What a strange tern of events: A hawk flew into Back Bay station this morning. Transit Police are keeping an eagle eye on it until the Animal Rescue League can come and get it out. On last report, it was perching on one of the wooden rafters at the top of the station; hopefully, it won't be overcome by diesel fumes.
A Green Line trolley that has left this mortal coil near Boylston is causing "moderate" delays, the T reports.
Update, 9:50 a.m. Carl Stevens reports the items were a couple of bags of clothes. Streets reopened.
Dalton Street at Belvidere is currently shut as police investigate something there that shouldn't be there, in the area of the Sheraton. Scotia Street is also shut.
Galen Moore seeks guidance on which neighborhood our patron saint's street is in.
The Boston Women's March for America is organizing a march in Boston on Jan. 21 "in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation - among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities."
A fed-up citizen files a complaint that some dog owners took advantage of the season's first real snowfall to let their beasts go in the Public Garden.
Bloated orange-bodied protesters (and svelter orange-haired City Councilor Matt O'Malley) joined Mothers Out Front to put tags near some of the natural-gas leaks in the Back Bay yesterday. O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) says better National Grid fix the thousands of leaks that he says costs consumers $90 million a year than accept gas from the recently completed West Roxbury pipeline.
Mark Novak knows it's the Christmas season when Community Boating lights up its Christmas sailboat along the Esplanade.
Mayor Walsh announced today that the cost of parking at a meter in the Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront will jump Jan. 3 in a program to see if raising prices can reduce congestion along local curbs. Read more.
Kyle Clauss couldn't help but notice the Christmas decorations at Hynes this morning.
Boston and Transit Police are looking for a group of teens who rushed out of the Apple Store with a dozen iPhones this afternoon. The group consisted of both males and females, mostly in hoodies, one black, one red, one green.
Reports are pouring in of long lines at the conjoined Prudential and Copley Place Malls - the former for the opening of its new Italian food court, the latter for an Alton Brown book signing at Williams-Sonoma. No word if the two malls' security forces are trying to keep the lines apart to avoid an implosion or worse.