Penny Cherubino photographed a dude who'd cleared off some snow so he could slide across the Public Garden Lagoon.
Francis Pelosi, 56, of Boston, was arrested around 7 p.m. yesterday after he locked himself in an emergency-department men's room at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
While arguing with hospital staff and police trying to get him out, Pelosi allegedly threatened to kill the Chelsea police chief, the DA's office says, adding a former Chelsea chief now works in security for the hospital.
Also alerts us that lots of college students live on Mission Hill and that drug users have been known to frequent Central Square.
Channel 25 rips the covers off this scandal. Or something.
Boston Police report a psychiatric patient was fatally shot by an off-duty security guard after he attacked a doctor with a knife this afternoon in a Mass. General building on Staniford Street.
Police say the security guard, who does not work for Mass. General, shot Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading, "multiple times" after he had stabbed the doctor repeatedly. Both victims were taken to the nearby emergency room; he was pronounced dead, the doctor, identified by the Herald as Astrid Desrosiers, is in stable condition.
This is the second knife attack in a Boston hospital in two days. On Sunday, somebody was stabbed in the neck in the Boston Medical Center emergency room. And it's the second attack of any kind at MGH - on Thursday, a man allegedly tried to rape a woman in a hospital restroom.
David Flavell, charged with attacking and attempting to rape a woman in a Mass. General restroom on Thursday was ordered sent to a secure unit at Bridgewater State Hospital for observation for 20 days to determine whether he's competent for trial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's next scheduled to appear in Boston Municipal Court on Nov. 16 for a status hearing.
Boston Police report David Flavell, 40, was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman in a hospital restroom. According to police:
Preliminary investigation, at this time, indicates that the victim was assaulted by the suspect but that no sexual assault occurred.
Flavell is scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault with intent to rape and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Flavell was convicted in 1998 of assault with intent to rape and in 2001 on two counts of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, according to his record at the state Sexual Offender Registry, which lists him as a "a high risk to reoffend." In 2008, he was arrested on charges of assaulting a woman in a restroom at a Braintree bookstore. The Herald lists more charges against him.
His last listed address was 444 Harrison Ave. - the Pine Street Inn.
No, don't fret, Angelo Scaccia of Hyde Park isn't one of them. Josh Dawson reports Rose Staram, a Dorchester Democrat, started a fundraising committee this year for a possible run against Liz Malia of JP, while Marty Walz of the Back Bay, has opposition in Republican Brad Marston, who already has 1600+ followers on Twitter.
Karen Sutton explains how a be-robed Governor of the Commonwealth came by to help her son clean up at the State House yesterday.
State Police are at the Longfellow Bridge right now, checking out a "suspicious package," Boston Police tweet. Presumably, it is not made of Lite Brites.
The Globe reports on the first annual Freedom Rally on Boston Common since voters decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Watch where you walk these days, or you might be inadvertently immortalized on film, as Kevin James and a few dozen of his closest friends film "The Zookeeper" in the Public Garden and Back Bay (via Hub on Location), and Ben Affleck and his sweetie Jennifer Garner draw crowds and snarl the snarled traffic in Harvard Square while filming "The Town" (via
I'm emerging from the blogcave up in the mountain fastnesses next Wednesday, to participate in a panel discussion at the Vilna Shul: Are Blogs and Twitter Improving the Dissemination of Information and News?
Dan Kennedy moderates the discussion with Globe innovation columnist Scott Kirsner, Mass. High Tech Editor Doug Banks, HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah, and, well, me. Click the link for more details and to register.
Rhea Becker posts photos from last night's Yappy Hour at the Liberty Hotel.
That recent Globe piece on unruly bike riders featured a photo of a bicyclist going the wrong way on Charles Street. Sean Roche explains why the bicyclists had no choice: There is no legal way for a bicyclist to head north from Beacon between the Storrow entrance and Bowdoin Street, because all the roads are one way towards Beacon.
... The picture of supposed biker carelessness is more damning of a city that doesn't provide any accommodation on a stretch that really needs it. But, it's not just bikers who are shortchanged by the configuration of Charles St.
Quite obviously, allocating all the space between the curbs to either parking or auto travel doesn't serve the needs of those on two wheels. Less obviously, the three lanes of one-way travel ill-serve the neighborhood. Three lanes of one-way traffic serve one principal purpose: moving traffic. Local merchants don't benefit from through traffic. Nor do the folks who live in the area. ...
Ed. oldtimer note/question: I seem to recall Charles used to go the other way, but one night, DPW crews reversed the direction on orders of Kevin White, who wanted to limit the flow of hoi polloi on the street. Do I remember correctly?
Hello out there in UniversalHub land. I have determined that what the internet lacks most of all is a personal blog about some schlub's experiences in and around [insert major city here]. I have decided to rectify that problem my moving my ramblings over here.
I will be blogging about Boston politics, the T, local music, dining, bars, sports, and life from the perspective of a 21-year-old Revere native now living in an apartment in Chestnut Hill, where I will be a senior this fall at Boston College.