Julie Ciollo notes it was a little foggy in the Back Bay this morning.
Eric Griswold shows us Pope John Paul II's motorcade going down Boylston Street on the way to a mass on the Common in 1979. Read more.
A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.
Ami Chitwood watched workers take the Swan Boats out of the Public Garden Lagoon this morning.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is pleased to announce a new fundraising event, Emerald Necklace YogaFest, to be held on October 4 at Clemente Field in the Back Bay Fens, Boston. The event will run from 9 am to 3pm and include morning and afternoon yoga classes, demonstrations, a pop-up marketplace, food trucks, raffles and more. Featured yoga instructors are Cara Gilman, of Sweat and Soul Yoga; Dan Steel, of Coolidge Corner Yoga and Izzy VanHall, AcroYoga instructor. The event welcomes all levels of yoga experience â€“ from first-timers to practiced yogis!
Katherine Larson enjoyed the flowers on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay today.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 attempts to calm a wary citzenry:
The drone flying above Copley Place is authorized by the FAA & BPD.
A concerned citizen gets right to the point in a complaint filed at 8:52 this morning:
Floating heads in lagoon
Because, really, what more need be said, except maybe "why?"
UPDATED, 3:25 p.m. with Transit Police statement.
A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask was arrested today after allegedly threatening to blow up the Forest Hills-bound Orange Line train he was on this morning - a threat he couldn't actually carry out because he had no bomb - Transit Police report. Read more.
Cambridge Police report somebody was shot as the Caribbean parade wound down in Kendall Square this afternoon.
The victim, a 25-year-old woman from Roxbury, was shot in the leg but is expected to survive, police say. Read more.
So the Parks Department replaced a bunch of benches in the Public Garden this summer and now a concerned citizen is kvetching about Robin Williams fans marking up the replacement for the bench he and Matt Damon made famous:
PUBLIC GARDEN BENCH-new ugly graffiti from Robin Williams fans on this beautiful new bench! Please remove before more is added! The new bench is so nice!
The Globe introduces us to Jonathan Fertig, who spent $40 buying potted plants and traffic cones to protect the new bike lane on Mass. Ave. at Beacon, in an example of "tactical urbanism." He's now raised more than $2,200 to add more barriers (meanwhile, the city, good to its word, installed its own mini barriers today).
Greg Hum shows us the difference: Read more.
Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.