Erica Mattison got to watch the Esplanade fireworks from the UMass Club in Boston.
Madeline Donohue was walking down Boylston Street near Dartmouth around 7:30 p.m. when she noticed this Green Line emergency exit opened:
Alarms going off and no one is coming out.
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Chili Duck, 829 Boylston St., for a long list of violations, in particular, kitchen workers not washing their hands - in sinks that didn't have hot enough water - and not having a manager on duty, let alone one who can supervise workers to ensure they were washing their hands between tasks.
The restaurant can re-open after a re-inspection shows it's fixed all of the problems.
UPDATE: The man died; another man now faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly pushing him into the river.
Divers from BFD and State Police and firefighters from Boston and Cambridge went into the Charles near the Mass. Ave. bridge shortly after 5 p.m. on a report that somebody jumped or fell into the river. Around 5:27 p.m., firefighters found the man and got him out of the water. He was turned over to EMS for preparation to be transported to a local hospital.
A drenched citizen complains:
As I was driving down Commonwealth AVE between Clarendon and Berkley heading towards Arlington street with my windows open the sprinklers in the Commonwealth Mall went on soaking myself and the inside of my car with cold water. Someone might want to take a look at the sprinklers and recalibrate them.
A 311 complaint about a ramp built in Public Alley 420 between Beacon and Marlborough so a resident wouldn't have to risk car damage going over the curb resulted in the property owner getting a ticket for building a ramp from the alley to the driveway, or more specifically, for "occupying city street with tar ramp." In the historic alleys of the Back Bay (well, actually, anywhere in the city), you just can't do that sort of thing.
Cara captured the scene in Copley Square where one cab driver rear-ended another.
The T is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays due to an inbound trolley that is now D for Deceased. Ryan Hatcher reports from Copley Square:
Conductor told people to get off "if they don't mind walking" due to a disabled train at Boylston.
Oops. Or as Rob Colonna writes, you might want to avoid the area for a bit.
Paula Tennyson looked up as the sun went down over the Back Bay this evening.
Several hundred people gathered in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square tonight to vent their anger at the deaths in Orlando, but also to show their love for those hurting.
William, a drag performer who moved to Boston from Orlando last fall, recalled the four friends he had there who died, the four in critical condition and others who were shot. But as he tried to maintain his composure, he said, "if I preach one word today, it would be love." Read more.
Lauren Stoler watched these guys and their big ball on West Newton Street in the Back Bay this morning.
Judy and Steve Pagliuca hit .500 before the Back Bay Architectural Commission Wednesday night: The board gave them permission to add an addition that would house a two-car garage and a deck in the rear of their house at 362 Marlborough St., but rejected a similar request for a smaller house they also own at 352 Marlborough.
The City Hall hearings on the two proposals turned into a contentious debate on the future of a historic neighborhood where even exterior changes visible only from its numerous service alleys - and the removal of trees - require commission approval. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports a group of local developers are snapping up the Taj Hotel, where the Ritz used to be.