The Boston Fire Department responded in force around 6 p.m. when a report came in of a possible jumper from the bridge, but after searching the water, firefighters found nothing and left.
Nick Barber captured the scene as Marty Walsh greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Abe laid a wreath at the Boston Marathon finish line this morning.
The intersection of Dartmouth and Boylston streets and Copley station on the Green Line were shut shortly before noon as the BPD bomb squad investigated a suspicious vehicle and its apparent driver.
Rory Razon, who took the photo of the car in question, reports:
Some idiot left his car and refused to move it. Police action. They took to guy into custody.
A roving UHub correspondent alerted us yesterday to this swastika on the rear wall of 66 Hereford St. in the Back Bay. It was still there this afternoon, granted, in an alley behind a parked car.
Erica Hersh asks:
Where in Boston can I get reasonably priced but high quality bridesmaid dress alterations done? Back Bay/South End preferred.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says the contractors who sparked a fire that claimed the lives of Lt. Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy were truly careless, but they weren't reckless, the standard for bringing criminal charges against them.
WCVB tells us about Maickel Melamed, who was born with muscular dystrophy, but wasn't going to let that stop him from finishing the Marathon.
WBUR posts the results of the race, won by Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich, Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden.
Dvdoff was in the Copley Plaza this morning as the elite runners got a sendoff before boarding a bus for the Marathon starting line in Hopkinton.
Our own Dvdoff was down in Copley Square this morning, watching workers cleaning the Marathon finish line.
617 Images captured the Swan Boats back in the Public Garden Lagoon yesterday.
Makezine reports MakerBot shut its three retail stores, including the one in Boston, and laid off 100 workers.
Bill and Denise Richard explain why they want federal prosecutors to offer the convicted murderer life without parole instead of seeking his execution:
The BRA was scheduled to vote on a proposed 52-story residential building atop the mall yesterday, but the Globe reports the authority put off the vote because community groups continue to protest the number of affordable housing units as too low.
JC Considine was on hand for the blessed event.
Police shut the intersection of Berkeley Street and St. James Avenue around 1:50 .m. to let the bomb squad take a look at. Around 2:15 p.m., the bomb squad determined it was harmless.
Protesters marching in support of a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts are marching down Boylston Street and in the Chinatown area this rush hour.
Before they got to Boylston, the Back Bay protesters shut down Huntington at Mass. Ave., as URNotInvisible shows us: