of grateful Bostonians are throwing a party to thank local reporters who covered the Marathon bombings:
While CNN and Fox News were fumbling the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston's print, radio, and television reporters gave us accurate, up to date reports. National news rushed to be first, but Boston's locals beat them to the facts, reflected our collective strength and,... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk forwards the news from Forum, scene of one of the Marathon bombings.
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Homegrown Karmaloop and some California woman who leads an organization for "professional groupies" are battling over the right to sell things with the word "Plastics" on them.
In a pre-emptive strike, Karmaloop this week sued Yvonne Nicoletti, a.k.a. Lexxa Vonn, for the right to continue producing trucker hats that say "PLASTICS" on the front and "She's fabulous but she's evil" on the lower brim.... Read more
They're charged with taking stuff out of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room or lying to federal investigators, not anything directly related to the bombing itself, the Globe reports.
Two were those Kazakh nationals already being held on immigration charges.
Boston Police report: "Tthere is no threat to public safety."
The owner of the shuttered Ciao Bello on Newbury Street at Fairfield yesterday asked the Boston Licensing Board to let him hold onto the liquor license he holds but isn't using, saying he is close to getting an SBA loan that will, he promises, finally let him finish what turned into a multi-year renovation project.
Joseph Cimino's attorney, Stephen Miller, told the board that "multiple... Read more
Justin reports he was in the Pru mall today and got curious when the courtyard would re-open. He says he took out his camera to take a photo of the "Closed" sign on one of the doors leading out when a security guard swooped down and told him that not only couldn't he take that photo, but he'd have to delete it.
She waited... Read more