City Councilor Steve Murphy said today he has postponed a planned hearing Monday on the Boston Public Library's handling of valuable prints and other items, not because two of those items, worth an estimated $630,000, turned up misfiled rather than stolen, but because he does not want to "compromise the integrity" of federal and city investigations into "the whereabouts of library valuables." Read More
Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man after he was spotted piggybacking behind another person at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:20 p.m. yesterday.
Police were initially just going to write Timothy Chapman, 35, a citation for fare evasion, but then arrested him after discovering there was a warrant for his arrest on motor-vehicle violations out of Concord District Court. Police say:
During booking Chapman was found to be in possession of nearly 7,000 dollars in US Currency. Yes that's correct, he evaded a $2.10 fare while in possession of nearly 7 thousand dollars and had a warrant for his arrest. Hmmmmmmm.
The Boston Public Library reported this afternoon an employee found the two prints that had gone missing more than a year ago. They weren't stolen, they were just misfiled.
The Rembrandt and DĂĽrer were found together in Row 14B, Bay 3 on Shelf 2, approximately 80 feet from where the items should have been filed. Fourteen staff members searched 180,000 of the print stackâ€™s 320,000 items (including 200,000 prints and drawings in the Print Collection and 120,000 chromolithographs), totaling 38 rows of the 60 rows of print stacks, or about 60% of the inventory. Nine offices, work rooms, and reading rooms had also been searched. The Durer and Rembrandt have been refiled.
Suddenly outgoing BPL President Amy Ryan announced the find not long after at-large City Councilor Steve Murphy called for all of the library trustees to quit immediately.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pru food court closes forever on June 25 so that it can undergo a yearlong transformation into an Eataly, which sounds sort of like the old MarchĂ© MĂ¶venpick that used to be at the Pru, only a lot larger and more Italiany.
A roving UHub photographer enjoyed the sunset over the Back Bay from the Ink Block in the South End tonight.
Cambridge Day talks to Clover CEO Ayr Muir about the experiences of running a 24-hour restaurant in Central Square (all good, he says) and reveals that, in addition to the Newbury Street cafe now under construction, Clover is also scouting locations in Copley Square.
WCVB reports somebody put some work into stealing the boot, outside Engine 33 and Ladder 15 on Boylston Street - it weighs more than 50 pounds and was bolted to the ground.
The Herald reports the keeper of special collections at the BPL in Copley Square has been put on leave as police and now the FBI investigate the disappearance of two valuable prints from the library.
The Herald reports on the disappearance of a Rembrandt etching and a Durer engraving.
The Boston Licensing Board recently granted the owner of an Ontario sushi restaurant permission to move into the space occupied by a homegrown sushi place on Newbury Street.
Wabora Sushi can operate under a temporary Boston license until it receives final approval from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to serve beer and wine at 254 Newbury St., where it will use the license it's buying from Ikura Sushi at the same location.
The BRA board today approved new plans for a $500-million, 52-story tower atop Copley Place after the mall's owner agreed to add an extra five affordable apartments - an increase housing activists, such as former state Rep. Mel King, said was far from enough. Read more.
This guy even bounced a couple times to see what would happen. Luckily for both him and the tree, the branch held.
You wouldn't think it would need to be said, but apparently it does:
Motorists driving trucks, including box and rental trucks, are urged to check the height restrictions along their planned route and make route adjustments as necessary. Specifically, truck drivers on Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road, and Memorial Drive are urged to pay attention to all relevant signs regarding bridge height.