A flood of complaints poured in late this afternoon from downtown, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, where a large contingent of people on dirt bikes, motorcycles and ATVs briefly took over the streets.
At 5:26, Gabe tweeted:
A legit gang of a couple dozen 4wheelers and dirtbikes just ran the red light at Washington & Essex street...confused.
He's now in a federal facility in Devens, the Herald reports.
The New York Daily News reports that, like any good Bostonian in need of explosives, Tamarlan went up to New Hampshire, where he bought the biggest, baddest, "barely legal" fireworks kit from which to extract gunpowder - and the store threw in a second kit absolutely free. It's the same store, the News adds, that sold fireworks to the guy who tried blowing up... Read more
Lost in all the other news last week was the fate of Back Bay residents forced out of their homes because their apartments and condos were located in a crime scene. One of them, Mike the Mad Biologist, wants to know why the city basically ignored these residents:
Where was the Back Bay community liaison during all of this, especially on Monday night and... Read more
The FBI plans to formally turn Boylston Street in Copley Square back to the city in a ceremony at 5 p.m., the mayor's office announces:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will present Mayor Menino with a commemorative American flag that has flown at half-staff over the Boston Marathon Finish line in a ceremony that will turn Boylston Street back over to the City of Boston.... Read more
Details from the US Attorneys's office, which puts the injury toll at more than 200, in addition to the three people killed by the bombs last Monday. If convicted, he could face the death penalty or life in prison. He was formally charged in his hospital room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
The FBI affidavit, below, has additional details on the government's allegations... Read more
No specific time or date set; depends on the FBI releasing the area as a crime scene.
The items that are now part of a memorial to victims at the intersection of Boylston and Berkeley Streets will be temporarily relocated to Copley Square Park as will other items from other memorial sites around the area. As we respect the need for people to continue... Read more
Masstreehugger spotted this guy and his contraption in the Public Garden today.
MassDOT alerts us. Can the opening of Copley Square be far behind?